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Consultant Rheumatologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Rheumatology
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Contract
Permanent: Willing to consider 12-24 month fixed term.
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
40 hours per week (Option to partake in General Medical on-call or Acute on-call if interested)
Job ref
347-3736245
Site
Southport Hospital
Town
Southport
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
08/02/2022 23:59

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.

The Government have announced their intention to introduce the need for mandatory COVID vaccinations for frontline patient facing roles (and those staff working in patient areas). This will come into effect from 1st April 2022. This role may be in scope and as such if you are appointed it is likely that your COVID vaccination status (or proof of any exemption) will form part of your pre-employment checks. If you would like further information on the vaccine and for ways to book this please visit www.nhs.uk    

 

Job overview

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 (there is staff transportation to facilitate cross site working if you require).

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.

We are a small but welcoming and passionate team who are patient focussed and development driven. We welcome applicants from like minded, forward thinking clinicians who would like to be part of a busy but well supported team, who are keen to partake in consultant led service redesign. 

Main duties of the job

The standard job plan enclosed within the Job Description (attached) is a starting point and we encourage positive and active discussions around your work plan structure. Duties will include triaging patient referrals, providing Advice and Guidance to GPs, reviewing ward referrals for Rheumatology reviews and participating in the weekly full team MDT. You will hold regular out patient clinics, of which there are special interest clinics including early arthritis clinics and ankylosing spondylitis clinics, RSN Biologics clinics and joint injection clinics.  The post-holder will be encouraged to participate in any of these or develop any other special interest areas such as MSK ultrasound.

There are bi-monthly service meetings that you are encouraged to attend wherein updates are shared from our colleagues in Management, Finance, Performance and Governance and we welcome your input into these meetings. There is also a monthly consultant team meeting with the wider Medicine Consultant work force. 

The Trust participates in the national early inflammatory arthritis audit and recent 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.

Working for our organisation

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. The Trust provides a range of local hospital services across its two main sites ranging from adults and children’s A&E, Intensive Care and a range of medical and surgical specialties, women’s and children’s services, consultant led Maternity Care as well as its adult community health services. We also host the Northwest Spinal Injuries’ Centre.

Located near vibrant and attractive cities, Liverpool and Manchester offer a unique and unlimited shopping experience in addition to arts, culture, music, nightlife and tourism, whilst you can enjoy the convenience of coast life in Southport. We have been awarded University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust, by the University of Liverpool.

We offer excellent staff benefits to all clinical and non-clinical staff, and can offer you flexible working, in house education programs, annual personal development plans and development opportunities. Striving for continuous improvement and passionate about Excellent, Long Life Integrated Care, we are recruiting staff who can demonstrate our organizational values of Supportive, Caring, Open & Honest, Professional and Efficient to ensure we deliver the best patient care. We encourage a diverse workforce, and promote equality throughout the Trust.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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.

We will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements and will support any academic or other specialty interests you may have. Participation of the GIM on-call, or Acute Medical sessions are offered but not required. 

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.

Come and join a friendly organisation to enhance your future prospects.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Appropriate Qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Already practising Consultant

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Years experience

NHS experience

Essential criteria
  • NHS England experience
Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Mas Diwan
Job title
Clinical Director Medicine
Email address
masroor.diwan@nhs.net
Additional information

For further informal conversations, or to arrange a visit to the site, please contact Dr Diwan (masroor.diwan@nhs.net) or the Associate Medical Director Dr Dave Snow (dsnow@nhs.net)

The Government have announced their intention to introduce the need for mandatory COVID vaccinations for frontline patient facing roles (and those staff working in patient areas). This will come into effect from 1st April 2022. This role may be in scope and as such if you are appointed it is likely that your COVID vaccination status (or proof of any exemption) will form part of your pre-employment checks. If you would like further information on the vaccine and for ways to book this please visit www.nhs.uk    

Advertising Date: 11 January 2022

Closing Date: 8 February 2022

Interview Date: 7 April 2022