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Senior Clinical Fellow in Rheumatology

Job Description

25 million people living in east London and beyond look to the services run by the Barts Health group of hospitals to provide them with the healthcare they need. We are the biggest NHS teaching trust in the country, and our challenges are those of a large and complex organisation. Coming to work for Barts Health mean you will gain experience like no other NHS trust. We offer you the opportunity and support to experience a wide and varied career within one Trust.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.



Emergency Care and Acute Medicine Clinical Group

Whipps Cross University Hospital

Senior Clinical Fellow

(ST3+ equivalent level) Acute Medicine with an interest in Rheumatology

Fixed Term for six months

Ref No: 259-MED1236WHX

Applicants are invited to apply for the above post of Senior Clinical Fellow (ST3+ equivalent level) fixed term post in Acute Medicine with an interest in Rheumatology to cover a Deanery vacancy at Whipps Cross University Hospital. The post is a fixed term post available for 6 months initially (with a possibility for extension) from 9th November 2016. The successful candidates will participate in the busy and varied non-selected general medical on call rota.

The post with be based mainly on the Acute Assessment Unit, but will also provide support to the Rheumatology team in reviewing ward referrals. There will be an opportunity to gain Rheumatology experience in Rheumatology outpatients in a supernumerary capacity.

Whipps Cross University hospital is part of Barts Health NHS Trust, one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers and the largest trust in the NHS. It was created on 1 April 2012 by bringing together three trusts: Barts and The London NHS Trust, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust and Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust. Together, our hospitals deliver excellence in clinical care to the people of east London and further afield. We are home to some of Britain’s leading specialist centres including cancer, cardiac, stroke, trauma and emergency care. Our vision is to create a world-class health organisation that builds on strong relations with our partners and the communities we serve – one dedicated to ending the historic health inequalities in east London.

The post would be suitable for experienced doctors who have completed Foundation and Core medical competencies (or equivalent), have successfully passed parts 1 and 2 of the MRCP examination (holding full MRCP will be beneficial) and wish to gain a period of focused experience and training in Medicine and Rheumatology whilst pursuing ST training. Candidates should be fully registered with the General Medical council and should possess up to date ALS training.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Simon Green, Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine ( Email address removed ), Tel :  ( Phone number removed )  ext 6051 and/or Dr Judith Bubbear, Clinical Lead for Rheumatology ( Email address removed ) Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) .

If you are interested in this post, please make an online application via reference no: 259-MED1236WHX

Closing Date: Tuesday, 25th October 2016

Please note: -

All staff identified as AT-RISK who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to Barts Health employees.

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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.

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