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Consultant in Rheumatology with interest in Spondyloarthritis

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£99,532 - £131,964 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Rheumatology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job overview

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Rheumatology with a specialist interest in Spondyloarthritis (10PA's) at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will undertake five Rheumatology outpatient clinics per week each. The appointee will also be expected to participate in educational and management audit as well as teaching junior doctors and medical students. The Rheumatology service is currently planning a service re-design and hope to develop pathways that span primary and secondary care. The appointee will be encouraged to contribute towards such projects. There is an active research portfolio and a well-established clinical trials unit. There will opportunities to participate in research but this will need to be negotiated separately.

Candidates will need to be fully registered with the GMC and ideally have a CCT in Rheumatology or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

As part of our commitment to supporting the medical workforce in the part they play in delivering an excellent caring service to patients, all newly appointed Consultants attend our five-day Consultant Development programme within a year of joining the Trust. Leadership is a key requirement of doctors’ professional work and this innovative programme is designed to support Consultants to hone the leadership and management skills they need to succeed at CUH.

Working for your organisation

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Rheumatology service in Cambridge is based at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site with satellite clinics at Ely, Saffron Walden and Newmarket. The Rheumatology team is expanding with new Consultants, Pharmacy and Nurse Specialist posts but currently consists of 11 Rheumatology Consultants, 11 Rheumatology Practitioners, 2 Specialty Registrars and 2 Clinical Fellows. The team have close links with Primary Care and with other specialties such as Gastroenterology, Renal Medicine and Vasculitis, Neurology and Dermatology and benefit from several established MDT meetings. 

The service is supported by an excellent team of Musculoskeletal Radiologists. There is an established Early Arthritis Service with clinics at Addenbrooke’s and Newmarket Hospitals, Psoriatic Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis Service, Connective Tissue Disease Service and Metabolic Bone Disease Unit. There is also an established Rheumatology Research Unit supported by the Consultant team, a Clinical Fellow and Research Nurses.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification attached for further details on the main responsibilities and duties for this post.

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