Geriatric medicine, encompassing a wide range of expertise within general internal medicine, addresses the complex health concerns of elderly patients. These individuals often present with multiple health issues, requiring a comprehensive understanding of internal medicine as well as specialized care tailored to their specific needs. Given its broad scope, Geriatrics is an accessible subspecialty for international doctors, as its responsibilities and practices closely align with general medicine practices abroad. This opportunity is fantastic for doctors with a strong interest in geriatric medicine and a background in general internal medicine.
- Conducting comprehensive geriatric assessments for older patients, including physical examinations, medical history reviews, and cognitive assessments.
- Developing and implementing individualized care plans for elderly patients, considering their specific medical, psychological, and social needs.
- Managing and coordinating the medical care of older patients, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, including nurses, therapists, and social workers.
- Participating in the diagnosis and management of common geriatric conditions such as frailty, falls, cognitive impairment, and polypharmacy.
- Prescribing and monitoring medications, adjusting treatment plans as necessary to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
- Performing medical procedures and interventions specific to geriatric medicine, such as joint injections or geriatric syndromes management.
- Providing support and education to patients and their families, addressing concerns, and offering guidance on lifestyle modifications and self-care.
- Participating in the on-call rota to provide emergency geriatric medical care outside regular working hours.
- Contributing to clinical audits, research projects, and quality improvement initiatives to enhance patient care and advance the field of geriatric medicine.
- Engaging in continuing professional development activities, including attending conferences, workshops, and educational sessions to stay updated with the latest advancements in geriatric medicine.
The Hospital & Department:
This 400-bed hospital has over 70 beds dedicated to the medicine for older people, stroke, and neurology units, which often work together to provide the best possible care for older patients.
The hospital has a well-established medical admissions unit that provides timely access to imaging and laboratory services. A team of doctors, led by a medical Specialist Registrar, manages all medical acute admissions, working closely with the Medicine for Older People (MOP) consultants. Ortho-geriatric care is provided jointly by Orthopaedic Surgeons and an Ortho-geriatrician for older patients with hip fractures. A POPS (proactive care for older people undergoing surgery) service is being developed, and a falls pathway has been established to facilitate geriatrician review for patients who fall. The Stroke Unit provides hyper-acute/acute care, with stroke rehabilitation taking place offsite. Consultant Neurologists attend as needed. Parkinson's disease services are provided by consultant physicians, visiting neurologists, and specialist nurses. The hospital is part of a network of community hospitals, and there are Rapid Response and Community Rehabilitation Teams for intermediate care. Specialist clinics for stroke and Parkinson's disease are available through various means, and a weekday helpline offers geriatrician advice to healthcare professionals.
The south coast of England is an ideal place for international doctors seeking a great living environment. With its stunning natural beauty, there are many opportunities for outdoor recreation and breathtaking views. The county's welcoming communities foster a sense of belonging, and its excellent educational facilities make it a suitable choice for families. Rich in history and with a strong economy, towns around the south coast offer a high quality of life. Additionally, its convenient location provides easy access to other popular destinations via public transport.
To apply for this position, you will need the following:
- Full MRCP (or equivalent).
- Full GMC registration
- At least 2 years of post-Foundation experience, with at least 6 months of geriatric 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.