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Consultant Physician - Geriatric Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Care of the Elderly
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 pa's
Job ref
Furness General Hospital
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
Salary period
20/09/2020 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Applications are invited for a full time Consultant Physicians with an Interest in Geriatric Medicine.

Tis is a new posts created to enhance the current establishment of our Care of the Elderly team and to support the introduction of a new Acute Frail Elderly service. The expansion to our current service will ensure that all our frail elderly patients will receive Geriatric assessment and support when they access our services.

The post is based at Furness General Hospital and are substantive appointment.

Our hospital has recently been given the prestigious Vanguard Status to develop care in an integrated model across primary and secondary areas in our catchment area.You should have appropriate experience and interest in General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and we would be happy to support and facilitate special interests and professional development within the team and elsewhere within our specialty services.

At Furness General Hospital, we have a strong focus upon team working and the development of excellent working relationships across all our departments. We believe that we provide a friendly, supportive and effective working environment.

Our hospital was also awarded the prestigious Vanguard Status to develop care in an integrated model across primary and secondary areas in our catchment area and offers an exciting opportunity to help shape the services of the future for older people.

The Trust has a keen interest and deep involvement in medical and dental education at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. Medical Students from Lancaster Medical School receive the whole of their education, academic and clinical, in Cumbria and North Lancashire following the Liverpool undergraduate medical curriculum. UHMBT is the lead NHS organisation and takes responsibility throughout the five years of the degree for the provision of acute practice placements.

Cross Bay working with the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and links with Lancaster University are encouraged. Lancaster University has a rapidly developing medical school and academic opportunities are common.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay are keen to attract enthusiastic committed individuals and in return, will offer an attractive relocation package and generous SPA allowance as part of the job plan for the right candidate.

Interview expenses will be paid from point of entry to the UK

Full GMC with a licence to practice and entry on Specialist Register or in the receipt of CCT within six months of interview.

** Please Note: all interviews will be undertaken virtually via Microsoft Team Meetings this is to ensure we all stay safe and are COVID secure

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Alan Barton, Clinical Lead -

Dr Rachel Jolley, Consultant Elderly Medicine,