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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
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
12/12/2021 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.

Job overview

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.

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.

Main duties of the job

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 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.



Working for our organisation

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

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

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Acute Frailty Unit is comprised of a 15 Acute beds and an adjoining Ambulatory area that sees and manages around 12/15 patients per day.

The Medicine Care Group is looking for the forward thinking candidate to be part of the team that is developing Acute Frailty care at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. A subspecialty interest or an interest in doing a session dedicated to performing a procedure the candidate is trained in can be accommodated.

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

Please ensure you read the Job description and Person Specification attached in full prior to applying for the role.

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 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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Mark Taylor
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Clinical Lead
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