Consultant in Diabetes

Wirral, Merseyside
14 Jun 2018
25 Jul 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Full-time 10 PAs, Permanent

This is your chance to be part of an award-winning and innovative NHS Foundation Trust that is at the forefront of clinical technology and patient care. As Wirral’s largest employer, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the thriving heart of the local community. Comprising of Wirral’s only Emergency Department, it is one of the biggest and busiest acute NHS Trusts in the North West. We serve a population of more than 350,000 people across Wirral and the surrounding areas of Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales. We are looking for an inspiring and credible clinical leader with the energy, drive and determination to successfully respond to the changing expectations and needs of the NHS as we embark upon a clinically led service model.

With state-of-the-art facilities based within a fast-paced and ever-developing environment, this forward-thinking Trust is on an exciting journey of transformation. We have had a really exciting summer as NHS England has just announced that we have been chosen as a ‘Global Digital Exemplar’ site. This means we have been recognised as a global centre of digital excellence, where we will be pioneering best practice internationally with world-class digital technology.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is also really important to us, and our latest NHS Staff Survey reflects this. It’s great to know our engaged staff are feeling even more positive and enthusiastic by recommending the Trust as a place to work.

The post offered is a replacement consultant post which has arisen due to a recent retirement. This opportunity will be part of a dynamic and innovative diabetes and endocrine team. There are exciting changes taking place specifically for diabetes and endocrinology services in Wirral which are currently being redesigned for both in and out patients. Supporting this are our colleagues in the community where together we provide and improve diabetes care closer to the patients’ home. This is part of the diabetes Healthy Wirral project and spans several areas including community clinics, improving care in care homes, improving education for patients and staff in the community. We are also redeveloping the care of patients with diabetic foot ulcers. The incumbent will be based on the diabetes ward with the other diabetes consultants. Those with a speciality interest in the diabetes feet, lipid and/or insulin pump would be particularly suited for this post. We also have plans to develop our research portfolio and we will encourage the incumbent to develop research in diabetes and endocrinology.

As a University Teaching hospital, by development of the wider team is essential, this includes our junior doctors, Specialist Nurses, Dieticians, Podiatrists and GP colleagues whom we work very closely with.

You must hold MRCP (UK) or equivalent, and be on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register (or within six months of attaining the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent) in G(I)M and Diabetes and Endocrinology at the time of interview.

The appointee must be able to demonstrate immunity to Hepatitis B, and will be subject to clearance by the Criminal Records Bureau. For informal inquiries contact Dr. King Leong, Clinical Director and Consultant Diabetologist on 0151 678 5111 ext 8515 or email

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Please note references will be requested prior to interview

Wirral University Teaching Hospital is committed to employing only those individuals whose values, behaviours and competency match our high expectations. The Trust has a Probationary Periods policy. A probation period is time for a new recruit to the Trust, to demonstrate suitability for the role. It allows objective assessment of the individual's overall capability, skills, performance and general conduct in relation to the job to ensure they meet the requirements. The probationary period is part of the employee’s contract of employment. In instances where the appointed individual proves to be unsuitable or incapable in the role they can be dismissed for failing to achieve the necessary standards of performance within the probationary period. References will be requested prior to interview for shortlisted candidates.

Posts working with Children or Vulnerable Adults are subject to enhanced disclosure of criminal records. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment by following Trust’s policies, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately. If you are successful and a Disclosure & Barring Service check is required, the cost of the disclosure will be deducted from your salary.YOU MUST, DISCLOSE ANY PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS,CAUTIONS REPRIMANDS OR WARNING ON THE APPLICATION FORM THAT ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT 1974.The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain. Those who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK 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 Trust is unlikely in these circumstance, to satisfy the Resident Labour market Test

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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