Consultant Rheumatologist

Leicester, Leicestershire
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
01 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for 2x full time Consultant Rheumatologist posts based at this busy teaching hospital. The Rheumatology Unit is based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, which is part of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Leicester is the second biggest provider of Rheumatology care within the country with a clear vision to develop and deliver the Rheumatology service further. At present we are the main secondary care provider for a diverse local population of 950,000.

This is a full time post (10PA) working both within UHL and with a session(s) to be worked within the Alliance partnership which hosts the community elective care service across the county. These sessions are normally an outpatient session within a community hospital with easy access from the main Hospital. The Rheumatology service is part of Specialty Medicine within the Emergency and Specialty Medicine CMG.

The successful applicant will join an established, dynamic team of 8 full time Rheumatology consultants who run various specialised clinics such as Early Inflammatory Arthritis, Connective Tissue Disease and Vasculitis, Spondyloarthropathy services, one stop bone clinic, Myositis clinic and young adult clinic, and Ultrasound Synovitis clinic.

Our department work closely with other specialities and run combined services with lung, eye, renal and haematology. The department participate actively in clinical and commercial research and published work extensively.

The applicant will have the opportunity to develop a specialist clinical and research interest to compliment the existing specialist interests.

Applicants must already be on the GMC specialist register or within 6 months of the interview date have a certificate of completion of specialist training or equivalent qualifying experience. This is a 10 PA job plan inclusive of DCC, SPA and on call allowance as standard.

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, the Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and/or the Care Standards Act 2000, an enhanced disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be undertaken.

The successful appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, clinical audit and research. They will be required to undertake management duties and work in a multidisciplinary team. The Rheumatology department provides all the Rheumatology teaching for the Leicester University medical school which is coordinated by Dr Kenny Sumnboye (Rheumatology Consultant). We are also the second biggest biological centre in the country with an expanding portfolio for research in this area as well as within other areas of Rheumatology research. To discuss opportunities for research within Leicester please contact Dr Waji Hassan (Rheumatology Consultant).

UHL is fully committed to continuing medical education for consultant. (Job Description pending royal college approval)

For further information and/or an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Dr Alison Kinder, Head of Service for Rheumatology via email - Telephone 0116 258 5253/ 07931 385850.

Interviews to be held 26th November 2020.

To Apply please click the Apply button.

Closing date: 23rd October 2020.

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