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Locum Consultant in Medicine for the Elderly

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£93,666 - £126,281 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

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Specialist doctor, Geriatric medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Locum Consultant in Medicine for the Elderly at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge to commence from 05 December 2023 to 04 December 2024.  

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our clinical team and participate in the development of clinical services for older adults in Cambridgeshire.

This is an exciting time for the Department of Medicine for the Elderly. We are in the process of expanding our department, and are particularly interested in developing innovative processes of care for our patient population. We currently provide specialist care as part of the Frailty Front Door Team, on a Frailty and Acute Medicine for the Elderly unit, four ‘Core’ Medicine for the Elderly wards. We have an established rapid access service for GPs (RADAR) and a trust-wide specialist geriatric liaison team. 

Main duties of the job

The post will offer opportunities for working across a range of clinical settings including core Medicine for the Elderly wards, the Frailty and Acute Medicine for the Elderly unit and the Frailty Front Door team.  Successful candidates will be able to participate in the general medicine (GIM) on call rota if desired.

We are very keen to develop our existing interest in education and training of juniors, and would also welcome and support applicants with an interest in utilising the research opportunities available to those working within a biomedical research campus.

You will be fully registered with the GMC and ideally have a CCT in Medicine for the Elderly or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

Working for your organisation

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the Job description and Person specification attached for further details on the main responsibilities and duties for this post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Lelane Van der Poel, Speciality Lead for Medicine for the Elderly via email at    

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