Consultant in Renal Medicine

Brighton, East Sussex
10 Jun 2019
04 Jul 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals is the regional teaching hospital, providing general acute services to Brighton and Hove and Mid Sussex and tertiary services for patients across Sussex and the south east of England.

Working as one hospital across two sites in Brighton and Haywards Heath,
we treat over half a million patients a year.

Applications are sought for a 10 PA consultant post in renal medicine (with a 8.5 DCC: 1.5 SPA split).

This consultant job will been created after the retirement of a consultant colleague within renal the department. Full college approval will be in place before interview.

The successful applicant will be based at the Sussex Kidney Unit (SKU) in the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) in Brighton and will undertake other roles within the catchment area of the SKU.

Within SKU in Brighton their clinical responsibilities will be to be joint lead of the home dialysis department and mange predominantly the peritoneal dialysis cohort of patients. The successful applicant will also do general nephrology clinics in the east of our catchment area in Eastbourne and

They will also form part of the immunosuppression team and have vasculitis/ glomerulonephritis clinics in SKU in Brighton. They will be responsible for a nephrology procedure list at the RSCH involving tunnelled lines and possibly LA peritoneal catheter insertions.

The applicant will also be involved in the renal on-call rota at the RSCH managing renal inpatients on the ward, outliers and referrals from elsewhere in the catchment are on a 1:8-10 basis. There is no general medical component to this job in Brighton. The position is to start from September 2019 or soon thereafter.

The successful applicants will join a team of ten full time consultant nephrologists. Sussex Kidney Unit (SKU) is the tertiary centre for a catchment population of 1.2M. There are 26 inpatient beds, 480 haemodialysis patients (including a well established home haemodialysis programme and 4 satellite units), 60 patients on peritoneal dialysis and 500 renal transplant follow up patients. The SKU treats approximately 150 acute kidney injury patients per year requiring acute dialysis and provides plasma exchange. There are approximately 170 incident renal replacement therapy
patients each year.

Please refer to the person specification in the job descriptions with regards to CCT requirements.

In addition to supplying us with your referee details for the last 3 years of professional employment (non academic), please also provide us with the contact details of your Responsible Officer for Appraisal and Revalidation.

For more information please contact Dr Victoria Ingham or Dr Sarah Lawman via their PAs at the RSCH in Brighton (01273 696955 exts 62854 and 62858).

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Closing date: 4 July 2019 at 12 pm.