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Consultant Elderly Care (CESR Support)

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Job Description

An exceptional opportunity awaits geriatricians looking to join the dynamic and forward-thinking Older Person\'s Unit (OPU) at a prominent district general hospital plays a pivotal role in the healthcare landscape of the town it is located in and its surrounding areas, consistently achieving an impressive Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating, which underscores its commitment to maintaining exceptional standards of patient care, safety, and service quality.

The department within the OPU covers a wide spectrum of specialized interests, including falls, movement disorders, dementia, surgical liaison, ortho-geriatrics, palliative care, and advanced care planning. One of the department\'s significant strengths is its emphasis on acute geriatric assessment, supported by several specialized wards within the \'Older Persons\' Unit\' (OPU). These include the Older Persons Assessment Unit (OPAU) for acute frailty, Combe ward focused on dementia management, Waterhouse ward dedicated to Parkinson\'s disease patients, Midford-Older Persons Unit Short Stay (Midford-OPUSS), Cheselden ward for medically stable patients awaiting social care, and a robust orthogeriatric service on the Hip Fracture Unit.

The hospital enjoys strong academic affiliations with Universities, fostering opportunities for research and collaboration across various medical disciplines. Many consultants hold honorary appointments at these universities, and several staff members occupy honorary chairs, contributing to a rich tradition of research and education. A dedicated Research and Development Department plays a pivotal role in promoting and facilitating research, ensuring that the hospital remains at the forefront of medical advancements.

Beyond the professional sphere, it\'s location is a city steeped in history, offers a unique blend of urban and rural living. Educational opportunities are plentiful, thanks to institutions, enhancing the quality of life for families. The town\'s robust transportation links connect it to major cities such as Bristol and London, as well as nearby airports. Housing options vary from historic townhouses to modern developments. The town offers a well-rounded lifestyle, combining culture, nature, education, and convenience, making it an attractive place to call home while pursuing a rewarding career in geriatric medicine!


EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Geriatric Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in  Geriatric Medicine
  • Eligibility for GMC registration
  • OET or IELTS (candidates who have booked their test and have good levels of English will be considered)

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Geriatric Medicine
  • Consultant in Care of the Elderly / Geriatric Medicine - Supporting CESR applicants

    A fantastic opportunity for specialist in geriatric or elderly care medicine to settle into their first consultant post and work towards their CESR application, if that is the intention.

    The hospital will consider senior consultants with no UK experience who are not on the UK specialist register for geriatric medicine.

    The Geriatrics department is a small and manageable size with a 28 bedded inpatient ward and various other outlier beds.

    Currently no formal geriatric outpatient services are offered with the exception of a Parkinson's / Movement clinic. The department will be looking to develop these in conjunction with skill set of a successful applicant.

    The Geriatrics department comprises 3 consultants in elderly care medicine supported by 15 specialty registrars, 9 core medical trainees and FY2's and 9 FY1's working full shifts for GIM on call.

    Each consultant will be offered a budget and 30 days of study and professional leave over each 3  year period to pursue their career development activities. Furthermore there is an active Postgraduate Medical Centre which acts as a focus for contract between doctors at all levels an in all disciplines.

    Consultants will be encouraged to actively participate in teaching and training of juniors throughout their tenure.

    Requirements of this position are:

    • MRCP 
    • IELTS or OET
    • Experience working at consultant grade in elderly care

    Senior geriatric medicine specialists looking to work towards their CESR application or secure their first consultant role in the NHS are encouraged to apply

  • Consultants in Elderly Care Medicine
    £40,000 to £80,000

    An excellent opportunity for a dynamic & motivated Consultants in Elderly Care Medicine to join a friendly and enthusiastic team. The large and dynamic department is focused in providing the highest quality care possible for older patients. The position provides an opportunity to negotiate job plans to fit specialist interests. They have a new Medical School at the centre of their community, a focus on research, clinical leadership and making their trust a rewarding and friendly place to work, there’s never been a better time to join them.

    This is a great opportunity for overseas Consultants who want to establish themselves in the NHS, and grow their career. The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.


    The NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country, serving a population of around 759,000 people. The trust operates several hospitals and healthcare facilities. They provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services, including specialist services in areas such as cancer care, cardiology, respiratory medicine, and neurology. The NHS Foundation Trust also works closely with local healthcare partners, such as primary care providers and community services, to ensure coordinated and integrated care for patients.

    The NHS Foundation Trust has a strong interest in improving the health of the communities they serve through research and innovation. Their hospitals take part in many clinical research studies and recruit high numbers of patients into research trials. They are a teaching Trust, which play a vital role in the education and training of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, working closely with local universities.

    The NHS Foundation Trust\'s greatest asset is their hardworking, talented and dynamic workforce - they strive for excellence every day, providing quality care and support to those who use their service. 


    The Acute Geriatric services are provided on all 3 main Trust sites. The department provides a multidisciplinary, multi-agency falls prevention service across acute sites. The service has been operating since 2002 and has grown considerably. The Geriatricians are responsible for providing emergency care of the older person from ED/ emergency floor through to discharge. The wards are supported by daily board rounds led by a Consultant Geriatrician and strong multidisciplinary team. 

    The sites operate an age-related take at admission, but are implementing frailty identification early in the emergency pathway to enable prompt CGA initiation, working closely with an established Integrated Discharge Team and their community partners. The frail patients with acute medical illnesses are admitted directly to a Frailty ward from A&E. The service provides a comprehensive osteoporosis service, and has a Dementia Team, comprising of a Matron and 2 Band 6 nurses supported by Clinicians.

    The post holder is expected to communicate effectively with all other medical and service departments within the hospital, and with GPs and other hospitals, to ensure continuous care for each patient. The post holder is expected to undertake non-emergency work during premium time as required. The post holder will lead on Parkinson disease and movement disorders.


    Life in the area offers a mix of urban and rural environments, with a variety of attractions and amenities to enhance the quality of life for residents. The area is renowned for its stunning coastline, featuring picturesque beaches, cliffs and seaside towns, and a vibrant atmosphere during the summer months. The region has a rich historical and cultural heritage. The city also offers a wealth of history, with cobbled streets, medieval architecture, and a vibrant arts scene. The area boasts a diverse and picturesque countryside.

    The area is home to several reputable educational institutions, and it has good transportation links. The area is served by rail connections, including the high-speed train service that connects Canterbury and Thanet to London. The place offers a range of recreational activities to cater to different interests. From visiting historical sites and museums to enjoying water sports, golfing, or exploring the countryside, there are numerous opportunities for leisure and relaxation.


    The NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most research-active acute Trusts in the region and they encourage all newly appointed Consultants to take on the role of Principal Investigator, with full training and support. The successful candidate will play their part in teaching the next generation of doctors, nurses and other clinical staff. The NHS Foundation Trust will ask you to help recruit junior staff and supervise their education, including their educational contracts, regular appraisal, study leave, annual leave and rotas – and make sure you keep up-to-date on educational development.

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    EEA Candidates:

    • Experience of working in Geriatric Medicine
    • Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Medicine

    Non-EEA Candidates:

    • Experience of working in Geriatric Medicine
    • Full MRCP UK
    • Eligibility for GMC registration
    • OET or IELTS (candidates who have booked their test and have good levels of English will be considered)

    UK based applicants

    • Experience of working in Geriatric Medicine
    • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
    Overseas doctors with interests in entering specialty training programmes and working towards CCT are urged to apply for these fantastic posts in beautiful locations across the UK.
  • General Medicine & Acute Specialty Doctor

    Discover an exciting opportunity as a Specialty Doctor in Acute & General Internal Medicine, you\'ll be a driving force in reshaping the future of acute care in the captivating region in Scotland! Embrace the chance to join a dynamic, forward-thinking team dedicated to revolutionizing medical care. The hospital you will be assigned to proudly serves its community, offering essential emergency, acute, and elective services. Be a part of a team that champions local care, ensuring patients receive support within their familiar surroundings.

    Delve into the Medicine Department\'s transformation and collaborate closely with the Emergency Department, backed by adept hospital management. Experience unwavering support within a contemporary, well-equipped environment. The department sits within a health board that stands as a pillar of healthcare excellence in Scotland, collaborating with national bodies to deliver quality care. With around 14,000 staff, it oversees clinical governance and provides specialized hospital services. It serves as a tertiary and teaching center, delivering specialized care to the North of Scotland.

    It is located in a place that captivates with its landscapes. From coastal tranquility to fertile expanses, this region offers a soothing commute amid picturesque beauty. Navigate well-maintained roads with a tranquil pace, enjoying a connection with nature as you journey.

    The opportunity extends to education, with advanced facilities and affiliations with institutions like the University of the Highlands and Islands. For IMGs seeking CESR, this is your pathway to growth.

    Seize the chance for leadership, teaching, research, and continued professional development. Whether a new consultant or an experienced practitioner, you\'ll thrive within a supportive network of high-caliber professionals.

    In summary, embark on a journey that combines medical excellence, natural allure, and career growth. The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.


    EEA Candidates:

    • Experience of working in Acute & General internal Medicine
    • Board Certified Specialist in Acute & General internal Medicine

    Non-EEA Candidates:

    • MRCP UK
    • Experience of working in Acute & General internal Medicine

    UK based applicants

    • Experience of working in Acute & General internal Medicine
    • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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