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Junior Clinical Fellowship

Junior Clinical Fellow

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Junior Clinical Fellow
40 hours per week
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Wythenshawe Hospital
£31,217 to £41,300 per annum
06/01/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

This exciting role has been developed to contribute to the more specialist areas of elderly medicine including OPAL (Older Persons Assessment and Liaison) Services. OPAL provides early comprehensive geriatric assessment in both ED and AMU with the aim for timely safe discharge with input from community services to reduce the chance of readmissions and improvement in patients independence. It is an ever growing and expanding service.

Opal House provides non-acute multi-disciplinary care in a safe environment for those patients who no longer require acute hospital care but who are unable to return home. This maybe as a result of increased frailty after a period of hospital admission, which has resulted from deconditioning or consequence of acute illness.

Opal House accept patients from the emergency department who are in crisis and unable to be managed safely in their home environment and therefore may be admitted to hospital but do not have an acute medical problem;

This community based unit will ensure safe, appropriate and timely discharge for those patients no longer requiring acute hospital intervention, therefore reducing their length of stay in an acute environment, and thus their chance of developing inpatient complications.

This follows the discharge to assess concept which is being adopted across the country as it has been advised that assessment of care needs should not take place in hospital.

The successful candidate will join the Complex Health team and be based at Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe M23 9LT. 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact


Interested candidates are invited to contact:

 Dr. Lauren Wentworth Clinical Director, Consultant Geriatrician

 Tel: 0161 291 6374

 Applicants may also wish to contact:

Susie Kilday Burchell, Deputy Directorate Manager

 Tel: 0161 291 2828

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 4053