Trust Doctor (CT/ST Equiv) in Eldercare

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,257 to £51,017 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Immediate Start for 8 MONTHS duration maximum with an end date no later than 29th FEBRUARY 2024.

Applications are invited for the post of Trust Doctor in Eldercare at Royal Cornwall Hospital. A good level of postgraduate NHS work experience would be an advantage.

Applicants will be required to have experience of working within a medicine related specialty for a minimum period of 12 months. You will require current ALS (or equivalent) and will also be GMC registered with a licence to practice.

The experience will be equivalent to a training post. You will be subject to the Terms and Conditions of the substantive posts within the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Key Accountabilities
  • Assessment and management of in-patients on Care of the Elderly wards.
  • Attend multi-disciplinary ward meetings.
  • Attend out-patients and assist in-patient management.
  • Fulfill the duties of the weekly timetable including out of hours responsibilities.
  • Participate in Clinical Audit.
  • Participate in departmental Education and Training sessions.

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals' NHS Trust (RCHT) is part of the Cornwall Healthcare Community. RCHT is working in close and collaborative partnership with other local trusts to deliver transformational and high quality healthcare services across the county. We are currently in a period of rapid transformational development and delivery of the Frailty and Stroke Pathways.

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise

Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time or those wishing to job-share

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds

We work with health and social care organisations including NHS Kernow and NHS England to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000 which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually developing clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Agency interest will not be considered until this advert has closed

Person Specification



  • MB ChB or equivalent medical qualification. Eligible to work at ST level. A good level of postgraduate NHS work experience. ALS or equivalent. Full GMC registration with a Licence to Practice.
  • GMC Registered with a Licence to Practice


  • Experience in speciality relevant to application. Additional qualifications e.g. BSc, MSc, PhD or equivalent.



  • Has achieved appropriate level of core competencies. Has a working knowledge of NHS.



  • Speak fluent English to at least I.E.L.T.S level 7.5.



  • Displays honesty, integrity, aware of ethical dilemmas, respects confidentiality.

Additional Circumstances


  • A Disclosure and Barring Service check satisfactory to the organisation. Occupational Health Clearance Receipt of two satisfactory references. The post-holder must have access to their own transport and the ability to travel within and outside of the county, sometimes at short notice, when require. To live no more than 30 minutes travel from hospital if an on call rota is category A.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital

Treliske Hospital



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