A geriatrician is a medical professional who provides healthcare services to elderly patients in the NHS in the UK. These doctors focus on addressing the unique healthcare needs of older adults, including the management of medical conditions, age-related health issues, and multiple chronic illnesses. A background in general internal medicine is very beneficial for positions in geriatrics as these doctors are skilled in conducting assessments, which involve evaluating physical, mental, and social aspects of patients' well-being. The well-rounded knowledge acquired from a wide range of experience in general internal medicine is greatly utilized. Geriatricians work closely with multidisciplinary teams to develop personalized care plans that promote healthy aging, enhance functional independence, and optimize the overall quality of life for older patients in the NHS.
- Participate in the medical on-call rota and post-take ward rounds.
- Offer sessional input to the frailty intervention team and contribute to discharge planning.
- Address age-related health issues, including cognitive impairment, frailty, and falls.
- Promote a culture of training and education for medical staff and the multidisciplinary team and act as educational or clinical supervisor for junior medical staff.
- Conduct movement disorder outpatient clinics.
- Adhere to ethical guidelines and participate in risk management and healthcare governance activities.
- Engage in research and development activities aligned with Health Board and NHS priorities.
- Formulate personal development plans, undergo annual job plan review, and meet service outcomes.
- Engage in current research projects and initiate new projects following hospital protocols.
The hospital is a modern District General Hospital in Wales, serving a population of approximately 250,000 people. There is a wide range of services, including acute and geriatric care, emergency surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics, gastroenterology, cardiac care, renal and diabetes services. The hospital collaborates with regional centres for specialized services and has strong educational and research programs. There are over 20 beds in the geriatric ward that cater to patients who need elderly care. The hospital also offers specialized stroke care on a dedicated Stroke Unit, providing acute and rehabilitation stroke beds. The orthogeriatric service is a collaborative effort between geriatricians, orthopaedic consultants, a trauma nurse, and junior doctors. There are dedicated frailty and emergency teams to assess and manage frail older patients, aiming to prevent hospital admission and facilitate early discharge. The consultant physicians in geriatric medicine also oversee inpatient services at several community hospitals, and outpatient clinics are available at various locations.
This coastal town is located in Wales, near the Irish Sea. Its beautiful natural surroundings, including sandy beaches and green hills, make it an attractive destination for international doctors seeking a peaceful environment. The town offers a unique blend of modern amenities and a close-knit community atmosphere, providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for newcomers. The proximity to the hospital adds to its appeal, offering excellent career opportunities and the chance to work with diverse patient populations. Even though this town is based in Wales, it is close to major cities like Liverpool and Manchester makes it convenient for travel and access to specialized medical resources and academic institutions. The rich Welsh culture, with its language, traditions, and festivals, provides an enriching cultural experience for international doctors looking to immerse themselves in a new way of life.
To apply for this position, you will need the following:
- Full MRCP (or equivalent).
- Full GMC with a license to practice.
- Wide range of experience in medicine field.
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.