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Consultant Geriatrician with Special Interest in Acute Geriatrics


Main area
Care of the Elderly
10 sessions per week (Full Time)
Job ref
Royal Gwent Hospital
£79,957 - £103,806 £79,957 - £103,806 per annum pro rata
21/04/2021 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


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Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process


Consultant Geriatrician Interest in Emergency Frailty Unit(EFU)

Full Time (10 Sessions plus 1 additional temporary session

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Based at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, ABUHB

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight of 21st April 2021

Within ABUHB we’re setting up the pace in the Care of the Elderly Directorate by investing in innovative services to address the acute medical problems and care needs of our older population.

This substantive post will be based at the Royal Gwent Hospital. The consultant in the Emergency Frail Unit (EFU) will work alongside 8 Consultant Geriatricians working within the Royal Gwent Hospital. The service is well supported with a team of 19 Training and Non Training Grade Doctors, including two Specialty Registrars and 4 Specialty Doctors, 3 Physician Assistants, Discharge Coordinators, Therapists and Pharmacists. The multidisciplinary team works together for comprehensive geriatric assessments and improving patient centered outcomes.  With a large elderly population in South Wales there has been increased demand for our services. The planned developments will provide partnership working with our primary care and community colleagues for streamlining hospital admissions aimed to follow best practice principles in acute medical care and facilitate timely discharge of older people to avoid hospital acquired complications.

Sub-acute and rehabilitation services provision is at St Woolos and Chepstow Community Hospitals when required.

Our Care of the Elderly Department is well known for team ethos, culture of openness and fair job share. Typical substantive consultant job plans offer - 11 PAs, 7 DCC (including admin),3 SPAs+1 GIM on call session, GIM rota currently 1:12, projected to expand to 1:15 after the new appointments. Newly appointed consultants will be encouraged to develop their own sub specialty interest. Our experienced consultants are also willing to flex up their job plans to accommodate the professional development needs of new appointees.

ABUHB is one of the largest Health Boards in Wales, situated in picturesque surroundings of South Wales in close vicinity to Cardiff, Bristol and the Brecon Beacons National Park, giving excellent work life balance. Newport also has close links to London via the M4.  

Health Board actively supports 3 month fully funded formal sabbaticals through an annual application process. Successful candidates will play a key role in ongoing service developments by joining our team of experienced geriatricians. The role of geriatricians is crucial in implementing best practice in terms of leadership, clinical governance, education and training.

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.

This position involves Regulated Activity with adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including:

       - An adults barred list check

Applicants must hold full registration and a license to practice with the GMC.

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Vacancy Ref: 040-CON350-C                                 

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 21st April 2021

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac:  30th March 2021           

Published in BMJ: 10th April 2021

Interview Date:  20th May 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact Dr Ajit Verma, Clinical Director for Care of the Elderly, 01633 234387.


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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

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact Dr Ajit Verma, Clinical Director for Care of the Elderly, 01633 234387.