Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Rheumatologist at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative professional to join a growing team of Rheumatologists with varying interests and skills to enhance and develop our current service provision.Main duties of the job
Key responsibilities include Rheumatology outpatient clinics and ward care, with no on-call commitments.
The team prides itself on providing comprehensive, high quality Rheumatology care and good multidisciplinary team working. The Trust is keen to develop an outstanding Rheumatology service and is looking for a highly motivated and innovative physician to supplement the present team.
The post will be for 10 Programmed Activities. The predominant base for this post will be Bedford Hospital, though some clinic activity will be provided at Luton.
Teaching and development of medical students and trainees is an integral part of the role as well as participation in research and audit activities in the department. Duties may also include teaching, lectures or workshops for other departments, nurses, GPs and others.
Please note that all shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a virtual pre-interview assessment process.
Closing Date: 18.06.23
Assessment Date: 27.06.23
Interview Date: 07.07.23About us
Our Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Travel between hospital sites may be required.
We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.
Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible. Job description Job responsibilities
The appointee will join the well-established department of eight existing full time consultants in rheumatology. The successful candidate will augment and complement the consultant capacity, to help drive forwards the departments vision of a comprehensive rheumatology service. Sub-specialty interest in any area appropriate for a DGH (such as vasculitis or bone health) is welcomed, as is an enthusiasm for teaching, audit and research.
Weekly work commitments will be influenced by the Royal College of Physicians recommendations, the consultant contract and specified in the Job Plan. The senior rheumatologists in the department will act as the mentor for the new consultant, along with the other consultants in their absence. However, the department enjoys a very close working relationship and all clinical issues are openly discussed at formal and informal meetings.
The allocation of programmed activities will be based on 8.5 for direct clinical care and 1.5 for supporting professional activities. The detailed job plan will be agreed in consultation with the Clinical Director and the Consultants in the Department, with the approval of the Medical Director and Chief Executive or his/ her representative.
The job plan will be a prospective agreement that sets out a consultants duties, responsibilities and objectives for the coming year. It will cover all aspects of a consultants professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities. It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external. In addition, it will provide personal objectives, including details of links to wider service objectives, and details of the support required by the consultant to fulfil the job plan and the objectives.
The pattern of work may change in the future to meet local changing needs and annual review meetings will take place in line with the new Consultant Contract, job planning and appraisal arrangements.Person Specification GMC Registration Essential
- Full GMC Registration and licensed to practice
- Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via either CCT or CESR (must be on specialist register at time of applying)
- MB BS, MRCP or equivalent
Management & Audit Essential
- MD, PhD or other higher degree
Teaching & Research Essential
- Management and audit relevant to Rheumatology
Desirable Knowledge & Clinical Skills Essential
- Teaching of medicine to trainees and other medical students
Personal Skills Essential
- Excellent all round experience of DGH work
Personal Circumstances Essential
- Ability to communicate effectively and co-operate well with all staff and patients
- Flexible attitude, team player with good time management
- Leadership skills
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
- Reside with 10 miles of hospital or a 30 minute drive from the hospital
- Fit to undertake the role
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab). UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).Employer details Employer name
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Address
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