Consultants in Elderly Medicine

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£76,761 to £103,490
28 Feb 2018
12 Apr 2018
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for dynamic individuals to fill 3 posts within the Leeds Centre for Older People at St James’s University Hospital and join our energetic, enthusiastic and friendly team of Consultants in Elderly Medicine. The posts include:

Post 1: Consultant in Elderly Medicine with an interest in Community Geriatrics

Post 2: Consultant in Elderly Medicine with an interest in Movement Disorders

Post 3: Consultant in Elderly Medicine with an interest in Orthogeriatrics

The department consists of 2 Short Stay Wards, 4 Older People’s Wards and 3 Discharge Wards. We are well supported with junior doctors and have a strong focus on multidisciplinary working with dedicated pharmacists, physiotherapists and the Early Discharge Team.

We are a large and dynamic department based at St James’s University Hospital, but also have input into the orthopaedic department at Leeds General Infirmary, as well as increasing input into new collaborative services with our community and primary care partners. We are developing interface working with our Emergency Department colleagues, have recently embedded the Leeds Frailty Unit and work closely with neighbourhood community teams to avoid unnecessary admissions and facilitate early discharge. We are looking for staff interested in engaging and contributing to service changes that support safe and timely care for patients.

The job plans will be agreed with the successful candidate and may include significant contribution to this new work from the appointee, or, if more appropriate they may take over existing roles to allow rotation of colleagues into the new roles.

Applicants should have established skills in Elderly Medicine and preferably experience within one of the subspecialities These posts are suitable for new consultants or established consultants wishing to relocate. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

The ideal applicants for these posts will be able to demonstrate the following attributes: strong knowledge and skills in elderly medicine, positive response to the challenges of service development, resilience and flexibility in the face of change, excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They will be able to work cooperatively with colleagues both at consultant level and across the multidisciplinary team. They will have a strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and an ability to demonstrate an understanding of the role of research in driving up clinical quality.

The successful applicant should possess MRCP (UK) from the Royal College of Physicians (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10 minute presentation on:

“How would you re-design an Elderly Medicine service to cope with an ageing population?”

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital, which can be arranged by contacting:

Dr Graham Sutton, Lead Clinician in Leeds Centre for Older People’s Medicine

Mr Steven Bush, Clinical Director for Acute Medicine Clinical Service Unit

Joanne Wood, General Manager for Acute Medicine Clinical Service Unit

0113 2066692,

INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD: Thursday 10 May 2018

If you wish to discuss this, or have any queries, please contact Lynn Lindley in Medical Staffing on (0113) 2064895: E Mail Address:

To apply, please click the apply button.

Please note that only electronic applications can be accepted for this post.

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. For Band 1 roles the Trust will pay the cost of the DBS checks and refund to you the cost of the update service. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants