Consultant in Older People's Services

Barts Health NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per annum
Closing date
10 Jan 2024

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Hospital, Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
The Department of Older People's services at the Royal London Hospital, is undergoing an exciting period of growth and expansion. We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic individuals to join our team of geriatricians.

We are a department who are dedicated and committed to our older patients and strive to ensure that that our patients receive the best possible care. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about geriatric medicine and are innovative and motivated to develop new services,

The post holder has the opportunity of working in our department which is a part of a world renowned busy inner city London teaching hospital. There are opportunities for the successful recipient to develop a subspeciality of their interest and they will be encouraged and supported in doing so.
Main duties of the job

As a teaching hospital we welcome individuals who are interested in teaching and research and the post holder will be encouraged and supported in developing these interests.

We are looking for individuals who have excellent team working and communication skills , who are able to work well with the multidisciplinary team and with other specialities within the organisation.

Applicants should hold full GMC registration and a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in General Internal Medicine (GIM) and Geriatric Medicine, or be eligible for entry to the Specialist Register within six months of the interview date.

Individuals who demonstrate a commitment to service development, education and training or other academic achievement will be welcomed.

This is a full time post but we are happy to consider those who wish to work less than full time in this role.
About us

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Barts Health supports The Pregnancy Loss Pledge and commits to supporting their staff through the distress of miscarriage

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification for the main responsibilities of this role.

Person Specification
  • MRCP or Equivalent Specialist qualification
  • Full GMC Registration with license to practice
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist register or eligibility for entry within 6 months of date of advisory appointments committee
  • Relevant CCT in Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine or equivalent (CESR or European Community Rights if GMC registered (or CCT date within 6 months of date of advisory appointments committee)
  • Higher Research Degree
  • Higher teaching degree
Clinical Experience
  • Higher specialist training in Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine
  • Broad experience in Geriatric Medicine and G(I)M
  • ALS Certificate
  • Prior experience of developing, delivering services in geriatric medicine
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to teach medical students and junior medical and nursing staff.
  • Ability to manage staff and resources effectively
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives GPs nurses and other agencies Proficient use of IT systems
  • Previous experience developing, delivering and leading education and training within a department
  • Previous experience developing, delivering and leading education and training within a department
  • Detailed knowledge of Older People Services and G(I)M and of the specialist skills required for this post
  • Knowledge of multidisciplinary clinical audit and demonstrable commitment to improving quality of care to patients
  • Understanding of modern medical curricula and commitment to life-long learning
  • Experience of supervising medical staff
  • Attendance on management or leadership course
  • Flexible and co-operative approach to colleagues
  • Good leadership skills
  • Enthusiasm and ability to work under pressure
  • Good organisational and management skills
  • Team player with leadership qualities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to organise and deliver a teaching programme

Employer details
Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust

Royal London Hospital

Whitechapel road


E1 1BB

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