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Clinical Fellow in Geriatrics

Barts Health NHS Trust
£37,068 to £57,570 Per annum
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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This is an ST3/IMT3+ level Clinical fellow post to join the Older People Services (OPS) department at the Royal London hospital. The successful applicant will work predominantly within the Trauma and Perioperative Older People Services (TPOPS), under the supervision of TPOPS consultants.

This is a highly desirable opportunity for a trainee looking to pursue a career in surgical liaison or orthogeriatric working in a leading Major Trauma Centre. The focus of the role would be to provide geriatric liaison support to major trauma and surgical specialty teams with outpatient perioperative clinic and high-risk anaesthetic MDT experience.

There would also be opportunity to gain experience throughout Older People Services department in general geriatrics, outpatient work and acute frailty if desired. Responsibilities would include participating in the local education programme and teaching junior doctors, medical students and the wider MDT.

There would be an expectation to complete a quality improvement project or research project, or to contribute to the development of a clinical guideline.

Main duties of the job

The post includes weekend working covering OPS wards, on a rota of 1 in 5, with no overnight cover.

This post is suitable for candidates wishing to gain experience and training in geriatric medicine whilst pursuing ST3 training or as an out of programme experience (OOPE) for a trainee looking to pursue a career in surgical liaison or orthogeriatric.

We are a multidisciplinary team working to improve health and wellbeing of older adults admitted to the Royal London Hospital and in the community of Tower Hamlets. The post will be based at Royal London Hospital, where we have a 52 bedded acute geriatrics ward. The acute frailty team provide care to newly admitted patients in the acute medical unit. We have outpatient clinics and community geriatrician service, including virtual MDT meetings into care homes.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The full job description and the person specification provide an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role,outlining the qualification, skills, experience, and knowledge required.

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Person Specification

  • Written parts of MRCP
  • Full GMC Registration with license to practice


  • Full MRCP


  • Experience in General Internal Medicine
  • ALS certificate


  • Experience in Older People Services


  • Knowledge of Multidisciplinary clinical audit and demonstrable commitment to improving quality of care to patients
  • Understanding of modern medical curricula and commitment to life-long learning


  • An understanding of the importance of the patient as the central focus of care
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and information appropriately
  • The ability to communicate effectively with both colleagues and patients
  • Initiative and the ability to deal effectively with pressure and/or challenge


  • Commitment to being flexible and able to prioritise workload

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