Consultant Geriatrician

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)
£77,779 - £100,977 per annum/pro rata
22 Jul 2020
22 Aug 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant Geriatrician

Based at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, SE Wales

Full Time (10 Sessions)

Plus 1 Additional Temporary Sessions

Anticipated Start Date: November 2020

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 27th August 2020

This substantive consultant post will be based in Abergavenny alongside 5 Consultant Geriatricians (with specialist interest in stroke, orthogeriatrics, nutrition and Parkinsons disease) working within Nevill Hall Hospital. The department is designed and supported with a team of; Clinical Nurse Specialists, Non Training and Training grade doctors, physician associates, Therapists and Pharmacists. The team prides itself on providing high quality Acute Medical care and comprehensive geriatric assessments for the elderly, which is consultant led with good multi-disciplinary working.

With a large elderly population we have seen a constant demand to expand our service. The planned developments will see improved partnership working with our primary care and community partners to ensure the Elderly are treated at home or in the most appropriate place. There is close joint working with Frailty teams and front end geriatrics. Our services will be developed using best practice principals with regard to acute medical care of older people.

The potential candidate will take responsibility for Elderly care/ rehabilitation/ EFU wards and will also have out-patient clinics and on-call commitments for unselected admissions.

The Clinical Futures Care of The Elderly model will improve the patient experience, so the ideal candidate can have a key role to play in shaping this service joining our existing team for elderly services comprising experienced geriatricians, discharge co-ordinators, nursing staff, and rehab staff all of whom are dedicated to provide good quality patient care. The role of geriatricians and other professionals who specialise in care of older people is crucial in implementing best practice in terms of leadership, education and training.

The Health Board actively supports consultant doctors to undertake funded 3 month formal sabbaticals through an annual application process.

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.

This position involves Regulated Activity with adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including    
  • - an adults barred list check

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Applicants must hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC.


Vacancy Ref: 040-CON400-CF-A                 

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 27th August 2020

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac: 22nd July 2020 

Published in BMJ:             8th August 2020

Interview Date:                   25th September 2020

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