Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 650,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 130,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,000 staff and is the second largest employer in Portsmouth.
The Trust’s vision is to be the best hospital, provide the best care by employing the best people and to ensure our patients are the centre of all that we do. If you share the same values as Portsmouth Hospitals; Respect & Dignity, Quality of Care, Working Together and Efficiency we want you to work for us.
Locum Consultant Nephrologist
Applications are invited for the post of Locum Consultant Nephrologist at the Wessex Kidney Centre based in Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. This is a temporary post to cover maternity and sabbatical leave for a 10 month period between 1st January 2017 and 1st September 2017. There is a strong possibility that a substantive appointment will be made in September 2017. The bulk of the outpatient work will be at Southampton General Hospital and the surrounding area. In-patient work will be at the main centre in Portsmouth as part of a team of 17 (145 WTE) consultant nephrologists. There is no GIM component to the job.
The potholder will be expected to have experience of and to participate in the whole range of nephrology services, including acute transplantation. The development of a special interest will be expected as will interests in education, research and audit.
The Centre provides comprehensive renal services to a population of approximately 23 million across seven feeding acute trusts and currently three specialist commissioning groups. It hosts the regional transplant unit which performs 80-90 renal transplants per year, including blood-group incompatible transplantation. The service has approximately 640 haemodialysis patients (including home Haemodialysis), 80 peritoneal dialysis (including assisted APD) patients and 900 transplant recipients. The Centre has 50 in-patient beds across three dedicated renal/transplant wards, its own outpatient department, day-care/assessment areas and home dialysis training facilities. There is a 25-station on-site outpatient haemodialysis facility and 8 satellite dialysis units (3 NHS-run and 5 with commercial partners). Further expansion in both inpatient and dialysis facilities is being planned.
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country and provides a full range of services to more than 650,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities are also offered closer to patients’ homes. The Trust handles around 130,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and has the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,000 staff and is the second largest employer in Portsmouth. All main specialties are represented and the Trust has a bed base of 1072.
The Trust is a District General Hospital Plus with links to the University of Southampton Medical School for undergraduate education, training and research and the University of Portsmouth for research and postgraduate training. The Wessex Kidney Centre is an Associate Academic Department of the University of Portsmouth, and is the region’s only nephrology training centre hosting 10 registrar training posts, 1 post-CCT fellow post and 8 SHO-grade posts.
The job plan attracts ten programmed activities (8 DCC 2 SPA). This includes participation in the renal consultant on call rota (initially on a 1-in-12 basis).
For more information please contact Dr Robert Lewis Clinical Director and Consultant Nephrologist on ( Phone number removed ) x1018
Short-listed candidates are encouraged to visit by prior appointment.
The closing date for this post is: 27th October
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