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Consultant in Elderly Medicine

Consultant in Elderly Care Medicine

Main area
Elderly Medicine
Consultant in Elderly Care Medicine
Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 PA's)
Job ref
Hull Royal Infirmary
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Salary period
01/06/2023 23:59

Job overview



We’re looking for a Consultant Physician to join our team in the Department of Elderly Medicine.


Provide a job plan flexible to your expertise and interests that allows you to flourish

Support your development by protecting time for study and professional development

Include you on our journey to continue to push boundaries by seeking new and innovative ways of giving the best possible care to our patients

Remarkable people

From day one, you join a Trust that always looks out for you. A Trust that makes sure you feel an integral part of the team, and the NHS as a whole. A Trust that listens, learns and improves from feedback. Especially yours.

Main duties of the job


Enjoy working with a multi award-winning team of geriatricians in a recently transformed department

Have the opportunity to work on one of our innovative base wards, within our newly refurbished Frailty Assessment Beds, or at the heart of the action within our nationally recognised, award winning Frailty Intervention Team 

Be encouraged and supported to develop a subspeciality interest of your choice. 

Be a significant part of our exciting adventure within a department that pushes boundaries to achieve excellence in patient care whilst maintaining its ranking within the top 10% of performing geriatric departments nationally.

Working for our organisation

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000  staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential criteria
  • GMC Registered Medical Practitioner
  • Entry on specialist register (or expected entry within 6 months) CCT in Elderly Medicine and General Internal Medicine or equivalent , MRCP or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Additional qualifications, Such as MD, PhD.

Clinical Experience

Essential criteria
  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in General Medicine (Acute Medicine). General and subspecialty experience.
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on range of general medical and age-related problems, both in clinic and in emergency setting
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
Desirable criteria
  • Additional sub-specialty experience particularly with relationship to: 1. Acute frailty 2. Parkinsons Disease 3. Community geriatrics 4. Orthogeriatrics

Management and Administrative

Essential criteria
  • Ability to advise on smooth and efficient running of specialist service
  • Ability to organise and manage workload
  • Ability to manage and lead medical team
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to manage and lead specialist unit and working parties as appropriate

Teaching and Audit

Essential criteria
  • Experience of supervising junior medical staff.
  • Ability to teach clinical skills.
  • Committed to formal and informal teaching of medical staff, AHPs and medical students.
Desirable criteria
  • Formal undergraduate teaching experience.
  • Experience of designing Teaching and Audit programmes.
  • Ability to supervise postgraduate research

Research Experience

Essential criteria
  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
Desirable criteria
  • Postgraduate thesis and/or previous experience in Research

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Kirsten Richards
Job title
Clinical Director for Elderly and Discharge
Email address
Telephone number
01482 608732
Additional information

Debbie Hamer, Business Manager, Medical Business Unit, Telephone 01482 675689