Consultant in Geriatric Medicine (Older Adults and Frailty)
Royal Alexandra Hospital

Job reference: 024162

Location: Royal Alexandra 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: 0.8 wte

Department: Older People Clyde

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Consultant in Geriatric Medicine (Older Adult and Frailty)


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

Tenure:         Permanent (0.8 wte)

Location:      Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, Renfrewshire 


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.

We are now seeking to appoint, on a permanent basis, to 1 Consultant post based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH), in Paisley. The RAH provides a full range of District General Hospital Specialties with excellent support facilities including a first class modern radiology department and services. We also have a major commitment to education and close links with Glasgow University and there is an active undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programme.

We are seeking highly motivated, innovative, experienced and enthusiastic consultant to join a well established and friendly Consultant team providing services for frail elderly people across the Renfrewshire area which comprises both urban and rural populations.

The post holder will have a lead role in the assessment and management of frail elderly patients. Reviewing patients in receiving areas, the post holder will provide a leadership to the Older Adult Assessment Unit.

Within this role you will be one of a team of 9 Consultants supported by a dedicated team of specialist nursing staff who are committed to improving the patient pathway to promote and deliver high standards of patient care, outcomes, experience, safety and quality. Your application and interview will demonstrate the skill set needed to join us in delivering, developing and teaching expert care within this exciting and challenging specialty.

The recruitment process will include supporting sub specialty interests.

The Older People and Stroke team also participate in on call duties our of hours and work 1 in 8 weekends alongside a team of Advance Nurse Practitioners (ANP) and Junior staff.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience in all aspects of the essential criteria of the role.


For further information contact either Dr Lucy McCracken, Consultant - 0141 887 9111 or Dr Oona-Mary Lucie,  Consultant - 0141 887 9111


Living and Working in the Area

This post is 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 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

Please visit for further details on how to apply.

Closing date for applications: Friday 10th July 2020

Interviews are scheduled to take place Friday 14th August 2020.


The closing date for this job has now passed.