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Consultant in Orthogeriatrician

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Specialist doctor, Geriatric medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

The post holder will be part of a dynamic and innovative trauma and orthopaedic team which is looking to appoint a keen and enthusiastic Consultant Ortho-geriatrician. The post holder will work closely with Trauma team to support fractured neck of femur surgery on site.

The candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team approach alongside of medical staff/doctors, nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals.

Main duties of the job

Clinical responsibilities include:1. Seeing any unwell adult patients as requested by the orthopaedic team. These patients are usually directly referred by the FY1 Doctors.2. Providing advice about the medical care of patients on the ward.3. Working with and supervising the Speciality Doctors/locum Registrars, to ensure that patients receive care to the standard required by the BestPractice Tariff and the National Hip Fracture Database. This will include:a) Ensuring patients are seen by an Orthogeriatrician (Consultant, Speciality Doctor or locum Registrar) within 72 hours of admission) Completing the standardised falls and osteoporosis assessment documents) Attending daily board rounds / multidisciplinary team meetings. (Currently at 2pm Monday to Friday).d) Working with and supervising the Specialist Nurse for InpatientOsteoporosis to arrange osteoporosis investigations and treatment4. Talking to patients relatives concerning medical problems and end of lifecare.5. Communicating about patient care with other members of the multidisciplinary Team (including surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, trauma coordinators and therapists).6. Ensuring GPs are made aware of changes to long term medication (and the reasons for the changes).7. At present there is an outpatient clinic alternate Friday afternoons. This could be developed depending on the interests of the postholder.
About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of 2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

  • Full registration with the General Medical Council
  • Valid License to practice

Medical Qualifications

  • Primary medical qualification (eg. MB ChB or equivalent)
  • MRCP(UK) or equivalent
  • CCT Geriatric Medicine or equivalent

Skills & Knowledge

  • Broad Knowledge & Clinical Expertise in: a) Acute Medicine b) Geriatric Medicine
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team (e.g. surgeons, nurses, therapists)
  • Up to date knowledge of a) Osteoporosis b) Falls Prevention c) National Hip Fracture Database d) Best Practice Tariff
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development


  • Working on an Acute Medical Ward caring for older patients
  • Working on a Rehabilitation Ward
  • Clinical Audit
  • Clinical Governance including Incident Reporting


  • Completed Quality Improvement / Audit Cycles
  • Able to give examples of Critical Incidents reported

Academic, Research Skills, Teaching, Management

  • Use of evidence based practice
  • Information technology skills (e.g. e-mail, word processing & some spreadsheet skills)


  • The applicant must demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour, i.e integrity, honesty, confidentiality, as set out in the GMC's Good Medical Practice (2013)
  • The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking in English language that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC's Good Medical Practice (2013)
  • Work health Assessment
  • Capacity to take responsibility for own actions and demonstrate a nonjudgmental approach towards others
  • Displays honesty, integrity, awareness of confidentiality & ethical issues
  • Eligible to live & work in the UK
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility in working hours
  • Willing & able to undertake training
  • Satisfactory attendance record in previous 2 years
  • Residing or prepared to reside within reasonable access to the Hospital


  • Able to attended conferences and courses out of the area



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