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Specialist Doctor in Care of the Elderly

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum
Closing date
20 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Interviews are due to take place at the end of April.

We are looking for a Specialist Doctor in geriatric medicine to join our team. This is a full time post within the Department of Care of the Elderly (COTE) at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. The post will work in an integrated fashion with existing Consultant staff within the Department of Care of the Elderly (COTE) to deliver an expansion of services for older people and to support major new developments. The Specialist doctor will be expected to act autonomously and be responsible for patients under their care as an expert decision maker.

N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date if we receive a high volume of applications or if there has been a change in organisational priorities.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to contribute to the education and training of junior doctors and there will also be opportunities to contribute to teaching medical students from Warwick Medical School.

Department is currently pursuing the development of a major new strategy to develop and deliver Geriatric medicine services across Coventry and Rugby.

This strategy includes the following components:
  • Acute frailty services - including front door frailty service, rapid access clinics, and ambulatory care, short stay assessment services.
  • Provision of geriatric, medical input to Major trauma patients who are frail with multiple co morbidities.
  • Surgical liaison Service - including pre op assessment to optimise medical issues for elective operation patients, peri operative liaison ward round for in-patients on surgical wards.
  • Development of community services - including care home input and other support to primary care services e.g. development of virtual ward.
  • Expansion of Falls and Bone Health services - including fracture liaison service, joint osteoporosis services, multidisciplinary falls clinic.


About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our skilled employees across our hospital sites in Coventry and Rugby, with high quality patient care positioned at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a national and international leader in healthcare.

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

There has never been a better time to join our team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a full-time post within the Department of the Care of the Elderly at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. It is expected that appointees will have an in-patient bed base, contribute to out-patient services and be encouraged to develop a subspecialty interest. We welcome applications from those who would like to be considered for job sharing or less than full-time working. There are also additional PAs available depending on job planning.

For further information on this specialist doctor post, please refer to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification



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Skills & Abilities


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Commitment to Trust Values & Behaviours


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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Clifford Bridge Road



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