PERMANENT Consultant Rheumatologist- part time £120K pa+ 5K bonus every 3 mths

03 May 2018
31 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time

We have a fantastic opportunity for Rheumatology Consultant to join our private client treating NHS patients. The role would be split between couple locations, in Essex and West London

This is a permanent, part time position offering up to £120K pa, dependent on experience with additional £5K bonus paid every 3 months

The role will provide exciting opportunities for an enthusiastic candidate in an expanding service. We are looking for a doctor to share our passion and to drive forward changes for the care of our rheumatology patients.

Key aspects include

  • Provide remote specialist Rheumatology clinical support/ advice to the Community Rheumatology Clinical staff
  • Provide on–site clinical supervision to the Rheumatology Nurse Consultant(s)
  • To liaise where needed with Secondary Care Rheumatology colleagues if the Nursing team requires support
  • Advise on any Clinical Governance related issues in relation to Rheumatology in this service
  • To contribute to the ongoing development of rheumatology services for the local population across East Kent
  • To participate in some training and educational activities, teaching, continuing medical education and maintaining clinical excellence within the service.

Key tasks:


  • To remotely support Nursing and AHP Rheumatology staff to ensure excellent and safe clinical care is offered to patients and support ongoing clinical work being undertaken by the department
  • Provide a remote opinion at the request of clinical staff in the service on patient scenarios as needed
  • To participate where possible and agreed by both parties, in development or other activities involving Connects national Rheumatology department.

Leadership & Governance

  • Work with colleagues ensure a comprehensive rheumatology service for Connect and ensure that the highest standards of care are achieved
  • Work with colleagues in advising on developing service delivery pathways and practice including a forward looking innovative practice
  • Advise on the development of and review of relevant clinical standards
  • Clinical supervision of Consultant staff via a combination of telephone, Skype and face to face  
  • Contribute to review and audit of service including clinical outcomes
  • Advise on the content of Quarterly Governance / Performance report to the CCG/ Connect Clinical Governance Group 
  • Advise on management of any clinical incidents or complaints related to the service
  • Provide teaching within the department as agreed by all parties

Medical Registration and Specialist Accreditation

  • Take responsibility for personal and professional development and ensure that CME standards are achieved, and specialist accreditation retained
  • To complete annual appraisal related to Rheumatology practice and evidence this
  • To maintain registration and revalidation with the General Medical Council and evidence this
  • To maintain appropriate Medical Indemnity and evidence this 

Personal Specification essential:

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCP or FRCP
  • CCT/CESR in rheumatology or within 6 months of attaining CCT in Rheumatology
  • Completion of Specialist Training or CESR certificate;
  • Interest in General Rheumatology but sub-specialisation is very welcome
  • Evidence of audit and presentation
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching evidence 
  • Presentations at national and international meetings
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • MSc/MD/PhD
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals


The duties of this post may be subject to variation from time to time following consultation with the post holder.   


This post is subject to an enhanced level of DBS disclosure

If you’d like to apply or need more details, please contact Gabi at Rig Healthcare

  • 01423 790 363 or 07789 755 864
  • or send your CV to

If you’d like to apply or need more details, please contact Gabriela at Rig Healthcare

  • 01423 790 363
  • 07789 755 864