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Consultant - Nephrology

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year PA
Closing date
29 May 2022

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Hospital, Nephrology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Nephrology and General (Internal) Medicine at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Truro, Cornwall.

This post is to replace an existing position that is becoming available due to retirement. The successful candidate will join the four existing consultants in the team.

We offer a comprehensive range of Nephrology services throughout the county of Cornwall, in the Southwest of England. These services include - Acute and Chronic haemodialysis, CAPD, home haemodialysis, OPD nephrology and pre and post kidney transplant follow up (but excluding acute kidney transplantation). The department has developed Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) services, and consultants have worked on AKI projects locally, regionally, and nationally

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be working in a variety of clinical and teaching settings.

  • Providing acute inpatient nephrology and general medical care
  • Providing outpatient general nephrology, transplant and dialysis
  • Providing nephrology and general medical on call out of hours
  • Teaching nephrology and general medical junior doctors
  • Teaching undergraduate medical students
  • Working with the nephrology specialist nurses and other MDT members
  • Opportunities for clinical research - with active engagement in multi centre research

This is a full-time position primarily based at The Royal Cornwall Hospital (Truro site) and is focused on contributing to the delivery of the Nephrology service across Cornwall.

About us

Cornwall is a beautiful county which offers an outstanding quality of life and providing many opportunities for outdoor activities, with its sailing waters, surfing beaches and rugged coastal pathways for walking, and cycling. There is a thriving arts and theatre scene as well as an interesting variety of eating places, including celebrity-owned restaurants. The major route both in and out of the county is the A30 which connects with the M5 motorway at Exeter. There is an excellent rail service with daily passenger and sleeper services and a thriving airport at Newquay with daily connections to many cities throughout the UK and abroad.

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Dr Rob Parry Consultant Nephrologist, email:; Tel: 01872 253241

Job description
Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:

  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Person Specification


  • Full GMC Registration with a License to practice
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within six months of interview).



  • MRCP (UK) or equivalent qualification



  • MRCP (UK) or equivalent qualification



  • An appropriate higher Nephrology CCT qualification



  • Broad general experience in nephrology



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; adapts style depending on audience

To apply, please click the apply button.

BMJRef: BMJ-73288/156-MS-3305B



The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It serves a population of around 430,000 people, a figure that can increase significantly with visitors during the busiest times of the year. The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff and has a budget of approximately £380 million.

The Trust is responsible for the provision of services at three main sites with approximately 750 beds:

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) and University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, the Trust is continually developing its clinical services and is committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site, the Cornwall base for medical students and the University of Plymouth Faculty of Health and Social Work, has further enhanced a strong reputation for training and education. This plays a vital part in attracting and retaining the Trust’s highly skilled teams of doctors, nurses and other health professionals who care for well over half a million people each year.

Reflecting the high standards of care on offer, recent patient surveys show that over 90 per cent of patients rate their overall experience of services as excellent, very good or good.

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Royal Cornwall Hospital
United Kingdom
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