Consultant in Renal and General Medicine
An exciting opportunity has arisen to develop and expand the renal services in the county of Worcestershire. Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust invites applications for a Consultant post in Renal and General Medicine. We are seeking, enthusiastic and forward-thinking Consultants to join and strengthen the existing Renal Medicine team. Applicants with additional subspecialty training will be welcome, and the Division of Medicine will be as flexible as possible to accommodate specialist expertise within the relevant Departments, subject to individual discussion.
It is envisaged that this post will provide an excellent opportunity to significantly build on the existing service in nephrology. The post holders will primarily be based at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester with sessions at the other Worcestershire Acute Hospital sites.
Worcestershire is an excellent rural county with some delightful local sights and amenities. Local National and International links are easily accessible. The Second city of Birmingham with its entertainment and restaurant and cultural delights is a very short distance away and readily accessible. The county has some of the best schools and house prices amongst the UK, and is a highly desirable place to live and work.
The post-holders will be expected to provide general medical and renal services to patients of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, General Practitioners and to attend multi-disciplinary meetings. The successful candidate will be expected to work within multi-disciplinary teams in providing high quality clinical care. The Trust has three acute sites with clinics at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Kidderminster Hospital Treatment Centre and the Alexandra Hospital. It is anticipated the successful candidate will work as part of the team of renal consultants across Worcestershire (Worcestershire Royal Hospital as the main base, with outreach to Kidderminster, Redditch, Evesham) to enable greater patient access. The post holders will have an allocated secretarial assistant from within the department of Nephrology.
As a district general hospital, there are close links with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (QEHB) and University Hospital Coventry as tertiary centres for specialised care for renal, neurosurgery etc. For renal there are well established links with QEHB. There will be an opportunity for sessions at the tertiary centre to support a specialist interest of the successful candidate, which could be combined with attending the renal educational meeting at the tertiary centre (SPA allocated). There is also a monthly renal education meeting in Worcester.
The post-holder will participate in the on call rota to ensure that both emergency and urgent services are provided out of normal hours, to be shared equally with Consultant colleagues in post. The Trust encourages post holders to accumulate their CME both nationally and internationally.
Essential requirements include entry on the specialist register in Nephrology (or entry expected within 6 months from date of interview) and clinical training/experience equivalent to that required for gaining (UK) CCST in Nephrology and General Internal Medicine. Applicants should hold full GMC registration with a Licence to Practise.
For further information please contact Dr Weng Oh (Consultant Nephrologist) or Dr Martin Ferring (Consultant Nephrologist), via switchboard on 01905 76 33 33.
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Important information about your application
- You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
- References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
- Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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- If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
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