Consultant Rheumatologist 

£76,761 to £103,490
11 Mar 2019
29 Apr 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Great Trust

There’s no better place to work than East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust – that’s why we won the 2018 Health Service Journal Award for “Creating a Supportive Culture” and the reason the Care Quality Commission rate us ‘Good’.

The moment you join the team here at ELHT, you’ll understand we’re passionate about providing safe, personal and effective care for every patient. It’s our mantra and you’ll see and hear the words everywhere you go!

Of course, you might be interested to know we’re a large NHS Trust of 8,000 staff, 1,000 inpatient beds and750,000 patient contacts a year. But they’re just numbers. What’s more important is that every one of our patients’ needs – and receives – great care from some of the very best hospital and community teams in England. 

We also prepare you for future roles by giving you the expertise needed to build a successful career at ELHT or across the NHS.

Great Location 

East Lancashire is a first class place to live! 

There’s plenty to do in and around the thriving towns of Blackburn and Burnley. Or if you prefer a faster pace of life, the bright lights and cosmopolitan lifestyle of Manchester is just 40 minutes away. 

To the west, the scenic Lancashire coast and the vibrant seaside resorts of Blackpool and Southport are also just40 minutes away. 

The Ribble Valley is the perfect place to enjoy an idyllic lifestyle and the only area in Lancashire to make the Sunday Times 50 Best Places to live in Britain. 

The locality also offers excellent schools and colleges some of them have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted 

Great Career 

Consultant Rheumatologist 

We are seeking to appoint a substantive Consultant Rheumatologist to join our dynamic and forward thinking Rheumatology team comprising 4.4 wte Consultants, junior medical staff, 6 Specialist nurses and a full Allied Health Professional (AHP) team. The Rheumatology team is also part of the Integrated Musculoskeletal, Pain and Rheumatology Service (IMPReS) working closely with the rest of the specialties to provide prompt and excellent care. The post will be based predominantly at Royal Blackburn Hospital, however there will be some sessions at other Trust locations. This is a replacement post and is available on a full time 10 Programmed Activities (PAs) basis, however applicants looking for part-time work are also welcomed. 

The post offers excellent opportunities for you to develop as a consultant and also contribute to service development and shape the future of the Trust’s Rheumatology Services. For an appropriately dual trained candidate, additionally sessions supporting the work of the medical division will be possible. 

The post holder will be expected to play an active role in Junior Medical Staff Training and Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching alongside Clinical Audit, Research and Clinical Governance. Research is encouraged and full facilities are available. 

Informal visits are encouraged and should be arranged through Dr John Brockbank Clinical Director for Rheumatology at ELHT, telephone: 01254 734604or Mrs Joanne Lishman, Business Manager, IMPReS, telephone: 01254 736294.

Great Rewards

Staff Guardian – we were the first Trust in the country to appoint a Staff Guardian who responds to concerns you may have, openly and transparently 

Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals and an award winning corporate induction, we recognise the great work of our staff through Employee of the Month awards and the biggest night of the year, our annual ELHT STAR Awards 

Flexible working – a range of options including annualised hours, term-time contracts and part-time working 

Employee Support and Wellbeing – free, confidential counselling service, mindfulness training, Fast Physio employee physiotherapy service and two on site gyms 

Secure, subsidised staff car parking for only £13.50 per month (full-time rate)

NHS Discount Scheme – free to join and a huge range of discounts for NHS staff, Blue Light Card plus tax free salary sacrifice scheme 

Amazon Lockers – collect your online shopping from our exclusive lockers at Burnley and Blackburn hospitals 

Staff Breastfeeding Champions support mummies as they return to work following child birth 

Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes with an excellent package of benefits 

You can find out more about life at ELHT on Facebook, Twitter (@EastLancsHosp) and Instagram (EastLancsHospitals) or why not check out our Staff App. 

For an application pack please call 01254 734171 or apply online by clicking the apply button.

Closing date: 29th April 2019