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Consultant in Rheumatology

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Rheumatology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are excited to confirm that we are looking to recruit a Consultant in Rheumatology! Could this be the next opportunity you are looking for? We will support you with your CESR application if that is something you are working towards, so that you can go onto hopefully being appointed to a substantive post with the Trust. The successful applicant will undertake 5 rheumatology clinics per week which will include General Rheumatology, Early Arthritis and GCA/ vasculitis clinics. The successful applicant will see rheumatology ward referrals, provide advice and guidance to primary care and support queries arising from the broader rheumatology team which include specialist nurses and other Allied Health Professionals.

Main duties of the job

Maintenance of high-quality patient centered care. Shared responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service and participation in strategic planning. Teaching and training within the multidisciplinary service. Active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and directorate clinical governance activity. Active participation in continuing medical education. Candidates should be competent in the management of Rheumatological disorders including inflammatory arthritis, soft tissue disorders and connective tissue diseases and in the management of biological therapies. There is scope to enhance this role with training opportunities in sub specialities, such as Ultrasound or involvement in research and future collaboration of services across primary and secondary care.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:

  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description
Job responsibilities

In the paragraphs above you have read an overview about the role we would like to offer and general information about main duties of the post holder. Please see attached job description which describes in full details the duties, responsibilities and reporting relationships of the advertising role.

Person Specification
Qualifications / Training

  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register or, be within 6 months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview or, provide GMC confirmed eligibility for entry on the Specialist
  • College Membership (MRCP) or qualification of an equivalent level


  • Postgraduate degree (or equivalent)

Previous Experience

  • Broad range of experience in Rheumatology
  • Experience of supervising undergraduates, doctors in training and other colleagues
  • Ability to offer and be accountable for full and independent expert diagnostic opinion
  • Can evidence leading on patient safety issues and achieving a change in practice


  • Demonstrable experience in a Locum Consultant role


  • Able to evidence engagement with clinical governance and the identification of errors and the learning from errors.
  • Evidence engagement with appraisal and revalidation





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