Locum Consultant Nephrologist
Applications are invited for the post of Fixed term Locum Consultant in Nephrology and General Internal Medicine
This fixed term locum renal consultant appointment is in response to service needs. This post is for 12 months. The successful applicant would join a team of five consultant nephrologists. We are expanding to 7 full-time consultants.
Whilst offering a standard 10 PA contract, the trust is willing to offer 2 additional PA's in Acute Internal Medicine for candidates who are interested.
Fixed-term locum consultants will also have the opportunity to participate in the trust's physician of the day rota which is separately remunerated.
The nephrology service covers a population of just over 850,000. The hub of the service is at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with and two satellite dialysis units.
The acute nephrology service has in-patient beds based on the dedicated renal ward. Acute dialysis can be provided on the ward around the clock, and we also deliver non-haematological plasma exchange. Percutaneous renal biopsies (both native and transplant) and insertion of temporary and tunneled dialysis lines are also performed on in our dedicated procedures room. The hospital has a large intensive care unit (with provision for haemofiltration) and high dependency unit, which is currently undergoing expansion, as well as excellent support services.
We manage the largest purpose built offsite dialysis unit in the United Kingdom - Norfolk and Norwich Kidney Center (NNKC) which is approximately 2 miles away from the hospital. We serve approximately 180 in-center haemodialysis patients at the NNKC.
Consultants will have two clinics, one in general nephrology and a second specialist clinic such as dialysis, transplant or low clearance clinic. Clinical rotations are in acute kidney injury inpatient referrals, renal procedures, renal ward cover, haemodialysis and home therapies (home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis).
The Norfolk and Norwich currently operates a system of specialist medical triage. All general medical patients predicted to have a length of stay below 72 hours are cared for by the acute medical team, while patients requiring specialist input, or ongoing care are transferred to the care of the most appropriate team as quickly as possible. For general medical patients requiring longer admissions, we operate a ward-based system to ensure an even spread of general medicine patients between the major medical specialties and to try to minimize the number of patients on outlying wards. The successful candidate will also be expected to support general internal medicine
BMJ Ref: BMJ-53755/234-MS1665A