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Consultant Rheumatologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 PAs
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YC72 (£77,913 - £105,042)
02/10/2019 23:59
Interview date

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.



Consultant Rheumatologist

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust 


Full Time

1 Post - 10 PA's

YC72 £77,913 - £105,042 per annum

Applications are invited for a Consultant post in Rheumatology Medicine Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust, based mainly at the Southport site, but travel to our Ormskirk site may be required. 

To support the applicant in developing special interest and enhance a fulfilling career, this job comes with 3 SPA sessions.  There is no requirement in this post to undertake General Medicine sessions however if interested applicants wish to participate in GIM on-call rota or Acute Medicine sessions, this will be supported.

The department provides a full outpatient service with daily outpatient clinics mainly at the Southport site.  There are special interest clinics including early arthritis clinics and ankylosing spondylitis clinics, RSN Biologics clinics and joint injection clinics.  The postholder will be encouraged to participate in any of these or develop any other special interest areas such as MSK ultrasound.

The Trust participates in the national early inflammatory arthritis audit and recent quarter results have identified the Trust as one of the top 10 performers for to ensure there are  local arrangements for people with suspected persistent synovitis to be assessed in a rheumatology service within 3 weeks of referral.

Applicants must already be on the GMC specialist register or within 6 months of the interview date and have a certificate of completion of specialist training.

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced DBS will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

The successful appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical audit.

Advert date: 4th September, 2019

Closing date: 2nd October, 2019

Shortlisting date: 3rd October, 2019

Interview date: w/c 25th November, 2019


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits please contact: Dr Ashar Ahmed, Clinical Director - Tel: 01704 704159

Please note, any such visit will not form part of the selection process.