Consultant in Geriatric Medicine (General with Geriatric Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit - GORU)
Vale of Leven General Hospital

Job reference: 024159

Location: Vale of Leven General Hospital

Job closing date: 10/07/2020

Job posted date: 12/06/2020

Salary: Consultant (£82,669 - £109,849)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: 40

Department: Older People Clyde

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Recruitment Advertisement

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde


Consultant in Geriatric Medicine (General with Geriatric Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit - GORU)


Salary:           £82,699 (GBP) to £109,849 (GBP) (pro-rata if applicable)

Tenure:         Permanent – Full Time    (1 wte post)

Location:      Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire


Job Reference : 24159


Relocation Package available (where appropriate)

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the UK’s largest provider of acute hospital, primary, community and mental health care services. With a total budget of £3.2 billion and a workforce of around 39,000 staff it serves an immediate population of 1.2 million plus provides specialist regional services to more than half of Scotland’s population. The geographical area covered is diverse; from the major city of Glasgow, large and small towns, villages and some rural districts; and encompasses 6 local authority areas from East Dunbartonshire to Inverclyde.

Our Acute Services are delivered currently from three Sectors covering North Glasgow, South Glasgow and Clyde and three Directorates with cross site responsibilities covering Women and Children's Services, Regional Services and Diagnostics and Imaging. Inpatient and outpatient Acute and Medicine for the Elderly services are delivered across 9 sites which include Acute teaching hospitals of which the state-of-the-art Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Children are co-located on one of the largest hospital campuses in the UK and one of the most advanced in Europe.

Our recently approved  ‘Moving Forward Together’ Blueprint will develop and deliver health and care services to meet the current and future needs of our population and will enable a clear plan for change to be taken forward making the Scottish Government’s vision for health and social care a reality. It is an exciting time for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as we embark on this transformational change programme with a focus on integration, prevention and self management and the development of clinical networks across hospitals and into the community.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team in Older People’s Services here at the Vale of Leven Hospital in Alexandria. This is a small but dedicated team of one other consultant, specialty doctor and frailty practitioner. We provide acute assessment and rehabilitation for older adults presenting to hospital with frailty syndromes. We also have stroke rehabilitation and complex care beds.

This site has been at the forefront of the Clyde re-development of Geriatric Day Hospital and now has a newly refurbished Assessment and Rehabilitation Centre. It is expected that the post holder will help in the development of this service, supported by the specialty doctor and management team.

The potential for creating ambulatory pathways in the wake of coronavirus can be explored. The additional SPA within the job plan is reflective of this development role.

The post holder will also join our Clyde team of ortho-geriatricians and Elderly Care Orthopaedic Nurses at a time where our Trauma pathways are being re-designed.


The successful candidate will have a session in orthopaedic liaison within the Royal Alexandra Hospital and provide orthopaedic rehabilitation within the Vale of Leven beds. Clyde has a dedicated falls and geriatric orthopaedic rehabilitation group which the candidate will be invited to join. These groups continue to drive good quality care by encouraging continued audit and service review.

For further information contact Dr Oona Lucie, Lead Clinician or Margaret O’Rourke Clinical Services Manager and Lead Nurse via the hospital switchboard on 0141 887 9111

Applicants must have GMC registration and be listed on the GMC Specialist Register and a license to practice.

Living and Working in the Area

These posts are situated in West Central Scotland covering the Renfrewshire and Inverclyde areas which are just 15 and 30 minutes respectively from the urban vibe of the centre of Glasgow and within easy access to Edinburgh. The region boasts great scenery, a vibrant housing market and great transport links via the close proximity to Glasgow International Airport and access to a national road and rail networks. The region includes a variety of towns and villages including the main towns of Paisley, Bishopton and Renfrew and on the Firth of Clyde Greenock, Port Glasgow and Gourock, as well as smaller coastal towns and villages such as Inverkip and Wemyss Bay to the South West. Further inland you'll find picturesque rural villages such as Kilmacolm, recently voted in 2019 as one of the best places to live in the UK. The area is enjoying substantial regeneration with major investment in schools; leisure and retail facilities; and housing – numerous big name builders are currently creating a range of new homes in the region which includes The Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project. The area has excellent state and private schools.

To work as a consultant within the United Kingdom, you must have General Medical Council (GMC) registration with a Licence to Practice and be listed on the GMC Specialist Register. Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Geriatric Medicine or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from the date of interview or eligibility for specialist registration through Certificate of Eligibility of Specialist Registration (CESR).

We look forward to receiving your application should you decide to apply

Applications from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates will be welcomed.

Follow this website link which will take you to the British Geriatrics Society.

For further information regarding NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and its hospitals, please visit our website

Pease visit  for further details on how to apply.  


Closing date for applications: Friday, 10th July 2020

Interviews are scheduled to take place 14th August 2020


The closing date for this job has now passed.