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Consultant in Rheumatology

Salary:
£79,860 to £107,668 pa
Location:
Truro
Company:
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

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Consultant in Rheumatology

Applications are invited for this new post of Consultant in Rheumatology at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust in Truro. Applicants wishing to work full time or part time would be welcomed. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of three existing rheumatology consultants, a Specialist registrar, GPST (ST1), four rheumatology nurse specialists, clinical pharmacist, specialist physiotherapists and occupational therapists, DEXA radiographer, research nurses and administrative and secretarial staff in providing a comprehensive rheumatology service. This newly created post provides an ideal opportunity to join a specialist service in this rapidly developing department.

The rheumatology hub is based at Truro Health Park, a modern dedicated rheumatology outpatient facility. The department holds a regular weekly multidisciplinary team meeting. Medical day case facilities are provided at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and two of our community hospitals. The rheumatology service supports our clinical colleagues by providing specialist opinions for patients admitted to the Royal Cornwall hospital. A comprehensive community rheumatology service provides peripheral outpatient clinics throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The post holder will help develop these services with the support of our primary care colleagues.

There are excellent opportunities for professional development and the post holder will be encouraged to develop their clinical interests, with particular opportunities in research and medical education. The department is fully committed to teaching and training of undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors. Candidates with a sub-specialty rheumatology interest that enhances the clinical services of the department would be encouraged. The department is active in research and has developed links with the local CLRN and the University of Exeter.

This is an exciting time to join the Royal Cornwall hospital, as the department is rapidly expanding to provide comprehensive county wide rheumatology services and in the process of developing specialist rheumatology clinics as well as supporting an active education and research programme. We are looking for a dynamic team member to help us in delivering a high quality service. The rheumatology department is part of the Specialist Services and Surgery Care Group.

Truro health Park and the Royal Cornwall hospital are situated in the cathedral city of Truro in the centre of Cornwall. The surrounding countryside is renowned for its spectacular rural and coastal scenery. There are lots of things Cornwall is loved for; the dramatic coastline with its captivating fishing harbours; the spectacular beaches and the pounding surf that provides a natural playground for a variety of water sports; and of course the Cornish pasty and cream teas. If you would like to visit we can help you arrange a ‘working holiday’ to see the department and meet the team. Travel and accommodation will be on us and we are sure that you will like it so much you will want to stay. We have a great relocation package and will help you and your family settle in our beautiful county.

Applicants are required to be on the GMC Specialist Register, or within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / EU equivalent certification at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share

If you are thinking of joining us and have a partner or family who would relocate with you please contact us as we have a variety of employment opportunities within the hospital and would be happy to discuss this with you.

For further information please contact Dr Tim Jenkinson, Clinical Lead for Rheumatology on 01872 246851, email tim.jenkinson@nhs.net.

The Royal Cornwall hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer



IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.

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