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Locum Consultant Care of Older Person

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
18 Mar 2024

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our friendly and dynamic team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to develop and embed high quality care for the frail and older patients in varying clinical settings across acute and community locations. We are looking to recruit consultants with passion for excellent care to join our diverse and supportive team which also includes advanced clinical practitioners, nurse consultants and GPs with an interest in frailty. New consultants would be supported with a mentor.We are particularly keen to improve several of our services particularly our Frailty pathway (acute, community and virtual), our Orthogeriatric service and Parkinson's Disease service.There will be flexibility to allow successful candidates the chance to develop their own sub-specialist interest. The post holder will be employed by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to work part-time.

Main duties of the job

The clinical commitments of this post, dependent on subspecialist interest, include responsibility for inpatient acute hospital care, outpatient clinics, community work, virtual ward support and on-call for general medicine. Our aim is to develop a seamless frailty pathway for patients across both acute and community settings. There will be opportunities to be a part of our multidisciplinary Frailty team which reviews patients in our FrailtyAssessment Area, supports Frailty Virtual Ward and work alongside our Community Frailty Service team. There will be opportunities to develop an alternative subspecialist interest, such as Orthogeriatrics or Movement Disorders. The post holder will be actively involved in training junior doctors and students who rotate through our department, including medical students from the Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster. The post holder will additionally support the development and training of advanced clinical practitioners and allied health professionals. The Trust has a state-of-the-art Simulation and Skills Facility which is accessible to students and staff. Should the successful applicant wish to develop a researchinterest then this would be encouraged.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a resident population of approximately 330,000 and the 12 million holidaymakers who visit the area every year.The Trust comprises Blackpool Victoria Hospital which is a large busy acute hospital, a smaller community/ rehabilitation hospital - Clifton Hospital. Outpatient services are also provided in Blackpool, Fleetwood and Lytham Hospital. The Trust is also responsible for the provision of a wide range of community healthcare services, including District Nursing, Community Matrons and therapy services.We employ approximately 7,500 staff and our budget is in excess of £200m per year. We have around 830 beds across all sites and see more than 56,000 day-case and inpatients, 250,000 outpatients and over 91,000 A & E patients every year.The hospital has a consultant staff numbering encompassing all major medical and surgical specialties including tertiary cardiology and haematology. In addition there are visiting consultants in the specialties of nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, and oncology.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description to find out more about this role. For any more queries please contact the Head of Department referenced below.

Person Specification

  • CCT in Geriatric medicine and General Internal Medicine. Entry on the Specialist Register or eligible for inclusion within 6 months of the interview date for the post.


  • Broad exposure to general medicine, Care of the Elderly medicine.

Teaching & Training

  • Experience teaching undergraduates and postgraduates.


  • Teaching the Teachers or similar course

Research/audit/ publications

  • Ability to supervise audit projects.
  • Demonstration of participation in audit.
  • Understanding of the principles of audit/research.


  • Publications in Care of the Elderly.
  • Certificate of Good Clinical Practice in research.


  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the specialty


  • Membership of appropriate societies.

Personal Skills

  • Ability to work well as a member of a team
  • Ability to take the role of team leader
  • Possess good organisational and teaching skills as well as good verbal and written communication skills

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