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Consultant in Care of the Elderly

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£86,063 to £111,732 a year Pro Rota
Closing date
4 May 2023

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Hospital, Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

The Geriatric Medicine / Care of the Elderly (COTE) services in Glan Clwyd Hospital are based on two 24-bedded COTE wards (Wards 1 & 2). Combined acute and rehabilitation stroke beds are available on a specialist Stroke Unit that offers all elements of stroke care, including 24/7 out-of-hours stroke thrombolysis and a newly commenced thrombectomy service. The stroke service is facilitated by 3.5 Stroke Specialist Nurses. TIA clinics are held 5 days a week. The orthogeriatric service is supported by a consultant geriatrician in liaison with a Physician Associate and the orthopaedic department with orthopaedic consultants, a trauma nurse and junior doctors. A newly established Frailty Intervention Team (FIT) service is being developed at the hospital's front door with 4-6 beds at the Emergency Quadrant (EQ).

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a dynamic Care of the Elderly (COTE) Consultant to join the Department of Geriatric Medicine in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. This is a fixed term post, covering maternity leave. which will be based at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (Central Area - Glan Clwyd Hospital) and will join an established team of 8 consultants (excluding this post) responsible for the provision of geriatric medicine services to the local area - 6 in Glan Clwyd Hospital and 2 in Llandudno General Hospital which is also under Central Area management. We would welcome special interests in any subspecialty, notably frailty and movement disorders, and we would be able to re-organize the job plan as required.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Person Specification
Qualifications and professional training
  • Full GMC registration and license to practice
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Inclusion on the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (or within 6 months of obtaining CCT) in Geriatric and General medicine or CESR
  • Higher degree (MD, PhD or equivalent)
  • Publications in peer reviewed medical journals
Clinical Experience
  • A wide experience in general and geriatric medicine including Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders
  • Experience of working in a frailty unit or at the hospital front door
Audit and teaching
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff, therapy and nursing colleagues
  • Teaching qualification
Personal attributes and skills
  • The ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team
  • The ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues
  • Innovative and enthusiastic
  • IT skills
  • Full UK driving license

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We provide a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services across 3 district hospitals, 22 community hospitals and a network of over 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units. BCUHB also coordinate the work of 113 GP practices and the NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists across the region.

Our aim is to enable everyone who uses our services to do so through the medium of Welsh or English, according to personal choice and to encourage other users and providers to use and promote the Welsh language in the health sector.

Our vision

  • We will improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society
  • We will do this by developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations
  • We will develop our workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture

Our values

  • Put Patients first
  • Work together
  • Value and respect each other
  • Learn and innovate
  • Communicate openly and honestly

Our purpose

  • To improve health and deliver excellent care
  • Our strategic goals
  • Improve health and wellbeing for all and reduce health inequalities
  • Work in partnership to design and deliver more care closer to home
  •  Improve the safety and outcomes of care to match the NHS's best
  • Respect individuals and maintain dignity and care
  • Listen to and learn from the experiences of individuals
  • Support, train and develop our staff to excel
  • Use resources wisely, transforming services through innovation and research

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  • Locations:
    Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2PW
    Telephone enquiries: 01248 384 384

    Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 5UJ
    Telephone enquiries: 01745 583 910

    Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham, LL13 7TD
    Telephone enquiries: 01978 291 100
  • 01248 384 384
  • Website

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