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Geriatric Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle
£84,559 - £114,003 pro rata per annum
Salary period
09/02/2023 23:59

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Consultant in Geriatric Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Job overview

We are looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking consultant physician in geriatric medicine to join a team including medical and nurse consultants covering North Cumbria. The Directorate would equally welcome applications from existing and newly trained Consultants. 

This post is based in the Elderly Care Department at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle (CIC) with opportunities to work across site at the West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven (WCH).

The successful candidate will be encouraged to work as part of an established multi-disciplinary team inputting and helping to develop new models of care within an acute frailty pathway.  This is an opportunity to join an organisation in which clinicians are at the forefront of management and service development.

It is expected that the appointee will contribute equally to the out-of-hours-work and on-call rota.


Main duties of the job

The post holder will contribute to the development of the Frailty Service at the Cumberland Infirmary site, working within an effective multi-disciplinary team, to provide early assessment and management of the needs of frail older patients.

The post holder will build on the existing good relationships with primary and community care services so that frail, older people have risk factors identified and can be signposted to services that will support them to maintain their independence as close to home as possible and reduce the incidence of further crisis.  This may include co-ordination of specialist multi-disciplinary meetings which include primary and community care services to ensure that patients have robust care plans which help them to stay healthy at home for as long as possible.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop any particular interest she or he has that complements the needs of the service and a timetable will be agreed in advance, to reflect the particular interests of the applicant, and the specialist interests of the existing Consultants, together with the needs of the Trust.


Working for our organisation

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We’re responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of ‘safe, high quality care every time’.

  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council.
Desirable criteria
  • Specialist Registration for geriatrics and GIM. MRCP
  • Entry on the GMC specialist register via relevant CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview), relevant CESR or European Community Rights


Essential criteria
  • High level of clinical experience and competence in Geriatrics and GIM
  • Excellent communication skills with patients, colleagues, managers and other staff
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
Desirable criteria
  • Completed Higher Specialist Training (CCT) in Geriatrics or evidence of equivalent competency.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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

Louise Buchanan
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Associate Medical Director
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