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Consultant in Geriatric Medicine with Specialist Interest

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
17 Apr 2024

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Specialist doctor, Geriatric medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Manchester Royal Infirmary is expanding our Department of Medicine for Older People workforce. Part of this includes new Consultant Geriatrician posts with a special interest in Frailty, Community, Movement Disorders or Surgical Liaison. These posts are all 10PA's and job plans can be adjusted to the needs of potential applicants.

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.

At Manchester Royal Infirmary the department operates two weekend rota's for General Geriatrics ward support and Frailty SDEC. The expected commitment is 1 in 8, working 8am - 4pm. We currently do not participate in the General Medicine on call rota.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of the wider Inpatient Medical Specialties Clinical Service Unit at MRI which includes the specialties of Respiratory, Haematology, Department of Medicine for Older People, Palliative Care and the Department of Medicine.

We would be supportive and open to Geriatrician applicants with specialist knowledge and interest in one of the following specialties Movement Disorders, Surgical Liaison, Acute Medicine, Acute Oncology and Frailty.

Committed to working with dignity and respect, you will have a broad-based expertise in Geriatric Medicine, General (Internal) Medicine and your relevant specialist interest. You will be joining a team of highly motivated Consultants in Geriatric Medicine and depending on the interest and experience of the successful candidate there will be the opportunity to be involved in other sub-speciality areas of interest.

Applications are welcomed for candidates interested in working flexibly or less than full time. Interested applicants are encouraged to make contact regarding this exciting opportunity and to discuss their preferred specialist area in advance of interviews

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 youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll 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 youll 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 and Training

  • MB ChB or equivalent
  • Full and specialist registration (and a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC) (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview)
  • Holds CCT, or within six months of award of CCT / or equivalent to UK CCT
  • Experience in Liaison Geriatrics/ Frailty


  • MD, PhD or other higher degree

Teaching and Audit

  • Experience of Audit
  • Teaching of medical students
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor
  • Experience of supervision of ST1 level trainees including workplace-based assessment and MSF
  • Teaching of junior medical staff


  • Trained Educational Supervisor

Academic Achievements and Research

  • Publications in recognised Clinical Journals
  • Specialist interest in areas complementary to other consultants in the departments
  • Research projects relating to the specialist area

Interpersonal / Professional Skills

  • Organisational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Involvement in service development and/or quality improvement processes


  • Publications in recognised Clinical Journals

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.




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