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Bank Locum Consultant - Geriatrics

Job Reference: J10-A-21-3724

NHS Professionals - Doctors
£90 p/h

Bank Locum Consultant – HCE/Geriatric Medicine We have an exciting opportunity for two Consultants to work with us at University Hospitals Plymouth in HCE/Geriatric Medicine to support with winter pressures. You will be part of an expanding elderly care department which has recently introduced an Elderly Frailty Unit, improved cross-cover of in-patient wards and seeking to develop a dedicated non-operative trauma ward and improved stroke care. The department has recently improved links with the Parkinson’s Disease service and develop robust in-patient care and management of patients with Parkinson’s Disease throughout the acute hospital. This is recognised by the neurology department who lead on Parkinson’s Disease care as an area that can be improved upon. This post is part of transformational change within the department and part of a strategy, approved by the Trust board to expand the department to 10 Consultant Geriatricians which will radically change the depth and breadth of services offered to older people across the Trust footprint.

The Trust are ideally looking for Consultants that can commit to full time placements however ad-hoc shifts can also be offered to any candidates that cannot commit to full time work.

Successful applicants will have the option to book additional shifts across other specialties during or after the placement through the Medics Online booking system or Allocate Me App. There is a mixture of days, nights, and twilights available across the Trust. Most shifts on offer will be at Derriford Hospital.

Pay rate £90p/h

Doctors Direct are part of NHS Professionals and owned by the Department of Health and Social Care, which means that we are part of the NHS family and sets us apart from locum agencies. We are working with University Hospitals Plymouth to help support them with their current medical vacancies.

About the Trust Located in Britain’s Ocean City, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is the largest hospital trust in the South West Peninsula, providing comprehensive secondary and tertiary care to a wider population of almost 2,000,000 people. The Trust works within a network of hospitals to offer a range of specialist services including kidney transplants, Neonatal intensive care and high risk obstetrics and cardiothoracic surgery, among others.

Employing around 8,000 staff and volunteers, University Hospitals Plymouth is a major contributor to a region that is a mix of both rural and urban. Doctors Direct have been proudly working in partnership with the Trust since January 2019 tosupport with the recruitment of doctors and ultimately help them realise their vision of providing excellent care, with compassion, wrapped around people’s individual needs.

Why chose Plymouth?

Plymouth is a beautiful port city located on the south coast of Devon and bordered by Cornwall to the West. Plymouth is the perfect central base for visiting beautiful coastal towns across Devon and Cornwall such as Salcombe, St Austell, Falmouth, Padstow, Newquay and St Ives.

Whether you are looking for beautiful walks or world-famous surfing beaches, the Southwest has it all. Plymouth is also situated on the edge of Dartmoor National Park which famously offers beautiful walking routes as well as mountain biking and bouldering.

Plymouth has a fantastic mix of over 95 restaurants to suit all tastes with established national chains, a vibrant independent restaurant sector, and a selection of restaurants which reflect all the major cuisines of the world. Plymouth also offers endless exciting attractions for families with the UK’s largest Aquarium, Dartmoor Zoological Park (home of the Hollywood movie ‘We bought a zoo’), Pennywell Farm, Super Tramp, Clip ‘n Climb, two Cinemas and much more.


Doctors Direct recruit to the highest of NHS standards and all applicants for this role should meet pre-screening requirements before applying.

• Full GMC licence to practice

• Minimum of 6 months experience in an NHS Trust within the last 2 years

Other Benefits

  • Revalidation support from the Trust.

• Access to Doctors Direct Webinars with leading experts from across the Healthcare industry.


Doctors Direct part of NHS Professionals works in partnership with NHS Trusts to provide high quality flexible staff to Acute and Primary Care Organisations across England.

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