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Substantive Consultant - Care of the Elderly

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Stroke/Geriatric Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 sessions per week (Full time 10 pa's per week)
Job ref
Furness General Hospital
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum pro rata
Salary period
05/01/2022 23:59
Interview date

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Substantive - Care of the Elderly Consultant 

Application for this substantive post will only be accepted if you are in the process of obtaining your CCT/CSER within six months of interview.

Based at  Furness General Hospital

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious, dynamic individual to join our committed and well integrated multidisciplinary team, providing high standard care to the local community. This will be a full-time, substantive post (10 Programmed Activities).

Those with sub-specialty training in stroke medicine will be encouraged to apply.

Applicants are encouraged to clearly exhibit how they meet our criteria in their applications.

The trust is committed to negotiating a suitable relocation package and we can discuss your individual needs on application.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic physician to join the Care of the Elderly Team at Furness General Hospital. The team provides acute and rehabilitative stroke care including thrombolysis and assessment for thrombectomy, front door frailty assessments, orthogeriatric input, community and day hospital support as well as participation in the general medical take, ongoing care and new and follow up outpatient clinics.

The successful candidate would be supported to participate in all of the above or choose a specialist area to develop alongside the rest of the team. All areas are currently developing with the expectation of a mini HASU for acute and ambulatory stroke care, development of ambulatory model for frail elderly assessments, reconfiguration of outpatients following covid and extension of care into community settings with monthly community MDTs. There is scope for further development depending on personal interest and service need and the trust is supportive of such development.

This is a full time (10PA) post incorporating on call and personal SPA time.


Working for our organisation

 The Hospitals are situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park, surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty offering superb outdoor and recreational activities, related to the sea, lakes, fells and countryside. UHMB has a keen interest and extensive involvement in Medical and Dental Education at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. We work in partnership with Health Education England North West (HEENW), the General Medical Council (GMC) and our local medical schools, to provide quality education and training which meets the requirements of these regulatory bodies as well as the Trust’s high standards of patient care.  UHMBT provide clinical placements for Medical Students from Lancaster Medical School and Medical Students and Student Physician Associates from the University of Central Lancashire.  We also provide training for our doctors in training, specialty doctors and GP trainees as well as supporting the development of our consultant educators. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Full details of main responsibilities can be found in the attached job description and person specification for this role.

Application for this substantive post will only be accepted if you are in the process of obtaining your CCT/CSER within six months of interview.

Interview date: TBC

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full registration with the General Medical Council MRCP or equivalent.
  • Certificate of completion in specialist training (CCT) in general internal medicine (GIM) and geriatric medicine or within 6 months of completion of training at the time of interview.
Desirable criteria
  • MD or PhD degree


Essential criteria
  • Broad exposure to medical diseases and the management of these
  • Comprehensive patient management, ability to train/supervise junior medical staff and medical students
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Rachel Jolley
Job title
Consultant in Care of Elderly Medicine
Email address
Telephone number
01229 491237
Additional information

Scott Bremner

Service Manager


Tel: 07929 728712