Consultant Rheumatologist 

Leicester, Leicestershire
£76,761 - £103,490
29 Sep 2017
24 Oct 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

(10PA with possible additional PA’s)

Applications are invited for a full -time Consultant Rheumatologist post based at this busy teaching hospital. The Rheumatology Unit is based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, which is part of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. 

Leicester is the second biggest provider of Rheumatology care within the country with a clear vision to develop and deliver the Rheumatology service further. At present we are the main secondary care provider for a diverse local population of 950,000.

This is a full-time post (10PA) working both within UHL and with a session(s) to be worked within the Alliance partnership which hosts the community elective care service across the county. These sessions are normally an outpatient session within a community hospital with easy access from the main Hospital. 

The Rheumatology service is part of Specialty Medicine within the Emer-gency and Specialty Medicine CMG.

You will join an established, dynamic team of eight full-time Rheumatolo-gy Consultants who run various specialised clinics such as Early Inflammatory Arthritis, Connective Tissue Disease and Vasculitis, Spondyloar-thropathy services, one stop bone clinic, Myositis clinic and young adult clinic, and Ultrasound Synovitis clinic.

Our department work closely with other specialties and run combined services with lung, eye, renal and haematology. The department partici-pate actively in clinical and commercial research and published work extensively. 
You will have the opportunity to develop a specialist clinical and research interest to complement the existing specialist interests.

You must already be on the GMC specialist register or within six months of the interview date have a certificate of completion of specialist training or equivalent qualifying experience. This is a 10 PA job plan inclusive of DCC, SPA and on call allowance as standard.

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, the Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and/or the Care Standards Act 2000, an enhanced disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be undertaken.
You will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, clinical audit and research. You will be required to undertake management duties and work in a multidisciplinary team. 

The Rheumatology department provides all the Rheumatology teaching for the Leicester University medical school which is coordinated by Dr Kenny Sumnboye (Rheumatology Consultant). We are also the second biggest biological centre in the country with an expanding portfolio for research in this area as well as within other areas of Rheumatology research. 

To discuss opportunities for research within Leicester please contact Dr Waji Hassan. Telephone: 0116 204 7800 (Rheumatology Consultant).

For further details informal visits contact: Dr Alison Kinder, Head of Ser-vice for Rheumatology via email Telephone: 0116 258 5253.

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Closing date: 24 October.