Consultant Physician For The Elderly

NHS Grampian
£78304 to £105570
31 Jul 2018
02 Sep 2018
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are delighted to invite applications for the above positions.

Post 1 - Acute Care at Home; this new additional post will provide either full-time capacity direct to the implementation of this approach within Aberdeen City supporting a multi-disciplinary team innovative or will enable back-fill from the existing team to do so.

Post 2 & 3 - Both of these posts are replacements of existing posts following retirement/departure of existing members of the Consultant team.

The Consultant team is based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) and/or Woodend Hospital in Aberdeen and form part of a team that provide the in-reach medical service to the Acute Geriatric Service based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. This team also provides medical leadership to Rehabilitation wards and a Hospital Based Complex Care ward at Woodend and a wide variety of out-patient and Community Geriatrician workload across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, including joint working with GPs in surgeries and care homes.

Liaison work in other Medical and Surgical wards within the hospitals also forms an important part of the Consultant team role to facilitate patient flow within the hospitals. The postholders will join one of the largest departments of Geriatric Medicine in Scotland, with exciting opportunities for clinical work at a time when innovative redesign and provision of new services are planned or taking place.

The development of an ‘Acute Care at Home’ model of service delivery in Aberdeen City is a key element of the strategic plan identified within the Community Geriatric Services of the Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced medical staff who are interested in joining a vibrant and energetic team.

All Acute Assessment work will take place within the Emergency Care Centre at ARI. Colleagues may also work in a  rehabilitation setting at Woodend Hospital and within the community across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

Links are being developed with colleagues within the Moray Health and Social Care Partnership to continue fostering a Grampian wide strategic approach to Geriatric Medicine.

The service is also closely integrated with the Academic Department
and there are excellent opportunities for research and active involvement in under/postgraduate education is anticipated. It is likely that the University of Aberdeen will accord Honorary status of Senior Clinical Lecturer. The Department of Rehabilitation and Medicine for the Elderly are closely linked and there are established services supporting Stroke, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Parkinson’s disease.

A Tilt Table service is also provided within Aberdeen developing links to Community to assess falls and it is envisaged that this, together with the ongoing development of Consultants aligned to localities within the new integrated health and social care arrangements, will enhance our already proactive department. Links between these postholders and these services will be actively encouraged to provide a seamless and high quality service for our elderly patients.

Candidates with any special interest in a related field will be actively encouraged to develop their area of expertise and a specific interest in Orthogeriatrics, Falls, Parkinsons Disease or the strategic identified area for development of ‘Acute Care at Home’ would be useful. However, any interest could be accommodated and research/audit is encouraged.

Aberdeen is a University City with one of the oldest medical schools in Europe and is the centre of the North Sea oil industry. It offers an excellent quality of life with diverse leisure activities, a high standard of schooling and is within easy reach of the Highlands for hill walking and ski-ing.

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information visit

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from date of interview or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR).

Established Consultants seeking change and new horizons are welcome to apply.

Interested candidates, who are encouraged to visit the department, can contact Dr Catie Butchart or Dr Stuart Rochow, Medical Co-Leads, Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen. Telephone: 01224 554545 or 01224 556092, or by emailing Dr Butchart at or Dr Stuart Rochow at

Interested candidates can also contact Jason Nicol, Head of Service for
Specialist Older Adults and Rehabilitation Services on 01224 556660 or  The department can also be contacted via its
twitter account, @AbdnGeriatrics.

Apply for this post by clicking on the APPLY button and search for the above Reference No. JM20438.

Closing date: Sunday 2nd September 2018.

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