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Consultant Acute Geriatrician

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Care of the Elderly
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 sessions per week (Full time - 10 pa's)
Job ref
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
Salary period
07/02/2021 23:59

''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.

Would you like to be part of a dynamic team delivering high quality Acute Care to frail, older people?  Do you have an appetite for high performance and continuous improvement? Do you get a buzz from achieving in the face of adversity?  Are you up for a challenge?

If the answer to the above questions is a resounding “Yes”, then why not join the Acute Frailty Team at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, a part of the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust (UHMBT), where you will provide key medical interventions and investigations for this growing cohort of patients.

We are offering an opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Consultant to join a forward thinking team and be part of the redesign and remodeling of the workforce.

The 2020 pandemic has encouraged many people to re-evaluate their lifestyles and the opportunity to now relocate to areas of recognised natural beauty such as the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, both of which are within easy commute of the historic city of Lancaster, may now be a serious option for you and your family to consider?  These more tranquil environments allow the pace of life outside of work to be ideal for genuine rest and relaxation, a huge improvement to the quality of life.

The lifestyle in this area can be either city, coastal or rural based, whichever suits the individual’s tastes, with the opportunity to delve into the other environments within 30 minutes.

 The historic city of Lancaster itself possesses two thriving universities with a medical school, renowned secondary education at both the Lancaster Royal Grammar School and the Lancaster Girls Grammar School and a city with a vibrant, multi-cultural way of life.  The local area offers choice and for those keen to maintain ties further afield, the city is just two and a half hours from London and Glasgow by direct rail transfer and just one hour’s drive from Manchester and Liverpool, with all these destinations offering international travel options.

This new Consultant post is based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, which is in the center of the City.

Our department has a workload to keep you interested and challenged, but still give you time to talk to your patients properly, and undertake the practical procedures that interest you as an Acute Frailty Consultant, which will enhance patient care. The department is staffed with a good skill mix of Consultants, SAS Doctors and Junior Doctors, working closely with the strong nursing team including an evolving team of Advanced Nurse Practitioners.

This post is available at Full Time (10PA's) up to a maximum of 12PA's, or Part Time by negotiation.

In addition, UHMBT has a keen interest and extensive involvement in Medical and Dental Education at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. We work in partnership with Lancaster Medical School, and Health Education North West 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. We are the lead NHS organisation and take responsibility throughout the five years of the degree for the provision of acute practice placements and medical students from Lancaster Medical School spend time on attachment to the department.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to support the further development of Acute Frailty Care in this area.

We are open to accommodating individuals who may be interested in a dual post with another specialty, as we are a forward-thinking organisation that appreciates that there is much benefit from having clinicians with experience from multiple specialties, so that clinical strengths are shared and there is cross-over of skills.

We will offer an attractive relocation package for the right candidate.

Interview expenses will be paid from point of entry to the UK.

You must either be on the GMC Specialist Register with a license to practice in Geriatric Medicine or be within six months of obtaining your CCT award (or equivalent) at the time of interview.

Interview date: TBC

- interviews will be virtual via Microsoft Team Meetings


Person specification

Education & Qualification

Essential criteria
  • Full registration with the General Medical Council ( with a licence to practice )
  • Certificate of completion in specialist training (CCT) 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 diseasee and the management of these
  • Comprehensive patient management, ability to train/supervise junior medical staff and medical students

Skills, Ability & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Membership of appropirate professional society
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of recent independent or supervised research with relevant publications

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Experience of supervision of junior medical staff and relevant staff in other disciplines
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Mark Taylor
Job title
Clinical Lead
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