Trust Doctor ST1-2 Older Persons Unit

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£40,257 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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An exciting opportunity for a fixed-term Trust Doctor post within the Older Persons Until has arisen. This post is for an ST1-5 trust doctor in Geriatric Medicine depending on previous experience. The post is for a period of 4-12 months, as soon as possible, depending on the applicant's situation.

Main duties of the job

You will work on one of our OPU wards with that ward's team of geriatric consultants, along with a team of SHOs, specialist Medical Nurse Practitioners and Physician Associates. Depending on the situation with the COVID pandemic you may be responsible for patients with COVID or a cohort of COVID contacts.

You will be responsible for the regular review and management of the inpatients on your ward under the supervision of the ward geriatricians. There will also be opportunity to gain outpatients experience in general or specialist clinics. The post involves working standard days Monday to Friday, with the option of participation in the general medical registrar on-call rota.

You will be part of the multidisciplinary team arranging ongoing rehabilitation and discharge. You will be expected to have very good communication skills and communicate regularly with the MDT, patients and their relatives.

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Person Specification



  • MBChB, MBBS or equivalent


  • MRCP or equivalent ECDL/CLAIT or equivalent IT qualification TLHP or equivalent

Clinical Experience


  • Experience in inpatient geriatric Medicine Experience working in MDT and discharge planning


  • Completion of CMT training or equivalent Extensive experience in Geriatric Medicine including subspecialty and outpatient care. Experience working at registrar level on medical take

Clinical Skills


  • Ability to appropriately assess acutely unwell frail older people and initiate an appropriate management plan Strong communication skills with older people, including patients with cognitive impairment, and their next of kin. Sound understanding of medicolegal framework of geriatric medicine


  • Specific higher level subspecialty skills in geriatric medicine Ability to perform practical procedures independently eg lumbar puncture Ability to perform Epley test/ Hall Pike manoeuvre.

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 United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Royal United Hospital Bath

Combe Park



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