Consultant Dermatologist

County of Herefordshire
22 Oct 2019
10 Nov 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time

Wye Valley NHS Trust is set in the heart of Herefordshire, a county which offers a unique quality of life combining the benefits of city living with a country lifestyle. Nestling in the shadow of England’s border with Wales, within Herefordshire’s varied landscape you can discover a bustling cathedral city, fine market towns, picturesque villages, ancient castles and churches, areas of woodland and agricultural areas that include cider apple orchards and hop yards. There are excellent schools, both state and independent. The major towns and cities close to Herefordshire, such as Bristol, Cheltenham, Cardiff, Malvern and Stratford, as well as the two neighbouring cathedral cities of Worcester and Gloucester, are all easily accessible by road and rail. Wye Valley NHS Trust’s department of Medicine is recruiting to a new and additional Consultant post within the Dermatology Department which services the population of Herefordshire, Powys and Shropshire border.

We are seeking to recruit to the role of part-time Consultant in Dermatology (5 PAs) to support the current delivery of general clinical dermatology and skin oncology service but also the developing plans the Trust has to expand in other areas of Medicine in its quest to provide robust, acute medical cover 7 days a week, whilst still delivering high quality specialty based care and treatment. Although the job plan is for 5 PAs, extra PAs may be available.

The Department has close links with Dermatology and Skin Oncology units at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, Gloucester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust Hospitals and has developed a dedicated dermatology outpatient area for our clinics, with 5 clinic rooms, a treatment room and future plans to develop to be able to perform skin biopsies, there are lots of opportunities available for the right candidate.

Skin surgery, phototherapy, iontophoresis, patch-testing and photodynamic therapy clinics are all areas working within the Trust and therefore the successful applicant will work closely with 3 other Dermatology Consultants in providing general dermatology and skin oncology clinics whilst also having the opportunity to develop a special interest to complement those of other consultants in the department.

In addition to our consultant staff, our clinical team includes 3 specialty doctors, 1 clinical nurse specialist and 3 specialist nurses.

If you are seeking personal development opportunities, whether it be clinical, managerial, sub-specialty, medical education or simply a better work life balance, we can support you. With full and part time job plans available which will include dedicated PA’s in specific subspecialty interests we’d be more than happy to discuss your needs. Candidates are encouraged to visit/contact the Department and discuss the post with prospective colleagues.