Consultant Rheumatologist

Kettering, Northamptonshire
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
25 May 2018
08 Jul 2018
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Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust would like to invite applications for a Full time Consultant Rheumatologist. This is a replacement post to join the existing team of three full time Consultant Rheumatologists, 1 Specialist Registrar (East Midlands deanery), 1 GP trainee/SHO grade, 1 Foundation Year one (shared 50% with Dermatology) & 4 Rheumatology Nurse Specialists (2 FTE).

The department is based at Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust and sees approximately 7,000 patients annually. This is split by approximately 1500 new patients and 5500 follow ups. 

Applicants should be MB, ChB, MRCP (or equivalent), and preferably be on the GMC Specialist Register for Rheumatology, or be eligible for entry within 6 months.

Applications from candidates interested in working flexibly or part-time are welcome. An ability to work independently, and more importantly as a team, whilst working calmly under pressure is essential.

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is an acute district hospital serving a population of 360,000 in North Northamptonshire and. The central location allows 75% of the country to be reached within 2 hours by road and is within easy reach of 5 international airports. By rail, London is less than 1 hour and Kettering to Paris via Eurostar is 3 hours. The area offers everything from traditional market towns to charming villages and picturesque countryside and has excellent educational facilities, both state and public.

Trainees from the East Midlands Deanery rotate to Kettering as part of schemes for Foundation Year training, GP VTS, and Core Medical Training.

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This job advert may close before the closing date if sufficient applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible.

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application your are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you via a TRAC system account.

Please submit your application as soon as possible; due to the high volumes of applications we receive and we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

We are an equal opportunities employer, which aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds.

We welcome applications from members of our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, especially in relation to senior posts within at KGH. As KGH has identified that it needs more BME representation in band 7 and above roles.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Kettering General Hospital (KGH) NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process. Including factual reference, occupational health clearance and statutory and mandatory training record.

If you need to have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, as a requirement of the role, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check (£50) and this amount will be reclaimed from your first salary. It is also recommended that following your DBS check you subscribe to the DBS update service.

Please note that news starters with KGH are subject to a six month probationary period.