Consultant Geriatrician with Special Interest in Acute Geriatrics

Newport (Casnewydd) (GB)
£77,779 - £100,997 pro rat P/T
05 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time


Full Time (10 Sessions plus 1 temporary additional session)

Consultant Geriatrician with Special Interest in Acute Geriatrics

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Based at the Royal Gwent Hospital 

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 27th August 2020

At the Royal Gwent Hospital we’re really setting the pace in our elderly care services by investing in new servicies to address the acute clinical problems and needs of our older patients.

This substantive consultant post will be based in the Elderly Frail Unit (EFU) alongside 7  Consultant Geriatricians working within the Royal Gwent Hospital. The unit is designed and supported with a team of; Clinical Nurse Specialists, Non Training and Training grade doctors, Therapists and Pharmacist. The team work together in a multi-disciplinary fashion in order to generate better outcomes for our patients.  With a large elderly population we have seen a constant demand for the Elderly Frail Unit via our emergency departments. The planned developments will see improved partnership working with our primary care and community partners to reduce hospital admissions in the first place. Our services will be developed using best practice principals with regard to acute medical care of older people.

The Elderly Frail Unit although an established model is constantly looking for ways to 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

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

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.

Vacancy Ref: 040-CON350                                

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 27th August 2020

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac:  5th August 2020          

Published in BMJ: 28th August 2020

Interview Date: 25th  September 2020

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