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Consultant - Endocrinology / Endocrine

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Diabetes & Endocrinology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity is available to join and expand our Endocrinology and Diabetic Medicine Service in the heart of this rural scenic county with a population of 572,000. The service covers Diabetic Medicine, Endocrinology, and Obesity outpatient services, along with inpatient wards which makes this a varied and fulfilling role.

This post is renumerated at 10.25 PA's with the prospect of a further 1 PA for research, CESR achievement or added teaching element, which can be negotiated upon application, making this a well-rounded and rewarding post.

We can provide you with a maximum of £8000 relocation package to help assist you relocate and settle yourself into our county.

Cornwall is a famously beautiful area and a fabulous place to live. To be able to combine this whilst also working in a varied department with opportunities for professional development is a unique opportunity not to be missed!

Main duties of the job

  • Provision with colleagues of a service to the Royal Cornwall Hospitals' NHS Trust, with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, and the proper functioning of the department.
  • Out-of-hours responsibilities, including participation in the Endocrine Consultant Rota where applicable.
  • Cover for colleagues' annual leave and other authorised absences.
  • Any responsibility that relates to a special interest.
  • Professional supervision of other junior medical staff.
  • Responsibilities for carrying out teaching.
  • Participating in medical audit, the Trust's Clinical Governance processes, and in Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Involvement in research (where applicable).
  • Managerial, including budgetary responsibilities where appropriate.
  • Where it is agreed between the parties, work on behalf of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals' NHS Trust such as domiciliary consultations, or services provided by the Trust for other agencies, for example, the prison service. (This excludes work undertaken under direct arrangements between an individual doctor and a third party, e.g. Category Two).
  • A willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of £380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

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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  • We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.
  • Agency interest will not be considered until this advert has closed.

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).


  • An appropriate higher 'Endocrinology' qualification





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