Consultant

Recruiter
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sunderland, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 Oct 2019
Closes
25 Oct 2019
Ref
1292291324
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided outside this area. We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH), South Tyneside District Hospital (STDH), St Benedict's Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary, giving a total number of beds of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art ICCU at SRH. The Trust is continuing to invest in its infrastructure with: a new Emergency Department and Integrated Assessment Unit opened June 2017 at SRH; a state of the art Integrated Emergency Care Centre at STDH opened in 2012; in 2016 the Trust opened its new Endoscopy Unit at SRH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Surgical Centre at STDH in 2017; in 2017 the Trust opened its new state of the art MRI at STDH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Durham Treatment Centre providing satellite dialysis, out-patient clinics, imaging and day case procedures across a range of specialties. The Trust also provides an outreach service to our Durham patients for nephrology, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology. There is an onsite at SRH Fitness Centre and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

We're here to deliver the best care to the people we serve and our values are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for applications from those who will share the commitment to our values and will live and breathe the behavioural standards that support them - Compassionate and dignified, high quality, safe patient care always the first priority/Working together for the benefit of our patients and their families or carers/Openness and honesty in everything we do/Respect and encouragement for our staff

CONSULTANT IN RHEUMATOLOGY

FULL/PART TIME

Due to an exciting expansion of the Rheumatology service, applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Rheumatology. A variety of posts are available with applications for part time posts as well as full time welcomed.

The appointees will work with colleagues to deliver high quality, safe and effective care across the new South Tyneside and Sunderland organisation and sites covered by the team. They will be responsible for a number of inpatient beds and will provide managed care within the out-patient service.

The Rheumatology Department provides care for a wide range of Rheumatological conditions. This includes patients with inflammatory arthritis and other systemic autoimmune disorders, vasculitis, soft tissue conditions, and metabolic bone disease. There is opportunity to develop a sub-specialty interest and candidates with an interest Giant Cell Arteritis (including ultrasound) and Connective Tissue Disease would be encouraged and supported to develop these services.

The service provides clinics at Sunderland Royal Hospital, South Tyneside District Hospital, Washington Primary Care Centre and Durham Treatment Centre with in-patient beds at Sunderland Royal Hospital. The appointee will undertake routine work with colleagues at two of the three sites.

The post holder will be expected to provide leadership and development to the existing Rheumatology service and will also be expected to engage in Education and Training. The post holder will be responsible for a number of inpatient beds and will provide managed care within the out-patient service.

The post holder is expected to possess Membership/Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and to be on the GMC Specialist Register. Further details regarding the specifics of the role can be found within the job description.

The Trust provides acute hospital and community based healthcare services to a population of around 430,000 people on South Tyneside and Sunderland. We have a dedicated team of around 8,100 staff who deliver outstanding care and work together to achieve the following:

  • More joined up services which allow us to deliver more specialist care closer to home.
  • A wider range of services and better standards of care.
  • A more sustainable and secure future for healthcare services across South Tyneside and Sunderland.
  • Rapid digital transformation, which put us at the forefront of NHS Trusts.
  • The capability to expand the work we do around research and innovation, finding new and exciting ways to improve how we care for patients.
  • More opportunities for our staff - we are one of the region's largest employers and want to be the employer of choice for those looking to develop their career in the NHS.


South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top performing acute and community integrated Trust's in the country, is fully registered (with no conditions) with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is a new Trust as result of the merger between City Hospitals Sunderland NHSFT and South Tyneside NHSFT on 1st April 2019.

With an operating income of around £563 million and non-current assets of £241m, the Trust employs around 8,100 people, with a total consultant establishment of 400, excluding visiting consultants. The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

The Trust has been awarded the status of University Hospital by Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School and is a designated 'base unit' for the clinical curriculum as part of the University's Regional Medical School concept. The Trust also has strong links with Sunderland University and the newly established Medical School there. The Trust will be one of 5 providers of clinical studies for Sunderland Medical School.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital, South Tyneside District Hospital, St Benedict's Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary, giving a total number of beds of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art ICCU at SRH with individual glass rooms for the most vulnerable of patients. The Trust is continuing to invest in its infrastructure with: a new Emergency Department and Integrated Assessment Unit opened June 2017 at SRH; a state of the art Integrated Emergency care Centre at STDH opened in 2012; in 2016 the Trust opened its new Endoscopy Unit at SRH which has been built to cope with future capacity demands; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Surgical Centre at STDH in 2017; in 2017 the Trust opened its new state of the art MRI at STDH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Durham Treatment Centre providing satellite dialysis, out-patient clinics, imaging and day case procedures across a range of specialties for our Durham patients.

The Trust also provides an outreach service to our Durham patients for nephrology, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology. There is an onsite at SRH Fitness Centre and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

The Trust is a key partner in the central Integrated Care Partnership that makes up the Cumbria and North East Integrated Care System, with an ambitious system transformational programme both via the Path to Excellence programme but also as the Local Health Economy programme.

Before commencing/submitting your application form, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Process/Confirming Appointment Procedure Candidate Guidance

Important note on completion of the reference section of Application Form - In line with NHS Employment Check Standards, if you are successful at interview, the Trust, as part of the recruitment process will seek to confirm a 3 year employment/training/education history. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous employer and/or educational establishment that cover the last 3 years. If you are currently a professional student due to qualify, please also provide the details of your mentor. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

You will be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs. If you have been successful at shortlisting you will be invited to interview via NHS Jobs using the e-mail address you have registered. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 6 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note - All new employees will commence in line with Trust Induction dates. This Induction will take place at either Sunderland Royal Hospital or South Tyneside Hospital, irrespective of where the job will be based.

Please quote the job reference number in all correspondence.

Please note this advert may close early should a high volume of applications be received

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