Consultant Geriatrician

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


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Job summary

The Trust is keen to develop an outstanding geriatric service and is looking for a highly motivated and innovative physician to support the development of specialist services for older people.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative professional to join this developing frailty service with varying interests and skills to enhance and develop our current service provision. Including the option of general medical on calls, geriatric ward base activity, outpatients geriatric care plus educational and leadership roles to support the development of this forward thinking service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will

  • Carry out inpatient elderly care ward and board rounds

  • Provide support/sessions on the Frailty Assessment Hub

  • Be encouraged to be involved in the Frailty Improvement programme committed to delivering change and improvements within the service

  • Ensure that Estimated Discharge Dates are set on admission for inpatients

  • Take an active role in the development and implementation of the local integrated frailty pathway

  • Support delivery of national targets (18 weeks, new to follow up ratios, length of stay)

  • Provide training and supervision to junior doctors

  • Provide training and support to specialist frailty practitioners

  • Participate in rolling teaching programme

  • Engage fully in consultant appraisal with a view to achieving revalidation

  • Participate in the adherence to inhouse Frailty KPIs including CGA completion, reduced LOS, reduced readmittance.

  • Opportunity for Frailty or condition specific out patient clinics including a HOT Frailty clinic.

Applicants must already be on the GMC register or within 6 months of the interview date and have a certificate of completion of specialist training.

About us

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust are pleased to offer this exciting opportunity as we develop our frailty service following the successful approval of an ambitious and exciting business case. This will include the development of a Frailty Assessment Hub and develop an innovative, person-centred model of care for older people.

Successful post holders will have the ability to lead and influence the development of the frailty model both internally and collaboratively with system partners. Applicants should bring passion, commitment and will be instrumental in driving forward this change.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching and clinical audit.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details regarding the main responsibilities.

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced DBS will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

Advertising Date: 4th April 2022

Closing Date: 31st May 2022

Shortlisting: 1st - 2nd June 2022

Provisional Interview Date: 14th / 27th July 2022

Person Specification



  • Basic Medical Qualification, M.R.C.P. or equivalent, GMC Registration and Licence to Practice


  • MSc, MD or PhD

Higher Qualification


  • On the specialist register with a CCT in General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics or within 6 months of achieving this.



  • Knowledge and experience of General Medicine and Care of the Elderly

Training Expected:


  • Extensive training and experience in General Medicine and Care of the Elderly in an accredited training programme.



  • Participation in Clinical Audit


  • Evidence of service development

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust





Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Dr Mas Diwan


Date posted

22 April 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff




£84,559 to £114,003 a year Additional PAs for on-call or additional commitments. Pro Rata



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working, Compressed hours

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