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Consultant in Orthogeriatrics and General Medicine

Main area
Geriatric Medicine with interest in Orthogeriatrics
10 PAs per week
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£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
18/10/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 


Consultant in Orthogeriatrics and General Medicine

10PA Contract plus £5000 recruitment and Retention Payment (additional £10,000 after completion of 3 years in post)

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our team, to play a central part in the continued development and success of our Geriatric services at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. We are one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the UK, linked to one of the most successful Universities in the UK, namely Warwick. The Trust has an integrated approach for the care of older people and is committed to working with its partner organisations to deliver coordinated streamlined care for older people.

When appointed, you will become part of new innovative developments in the provision of care for older people in Coventry and Warwickshire. This is an exciting time particularly as you will play a pivotal role in developing and delivering our Orthogeriatric services.

Our department strategy is to further expand our services and we are pursuing plans to develop a range of other innovative healthcare models and pathways across Coventry and Warwickshire which will offer further exciting opportunities in the following areas:

  • Orthogeriatric services
  • Perioperative surgical liaison
  • Acute frailty services
  • Seven day subspecialty service for acutely ill older people • Community services

You will have opportunities to take a leading role in helping to develop these initiatives and drive changes in the management of older people across the health economy.

In addition, there will be extensive opportunities for teaching and academic collaboration through our partnership with Warwick Medical School. As a member of our team, there will be an expectation of participation in both undergraduate and postgraduate education on a regular basis, CPD, audit and the clinical governance and management activities of the department.

On appointment, you will become part of a strong and dedicated team providing care to patients in Coventry and Rugby. Services currently provided by the department include Orthogeriatric liaison, Acute Geriatric Medicine, Falls and Rehabilitation and an award winning Dementia service.

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Marie Colver (PA to Dr Nick Balcombe)
Direct Line: 01788663200