A consultant geriatrician is a medical specialist who focuses on the healthcare needs of older adults. Geriatricians are physicians with specialized training in geriatric medicine, which involves the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of medical conditions and diseases that commonly affect older adults. As a consultant, a geriatrician typically works in a hospital or outpatient setting, providing specialized care to older patients. They may also work in nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, or other long-term care facilities. Geriatricians have in-depth knowledge of the unique health issues faced by older adults, including age-related changes, multiple chronic conditions, cognitive decline, and functional impairments.
- To provide daily consultant-delivered care to patients, ensuring the delivery of a first-class geriatric service.
- To take a leadership role in supporting the multi-disciplinary team in complex discharge planning, ensuring smooth transitions of care for older patients.
- To provide clinical supervision and educational support to junior medical team members and professionals from various disciplines involved in the care of older adults.
- To collaborate with Specialty Trainees to offer specialist assessment, advice, and support in elderly care to other inpatient specialty wards when needed.
- To actively contribute to the development and implementation of high-quality care pathways, protocols, as well as engage in regular audit and quality improvement activities.
- To play a role in the clinical governance and risk management strategy for the geriatric service, ensuring adherence to quality standards and patient safety measures.
- To provide internal cover for colleagues in the Care of the Elderly Department as required, maintaining continuity of care and service provision.
- To contribute to outpatient activities, including consultations, follow-up appointments, and specialized clinics aimed at addressing the needs of older patients.
- The Geriatrician will participate in the unselected general medicine on-call weekend rota being available for urgent consultations and admissions.
This hospital has over 300 beds, with roughly 3,000 members of staff ensuring the best care for its patients. The trust itself has a higher proportion of elderly patients in emergency situations compared to the England average. Because of this, there are multiple Care of the Elderly wards and other areas which have been recently refurbished to create a dementia-friendly environment, ensuring high standards of care for older patients. Consultants are further encouraged to participant in the training and development of junior doctors as educational and clinical supervisors.
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To apply for this position, you will need the following:
- Full MRCP (or equivalent)
- Full GMC registration
- Wide range of geriatric medicine, general medicine, and acute medicine experience
How BDI Resourcing can support
When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:
- CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
- Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
- Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
- Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more
Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:
- Document gathering and checking
- COS and Visa Application support if applicable
- Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
- Travel Arrangements
- Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care
How to Apply
To apply for this role, simply send your CV through to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our specialist medicine team can pick it up. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please email your queries through to the same address and one of our team will be in touch.