Consultant Rheumatologist

Wirral, Merseyside
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
09 Apr 2018
25 Apr 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Be part of an award-winning and innovative NHS Foundation Trust that is at the forefront of clinical technology and patient care. As Wirral’s largest employer, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the thriving heart of the local community. Comprising Wirral’s only Emergency Department, it is one of the biggest and busiest acute NHS trusts in the North West.

With state-of-the-art facilities based within a fast-paced and ever-developing environment, this forward-thinking Trust is on an exciting journey of transformation. We are enormously proud that we continue to have low mortality rates, impressive results in national audits such as for stroke, children’s inpatient services and maternity and breast services as well as some outstanding patient feedback. The Trust has been recognised by numerous national awards over the past 12 months in areas including dermatology, dementia, patient experience, patient safety, scientific innovation and staff engagement to name drop just a few.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is also really important to us, and our latest NHS Staff Survey reflects this. It’s great to know our engaged staff are feeling even more positive and enthusiastic by recommending the Trust as a place to work.

Why not see what Wirral has to offer yourself by applying to join our #proud global workforce at our award-winning organisation.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest and busiest acute trusts in the North West of England. We operate from two main sites (Arrowe Park Hospital and Clatterbridge Hospital), while also providing a range of services in community settings. Providing a comprehensive range of high quality acute care services, our 5,600-strong workforce serves a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North-West footprint.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, motivated individuals for the post of Consultant Rheumatologist at Wirral University Teaching Hospital. This is a replacement postcomprising 10 programmed activities. The successful applicant will be based at Arrowe Park Hospital but will deliver outpatient clinics at other sites across the Wirral. Applicants with a second CCT in GIM are actively encouraged.

The successful candidate will be one of two consultants and join a team of four specialist nurses, who are involved in the review, education and support of patients and provide an invaluable service to those with rheumatic diseases.

This is an exciting time to join the Rheumatology Department as they prepare to become part of the Musculoskeletal Integrated Service. This service is newly commissioned by Wirral CCG to triage all musculoskeletal referrals and integrate all services into a streamlined pathway. Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Pain Management, Physiotherapy and Podiatry services will be commissioned as one integrated service.

Wirral NHS Trust serves a population of 360,000 on the Wirral Peninsula. It is placed between the River Dee and the River Mersey, overlooking both the Welsh Hills and the spectacular Liverpool skyline. The Wirral Peninsula is an extremely attractive and sought after location with excellent schools and leisure facilities. It enjoys proximity to the exciting cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Chester, with good road and rail links to the rest of the country, while maintaining its rural character. The Wirral offers beautiful coastline and countryside with 50 miles of rural walks, 14 golf courses, plus cycle routes and beaches.

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the Hospital. Arrangements maybe made with Dr Emanuel George, Consultant Rheumatologist (0151 604 7244). Travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed for any such visit only to those candidates selected for interview.

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register for Rheumatology, or be within 6 months of doing so, at the time of interview. Applications from those wishing to work part-time or job share are welcomed.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital is committed to employing only those individuals whose values, behaviours and competency match our high expectations. The Trust has a Probationary Periods policy. A probation period is time for a new recruit to the Trust, to demonstrate suitability for the role. It allows objective assessment of the individual's overall capability, skills, performance and general conduct in relation to the job to ensure they meet the requirements. The probationary period is part of the employee’s contract of employment. In instances where the appointed individual proves to be unsuitable or incapable in the role they can be dismissed for failing to achieve the necessary standards of performance within the probationary period. References will be requested prior to interview for shortlisted candidates.

Posts working with Children or Vulnerable Adults are subject to enhanced disclosure of criminal records. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment by following Trust’s policies, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately. If you are successful and a Disclosure & Barring Service check is required, the cost of the disclosure will be deducted from your salary.You must, disclose any previous convictions, cautions reprimands or warning on the application form that are not protected by the Rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974.The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain. Those who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely in these circumstance, to satisfy the Resident Labour market Test

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants