Consultant Care of Elderly

  • Job Reference: 263
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2019
  • Recruiter: A&E Agency
  • Location: North Yorkshire
  • Salary: £79,860 to £107,170
  • Sector: Medicine, Medicine > Geriatrics
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Shaq Ahmad
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 02035305111

Job Description

About the Trust

North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust was established in April 1992. York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a research active Trust and is committed to embedding clinical research into every practice. As a Trust we recruit approximately 4000 patients a year into clinical trials and there is currently research active at Scarborough Hospital in over 15 areas with 8 Research Nurses supporting activity.

The Yorkshire Coast area is a welcoming and scenic place to live and work. Highlights including the North York Moors National Park, picturesque seaside towns and the historic city of York. Transport links to London and the South East, and North East England and Scotland are good with York being on the East Coast mainline and close to major trunk roads. There is also easy access to Leeds and West Yorkshire by road and train. 

Job Description

The Trust provides acute and community services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York and Scarborough, providing a range of specialist services over a wider catchment area across North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and Ryedale.

The Department of Medicine for the Elderly aims to provide comprehensive specialist medical care for the Elderly to the local population.  This includes the coastal towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Bridlington; the market towns of Pickering, Malton and Driffield; and a large scattered rural population around the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds and North York Moors National Park. The total population in the catchment area of Scarborough Hospital is approximately 230,000, but fluctuates with the time of year, reaching a peak of around 400,000 during the height of the Summer holiday season.The local catchment area has a higher proportion of elderly patients compared to the national average (21.2% above the age of 65 years, compared to 15.8% nationally), being a popular retirement destination.

The principle duty of this post is to provide a comprehensive clinical service to patients within the trust area.

  • To, at all times, comply with the GMC requirements of Duties of a Doctor
  • To ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • To undertake duties as defined within the attached job plan in so far as practicable and in agreement with your clinical director.
  • To be responsible and managerially accountable for the reasonable and effective use of any Trust resources that you use and influence, and professionally accountable to the Medical Director.
  • On commencement to ensure personal attendance at the Trust’s Corporate Induction.
  • To participate in the Trust’s statutory and mandatory training programme
  • To fully participate in the Consultant Peer Support Scheme and ensure personal attendance, when invited, at the Consultant Development Programme during your first year in post.
  • To be responsible for the clinical management of in and out patients under your care
  • To facilitate research and ensure that all IP rights of the Trust are observed where applicable


Skills Required

  • All subspecialties considered but participation in GIM on call rota is essential
  • Current entry on GMC specialist register for Elderly Medicine or within 6 months of CCT date or within 12 months of expected CESR approval.
  • MRCP(complete)
  • UK experience - Desireable