Consultant Physician in Diabetes & Endocrinology

Kettering, Northamptonshire
25 May 2018
24 Jun 2018
Diabetes, Endocrinology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a new post due to an expansion in the general medical bed base and the increase in demand within the speciality. The appointee will join a team of 3 existing consultants who currently deliver both inpatient and outpatient diabetes and endocrine services for the Trust. Due to the changing dynamics of chronic disease management, the structure of the consultant team is under continual review in order to facilitate an efficient interface between primary and secondary care.

The appointee will also have a commitment to acute general (internal) medicine on call, which is currently on a 1 in 16 basis week days and 1 in 10 weekends.

The successful appointee should have received training in general adult diabetes and endocrinology and should have a CCT or its equivalent in Diabetes & Endocrinology and General (Internal) Medicine (or be within 6 months of doing so at the time of interview). The successful candidate will be expected to help continued development of the local service ensuring the delivery of the quality standards in diabetes care and in particular help develop and deliver in the key areas of inpatient diabetes care, antenatal diabetes care, adolescent diabetes care and diabetic foot care.

Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust is an affiliated Teaching Hospital that provides services to over 360,000 people in North Northamptonshire.

The area is largely rural, providing a housing market which remains very competitively priced and offers a number of market towns and many charming villages, all within easy reach of major cities - the best of both worlds. There is excellent educational provision in the area, both state and public and sports, leisure and recreational facilities to meet the needs of the whole family.

The attached job description and person specification is awaiting approval from The Royal College of Physicians.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kish Patel
01536 492807

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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.

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

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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.

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