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Consultant Care of Elderly

NHS Professionals
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20 Mar 2024

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Care of Elderly doctor to work with us at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation.

We are looking for a dedicated doctors ready to work in a Trust striving to make patient experiences better than ever.

Details about the role:

  • Speciality: Care of Elderly
  • Location: East Kent
  • Shift patterns: 08:00-16:00/9:00-17:00 Monday-Friday on-going, part-time hours also available
  • Hours per week: 20-50 hours available
  • Start date: ASAP- no end date, this is on-going the client will accept short term contracts
  • Rate of pay per hour: £100-£120 per hour depending on experience
  • Payment method: PAYE we do NOT facilitate payment through LTD/umbrella companies

You are responsible for the quick diagnosis, management, and non-surgical treatment of various illnesses. With vast medical knowledge at your disposal, you could find yourself working with any patient, regardless of age, gender, and background. As a Care of Elderly doctor, you can expect to:

  • Conduct thorough medical assessments and evaluations of elderly patients to diagnose and manage age-related health conditions.
  • Develop individualized care plans based on the patient's medical history, current health status, and specific needs.
  • Specialize in the diagnosis and management of common age-related conditions, such as dementia, osteoporosis, arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes.
  • Prescribe and manage medications, considering potential interactions and side effects that are more prevalent in older adults.
  • Regularly review medication regimens and adjust as needed.
  • Focus on preventative healthcare measures to promote healthy aging, including vaccinations, health screenings, and lifestyle recommendations.
  • Assess and manage the mental health and emotional well-being of elderly patients, including addressing issues like depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline.
  • Offer support for patients and families dealing with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.

It’s important that you have a generalist mindset and are prepared to work flexibly in a number of complex ways. You will often be the first point of contact for many new patients entering the hospital, so you will need to be able to adapt and treat new patients quickly. Essentially, your role will be that of a problem-solver: quickly identifying and resolving medical conditions with the right courses of action.


Doctors Direct recruit to the highest of NHS standards and all applicants for this role should meet pre-screening requirements before applying.

  • Valid GMC
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Will be required to provide at least 2 referees
  • Minimum of 3 months paid experience in the NHS/UK

About the Trust

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust operates in five hospitals and several community clinics across Ashford, Canterbury, Folkstone and the surrounding areas. The Trust’s specialist urology, kidney disease and vascular services are also open to the wider community. This role would be predominantly based in William Harvey Hospital with the opportunity to work extra shifts across the Trusts’ other sites and any of our partner Trusts.

With a local population of 700,000 people to support, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest Trusts in the country. The Trust strives to be an example of clinical excellence across education, research and innovation. Its commitment can be seen through exceptionally low infection rates, consistently high numbers of patients on research trials, and pioneering technology such as its robotic surgery or hi-tech patient monitoring system.

How to apply?

To find out more about this opportunity please call 07341090611 to speak to one of our dedicated recruitment consultants. If you’d like to apply for this opportunity, please email Click Here and send an updated CV to the team.

As an equal opportunities organisation, NHSP is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective bank members and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership. We believe there is a strong case for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda and we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.

To apply, please click Apply Now.


NHS Professionals (NHSP) is the leading provider of managed flexible worker service to the NHS. We have approximately 50,000 general and specialist nurses, doctors, midwives, administrative and other healthcare professionals signed up to our bank. We serve Acute, Mental Health & Community and other NHS Trusts across England. 

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