A geriatric consultant in the NHS is a doctor who specializes in taking care of older people, especially those who might be dealing with health issues related to getting older, such as frailty or memory issues. These doctors work to make sure older patients get the right treatment, support, and advice to stay as healthy and comfortable as possible as they age. Geriatric medicine is an excellent way for doctors with a background in general medicine to enter the NHS system, as this subspecialty of internal medicine is closely aligned with the skills and knowledge acquired overseas in general practice.
- Provide high qualify patient-centred care to elderly patients.
- Lead daily inpatient ward-rounds and outpatient clinics.
- Show effective leadership to your team and other staff involved.
- Participate in the education and teaching of junior doctors.
- Work in accordance with the Trust’s policies and procedures.
- Partake in the on-call rota, as required.
- Participate in clinical audit.
- Participate in research to advance the knowledge around elderly care.
The hospital in which this post takes place has over 600-inpatient beds. The care of the elderly department has a team of consultants, registrars, and junior doctors, who provide exceptional care to the elderly population of the city. The team also work alongside the community hospitals nearby and engage in step-down care and rehabilitation for patients. There is a fully developed frailty assessment service, which includes dedicated stroke services, fall clinics, and movement disorder clinics. As a consultant in an acute site, you will be leading inpatient ward rounds, and outpatient clinics.
The Trust is based in a city in the southwest of England, where there is a high-quality of life. The city is based between the beautiful countryside of England, and its historical towns. You also have easy access to public transport, which can take you around the town, and to other nearby cities. There are good connections to other major cities, like Bristol, Birmingham, Oxford and London. Compared to other cities in the UK, housing in this area is relatively more affordable. You also have the benefit of being amongst a variety of cultural events and recreational activities, such as theatres, music festivals, and historical sites. There is a huge international community is the southwest of England, who are very welcoming of all international doctors settling in.
To apply for this position, you will need the following:
- Full MRCP.
- GMC with a license to practice.
- Wide range of experience working in geriatric or internal medicine.
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.