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Consultant Geriatrician

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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An amazing opportunity has arisen for the right people to join our Trust within Medicine for Older People. If you feel inspired and motivated by our Job description and representation of our Trust and feel that you may be the person we are looking for then please feel free to apply and allow us the opportunity to read your application and invite you to a interview with our team. Our in-patent services are run across 3 sites by a dynamic team who are responsive and proactive to our speciality requirements. You will be employed by NWAFT and join our existing team of 8 Consultants who currently work across the three hospitals in the trust.

Main duties of the job

o Maintenance and development of Medicine for Older People services within the Trust to the highest standard.

o To share with multidisciplinary colleagues the responsibility of delivering high quality care in Geriatric Medicine in community and inpatient settings.

o Teaching and training of junior staff, medical students, nurses and other professionals allied to medicine.

o To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and Audit.

o To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in continuing medical education (CME) and commitment to revalidation.

About us

There has never been a better time to join our Trust than now! We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

With just over 6,000 staff and a 450-strong team of volunteers helping patients and visitors we are able to offer an exciting opportunities to new applicants.

As for living in the area, there is a wealth of choice with city living, small towns and villages all within reasonable commute to the hospitals. There are excellent schools and a wide variety of social and leisure activities to choose from.

So if you are looking to develop your career and want to do so in an environment which is challenging and growing we would encourage you to look further into a future with NWAngliaFT.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The appointment is for a total of 10 PAs. This includes 8.5 clinical programmed activities (CPA) and 1.5 SPA (supporting programmed activities) sessions. SPAs will include audit and clinical governance, teaching, appraisals, revalidation, CPD and research. Clinical sessions will be ward rounds, sub-specialty work and clinical admin plus communication with carers. A sample job plan is below. There is room for flexibility in how the successful candidate may want to work.

Person Specification
Qualifications GMC reg

  • Years Experience


  • MB ChB/MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCP
  • CCT in Geriatric Medicine or equivalent (CESR or European Community rights) or within 6 months of receipt of CCT at time of interview or on the Specialist Register
  • Extensive training and experience in General Internal Medicine as well as Geriatric Medicine
  • Ability to communicate with other members/grades of staff, patients, families and General Practitioners.
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary work
  • Evidence of involvement in service developments/planning
  • Knowledge of corporate structure of NHS Trusts, the NHS Plan and clinical governance
  • Full registration and license to practice with the GMC.
  • Successful health screening.
  • Demonstrates honesty, commitment and integrity


  • Higher qualification (e.g. MD, PhD)
  • CCT in GIM (general internal medicine) or equivalent or within 6 months of receipt of CCT at time of interview) or on the Specialist Register is desirable but not essential
  • Evidence of ability to pursue independent research
  • Specific training in communication skills, teaching etc
  • Evidence of successful implementation of new working patterns/methods
  • Evidence of specific training in management (e.g. courses, practical experience)
  • Member of Medical Defence Organisation

BMJRef: BMJ-76025/176-EM-SY-4150059


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