Consultant Rheumatolgist (10 PAs)

Worthing, West Sussex
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
03 May 2019
02 Jun 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the above post of Consultant Rheumatologist based at Worthing Hospital, part of the Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, which is available from 1 June 2019.

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated Consultant colleague to join our existing team of 2 Consultants in Worthing and 2 Consultants in St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester.

This is a replacement post, following a retirement, and will be primarily based at Worthing Hospital, with sessions at Southlands Hospital in Shoreham-by-Sea. The department is currently supported by three clinical nurse specialists and two clinical assistants.

Applicants with a special interest in metabolic bone disease and experience in paediatric rheumatology would be particularly welcome. There may be opportunities for sessions in acute/general medicine, including on-call commitment, for candidates who are dually accredited in general medicine.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast and one of only seven in the country. We’re an ambitious organisation that champions our people, equipping them with new skills to continually improve services for patients.

The CQC recognised our leading approach continuous improvement which encourages and supports innovation at all levels. We are an acute trust with three hospitals; St Richard’s in Chichester and Worthing Hospital, where we provide emergency and inpatient care; and Southlands Hospital in Shoreham, where we provide out-patient care and day surgery.

We are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex. Foundation Trust Status was achieved in July 2013.

Our hospitals are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, nestled against the South Downs National Park, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent schools, housing, cultural and sporting facilities, offering good transport links to London and Europe. We have close academic links with London and coastal medical schools.

All newly appointed Consultants are mentored, via the “WSHFT Mentorship scheme for senior medical staff”.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining Specialist Registration at the time of interview. Applications from candidates who, for personal reasons, are unable to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for this post.

For further information please contact:

Dr Alastair Hepburn, Consultant Rheumatologist, Tel: 01903 205111 ext. 85614; or; or Dr Simona Caronia, Clinical Director, Email:; Dr Amanda Wellesley, Chief of Service, Tel: 01243 788122 ext. 33406; or

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All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of a minimum of three clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working).

Please note shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an up to date CV for their interview.

Applications from Agencies will not be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR.

Closing date: 2 June 2019.