Consultant Physician in Medicine for the Elderly

Posted 15 June by NHS Dumfries and Galloway Featured
NHS Dumfries and Galloway is committed to developing and improving services for older people. As part of a redesign of services an opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Physician in Medicine for the Elderly within the Health Board based within both Acute and Community.

In Acute, the redesign of services at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary is currently underway, with our new District General now open. In the Community we are developing “The One Team” that will provide enhanced care at home for DG1 and DG2 patients and there have been recent appointments for Care of the Elderly Specialist Nurses and trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioners for the Community. The Rehabilitation Model for the region is also being reviewed to ensure that we can meet the demands of the population in the future.

In addition to the clinical commitment the successful candidate will have opportunity to contribute to appropriate facilities for Care of the Elderly in the community. These new posts will form part of a wide multidisciplinary team. The posts will be based at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, provide cover at the Community Hospitals and contribute to managing patients at the front door. The successful candidate will also participate in the Frailty Pathway and acute medical on-call rota. Dual accreditation in General Medicine and Geriatric Medicine is essential. A further sub-speciality interest may be agreed depending on individual interests and service needs.

The consultant job plan is flexible and open to negotiation on appointment. The balance between direct clinical care and supporting professional activities to be discussed and agreed between the Board and the successful applicant. Additional EPAs may be offered on appointment for participation in the General Medical on-call rota.
Prospective candidates will require to be on the GMC Specialist Register and will hold a CCT or be within 6 months of obtaining the certificate.

Applications for part-time or job share employment are also welcome.

If you’re passionate about person-centred care and want to be part of our journey then we’d love to hear from you. The successful candidates will join an excellent team with opportunities to innovatively develop clinical services and play a key role in the configuration of our new services. The medical teams across all wards and departments aim to provide high quality medical education, delivered in a supportive and friendly environment. NHS Dumfries & Galloway has a strong sense of community as does the population it serves.

Dumfries is located in the South West of Scotland, with an excellent reputation for its high standard of local schools, college, and its university. Dumfries and Galloway is a popular tourist resort for many outdoor pursuits including golfing, walking, cycling and mountain biking plus lot’s lot’s more! Dumfries is a town which prides itself on its poetry and culture hosting “The Big Burns Supper” which is held annually in memory of Robert Burns.

As you can imagine living in Dumfries & Galloway provides a different type of lifestyle than the norm; the place is an area of outstanding beauty whilst you’re able to enjoy the great outdoors there are excellent links to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle. Take a lot at Visit Scotland – Dumfries which provides further interesting reading about the area: -maps/dumfries-galloway/

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