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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/04/2021.

Locum Consultant in Geriatric Medicine

Job Reference: 265-3019155

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Northampton General Hospital, Northampton
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum

Northampton General Hospital and Kettering General Hospital have embarked on an exciting journey to become a University Hospitals Group, serving the whole of Northamptonshire and beyond through closer alignment and partnership with University of Leicester, University of Northampton and all other University partners. University of Leicester, with Northampton and Kettering Group, is committed to enhancing the partnership between academia and the NHS in Northamptonshire. A strong synergy between organisations is the key to success, major contributions made by consultant colleagues to the academic mission through research, teaching, education, clinical leadership, enterprise and innovation recognised by the award of a range of honorary titles from Honorary Fellow to Honorary Professor.

With four teaching schools (Allied Health Professions, Biological Sciences, Leicester Medical School, Psychology), six research departments (Cardiovascular Sciences, Genetics and Genome Biology hosting the Leicester Cancer Research Centre, Health Sciences hosting the Leicester Diabetes Research Centre, Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience Psychology and Behaviour, Respiratory Sciences), the College’s mission is to pursue the highest standards of research, education, training in biomedical and related subjects, to apply this knowledge and expertise to enhance the quality of life and economic prosperity of populations, locally and in the world. The high calibre of our academic endeavour is increasingly being recognised. In the 2020 Shanghai International ranking, the Medical School in Leicester was ranked 20 (of 3,000 medical schools); Leicester was 5th in the UK (Highest rank for clinical medicine outside of the Golden Triangle). In April 2017 NIHR Biomedical Research Centre commenced, a collaboration between University of Leicester, University of Loughborough and University Hospitals of Leicester. The BRC brings together the work of Respiratory Medicine, Cardiovascular Science, Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity.

Northampton General Hospital

Consultant in Elderly Medicine (Permanent or fixed term NHS position)

Full time or Job share

Northampton General Hospital is looking for an enthusiastic and forward thinking Consultant in Geriatric Medicine to join and help develop the successful service that the Trust provides. This is an exciting opportunity for the new team member to join our well located DGH at a time when the department is changing practice throughout the hospital. We are looking to develop new areas of working so candidates with special interests will be accommodated and supported as much as possible.

This is for a new full time appointment to join the existing 4 full time geriatricians and two geriatricians (Orthogeriatrics/Parkinson disease and General geriatrics)

The Department of Medicine for the Elderly is well established with clinicians’ designed wards, outpatients and therapy support within the acute hospital setting.

The Department of Medicine for the Elderly currently provides specialist elderly care services for Falls, Syncope, Orthogeriatrics and Movement disorders at the Northampton General Hospital site.

There are plenty of opportunities for a new colleague to develop new service ( for example peri-operative geriatric care etc) and to improve existing service to maintain our successful service.

This is an exciting time for Northampton General Hospital as we are establishing a service for frail elderly patients on Emergency Medical assessment unit. Current service consists of two Specialist Nurses for Elderly Medicine to carry out Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment within 24-hours of admission to Medical assessment units. They are supported by dedicated sessions of trust grade Registrar and a consultant Geriatrician. They identify suitable patients for multidisciplinary team assessment on two admission units to enable prompt and safe discharges. This service also identifies appropriate patients for 2 short stay elderly wards which are managed by Geriatricians.

Possession of MRCP or equivalent qualification is essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Further information can be obtained from Dr Pad Boovalingam, Consultant Stroke Physician and Clinical Director for Elderly, Stroke and outpatient specialities 01604 545946 or Dr. Michaela Ene Lead Consultant, Medicine for the Elderly 01604 544565 or Dr Pad Boovalingam Clinical Director 01604545965 Candidates are welcome to visit the department.


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