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Specialist in Geriatric Medicine

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to appoint to Specialist Doctor in Geriatric Medicine to at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful candidate will be primarily based at the Northern General Hospital, but may be required to work at both campuses in the Trust.

A medical degree or diploma from a recognised UK or overseas university or institution. Full registration with the General Medical Council with a licence to practise. A minimum of 12 years medical work full time since obtaining a primary medical qualification (or equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least 6 of which will be in a relevant specialty working at Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades. Equivalent years' experience with evidence of relevant competencies achieved in a related specialty from other medical grades including overseas will also be accepted.

Any candidate who is unable for personal reasons to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post if such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with consultant colleagues.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will join a team of consultant geriatricians to deliver Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment for acutely admitted frail older patients. They will share a general Geriatric Medicine base ward with a consultant geriatrician and lead a team of junior doctors and non-medical practitioners. They will lead a multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality and efficient care.

The successful candidate will assist the directorate in developing our liaison services, and a liaison geriatrics session will be job planned. The specifics of this session can be tailored to individuals' experience and interest.

About us

Located on rolling hills and dissected by river valleys, Sheffield is one of the greenest and most wooded cities in Europe. More than a third of the city lies inside the beautiful Peak District National Park, and it is virtually surrounded by open countryside. Its central location and excellent transport links also means it is less than two hours from most major metropolitan areas.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an award winning and internationally recognised team, with a focus on innovation, research and high quality care, as well as family friendly working, and we are keen to discuss with individuals about how we can support their ambitions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the supporting job description and person specification which will outline the duties of the role including an indicative job plan.

The successful candidate must be registered with the GMC with a valid licence to practice. For further information please visit the GMC website and click on the Registration and Licensing link.

Non-UK/EEA applicants should ensure they are aware of the recent changes to the Immigration rules. For further information on how this may affect your application visit the UK Government website.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust promotes Equality of opportunity and Diversity within the workplace.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information: COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at where you can also find out more about how to access vaccination. There is a current government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Person Specification



  • Medical Degree from a recognised UK or overseas university or institution
  • A minimum of 12 years full time Medical work (or equivalent gained on a part-time basis) since obtaining a primary medical qualification at least 6 of which will be in a relevant specialty at Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades or equivalent
  • Full registration with the General Medical Council with a licence to practice


  • MD or PhD or equivalent
  • MRCP or equivalent



  • Manages the difficulties of dealing with complexity and uncertainty in the care of patients, employing expertise and clinical decision-making skills of a senior and independent/ autonomous practitioner
  • Manages complex common presentations in older people, including falls, delirium, dementia, movement disorders, incontinence, immobility, tissue viability, and stroke
  • Performs comprehensive assessment of an older person, including mood and cognition, gait, nutrition in an inpatient setting
  • Manages a multi-disciplinary team including effective discharge planning
  • Recognises patients approaching the end of life, initiates timely advance care planning conversations, and leads the provision of high quality palliative care with skilled and sensitive communication.
  • Demonstrates the underpinning subject specific competencies to enable practising at senior grade as evidenced in job plan, portfolio and logbooks
  • Clinically evaluates and manages a patient formulating a prioritised differential diagnosis initiating an appropriate management plan with the ability to review and adjust this depending on outcomes of treatment
  • Critically reflects on own competence, understands own limits, and asks for help when required


  • Wider experience in different units in related specialties

Management and Clinical Governance


  • Demonstrate an understanding of management & Clinical governance issues
  • Collaborate and respecting the multidisciplinary and interprofessional teams to manage risk issues across organisations and settings
  • Understands the principles outlined in the GMC document Good Medical Practice
  • Understands the requirements of Medical Appraisal and Revalidation

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of participation in CME/CPD in the last 12 months


  • Maintenance of a CPD diary or portfolio

Audit/ Research


  • An understanding of the issues of clinical effectiveness and audit
  • Ability to critically assess published research and incorporate it into clinical practice where appropriate
  • Documented completed audits during training/Experience


  • Understanding of the issues surrounding clinical research



  • Experience of teaching student doctors, doctors in training and/or other allied professionals at all levels.



  • Good written communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital


S5 7AU

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