Geriatrics, Senior Specialist (Consultant) for VGH Gozo General Hospital [closed]

To provide consultant level Geriatrician service at Gozo General Hospital (GGH) according to the service requirements of GGH and the quality standards of the profession.

The successful applicant would be expected to contribute significantly to bring the geriatric department up to state of the art standards. S/he will also be expected to assist other Consultants/Senior Specialists in the clinical management of acute medical and particularly surgical/orthopaedic conditions in geriatric patients in the acute wards to provide a high standard of holistic patient care through a multidisciplinary approach.

 

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the redevelopment of geriatric services, systems and protocols and training of department staff
  • Participation in an emergency on-call rota including attending to emergencies in the geriatric wards as and when required within the shortest time possible. In the interest of patient safety, on call rotas in Gozo General require the specialist to be on the island of Gozo for the duration of the on-call period;
  • Carrying out duties at other VGH hospitals as and when necessary;
  • Provide regular review and assistance with patient management in acute wards and advice and consultations to clinical colleagues in other specialties;
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with clinical colleagues in other specialties and participate in regular multidisciplinary clinical, administrative and committee meetings;
  • Participate in mechanisms and protocols to facilitate family liaison, community outreach and respite services for the elderly;
  • Provide supervision of non-consultant senior, middle grade and junior staff/trainees;
  • Participate in the development of Geriatric admission and clinical management protocols and guidelines, in line with required standards and regulatory obligations. This would include criteria for transfer of emergency admissions from general medical/surgical to geriatric care;
  • Demonstrate a firm involvement in clinical governance, risk management and clinical audit – this includes the development and maintenance of appropriate systems and practices to ensure continued safe clinical practice and the supervision of implementation of these practices by colleagues in the field;
  • Keep abreast with the current developments in the fields of Geriatrics pertinent to the service at GGH and participating in postgraduate meetings locally and abroad. S/he will be required to involve themselves in the on-going education of clinical and technical colleagues at all levels especially as new services and techniques are developed;
  • Be accountable for improving and complying with quality improvement and patient safety, including infection control practices.

 

Personal Qualities:

  • Leadership and management skills;
  • Teaching and communication skills
  • Enterprising and resourceful nature
  • The ability to always work to high professional standards.

 

Qualifications:

  • Specialist Accreditation in Geriatric Medicine with a recognized institution
  • Listed on, or eligible for inclusion on the specialist register of the Medical Council of Malta in the speciality of Geriatrics.

 

Interested applicants are required to provide all information and documentation necessary for proper evaluation of the application. Applications shall contain the following information:

  • An updated CV including the applicants contact details. This should include a list of hospitals and posts held since registration and dates of employment at the hospitals worked at over the previous 10 years or since registration if registered for less than 10 years;
  • Photo identity documents issued by the applicant’s country of origin or country of residence (valid ID card, Passport, drivers’ license);
  • Eligibility for employment in Malta by virtue of being a citizen of Malta or of an EU member state or by virtue of being granted Long Term Resident Status. Applications from individuals without this eligibility may be considered for posts if no suitable applicants with the necessary eligibility have applied and their eventual employment would depend on the acquisition of a work permit by the employer/Human Resources department of the Hospital as per the terms of the Immigration Act (Chapter 217);
  • List of qualifications with sufficient information to facilitate primary source verification of these qualifications;
  • Names and contact details of 3 referees from the previous 5 years of employment/training. These referees should be able to validate the applicant’s proficiency in the following areas of competency: Patient care, Medical/clinical knowledge, Practice based learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and communication skills, Professionalism and System based practice;
  • Certification of a valid licence to practice in Malta from the Medical Council of Malta or evidence of eligibility to do so;
  • Certification of Good Standing with the Medical Council of Malta or of the specialist accreditation body the applicant is currently working under within three months of application.
  • Certificate of Conduct issued by the Police or other competent authority not earlier than three (3) months from date of application.

 

Interested candidates shall be proficient in the English language provided that due recognition will be given to candidates who also have the ability to communicate in the Maltese Language.

 

Applications are to be sent with the above-mentioned documentation together with a covering letter by the 20th August 2017.