Client Name: NHS trust, Essex

Role: Interface Geriatric Consultant – substantive or 12 month fixed term contract. Visa sponsorship is available.

Rates: £99,532 to £131,964 per year + access to employee benefits, such as the NHS Pension Scheme

Shifts: Mon- Fri 0800-1600 + On call commitment OPAL Unit cover 1 in 6 Saturday + Sunday (9 hours) with day off in lieu. 8.5 DCCs & 1.5 SPAs. Full job description available on request.

The aim of the IGC is for early identification of patients attending the Emergency Department (ED) with a frailty score above 5 (Rockwood) to enable a multi-disciplinary team of frailty specialists (OPAL Outreach) to be mobilised that will support the assessment of an individual’s needs, through a frailty specific lens, to identify and co-ordinate the sourcing of additional care needs in the right place and the right time, safely returning individuals back into community-led care plans as quickly as possible.

They are required to lead multidisciplinary team meetings and contribute to training programmes and service development. Where indicated they participate in and/or lead family meetings and attend relevant multidisciplinary team meetings within the hospital, for example the Nutrition MDT for complex nutritional issues.

The IGC role will encompass:

  • Attending the ED handover daily to identify frail, older patients for post taking
  • To see and screen patients within ED (to complete medical part of CGA)
  • To feed the most appropriate patients through to OPAL for assessment, overnight stay or referral to OPAL hot clinics
  • To support ambulance queue
  • To support AAU & SDEC
  • To support the GIFRT six steps for better care guidance
  • Support the achievement of the Ambulance national 30 minute category 2 target

Location: Essex



  • Be a GMC registered Doctor (you do NOT need to be on the Specialist Register).
  • Have relevant experience at Consultant level, or references to support your transition up to Consultant level.
  • You will need to pass an enhanced background check (DBS).


  • Access to the NHS Pension scheme
  • Employee benefits such as sick pay and holiday pay
  • Paid SPA sessions to facilitate your ongoing CPD
  • Working in a beautiful city near the seaside

Based at this NHS trust, you will get to use your expansive medical knowledge in any one of our openings for Acute Medicine Doctors. In this sustainable, challenging, yet rewarding role you will play an important part in helping patients who have suddenly and unexpectedly become unwell.

Life here is never dull, and roles are suited to those who are great multitaskers. You will be a senior decision maker within a busy and fast-paced department, meaning decisiveness and the ability to deliver clear and concise instructions to others are key.

General key skills

In addition to your qualifications, as an Acute Medicine Doctor, you will have:

  • Expansive medical knowledge
  • Good leadership skills
  • Assertiveness and ability to clearly instruct others
  • Decisiveness
  • Ability to work at pace
  • Quick thinker and goof under pressure
  • Competent in problem-solving
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • The ability to work as part of a wider team
  • The ability to multitask and prioritise multiple seriously ill patients
  • Stamina and resilience
  • Good analytical and observation skills
  • Caring, compassionate manner
  • Good administrative ability
  • Motivated and driven by helping others
  • Commitment to ongoing development and/or research

If you are looking for a Medicine role within a Trust that continuously strives to achieve excellence and embody its core values, apply today and work in an environment where everyone is inspired and empowered to be the best they can be.

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