Specialty Doctor in General and Rheumatology Medicine
The successful applicant will join a well-established multi-disciplinary team of doctors, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, occupational therapists and administrative staff.
The Rheumatology Department is small, but has excellent patient feedback and is rated highly. Our Out Patient and In-patient workload is heavy but enjoyable because of highly positive and effective nursing and admin colleagues. The Trust has an excellent and comprehensive range of clinical services.
Patients can be referred from GP practices for diagnosis, treatment and, when appropriate, long-term management of patients with a range of musculoskeletal disorders including inflammatory arthritis, soft tissue rheumatism, osteoarthritis, connective tissue diseases and osteoporosis. Outpatient clinics are held at Yeovil District and Yeatman Hospitals.
The successful applicant will need to be a good team player who will play a key role in the delivery of the service, to help ensure the continuation of the existing high quality of care. The post holder will help and support the Consultants in the Rheumatology Department and be attached to a General Medical ward taking part in the on-call rota for General Medicine. The on-call commitment is to the (current) 12 person Middle Grade on call rota.
The post holder will work closely with all grades of Foundation, Specialty Training Doctors and Specialist Registrars within Medicine.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the Trust, which may be arranged by contacting one of the following: Dr Sally Knights or Dr Alexandra Bourn, Consultant Rheumatologist telephone 01935 475122 (main switchboard).