Consultant in Rheumatology

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£76,761 - £103,490
16 Nov 2017
30 Nov 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a 10 PA Consultant Rheumatologist with an interest in Metabolic Bone / General Rheumatology.

The Department of Rheumatology sees approximately 15,000 patients each year and acts as a Regional Centre with close links to the Departments of Renal Medicine (Vasculitis), Chest Medicine, Paediatrics as well as with the Departments of Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery and the Pain Clinic.

A particular strength is the Metabolic Bone unit (Dr Clunie and the University Reader, Dr Poole) and this post will contribute substantially to this service and liaise with the established Fracture Liaison service (Dr Madhvi Vindlacheruvu).

There is a very active clinical trials programme directed by Dr Jadon (inflammatory arthritis). The Unit is commissioned to provide Specialist Regional services for patients with autoimmune connective tissue diseases (Dr Hall, Dr Jayne, Dr Jordan), Stickler syndromes (Dr Shenker) and musculoskeletal ultrasound (Dr Jadon, Dr Negoescu).

The postholder will join a supportive team of 10 consultants, 10 practitioners and 5 middle grades and may well deliver clinics in peripheral sites as well as Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Inpatient access is supported by a shared Junior Doctor.

In order to be considered applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or be eligible for entry onto the Register or be within six months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at the time of interview. 

Further essential criteria are detailed in the person specification.

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).

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Nicholas Shenker 01223 254933 (

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work here. 

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for the Trust, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and so is expected to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times.

We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients. 

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment.

Please be aware that once submitted via NHS Jobs, your application will be moved and handled through TRAC Systems. You will be updated by email and/ or text regarding the progress of your application, however the vacancy will not be updated on NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are made an offer, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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