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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/08/2020.

Consultant Geriatrician with Special Interest in Acute Geriatrics

Job Reference: 040-CON350-N-B

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Care of the Elderly
Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport
£77,779 - £100,977 per annum / pro rata

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

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Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process

Full Time (10 Sessions plus 1 temporary additional session)

Consultant Geriatrician with Special Interest in Acute Geriatrics

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Based at the Royal Gwent Hospital

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 27th August 2020

At the Royal Gwent Hospital we’re really setting the pace in our elderly care services by investing in new servicies to address the acute clinical problems and needs of our older patients.

This substantive consultant post will be based in the Elderly Frail Unit (EFU) alongside 7 Consultant Geriatricians working within the Royal Gwent Hospital. The unit is designed and supported with a team of; Clinical Nurse Specialists, Non Training and Training grade doctors, Therapists and Pharmacist. The team work together in a multi-disciplinary fashion in order to generate better outcomes for our patients. With a large elderly population we have seen a constant demand for the Elderly Frail Unit via our emergency departments. The planned developments will see improved partnership working with our primary care and community partners to reduce hospital admissions in the first place. Our services will be developed using best practice principals with regard to acute medical care of older people.

The Elderly Frail Unit although an established model is constantly looking for ways to improve the patient experience, so the ideal candidate can have a key role to play in shaping this service joining our existing team for elderly services comprising experienced geriatricians, discharge co-ordinators, nursing staff, and rehab staff all of whom are dedicated to provide good quality patient care. The role of geriatricians and other professionals who specialise in care of older people is crucial in implementing best practice in terms of leadership, education and training.

The Health Board actively supports consultant doctors to undertake funded 3 month formal sabbaticals through an annual application process.

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.

This position involves Regulated Activity with adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including:

- an adults barred list check

Applicants must hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC.

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Vacancy Ref: 040-CON350

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 27th August 2020

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac: 5th August 2020

Published in BMJ: 28th August 2020

Interview Date: 29th September 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact Dr Ajit Verma, Clinical Director for Care of the Elderly, 01633 234387.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website.

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