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Locum Consultant Physician with a special interest in Care of the Elderly

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Job Description

An opportunity for a Consultant Physician with special interest in Care of the Elderly to join a very dynamic and forward looking team in the General Internal Medicine department. The Team offers an office accommodation, secretarial support, and full IT facilities including access to intranet and internet. 

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


The Health Board provides healthcare services to a total population of around 372,320 throughout several areas. It provides Acute, Primary, Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities services via General and Community Hospitals, Health Centres, GP's, Dentists, Pharmacists and Optometrists and other sites. It also provides a range of services for people living in nearby areas. Integrated health boards are a key first step in creating a world class NHS in Wales.

The Health Board have always aimed to provide safe and timely care for their patients. The Health Board continuously make improvements in order to be better. The Health Board partners with the local government and the third sector to improve local care services and ensure that the right care is provided in the right place, at the right time.

The Health Board shape the identity of their organisation and act as a guiding light for their employees. They aim to be an enjoyable and fulfilling place to work at.


The integrated department of medicine provides inpatient, outpatient and occasional domiciliary consultation services for medical patients of all ages. In-patient and rehabilitation facilities are provided at the main hospital site. There are many acute beds provided for the directorate including a dedicated purpose built 6-bedded coronary care unit and 24 bedded Clinical Decisions Unit. There is also a combined HDU/ITU with a total of 14 beds.  

The department is supported by full pathology and radiology services. In addition, the department of physiological medicine carries out electrocardiography, echocardiography, stress testing, Holter monitoring and lung function testing. The biochemistry department works closely with the diabetes department. Physicians with an interest in Elderly Medicine provide a comprehensive service for the elderly in addition to contributing to the acute medical service for all adult age groups.

The post holder’s specific responsibilities would be:  

  • Acute medical take on a 1:10 rota. Patients are cared for by on-call teams and acute physicians until their care is transferred to the wards where ward based teams care for patients.  
  • Dementia/frailty ward.  
  • 20 bedded stroke ward with ASU and rehab beds.    
  • The geriatric medicine team delivers a front door and community frailty service.  
  • The development of a Same Day Emergency Care unit will include Frailty pathways  
  • Very occasionally domiciliary visits are carried out at the request of GPs.


The Health Board is in an area wherein there are excellent choice of schools and very reasonable property prices while having a picturesque countryside view. The area is home to the Brecon Beacons, National Botanic Gardens of Wales and some of the longest and most beautiful beaches. West Wales provides wonderful lifestyle opportunities.

There are other activities such as climbing and mountain biking, as well as walking, surfing, fishing, sailing and hiking. There are also excellent road and rail connections to London and the larger cities. Wales has a low crime rate and is a safe and friendly place to live and work.


The Health Board has University status with strong links to other Universities to develop and strengthen multi-profession teaching. This initiative programme aims to engage and capture the enthusiasm and commitment of their up and coming clinicians in Wales in addressing Prudent Health Cares. 

They have an 8-room Clinical Research Facility in PPH, with state of the art facilities that opened in 2012 and new initiatives involve BioBanking, EU Lead for telemonitoring at scale and new Clinical Research Fellowships.


EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in General Internal Medicine / Care of the Elderly
  • Board Certified Specialist in General Internal Medicine / Care of the Elderly

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in General Internal Medicine / Care of the Elderly

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in General Internal Medicine / Care of the Elderly
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
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