Consultant Physician in General Internal Medicine with an interest in Geriatrics

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

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Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process

Consultant Physician in General Internal Medicine with an interest in Geriatrics

Based at Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, SE Wales

Full Time (10 Sessions)

Plus 1 Additional Temporary Sessions

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 12th November 2020

This substantive consultant post will be based in Newport. The department is designed and supported with a team of; Clinical Nurse Specialists, Non Training and Training grade doctors, physician associates, Therapists and Pharmacists. The team prides itself on providing high quality Acute Medical care and comprehensive geriatric assessments for the elderly, which is consultant led with good multi-disciplinary working.

With a large elderly population we have seen a constant demand to expand our service. The planned developments will see improved partnership working with our primary care and community partners to ensure the Elderly are treated at home or in the most appropriate place. There is close joint working with Frailty teams and front end geriatrics. Our services will be developed using best practice principals with regard to acute medical care of older people.

The potential candidate will take responsibility for Elderly care/ rehabilitation/ EFU wards and will also have out-patient clinics and on-call commitments for unselected admissions.

The Clinical Futures Care of The Elderly model will improve the patient experience, so the ideal candidate can have a key role to play in shaping this service joining our existing team for elderly services comprising experienced geriatricians, discharge co-ordinators, nursing staff, and rehab staff all of whom are dedicated to provide good quality patient care. The role of geriatricians and other professionals who specialise in care of older people is crucial in implementing best practice in terms of leadership, education and training.

The Health Board actively supports consultant doctors to undertake funded 3 month formal sabbaticals through an annual application process.

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.

This position involves Regulated Activity with adults and children as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

Enhanced check with barred list information, including 

  •  an children barred list check
  • -an adults barred list check

Applicants must hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC.Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Vacancy Ref: 040-CON414-CF                  

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 12th November 2020

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac: 19th October 2020

Published in BMJ:         30th October 2020  

Interview Date:     11th December 2020

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website.


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