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Consultant for Care of the Elderly

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Job Description

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant in Care of the Elderly - Geriatric Medicine to join a Health Board in North Wales that promotes equality and diversity. If you love a challenge, have a passion to help others or simple fancy a fresh start, then this Health Board has all the ingredients. The post if suitable for overseas consultants, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Care of the Elderly - Geriatric Medicine holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor or Consultant grade. Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed. 


The Health Board is largest health organisation in Wales, that are developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations. The Health Board have a budget of £1.3 billion and a workforce of over 17,000 staff. Providing primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of around 700,000 across of North Wales. They continuously develop their workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture. Besides their three main hospital sites, they are also responsible for community hospitals, health centres, clinics, mental health units, community teams, GP practices and other NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists. They plan to improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society.


The department is a growing department who currently provide a wide range of sub-specialities including Stroke Medicine, falls, movement disorders, orthogeriatrics, rehabilitation, front door frailty. The team is keen to develop further services –areas of future focus include POPs, in-reach into the older persons mental health unit, and community geriatrics. The Care of the Elderly team covers one general geriatric ward which has 27 beds, one acute stroke unit with 27 beds, and two rehabilitation wards in another site. They also have beds in several community hospitals around the area.

The team is consist of 1 Specialty Doctor (attached to the Stroke Unit), 4 Specialist Registrars, and 11 SHO grades (a mix of F2s, CMT, and GPVTS trainees). These staff rotate around the department and will make up the junior doctor team supporting the new appointees –on a daily basis there will be at least one SHO attached to each rehabilitation ward, and two SHOs based 2 other wards, as well as two SHOs with the frailty team.

The post holder is expected to work within a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and managers to further develop Care of the Elderly services. There are many areas of future growth for the department and a successful candidate will be welcome to play an integral part in shaping future services. The successful candidate will have dedicated secretarial support and an office, and will be provided with their own PC with IT facilities.


North Wales has a vast national park, purpose built mountain biking trails, a breath taking coastal path, soaring zip wire, food festivals and world class sport and adventure around every corner. The North Wales is equipped with sport and leisure centres that provide opportunities for a wide variety of sporting, fitness and recreational activities. Not only does it have lots of activities for you, it also has a wide selection of private housing is available, both traditional and modern in towns, villages and rural settings. For doctors with family, the educational standards are consistently high in both the primary and secondary sectors. There are several well established independent schools within North Wales and the surrounding area that cater for both day pupils and boarders. The regional University with its excellent scholastic reputation has a thriving student community. You can say goodbye to heavy inner city commuter traffic, and enjoy a breath-taking commute across North Wales.


With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD.  Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.


EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Care of the Elderly - Geriatric Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Care of the Elderly - Geriatric Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Care of the Elderly - Geriatric Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Care of the Elderly - Geriatric Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
  • 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.
  • Specialty Doctors in GIM / Acute

    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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