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Consultant in Geriatric Medicine

£82,000 - £110,000

Job Description

An exciting opportunity for experienced geriatricians, including candidates interested in completing CESR, to join one of the largest NHS acute trusts in England. This well funded, and high performing trust will appoint as either consultant, associate specialist or speciality doctor - with each post supporting CESR applications for international candidates. 

Applications are welcome from UK and international Geriatricians. 

WHAT IS THE NHS TRUST LIKE?
The Trust’s services and facilities currently operate on (and from) two main campuses. The trust offers a wide range of clinical services to the local population and beyond, clinical services provided include a very large Emergency Department, Children’s Hospital and Regional Major Trauma Centre.

Both main campuses of the Trust are major centres for undergraduate and postgraduate education and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to play a significant role in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

WHAT IS THE GERIATRIC DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
As a consultant geriatrician you will likely:

  • share consultant responsibility on 1 of 8 acute/subacute HCOP wards, improve commitment to frail older people within the acute medical and frailty pathway
  • Cover Older Person Assessment Unit (OPAU) and Ward 
  • Share support to Community geriatrics and various surgical liaison services
The department is a Centre of Excellence in the clinical care, teaching and research of Health Care of Older People. They have developed a broad range of subspecialties to meet patient needs across the health community and aim is to ensure that this continues. The service has the ambition to enable Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment for all older people with frailty that might benefit within the region.

This ambition has seen an increase in consultant geriatrician numbers over the last five to ten years, providing opportunities to develop new and innovative models of service delivery. These posts are an indication of an on-going determination to expand and innovate to meet the needs of patient constituency.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION?
The city is a vibrant and prosperous city with something for everyone. It has excellent schools and colleges, and two thriving Universities. There are good theatres, an arena which attracts national and international performers, and several renowned arts centres and museums.

Set within a county of outstanding natural beauty, lively market towns and wonderful historic buildings, the city is one of the UK’s leading retail centres with a wide choice of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

There is a good network of roads with easy access to the M1 and the A1, the rail service to London (two hours) and other major cities is frequent, and there are numerous international destinations from East Midlands Airport (30 mins) and Birmingham Airport (60mins).

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?
The department will be supportive of CESR applications.
Sub-specialist interest is encouraged, and specialist clinics can be developed as part of your role.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

UK based applicants: 
  • Geriatric experience is essential
  • Within 6 months of completing CESR
EEA applicants: 
  • Geriatric experience is essential
Non-EEA applicants: 
  • Geriatric experience is essential
  • MRCP
  • OET/IELTS

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