Consultant in Geriatrics

  • Job Reference: 144
  • Date Posted: 6 January 2021
  • Recruiter: A&E Agency
  • Location: Nottinghamshire
  • Salary: £79,860 to £107,668
  • Sector: Medicine, Medicine > Rehabilitation medicine, Medicine > Stroke
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Stuart Sutherland
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0203 5305 111

Job Description

About the Trust

  • Multiple award-winning, modern and friendly trust, with a growing reputation for providing outstanding care. Situated in the East Midlands, the staff and volunteers strive to ensure patients are at the centre of their decision making.

Job Description 

  • Successful candidates will join a Geriatric Medicine Department at a time of rapid growth and service development across the whole local health system including primary care, secondary care and community care. There are many examples of current innovative developments within the department:
  • Successful candidates will have an opportunity to gain valuable experience of service transformation and development.
    • Dementia
    • Falls
    • Ortho-Geriatrics
    • Acute/Front door Geriatrics
    • Community Geriatrics

Applicants with other areas of interest would also be considered

  • Each of the posts would involve providing clinical input and leadership to an in-patient area(s) alongside PAs to develop their area of interest. In the first 2 years, the split between DCC and SPA time would be approximately 7.5: 2.5, reflecting the need to allow, sufficient time for service development. The development of Community Geriatrics locally: the Trust is working in partnership with the CCG and community teams as part of a transformational programme.
  • One of the key aspects is support from geriatricians for the community staff and provision of clinical input to appropriate patients in the community
  • The development of a Geriatric Medical Mental
    Health Unit. Extensive work has taken place to transform the environment on ward 52 for patients with delirium and dementia and to further develop it as a specialist unit for elderly patients with these conditions.
    The establishment of a range of Advanced Nurse Practitioner posts across the service to provide clinical input to elderly patients.
  • The expansion of the Geriatric Front Door Team: we have a fully resourced MDT delivering early CGA on the Medical Assessment Unit and and in the Emergency Department. The team was part of a recent national collaborative, Frailsafe, looking at ways to reduce harms in hospitalised frail, elderly patients.
  • A dedicated Frailty Unit has been developed and
    staffed to deliver early CGA and operate as a shortstay unit in order to prevent unnecessarily prolonged
    admissions to hospital.

Skills and Experience required for this role

  • Full Registration with the GMC
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register via either CCT or within six months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview / CESR / European Community Rights
  • Experience requisite to meeting all aspects of the job plan
  • Ability to maintain clinical credibility and authority with a multi-professional team ncluding senior trainees
  • Understanding of all aspects of Geriatric Medicine


***Willing to accept Locum Consultants not on the GMC specialist registration on a fixed-term 12 month position,  but as long as they have previous UK experience at Cons level***

In return the trust can offer you the following

The trust at this time are also able to offer an attractive recruitment package to include

  • An attractive recruitment and retention premia.
  • Relocation budget of up to £5,000
  • Named Mentor for the first year of employment to facilitate settling in to the new working environment
  • Additional allocation of SPA time within the job plan for the first 2 years in order to allow time for service development (typically 7.5:2.5 split between DCC and SPA time)
  • Access to additional study leave funding for the first 2 years of employment

What happens next?

  • If you fulfill the above listed requirements for the role then please apply and a member of our A&E Agency team will be in contact with you shortly.