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Care of the elderly
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week (1 in 8 weekend on call)
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Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Warrington Hospital
£93,666 - £126,281 Salary dependent on agreed job plan sessions
Salary period
09/07/2024 23:59

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Geriatric Medicine Consultant

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Job overview

The post is based at Warrington Hospital and the post holder is expected to assist in the development of our innovative Geriatric Medicine inpatient and outpatient services. The appointee will play a key role alongside the clinical director in the development of our clinical services and directly contribute to acute and general medicine care, discharge planning and the provision of outpatient clinics. There is an option to join the acute medical consultant on-call rota and we will provide support within the job plan for any speciality interests.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the Care of the Elderly consultant team you will work as part of a multi-Disciplinary ward based team overseeing the care of your patients.


Depending on your sub-specialty interests clinical and non-clinical sessions can be built into your job plan including but not limited to Orthogeriatrics, Perioperative medicine for older people undergoing surgery (POPS), Movement Disorder, Dementia or acute medicine sessions. The CBU is focused on developing the service in new and innovative ways and would support sessions to develop new services.


Admin and SPA time is allocated accordingly and you would also be part of the GIM on-call rota.

Working for our organisation

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a caring and compassionate organisation that is both ambitious and innovative. We are committed to delivering the best outcomes for our patients and providing a positive experience of our staff.  We aspire to be outstanding for our patients, our communities and our staff and are committed to being a great place to receive healthcare, work and learn.

Straddling the neighbouring boroughs of Warrington and Halton we are part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care system.  Our hospitals are ideally situated to meet the growing healthcare needs of the 330,000 population of these boroughs.

Warrington Hospital is home to our emergency, critical care and maternity services, Halton Hospital is focused on elective procedures and the Runcorn Urgent Treatment Centre, although many services are offered at both sites and in community hubs.

A CQC-rated ‘good’ organisation with ‘outstanding’ features, we are working towards university hospital status, having achieved teaching hospital status in 2019.

Our workforce of nearly 5,000 across both sites comprises more than 50 nationalities. We strive to be an equal, diverse and inclusive employer, which is recognised as a pioneer in its equality, diversity and inclusion work. The Trust is proud to have achieved numerous external accreditations and is working towards achieving the Anti-Racist Organisation Framework, recognising the importance of anti-racism in all that we do.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Educational activities and training

This will be conducted annually to support the clinician in his / her current work duties and incorporating methodical planning for the future with support to ensure the consultant meets revalidation.


There is established local departmental weekly teaching on Tuesday lunchtime and the appointee shall be encouraged to participate in delivering that. The appointee will share responsibility for educational and clinical supervision of junior medical staff with other physicians.


Supporting staff

 Medical, technical and secretarial / administrative support for in-patient and out-patient work will be provided as will consultant office accommodation. Full personal IT facilities will also be available. 



The research and audit interests of the successful applicant will be encouraged.


Educational activities and training

 The Trust supports the requirements for Continuing Medical Education as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities. Personalised developmental budgets can be discussed & supported for developing specific specialty and / or leadership capabilities of successful candidates.


Clinical and seminar teaching for Junior staff preparing for the MRCP examinations is organised through the Postgraduate Medical Centre and all consultants are invited to contribute to this teaching. The trust holds mock PACES courses and the appointees will be encouraged to contribute towards that as well.


Audit / clinical governance

The department has an active interest in clinical audit including contributing data for national audits and NCEPOD surveys. All medical staff are expected to participate in clinical audit.  Regular audit meetings are organised both within the department and within the larger CBU structure, and the appointees will be expected to participate.


Fully informed and documented consent will be undertaken for procedures and body tissue samples.


The job plan will be a prospective agreement that sets out a consultant’s duties, responsibilities and objectives for the coming year. It should cover all aspects of a consultant’s professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities. It should provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external. In addition, it should include personal objectives, including details of their link to wider service objectives, and details of the support required by the consultant to fulfil the job plan and the objectives.


A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee, the CBU Manager and Clinical Director, with final agreement by the Deputy Medical Director.


It will be reviewed at 3 months & thereafter annually or at any time, but no less than 3 months after a previous review, as requested by the appointee, Medical Director or Clinical Director & adjusted accordingly to the agreement of both parties.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Specialist Register for Geriatric Medicine
Desirable criteria
  • Experience working within a Frailty Assessment Unit


Essential criteria
  • Experience working as part of on-call team


Essential criteria
  • Experience working within the NHS

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Chris Barlow
Job title
IMC CBU Manager
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01925 662937
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