Consultant Geriatrician

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Applicants are invited for the Post of Consultant Geriatrician within the Rehab and Elderly Medicine Directorate on a 10 PA basis, however LTFT applications will be considered. You will join an existing team of 24 consultants whose clinical activities support a range of sub-specialities including orthogeriatrics, movement disorders, acute frailty, FASS and dementia and delirium care. Clinical management of patients is well-supported through the use of a consultant delivered model of care across a seven-day period and the Department proves attractive to candidates wishing to join a dynamic, ambitious and forward-thinking service.

Youmust possess MRCP, hold a CCST and be on the GMCs Specialist Register, or be within six months of being admitted to the GMCs Specialist Register. Skills in undergraduate teaching and emergency medicine are desirable. Development of sub-speciality interests will be encouraged and supported in-line with service priorities. You will play a key role in both new and ongoing service developments within geriatric medicine and work closely with the Clinical Lead, Clinical Director, Directorate Manager to develop / deliver safe and sustainable high-quality services for patients.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and encouraged. Applicants interested in applying should contact Dr Richard Telford, Clinical Director, on 0191 565 6256 ext. 47496 or Bleep 52454 and Dr Marie Bateman, Clinical Lead, on ext. 40508 or bleep 58267.

Proposed interview date: 20.10.23

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to develop, in conjunction with the Department, a comprehensive service for elderly patients and contribute to consultant-led care across seven days. You must be prepared to participate in a 1:12 on-call consultant rota.


Provision and delivery of consultant support for patients requiring geriatric assessment and management.

Provision of assessment and triage of patients requiring complex care and interventions.

Ability to facilitate discussions and onward referrals for patients requiring investigations and/or specialist care.

Support sub-speciality care within the care of the elderly service.

Support outpatient services such as general and sub-speciality consultant led clinics across both sites / where needed.

Actively participate in MDTs and other meetings necessary to patient care.

Support the clinical lead and clinical director with the development of geriatric medicine services across STSFT.


Participate in local and national audit activities relevant to elderly medicine.

Attendance at clinical governance activities / meetings.

Act as an educational and clinical supervisor for junior medical staff in training.

Support the delivery of integrated older persons care and services as needed.


Participate in existing clinical trials and research within the Service.

Working with the STSFT research and innovation team assist with the recruitment of potential participants into future research studies.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be expected to develop, in conjunction with the Department, a comprehensive service for elderly medicine and will contribute to evening/weekend evening Frailty and on-call sessions with an approximate rota of 1 in 14.


Person Specification



  • Possess MRCP.
  • Have spent either 3 years in Higher Training (or equivalent) or 5 years as a Specialist Registrar (or equivalent).
  • Hold a CCT and or be on the GMCs Specialist Register, or be within 3-6 months of being admitted to the GMCs Specialist Register.


  • Have been involved in academic research as part of their training and have both presented and published peer reviewed articles.
  • Have spent a period of training in research in a discipline appropriate to their intended practice.
  • Have undertaken additional training in geriatric medicine.
  • Have received further specialty training in Geriatric and General Medicine to a level equivalent to Calman Level III.
  • Have obtained a higher Degree by thesis (MD, MCh, MSc).



  • Have experience in training under graduates and post graduates.

Skills and knowledge


  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Management & leadership skills.
  • Be able to work as part of a team.


  • Awareness of assessment / appraisal.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Trust Headquarters

Sunderland Royal Hospital



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