Two Consultant Posts in Medicine for the Elderly

Watford, Hertfordshire
£77,913 - £105,042 pa
10 Dec 2018
20 Jan 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Elderly Medicine and Stroke Services is expanding.

We have an exciting opportunity for two enthusiastic, forward-thinking colleagues to join a team that has driven several important quality developments in the care of older adults including a dual pathology partnership service with old age psychiatry, an A-rated stroke service that is in the top tier of hyper-acute stroke services nationally and an orthogeriatric service that is part of a team that won a National HSJ patient safety award.

One of these posts is new and will complement our existing consultant team of thirteen who currently provide specialist services in orthogeriatrics, movement disorder, intermediate care, dementia, frailty and continence.

The successful post holder has a unique opportunity to help develop our new frailty model both within the Trust and as an integrated service with our community partners. The successful post-holder will be encouraged to develop a subspecialty interest that aligns with the department. We are seeking to appoint the right individual and wish to encourage enquiries from all potential candidates. These posts will help to enable the care we provide to evolve into a frailty rather than age-based model.

We would strongly encourage an interest in clinical leadership and if any applicant has leadership experience there are opportunities to develop this within the service The post holder will be expected to make an equal contribution to the medicine on-call rota weekdays and weekends.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute healthcare services to a core catchment population of approximately half a million people living in west Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. We offer a range of more specialist services to a wider population, serving residents of North London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and East Hertfordshire. As an employer of over 4,500 people we are one of the biggest employers in the area and treat nearly a million patients each year.

West Herts NHS Trust is close to completing plans for new estate to further enhance care delivery to our patients.

Our hospitals and environs are a great place to live and work. We are close to the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside and historical places of interest, with great shopping, excellent restaurants and a vibrant night life. There is a wide variety of leisure, cultural and recreation facilities within the locality and there are excellent schools available.

We have first rate transport links with central London, which is easily reached within 30 minutes by rail. Bus services run between the train stations and Watford Hospital. The M25 is approximately 15 minutes due north and all three towns are within easy reach of London and Heathrow and Luton airports.

You  must be fully registered with the GMC and be on the GMC Specialist Register for Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine or within six months of acquisition of a CCT.

Please contact: Dr Kwasi Debrah, Clinical Director for Care of the Elderly on 01923 217126 or email Dr Arla Ogilvie, Divisional Director for Medicine on 01923 436220 or email: or Dr Michael van der Watt, Medical Director on 01923 436 368 or email:

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Closing date for applications: 20 January 2019
Interview date: 14 February 2019

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