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Locum Consultant Physician in Healthcare for Older People

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

The Department of Healthcare for Older People (HfOP) at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, within the newly formed Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (RDUH) is seeking to appoint a Locum Consultant Physician in Healthcare for Older People, on a 12 month, fixed-term basis. We hope that there may be opportunity to make this a substantive post in the longer term so whilst appealing to applicants looking for a fixed 12-month post, we would also be very interested in candidates who may be looking for a longer-term post.

This is a great opportunity to apply for a locum Consultant post in Geriatric Medicine in a beautiful part of the UK and might be of interest to an established Geriatrician wishing to experience living and working in Devon for a year, or a new Consultant who may be uncertain about where to base their career, and are interested in the flexibility this post offers.  We are a friendly and supportive department of 23 Consultant Physicians with a wide range of specialist interests. The postholder would be working as part of the Consultant team with specialist interests open to negotiation depending on the expertise of the applicant. 

Whilst the post is a fixed-term NHS post, the job plan is flexible for the right applicant and those wishing to work less than full time are welcome to apply. There is openness to consider a full-time post with commitments worked across a 4-day week.

The post will be of interest to those who hold, or are within 6 months (at the date of interview) of being awarded, Certificates of Completion of Training (CCT) in General (Internal) Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, and who may also have a sub-specialty CCT in Stroke Medicine, or have appropriate previous training and experience in these specialties.

The RDUH Trust combines the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and we are committed to ensuring an equitable service across the whole of the region.  Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our service combining the Royal Devon's track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with North Devon's innovation and adaptability.



About the Role

More detail about the role

Working Pattern: 10 PAs

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

Interview Date: To be confirmed. 

For further information please contact:

Dr Jane Sword (Clinical Director for Medical Services and Governance) on 01392 402509

Dr Susie Harris/ Dr David Strain (Joint Clinical Leads for Healthcare for Older People) on 01392 402594

Dr Helen Lockett (Deputy Medical Director) on 01392 402895.

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 34 days plus bank holidays depending on grade and years of service.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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