Locum Consultant Geriatrician with Specialist Interest in Acute Geriatrics

Newport (Casnewydd) (GB)
01 Oct 2019
15 Oct 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board 

Medical & Dental Recruitment 

Full Time (10 Sessions)

Locum Consultant Geriatrician with Specialist Interest in Acute Geriatrics

Duration: up to 6 months

Based at The Royal Gwent Hospital 

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 15th October 2019

At the Royal Gwent Hospital we’re really setting the pace in our elderly care services by investing in a service addressing the acute clinical problems and needs of older patients. This locum consultant post will be based in the Elderly Frail Unit, a unit designed and resourced in order to lead to better outcomes for such patients. With a large elderly population we have seen a constant demand for the elderly frail unit via our emergency departments. The planned developments will see improved partnership working with our primary care and community partners to prevent hospital admission in the first place. Our services will be developed using best practice principals with regard to acute medical care of older people. The Elderly Frail Unit although an established model is constantly looking for ways to improve the patient experience, so you can have a key role to play in shaping this service joining our existing team for elderly services comprising of experienced geriatricians, discharge co-ordinators, nursing staff, and rehabilitation staff all of whom are dedicated to provide good quality patient care. The role of geriatricians and other professionals who specialise in care of older people is crucial in implementing best practice in terms of leadership, involvement, education and training. 

You will be joining ABUHB at a truly once in a generation period. 

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites. 

This position involves Regulated Activity with adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including an adults barred list check

Applicants must hold or be eligible to hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC.

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Vacancy Ref: 040-LCON317-N-A          

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 15th October 2019

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac: 1st October 2019           


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