Consultant in Rheumatology

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
21 May 2018
25 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Running three busy hospitals – Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Stamford and Rutland Hospital and so never before has it been a better time to join us.

As a larger organisation we have increased opportunities to enhance services ensuring we provide the best patient experience and clinical outcomes which will give you the opportunity and support to experience a wide and varied career within one Trust.

We offer a real commitment to your career in an environment where your ideas and skills are valued, where you are supported in developing your full potential and where your individual contribution is respected, recognised and rewarded.

Our strategic goal is “Working together to be the best at providing outstanding care for local communities” and so look to appoint people who are as passionate about patient care as we are!

This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established team of rheumatologists providing high-quality rheumatology services at North West Anglia Foundation Trust (NWAFT). The Trust provides rheumatology services based at Peterborough City Hospital and also clinics at Hinchingbrooke, Stamford and Doddington Hospitals. The appointee would have clinics at Peterborough and Hinchingbrooke. The team provides adult rheumatology services and does not have any paediatric, out of hours or on-call commitment. The service is predominantly outpatient based and in-patient service is provided by medical teams with regular input from rheumatology.

The Trust is linked with the Universities of Cambridge and Leicester for undergraduate teaching and with Health Education East of England for postgraduate training. This provides opportunities for the post-holder to get involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. The existing team has a wide variety of specialist interests such as early arthritis, musculoskeletal ultrasound, systemic vasculitis, connective tissue disease, undergraduate and postgraduate education.

The North West Anglia NHS Foundation trust is well placed to provide high quality patient experience and clinical outcomes across a wide range of rheumatology conditions. The trust is closely linked with sub-specialist services at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. There are also links across the East of England (through the East Anglian Rheumatology Society and networks such as the Eastern Network for Rare Autoimmune Diseases). This will give the post holder the opportunity and support to deliver a wide and varied clinical service and also to develop their own leadership and management skills.

We are looking for individuals who demonstrate that they have the same values as ours, who put patients at the center of what they do, who enjoy teaching  and who are keen to join us in further developing the rheumatology service.

You need to be on the GMC Specialist Register, or within 6 months, with a licence to practice.

Candidates are highly recommended to visit the department and hospital and are invited to contact Rheumatology Clinical lead Dr Sandeep Dahiya 01733 676764,

Divisional manager: Mr Angus Maitland 01733 676975.

Closing Date: 25 May 2018
Interview Date: tbc

Employees commencing employment who require a DBS Check, or existing staff transferring to roles which require a DBS or higher level DBS than currently held, will be charged for the cost of the check (currently £50 for an Enhanced Check and £31 for a Standard Check). This payment will be deducted from your first months’ salary.

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold or provide false or misleading information. In submitting an application form, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed. This includes a check with the DBS Update Service where registered.

Tier 2 applicants working in healthcare will need to provide a criminal record certificate for them and any dependants from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the 10 years prior to thier application.

Our employee benefits include:

  • excellent pension, maternity and sick pay schemes
  • on-site flexible nursery open 7am to 8pm 52 weeks a year (Hinchingbrooke Hospital only)
  • access to inhouse physiotherapy services
  • family friendly working patterns
  • subsidised restaurant & car parking
  • retail & leisure discounts

Our Values - At the heart of all that we do

We don’t only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we look for individuals who possess and demonstrate behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These include such attributes as being dedicated, practicing the highest level of care towards everyone, showing courage and embracing innovation. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas. So show us through your application and at interview how you meet these.

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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

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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