Specialty Doctor /GP – Blandford Community Hospital – Tarrant Ward

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 28-Mar-23

Closing Date: 27-Apr-23

Location: Blandford Forum, DT11 7DD

Salary: Not specified

Specialty Doctor /GP – Blandford Community Hospital – Tarrant Ward

A Vacancy at Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.

The Trust is delighted to be offering a Specialty Doctor or General Practitioner working in Elderly Care / palliative and end of life care to work with existing medical team members and supported by Consultant. This post is being offered at either full or part-time hours.

The successful candidate will be working at Blandford Hospital on Tarrant Ward which has 25 beds. The ward provides high quality care for the local community, with improved facilities for patients – especially for those with dementia or disabilities, and people requiring end-of-life care.

Blandford has already received national Gold Standard Framework accreditation for its end-of-life care, and this will now be enhanced with en suite facilities and somewhere where relatives/carers can stay to support loved ones in their final days.

If you would like further information regarding this vacancy please contact Annette Sanchez, Matron on 01258 394060 who will be happy to discuss anything with you.

To provide medical cover to Blandford Community Hospital Inpatients.
• Ward patients fit into 3 categories: step-down patients from local acute hospitals, requiring rehabilitation; step-up patients from the community, requiring investigation and management of medical problems; End of life care.
• Rehabilitation is focused on maximising individual potential, with the aim of helping patients return to their own home.
• Blandford Hospital also provides expert End of Life care for local patients unable to be cared for at home in their final days. .
• The work of the doctor is supported by an Advanced Nurse Practitioners, both on the wards and in the community.
• The intention is that the post holder will maintain good contact with local GP practices, including undertaking domiciliary visits for patients referred for hospital
• Relocation
If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £10,000. For further details on relocation expenses please emaildhc.careers@nhs.net

At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of
ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament
to our brilliant people. We’re all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in
equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where
everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the
best version of ourselves.
Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and
teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every
day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

This advert closes on Monday 17 Apr 2023