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Locum Consultant Rheumatologist

Employer
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Harlow
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
15 Dec 2023
Job summary

The Rheumatology department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital is devoted to provide modern day rheumatology services to patients. The emphasis is on early diagnosis, aggressive treatment and ongoing support. Outpatient review and advice constitutes the majority of the workload. There are no designated inpatient rheumatology beds. However, specialist advice is given on inpatients when requested. Excellent support from orthopaedic colleagues is available as is high quality radiology support. Day case facilities are in place and these are utilized for giving biological therapies, immunomodulatory treatments and intravenous osteoporosis treatment. Designated biologics clinics are held once a week for screening, DAS assessment and follow-ups of patients on biological therapies. The rheumatology department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital is devoted to provide modern day rheumatology services to patients.

Main duties of the job
  • This post holder will work alongside two other consultant Rheumatologists, three specialty doctors and three specialist nurses.
  • The job will comprise 5 Outpatient clinics (Four at ST Margaret's Hospital in Epping, one remote and at times possibly Herts & Essex Hospital Bishop's Stortford one at St Margaret's Hospital, Epping) 2 afternoons of on-call support (referrals usually based at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow) and administration/paperwork.
  • The Rheumatology department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital is devoted to provide modern day rheumatology services to patients. The emphasis is on early diagnosis, aggressive treatment and on-going support.
  • Outpatient review and advice constitutes the majority of the workload. There are no designated inpatient rheumatology beds. However, specialist advice is given on inpatients when requested. Excellent support from orthopaedic colleagues is available as is high quality radiology support.
  • Day case facilities are in place and these are utilized for giving biological therapies, immunomodulatory treatments and intravenous osteoporosis treatment.
  • Designated biologic clinics are held weekly for screening, DAS

Assessment and follow-ups of patients on biological therapies.

About us

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) provides a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.

We employ 3,500 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

Job description
Job responsibilities
  • The Rheumatology team provides a service for Rheumatology. This includes all aspects of treatment and relevant management duties for the proper functioning of the department.
  • Responsibility for carrying out teaching, and accreditation duties as required and contribution to Continuing Medical Education and clinical governance initiatives.
  • Conducting all activities within the contracted level of service and operating plan for Rheumatology services.
  • Working in conjunction with clinical and professional colleagues to ensure that the productivity of staff within the specialty is maintained and job satisfaction is enhanced.
  • Participation in departmental management meetings.
  • Awareness of and compliance with all Trust infection prevention and control policies, to include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental and food hygiene. Undertaking annual training/updates in infection prevention and control.
  • Accountability for implementation of the Code of Practice within the department/area of responsibility.
  • Preparation for and undertaking of protective interventions in a manner that is consistent with evidence-based practice and maintaining patient safety.
  • General duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of yourself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.


Person Specification
Experience
Essential
  • Experience in managing patients with inflammatory arthritis and treating patients with Biologic DMARD's
  • Previous experience at consultant level (locum or substantive)
Skills & Knowledge
Essential
  • Good knowledge and experience in management of all rheumatological disease
Education & Qualifications
Essential
  • Primary Medical Degree
Education & Qualifications
Essential
  • CCT Rheumatology


Employer details
Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Address

Princess Alexandra NHS Trust

Harlow

CM20 1QX


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