Consultant Geriatrician with Specialist Interest

Manchester University
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester
Competitive salary
13 Jan 2021
18 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women's Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two full time consultant Geriatricians to join the Consultant Geriatrician and Multidisciplinary team at Manchester Royal Infirmary. You will be part of the wider Inpatient Medical Specialties Clinical Service Unit at MRI which includes the specialties of Respiratory, Haematology, Care of Elderly, Palliative Care and the Department of Medicine.

We would be supportive and open to Geriatrician applicants with specialist knowledge and interest in one of the following specialties; General Surgery, Cardiology, Vascular, Stroke, Major Trauma, Acute Medicine and Frailty.

Committed to working with dignity and respect, you will have a broad-based expertise in Geriatric Medicine, General (Internal) Medicine and your relevant specialist interest. You will be joining a team of highly motivated Consultants in Geriatric Medicine and depending on the interest and experience of the successful candidate there will be the opportunity to be involved in other sub-speciality areas of interest. Applications are welcomed for candidates interested in working flexibly or less than full time.

Interested applicants are encouraged to make contact regarding this exciting opportunity and to discuss their preferred specialist area in advance of interview.

For further information please contact:

Dr Marie Hanley, Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Lead for Complex In-patients (tel no 0161 276 4568)

Dr Prasanna Rao-Balakrishna, Consultant Diabetologist and Physician, Clinical Director for In-Patient Medicine Clinical Service Unit (tel no 0161 276 5194)

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMarie HanleyJob title0161 276 4568Email addressMarie.Hanley@mft.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

We look forward to discussing the opportunities with you. Please contact:

Dr Prasanna Rao-Balakrishna, Clinical Director for In-patient medicine (tel no 0161 276 5194)

Dr Marie Hanley, Clinical Lead for Complex In-patients (tel no 0161 276 4568)

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We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

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