Consultant in Renal and General Medicine
Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Renal Physician to join eight other renal physicians responsible for the End Stage Renal Failure and Nephrology Services at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.
This is a fixed term post and is based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital with additional commitments to provide cover for satellite dialysis unit. The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust includes Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Birmingham Chest Clinic. The Trust has over 1,000 beds across the three hospitals and provides the full range of acute hospital services.
The Renal Directorate provides nephrology and dialysis services for the east of Birmingham, Solihull, South East Staffordshire and parts of Warwickshire. The catchment population for renal services is approximately 1.5 million. There are Intensive Care Units at BHH and GHH with facilities for continuous veno-venous haemofiltration.
The Renal Unit at BHH accommodates chronic haemodialysis patients in a purpose-built facility and is connected to a 34 bedded Renal Ward which has acute haemodialysis facilities. There are 32 hospital-based haemodialysis stations on site and a further 4 haemodialysis units established on satellite sites in the community. There is a thriving home dialysis programme for both home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis provision and more recently an acute peritoneal dialysis programme for late presenters has been introduced. Renal transplantation is undertaken at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and at UHCW, Coventry. Transplanted patients are repatriated for ongoing follow up from 3 months post transplantation.
Pre-dialysis care is provided by the Award winning Kidney Failure Support Service Team managed by the multi-professional team in a dedicated clinic led by specialist nurses. Other specialist nursing posts include a vascular access, anaemia, research, transplantation and medical education.
Interested applicants should contact Dr Jyoti Baharani, Clinical Director for Renal Medicine (0121) 4242158. Application forms and job descriptions are available by clicking the apply button.
Please quote ref: 295-MG-34698.
Closing date: 27th March 2018.
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