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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/10/2019.

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Consultant in Geriatric Medicine

Job Reference: 358-1720549-CON

University Hospitals of Leicester
Geriatric Medicine
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£79,860 - £107,668 per a

The Geriatric Medicine department is looking to recruit 3 full time Consultant Geriatricians as new appointments (10PAs Basic Contract, though up to 12 PAs may be possible following negotiation). The post will be based at the University Hospitals of Leicester, predominantly at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospitals.

This post has been created as a result of joint working between University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) and Leicestershire Partnership Trust, with UHL being the lead employer. The post builds on the recent successful projects fusing acute and community geriatrics, leading to the development and evaluation of vertically integrated services for frail older people (‘interface geriatrics’) across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – including the HSJ and NHS Innovations award winning Emergency Frailty Unit (EFU).

University Hospitals of Leicester is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country. The delivery of better care for older people is one of the strategic pillars of the Trust and the EFU is part of several innovations aimed at improving the quality of care for frail older people by building a “frail friendly front door” in UHL. Leicester’s urgent care floor has undergone an extensive £40 million redesign which will see acute service for frail older people aligned closely with emergency and acute medical services.

Other innovations include the new Frailty Emergency Service (FES) which delivers frailty assessment and multi-disciplinary decision making in the Emergency Department. We have a highly motivated and efficient multidisciplinary team on our frailty friendly emergency floor and we aim to assess and manage more frail older patients at the front door with an aim of improving the patient journey and clinical outcomes. In particular, these posts will allow the expansion of the FES service to support Same Day Emergency Care. The post-holders will work closely with an enthusiastic, academically focused and progressive team of 15 geriatricians.

This role will be primarily aimed at supporting current acute hospital geriatric care. Thus it is envisaged that the post-holder will partake in the acute geriatric on-call (based on the Frailty Units) and be responsible for the in-patient care of geriatric patients. We also welcome candidates who wish to develop sub-specialty interests in Parkinson’s Disease, Community Geriatrics, Acute Frailty or Ortho-Geriatrics.

Prospective candidates should be within 6 months of obtaining a CCT, or be listed on or eligible for the UK Specialist Register at the date of interview.


For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information and / or an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Dr A Mathur, Head of Service for Geriatric medicine via email or via telephone on 0116 258 7628


We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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