Consultant in Medicine for the Elderly

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum pro-rata
08 Sep 2021
05 Oct 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Consultant in Medicine for the Elderly at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.  There are two posts available.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our clinical team and participate in the development of clinical services for older adults in Cambridgeshire.

This is an exciting time for the Department of Medicine for the Elderly.  We are in the process of expanding our department, and we are particularly interested in developing innovative processes of care for our patient population.  We currently provide specialist care on a Frailty and Acute Medicine for the Elderly unit, and five ‘core’ Medicine for the Elderly wards – one of which has been redesigned as a specialist Delirium Unit. We have an established rapid access service for GPs (RADAR) and a trust-wide specialist geriatric liaison team.

The posts will offer opportunities for working across a range of clinical settings including core Medicine for the Elderly wards, and the Frailty and Acute Medicine for the Elderly unit. 

Main duties of the job

The candidates will support the development of our flagship frailty pathway with expansion of our specialist ambulatory care service and intensification of front-door CGA, and candidates will be able to participate in the general medicine (GIM) on call rota if desired.

You will be fully registered with the GMC and ideally have a CCT in Geriatric Medicine, or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

As part of our commitment to supporting the medical workforce in the part they play in delivering an excellent caring service to patients, all newly appointed Consultants attend our five-day Consultant Development programme within a year of joining the Trust. Leadership is a key requirement of doctors’ professional work and this innovative programme is designed to support Consultants to hone the leadership and management skills they need to succeed at CUH.

Working for your organisation

The applicants must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the Job description and Person specification attached for further details on the main responsibilities and duties for this post.

Support would be given for the development of sub-speciality interest.

We are very keen to develop our existing interest in education and training of juniors, and would also welcome and support applicants with an interest in utilising the research opportunities available to those working within a biomedical research campus.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) is a thriving, modern NHS hospital based in Cambridge, England.  CUH is a flagship NHS hospital, having achieved NHS Foundation Trust status in July 2004.  We work in partnership with the University and their research partners (the MRC and CRUK) to make the Cambridge Biomedical Campus; an internationally leading centre for biomedical and translational research.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Lelane van der Poel, Specialty Lead in Medicine for the Elderly:


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