Locum Consultant in Geriatric Medicine

  • £93,666 - £126,281
  • North East
  • Fixed

As a Consultant Geriatrician, you will have the chance to progress your career within geriatric medicine and contribute significantly to the hospital's frailty care team. Elderly Care in the NHS is a sub-specialty of general internal medicine, with more priority placed on elderly patients, and the various challenges associated with aging. This role is well-suited for highly experienced doctors with an interest in Elderly Care. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside other specialists in Stroke and Neurology, and manage cases involving conditions such as dementia, delirium, Parkinson's Disease, and Alzheimer's Disease.

Main Duties: 

  • Ward-based work will involve assessing patients in the frailty assessment unit, treating patients in the frailty SDEC to reduce the admission load, covering the frailty inpatient ward, and the orthogeriatric trauma unit.
  • Alongside the inpatient work the applicant will also be involved in regular Geriatric Medicine outpatient clinics, including General Geriatric Medicine, Parkinsons, Falls, and Movement Disorders.   
  • You will work closely with consultants, junior doctors, nurses, and Advanced Care Practitioners (ACPs) to care for elderly patients.
  • Work effectively in multidisciplinary teams to review patients and work towards discharge.
  • Support referrals to other medical sub-specialties within the hospital.
  • Liaise with community teams to ensure continued care for elderly patients is implemented post-discharge.
  • Participate in the Registrar on-call rota on a 1:7 basis.

The Hospital:

This 700-bedded hospital is a part of a Trust based in the Northeast England, and provides a wide range of outpatient, inpatient, and emergency services. The Frailty and Elderly Care departments provide a wide range of sub-specialties, including acute frailty, orthogeriatric, falls services, as well as Alzheimer’s and Parkison’s clinics. The team also works closely with nearby community hospitals, to provide a frailty and rehabilitation service for elderly patients. There is also a hyperacute stroke unit, which provides stroke rehabilitation, and works closely with the neurology team at the hospital. This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in being involved with stroke cases and have a passion for providing geriatric care. The 19-bedded frailty assessment unit also works in liaison with the acute medicine and same day emergency care units, to increase the rate of admissions and discharges for vulnerable and acutely ill patients.

The location:

Living in Northeast England is often recognized as a very peaceful and diverse place to live. There are a wide range of small towns, providing a very charming and safe environment for people looking to settle down with a family, or are looking for a calmer way of life. There is convenient access to public transport, to the bigger bustling cities surrounding the hospital – making it the perfect location for anyone who is looking to be within an hour away from larger cities. There are two major airports, less than an hour away, which make it easy to travel aboard to see friends and family, as well as explore other parts of the UK. In the Northeast, there are many excellent schools, making it ideal for families who are looking to provide their children with a high standard of education. Though the towns are smaller and calmer, there is no shortage of local amenities, such as restaurants, shops, museums, and entertainment centres.


To apply for this position, you will need the following:

  • Full MRCP 
  • GMC with license to practice.
  • Wide range of experience in internal medicine
  • Experience with managing elderly patients 

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 apply@bdiresourcing.com 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.  

Ana Nikolova Trainee Recruitment Consultant

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