Consultant Community Geriatrician

Liverpool, Merseyside
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
24 Sep 2018
19 Oct 2018
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The Royal Liverpool University Hospital was opened in 1978 and is the main teaching hospital in the Mersey Region for the University of Liverpool and merged with Broadgreen Hospital in 1995.

Currently the Trust contains over 700 beds and provides a comprehensive variety of clinical services in most of the main medical and surgical specialities. The trust is due to open a new Royal Liverpool University Hospital in 2018, located next to the existing building, which will be the future central hub for specialist and complex care in the region and planned to form part of a new biomedical campus, with numerous future partnerships and potential in the future of which Clinical Gerontology plays a significant role in.

Clinical Gerontology is the largest bed-holding Directorate within the Trust and has beds on both the Royal Liverpool Hospital and the Broadgreen Hospital site. In addition to this, the directorate provides a plethora of sub speciality services.

This is a new consultant post, to support 3 other Community Geriatricians as part of a new locality model for Community Geriatric provision in the city. There are 56 older person registered care homes in Liverpool, It is estimated that 4% of the over 65 population in the UK reside in care homes with an average length of stay being 2 years. These patients represent a frail and vulnerable group who are at risk of declining health, hospital admission and progression of frailty.

The post holder will be an active member of an integrated team supporting this patient group, working with numerous stake holders with the shared goal to: enhance the quality of life of older patients with long term conditions, helping patients recover from illness and frailty and to allow patients to maintain as much independence as possible.

The appointment in its sessional allocation recognises commitment to the: Acute Frailty unit, Geriatric Medicine Outpatients and Community patient reviews and any future developments within the directorate. The appointee will join a team of 13 Consultant Geriatricians.

For further details please see the job description. It is a requirement for the successful candidate to have completed specialist training in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine (or equivalent training) and to be entered onto the GMC Specialist Registrar for Geriatric Medicine and General Medicine or
be eligible to be listed within six months of interview.

For further information about this post please contact: Dr Mark Johnston Speciality Lead for Clinical Gerontology, Tel: 0151 706 3625 Email:

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Mark Johnston -

Dr Neil Haslam -

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