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Consultant Physician interest in Clinical Gerontology Subspecialties

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£90,526 to £121,295 a year per annum, inc London Weighting
Closing date
28 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Geriatric medicine
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Department Clinical Gerontology

Site: PRUH & South Sites

Full-time 10 PAs

An exciting opportunity to be part of our dedicated workforce

The Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) is developing its Care of Elderly Services with the opening of a frailty ward and upgrade of its Geriatrics in-patient facilities.

The Department of Clinical Gerontology is seeking to expand their team of consultants by appointing new proactive, compassionate and committed colleagues to share in the challenge of providing patient centred specialist care. The posts provide a choice of exciting opportunities, from Acute Frailty to Community Outreach, Orthogeriatrics and Surgical Liaison. Applicants will have the choice of sub-specialty and specialist areas of interest within Geriatrics are encouraged and can be discussed on application.

Main duties of the job

The department offers a broad range of sub-specialist opportunities such as multi-disciplinary frailty service, community frailty and rehabilitation, orthogeriatrics, a specialist dementia ward and as well as the general geriatrics. We also offer a range of outpatient services including tilt table testing, falls clinics, movement disorder clinics and a bone health clinic.

The London Borough of Bromley has a growing, ageing population. It already has the largest population of older people of all the London Boroughs with 58,200 people aged 65+ years, about 17% of population. It is expected that this will increase to 82,500 (42% increase) by 2035.The older population accounts for 53%of emergency admissions and 72% of bed days. We see this as a challenge to take a different approach to the care of our elderly population.

We are part of One Bromley; a care partnership with local health providers, social care services and the third sector providing joined up and improved care.

Our vision is to build upon our relationship with our external partners and develop a truly integrated and multidisciplinary frailty service spanning the community, intermediate care and acute settings. A service where care is tailored to meet the individualised needs of the patient, where we stop doing things 'to' and 'for' patients and start doing things 'with' them.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description
Job responsibilities

As a key member of our multidisciplinary team, you will need to be flexible and creative in developing new ways of working. We are looking for candidates with various subspecialty interests to apply. Applicants should hold a CCT or equivalent in both Geriatric and GIM, or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of expected date of receipt of their CCT at the time of interview. We offer a generous relocation package, and opportunities exist for additional PAs for lead roles, educational supervision, risk, governance and patient outcomes.

The PRUH and Orpington Hospital are based in Locksbottom and Orpington. These are highly sought after locations due to its close proximity to its good primary and secondary schools. Bromley also has nationally recognised grammar schools. The thriving town centre of Bromley with retail, entertainment, gyms, restaurants, cafes and bars means that many staff live in the local area, enhancing the community spirit within the hospitals.

From Bromley or Orpington, trains will take into the centre of London in 20 minutes. We are equally well located for escaping in to the countryside of Kent.

You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a Licence to Practice and be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT or equivalent to be eligible for interview.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years), therefore this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975, and as such, it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Person Specification

  • Registerable medical qualification.
  • MRCP or equivalent.


  • Higher degree or diploma (e.g., MD, Ph.D.)


  • Full Registration with GMC and Name on Specialist Register for GIM on date of taking up appointment.
  • Within six months of the expected date of CCT (or equivalent) on the day of interview.
  • Extensive experience in and knowledge of Geriatric Medicine.

Training and Experience

  • Wide experience in all aspects of geriatric medicine and interest in obtaining further qualifications in post.

Admin, Management & Leadership

  • Experience in day to day organisation of geriatric medicine services in a busy Teaching Hospital.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership capability within multi-disciplinary teams.


  • Familiar with current structure of Health Service and conversant with recent initiatives and changes.
  • Management course and/or qualification.

Audit, Research and Publication

  • Thorough understanding of principles of medical audit.
  • Must have undertaken and completed audit projects.


  • Experience of clinical research.
  • Publication of relevant review articles or case reports.
  • Publication of original research papers.
  • Experience of recruitment to CRN studies.

Teaching & IT

  • Experience of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and exam preparation.


  • Teaching skills course/ qualification.
  • Familiarity with information technology and general computer skills 

BMJ Ref: BMJ-109066/213-PRUH-2146-P



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