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Consultant Geriatrician with an interest in Ortho Geriatrics

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Elderly Care
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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University Hospitals of North Midlands
Stoke on Trent
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Salary period
16/10/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

We are currently recruiting to a Consultant Geriatrician with an interest in major trauma care and surgical in-reach..

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will have duties in acute geriatric medicine and will join a team of 8 Consultant Geriatricians. We have 4 acute geriatric wards and a 24-bedded Frail Elderly Assessment Unit (FEAU).  Post holder responsibilities will include covering an acute ward with the 2 ortho-geriatricians and FEAU on a 1 in 9 rota. If the post-holder wishes to join the Acute Medicine on-call rota, this is currently 1 in 16, with weekend cover also including a Short-Stay medical ward.

Working for our organisation

You will be involved in teaching Year 3 Undergraduates from Keele University. Excellent career opportunities also include participation in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at Keele University Medical School and Postgraduate Centre, as well as participation in a growing portfolio of research studies.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

In addition the post holder will:

  • Provide medical input to the care and management of hip fracture patients on Ward 225 - a dedicated 36-bedded fractured neck of femur ward, in conjunction with the 2 ortho-geriatricians already in post. This service treats 750 hip fracture patients per annum.
  • Provide support and guidance to the teams caring for elderly patients admitted following major trauma. 26% of the patients (circa 300 pa) treated within the major trauma centre are over 75 years of age. The new post-holder will work alongside surgical trauma specialities to address the complex medical problems of these patients.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Eligibility for entry to the Specialist Register for Geriatric Medicine and General Internal medicine (GIM)(or within 6 months of CCT).
  • Experience and a special interest in working with hip fracture patients at Specialist Registrar grade
  • MRCP or equivalent.
  • Full GMC Registration.
Desirable criteria
  • An appropriate higher degree, eg MD, PhD or equivalent
  • Experience in working with major trauma patients at Specialist Registrar grade

Clinical Experience & Training

Essential criteria
  • Experience and an interest in the care of patients with hip fractures
Desirable criteria
  • Critical care experience

Academic, Research & Audit

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of training in research methodology
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of having undertaken original research
  • Publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals in the last five years.
  • Research experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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

Samantha Morris
Job title
Directorate Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01782 676013
Additional information

Dr G Jacob, Clinical Lead for Geriatric Medicine on 01782 675096 


If you have problems applying, contact

2nd Floor, Springfield Building
Royal Stoke Hospital
Newcastle Road
Stoke On Trent