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Consultant Rheumatologist

Job Description

Work for the Best in the North West*

Would you like to be part of a multi award winning NHS Foundation Trust that is one of the best performing Trusts in the region?

Applications are invited for the appointment of one full-time Consultant Rheumatologist. The successful candidate will join 2 full time and a Part time Consultant colleagues to help deliver a high quality service to the local population. You will be contracted to deliver services in all three sites as well in the community as a part our new concept Community Rheumatology. The Rheumatology team consists of 45 Rheumatology Specialist Nurses,1 Specialist Registrar and 3 Junior trainee doctors, a dedicated therapy department and inpatient service. There is a dedicated Rheumatology ward which is primarily used as Day ward for procedures including various infusions and the inpatient beds are available at Wrightington site/Wigan site for acutely ill patients.

The post comprises of 10PA’s and job plan is devised for activity across the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wrightington, and Leigh site and in the community and is subject to review during job planning. Applicants must have obtained the MRCP or equivalent. Applicants must be fully registered in the U.K General Medical Councils Specialist Register. Specialist Registrars may apply if within six-months of CCT at the date of interview. Applicants for full/ part time or Job Share are welcome to apply.

The appointment will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records disclosure for the successful candidate prior to commencement.

The Trust has excellent postgraduate and research facilities, supports study leave for CPD. and provides assistance with funding up to an agreed limit.

WWL NHS Trust is an Associated Teaching Hospital of the University of Manchester We also provides training for one Specialist Registrar as part of the well-regarded Northwest Training rotation which includes an integrated MSc. course in Rheumatology.

The needs of our patients are at the heart of everything we do but we are equally committed to the well being of our clinical teams, therefore you can be certain your contribution will be highly valued, and your further development encouraged. As we are fully committed to 'improving working lives', we can also offer access to a dedicated child-care co-ordinator and occupational health services, plus initiatives such as career break schemes and flexible working.

The Trust serves a population of 310,000 in rural surroundings on the western edge of Greater Manchester. The borough is bordered by the M6/M61 and M62 motorways as well as the main west coast rail line providing excellent access to the Pennines, Lake District and Northwest coastline.

We are situated in an attractive and increasingly popular area of the UK, an area offering excellent road, air and rail links; easy access to the lively cities of Manchester and Liverpool; first-class sports and leisure facilities; and a wide choice of quality housing in rural or urban settings.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr E Gladston Chelliah, Consultant Rheumatologist & Clinical Lead on  ( Phone number removed ) .& Mrs.Joanne Bark on  ( Phone number removed ) 

About our Trust

WWL NHS FT are the proud providers of acute hospital services to the people of the Wigan Borough. At WWL, we value our staff believing that ‘happy staff, makes for happy patients’. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values ‘the WWL Way’.

We are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share the WWL’s values and beliefs.

*Since 2014 our trust has been honoured to receive more than 25 local, regional and national prominent awards, including the prestigious HSJ Provider Trust of the Year Award.

We have recently opened a new Orthopaedic Centre, Fertility Unit and Cancer Care Suite which will revolutionise the way we work and care for our patients.

What Our Staff Say about Us

Here are some excerpts from our recent anonymous Staff Survey

'I am proud to work for WWL and to help the organisation provide first class healthcare to my community.'

'WWL is a great place to work and staff are always encouraged to do their best.'

Recruitment Information

We prefer candidates to submit applications online. Please contact the Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed )  if you have difficulty applying online.

The recruitment information for candidates document attached includes details of local places where you can access the internet, and useful information about the recruitment process. We recommend that you use the supporting information section of your application form to demonstrate how you meet the essential and desirable criteria listed in the Person Specification. We aim to inform all applicants of the outcome of their application by email.

Please note that senior positions (AFC band 8B or above) will be expected to participate in the Senior Manager on Call rota.

No unsolicited Advertising Company approaches.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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