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Specialty Doctor in Geriatric Medicine (Frailty)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Specialist doctor, Geriatric medicine
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

Manchester Royal Infirmary is expanding our Department of Medicine for Older People workforce. Over the last 3 years the department has transformed our front door frailty, community, outpatient and surgical liaison provision which we hope to be able to continue expanding.

Part of this includes new Specialty Doctor posts in Frailty. These posts are all 12 PA's and will include a 1 in 8 commitment to the Frailty SDEC rota.

The team currently has 8 Consultants with a range of specialist interests including Frailty, Stroke, Parkinsons & Perioperative Liaison and is supported by ACP's, ANP's, Specialist Nurses and Physician Associates. The department covers 4 wards as well as outpatient services & the frailty service. This post is ideal for those considering CESR applications in geriatric medicine in future.

Main duties of the job

Duties would include:

  • Participation in the out of hours and weekend on call frailty rota
  • Providing supervision, assistance and instruction to the junior medical staff e.g. foundation, GP or internal medicine trainees.
  • Working in accordance with GMC good medical practice and appropriate policies of the Trust/Department.
  • Communication of relevant clinical information to other medical, technical and nursing staff both within and external to the department, regarding patients referred to other places for further treatment of follow-up.
  • Teaching and supervision of medical students, PA students nurses and junior trainees in the department.
  • Supporting and developing quality improvement initiatives in accordance with departmental and hospital objectives
  • Occasional duties may arise at the acute trust, e.g. major incidents, ensuring adequate ward staffing.
  • The post holder accepts that they will also perform duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances at the request of the appropriate Consultants.
  • The post holder is expected to provide cover for the occasional absences of colleagues as far as practicable.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.6bn & 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 you'll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that you're even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you'll 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 you'll 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
Qualifications & Training

  • Medical Degree
  • Minimum four years full-time postgraduate training (or equivalent gained on part-time or flexible basis), at least two of which must be in Geriatric Medicine.
  • Previous experience in Geriatric Medicine
  • Full MRCP or equivalent


  • MSc or equivalent

Teaching & Audit

  • Experience of Audit
  • Teaching of Junior Medical Staff

Academic Achievements

  • Distinctions or Prizes during undergraduate training
  • Research & Publications

Interpersonal/Professional Skills

  • Organisation Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Team working Skills
  • Leadership skills


  • Involvement in service development and/or quality improvement processes


  • Full registration with the General Medical Council and a licence to practice

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