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Consultant Rheumatologist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Per Annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Rheumatology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
A Rheumatology Consultant position has arisen within the department of Rheumatology based at Barts Health NHS Trust, with the primary site being Mile End Hospital. The role is advertised for 10 sessions of programmed activities. The successful candidate will join seventeen existing consultants in delivering a broad range of Rheumatology services as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic individual with the appropriate skills to join a first class multi-disciplinary team providing the full range of services to the majority of East London and beyond in a progressive London teaching hospital environment.

Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council's Specialist Register. Specialist Registrars may apply if within 3 months of obtaining CCST at the date of interview.

For further details please review the job description.

Informal discussions are encouraged and you are invited to contact Dr Stephen Kelly, Rheumatology Network Director on 0208 2238518 (
Main duties of the job

Barts Health will employ the successful candidate as a 10 PA consultant. This post will be offered as a full time 10 PA Rheumatology job.

The post will span hospitals where there are 17 consultant rheumatologists, 4 SpRs, 8 specialist nurses, a specialist physiotherapist, and administrative staff. The post holder will be expected to provide supervision to the SpRs in outpatients and on the wards. There will be secretarial support provided. Office space with IT and phone links will be provided.

Duties other than those clinical duties specified will be arranged in accordance with the work program to be agreed with the appointee, the Lead Clinician, the Medical Director and the Chief Executive, and will allow time for administration, teaching and medical audit.
About us

Barts Health NHS Trust is one of Britain's leading healthcare providers and the largest trust in the NHS. It was created on 1 April 2012 by bringing together three trusts: Barts and The London NHS Trust, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust and Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust. The new trust has a turnover of approximately 1.1 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.

Together our hospitals - Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, St Bartholomew's (Barts) in the City, The Royal London in Whitechapel, The London Chest in Bethnal Green and Whipps Cross in Leytonstone - deliver high quality clinical care to the people of east London and further afield.

The hospitals offer a full portfolio of services that serve the needs of the local community, and are home to some of Britain's leading specialist centres including cancer, cardiac, trauma and emergency care. Barts Health also has one of the UK's busiest children's hospitals and internationally renowned surgical facilities.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in his/her charge, including all administrative duties associated with patient care.
  • Leadership, development and organisation of the services in his/her charge in line with the Trusts business plans. Liaison and communication with the Lead Clinician for Rheumatology and the General Manager and Clinical Director.
  • Development of his/her own interests and sub-specialties within the specialty, including active participation in research programs.
  • Corporate and individual responsibility for the professional management of doctors in training.
  • To provide evidence based care
  • To have regard at all times to the clinical and quality standards set out within the Division & Trust guidelines
  • To liaise effectively and on a timely basis with colleagues within the department, other clinical specialties within the Trust ,General Practitioners, community services, and all healthcare agencies
  • To maintain and promote team and multi-disciplinary work, working closely and regularly with the consultant medical staff
  • To provide cover for annual and study leave colleagues so far as is practicable
  • Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in his/her charge, including all administrative duties associated with patient care
  • To use the clinic IT systems effectively
  • To regularly check personal trust email account and respond in a timely manner to emails
  • To adhere to all procedures and protocols and update them as and when necessary through a consultative process.

To ensure the smooth running of the service during the day

Person Specification
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • CCST (or within 6 months of date of interview) or on specialist register
  • GMC registration
  • Evidence of participation in research
  • Able to take full independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Ability to offer an expert clinical opinion on range of elective & emergency problems within specialty
  • Axial Spondyloarthropathy or metabolic bone disease
Training Expected
  • Higher Specialist Training in Rheumatology
  • Ability to advise on efficient & smooth running of a specialist service and to organise & manage outpatient priorities Experience of supervising doctors in training and in teaching clinical skills
  • Audit experience
  • Experience of audit management
  • Experience of teaching clinical skills to undergraduates
Personal Skills
  • Presentation skills Team, interpersonal & communication skills
  • Teaching undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Flexible approach to work and evidence of team working
Personal Qualities
  • Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national level
  • Reliable work record
  • Self-motivated with an enquiring, critical approach to work
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Caring attitude to patients
  • Commitment to continuing medical education

Employer details
Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust

Mile End Hospital

Bancroft Road


E1 4DG

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