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Fixed Term Consultant Rheumatologist

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
11 Oct 2023

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Hospital, Rheumatology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

We are looking for an enthusiastic Locum Consultant Rheumatologist to join the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

The department will comprise 5 consultants (including this post), 3 specialist nurses and a specialist registrar. The post will be based at Lincoln County Hospital with clinical commitments at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. Whilst developing a special interest is not a requirement of the post, this will be encouraged should the successful applicant request this.

Any applicant who is unable for personal reasons to work full time will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with consultant colleagues.

Main duties of the job


Lincolnshire is scenically and geographically varied. It includes the Lincoln escarpment on which the beautiful medieval Cathedral stands, the North Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, the extensive beaches of the coastal strip, and the vast farmlands in the south of the county.

Lincoln is a developing city with a recently established and successful University with which the Trust has developed strong research and teaching links. The city is known for the historic Cathedral and Lincoln Castle as well as the many social and leisure facilities available within this expanding city.

Grantham is an historic market town with many attractions, including plentiful shops, restaurants and leisure facilities and is only just over an hour from London by train.

South Lincolnshire has retained the grammar school system, and has a reputation for providing excellent state school education. In addition, the cost of housing compares very favourably with many areas of the country.

Boston is an attractive market town in South Lincolnshire with a growing population. It has a flourishing port on the River Witham dating back to the thirteenth century. Most of the town's industry is linked to agriculture or the port.

About us

What's the hospital like?

Pilgrim Hospital is situated beautiful countryside and serves the communities in the South Lincolnshire area. It provides all major specialties and a 24-hour major accident and emergency service.

Grantham and District Hospital serves the communities of Grantham and the local area. It provides ambulatory paediatric and accident and emergency services.

Lincoln Hospital is a thriving university city and with the opening of the new medical school, It provides all major specialties and a 24-hour major accident and emergency service

If you want to make a difference and be part of something new and exciting then we would love to hear from you so, what are you waiting for?!

One Trust, Endless opportunities

Job description
Job responsibilities

The appointee will be expected, in conjunction with his / her colleagues, to provide a comprehensive, county-wide Rheumatology service to the population of Lincolnshire. In addition he / she will be required to: Have continuing responsibility for patients in his / her care and for the proper functioning of the department

Developing a sub-specialty interest will be encouraged and welcomed by the Team

Provide on a reciprocal basis, emergency cover for colleagues during periods of absence

Carry out teaching duties as required and take an active part in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education programme and in the teaching of junior medical staff from other specialties.

Be involved in the education of nursing staff, general practitioners and other clinical professions

Regularly attend departmental team meetings

Take part in team, department, regional and national audits

Be involved in research where appropriate

Participate proactively in the development and management of the Rheumatology service in line with the Trusts Business Plan.

Undertake domiciliary visits where agreed, and appropriate. Rarely, if ever, needed in last few years

Undertake such other duties as may be identified to meet the needs of the service.

This post does not include on call responsibilities.

Person Specification

  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration
  • CCT or within 6 months of achieving it


  • Additional higher degree

Clinical Experience

  • Evidence of good clinical skills and ability to manage complex rheumatological problems
  • Ability to supervise trainees
  • Ability to work independently


  • Demonstrates understanding of principles of research and review of literature and evidence based practise


  • Publications in peer reviewed journals

Management skills

  • Understanding of management issues
  • Understanding and involvement in audit
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Organisations kills and time management skills
  • IT skills


  • Attendance at management training course

Teaching Skills

  • Evidence of ability to deliver effective teaching and training to trainees


  • Attendance at medical teaching course

Communication Skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of good team working and team management




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