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Specialist in Geriatrics & General Internal Medicine

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity exists for a dynamic team player to join Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust as a Specialist in a combined acute and community role.

The post holder will form leadership of an MDT at Goole district and general hospital as an active part of the team based in a combined role across Goole district hospital and community settings. The role will include medical oversight for sub-acute and rehabilitation ward at Goole along with Virtual wards and intermediate care community beds.

NLaG NHS FT is developing and investing in its General Internal medicine/Geriatrics model. Recent developments include Virtual wards, Community frailty model, OPAT service and Step down/step up rehab inpatients at Goole and District Hospital, ward 3. On site, state of the art diagnostics is available 24/7 at SGH and DPOWH. X-ray facility and elective work is undertaken at Goole along with rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, and end of life care.

Main duties of the job

This post is to support the expansion of the team of senior decision makers in Medicine and Community/Therapies division. The successful candidate will form leadership of an MDT at Goole district and general hospital as an active part of the team based in a combined role across Goole district hospital and community settings. The post has been developed on the background of service redesign, and growing needs to support education and training. The role will include medical oversight for sub-acute and rehabilitation ward at Goole along with Virtual wards and intermediate care community beds.

All you need is:Good experience in geriatrics/ general internal medicine or related specialty at least at registrar's / Specialty Doctor level for more than 6 years, motivation and enthusiasm to develop in the specialty. There is an excellent modern Development and Education Centre with extensive facilities in our trust. You will be provided mentorship to develop professionally by clinical leadership in the community and therapy division.

The Hull York Medical School has brought an increase in the number students being taught within the Department. The successful candidate will be expected to take part in the teaching of medical students. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to be appointed as Honorary Senior Lecturer at Hull York Medical School (HYMS).

About us

We're a large organisation with three hospitals located in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole. We also provide community services in North Lincolnshire. Our 6,500 members of staff care for and support a population of more than 400,000 people.

We encourage all our staff to innovate and adopt 'best practice' so we can deliver excellent care to our patients. We ask staff to live our values kindness, courage and respect.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us. You could be one of them.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

Should we receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert.

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Please be aware that all newemployees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post sits within the community and therapy division based across Goole and District hospital and community settings but is part of the overarching Geriatrics and GIM clinical team.

The post would suite an enthusiastic team player dedicated to high quality patient care. The opportunity exists to work in a non-hierarchical setting and offer a wide range of Geriatrics procedures in these busy District General Hospitals and community settings.

The post holder is expected to contribute to a service which is both Consultant-led and delivered.
  • Undertake board rounds and patient reviews of the allocated inpatient
  • Review all new medical admissions when rostered for Geriatrics on- call duty within the timeframe of the operational standard for the Trust and remain responsible for the care of these patients until they are either discharged from unit or transferred to the specialty ward whereby the care is transferred.
  • Direct and manage the team to deliver effective, safe, and timely care in line with the operating standards of the AAU
  • Leadership role in specialty
  • Liaise with specialty clinicians to facilitate their early involvement and management where needed.
  • Further develop functional links with the community to facilitate seamless transfer of patients between the community and the hospital.
  • Ensure timely completion of all documentation pertinent to an admission, transfer, discharge, or death, in line with hospital standards.
  • Acute Frailty assessment and Surgical liaison work along with Virtual ward and OPAT work as per allocated shift and rota

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Full registration with the GMC at time of appointment.
  • Evidence of specific training /experience in Geriatrics and/ or general medicine or allied specialties e.g. Renal/ITU/Resp/Geriatrics for at least 6 years
  • 12 years post-graduation experience
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • oapplicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English ohave the following scores in the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Overall 7.5, Speaking 7, Listening 7, Reading 7, Writing 7 ohave achieved at least grade B in the medicine version of the Occupational English Test, in each area, speaking, listening, reading & writing


  • Specialty exams



  • Acute care safe oUp-to-date ALS. oHospital at night team working / experience. oOut of hours experience relevant to the job
  • experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk


  • ALS instructors certificate
  • Evidence of participation in Clinical Audit related to Acute care
  • Teaching: evidence of interest and experience in teaching where required in the job.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust


Goole and community services


DN14 6RX

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