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Consultant in Rheumatology

NHS
Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley
£76,001 - £102,465 / year
Full Time

Job Description

Part-time Rheumatology Consultant £76,001 - £102,465 per annum (To be pro-rota'd) 8 PA’s We are inviting applications to apply for 0.8 whole time equivalent (8PAs) consultant rheumatology post to join the existing rheumatology team at the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS FT (DGH). The Rheumatology team at DGH consists of an established group of 7 consultants (5.8 WTE), clinical nurse specialists and allied health professionals providing a wide range of general and subspecialist rheumatology services to the local population and beyond. The consultant team is supported by a team of clinical nurse specialists and AHPs. There are excellent outpatient and daycase facilities available for the rheumatology team and inpatients beds are available on a shared ward for patients requiring urgent care. The team work out of three sites at present (Russells Hall hospital which has inpatient, daycase and outpatient facilities and the outpatient units at the Corbett and Guest hospitals), it is envisaged that expansion of the service in to community based sites will occur in the next couple of years. The team at DGH runs subspecialist clinics in connective tissue disease, vasculitis, osteoporosis, early arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, scleroderma and musculoskeletal ultrasound. The successful candidate would have an opportunity to develop a subspecialist interest or join an existing service. There is a prolific clinical trials unit and both pharmaceutical and academic research is carried out in the department and the candidate would be encouraged to contribute to the department’s research portfolio. The department supports junior doctor training and is a teaching trust for the University of Birmingham. The department currently has 4 registrars, 1 CMT and a shared FY1 and has teaching and academic commitments to undergraduate training. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to the departments teaching commitments and there would be opportunities to develop a further educational role if they wished. The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS FT is situated on the western fringe of the West Midlands conurbation close to the open countryside of Worcestershire, Shropshire and Staffordshire. There are excellent housing and schooling facilities in the area and transport links to nearby Birmingham. Candidates must be fully registered with the General Medical Council and hold CCST in Rheumatology or be within six months of obtaining this by the time of the interview For more information, to arrange a visit, or to discuss any aspect of this post, please contact Dr Nicola Erb, Medical Service Head for Rheumatology on  ( Phone number removed )  ext: 5853, or Dr. Effi Ladoyanni, clinical director for ambulatory medicine on  ( Phone number removed )  ext 4708 To apply for either post please refer to NHS Jobs and quote the following reference number:


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