Locum Consultant Rheumatolgist

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
17 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area RheumatologyGrade ConsultantContract 1 Year Fixed TermHours 10 PA'sJob ref 431-MED-6603 Site BasildonTown BasildonSalary £77,913 - £105,042 Pa Pro RataClosing 29/11/2018 23:59

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative and dynamic place to work. Our values - safe, caring, excellent – are at the core of everything we do and are the basis for our interactions with patients and each other.

The Trust is rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission who described our services as effective, caring, responsive and well-led. Basildon Hospital was the first in the country to be rated as ‘outstanding’ for maternity care and our ambition is to become ‘outstanding’ in as many services as possible over the coming months and years.

We offer an extensive range of acute healthcare services at Basildon University Hospital, Orsett Hospital and the St Andrew’s Centre in Billericay. We also provide specialist cardiothoracic services for the whole of Essex and further afield at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, which has a reputation for leading developments in cardiac surgery and cardiology procedures.

We work collaboratively with our NHS partners in mid and south Essex to ensure that local people have access to the best possible healthcare services.

We are part of UCLPartners, an academic health and science partnership with over 40 members who together form one of the world’s leading centres of medical innovation and education. We offer a professional environment where all staff have excellent education, coaching, mentoring, training and development opportunities.

We are looking for talented individuals who are committed to working as part of our healthcare team delivering an excellent, caring service to patients.

Take a look our Trust values video on our website and see if you have what it takes to be one of the team!

LOCUM CONSULTANT IN RHEUMATOLOGY - 1 Year, Maternity Cover Fixed Term Contract.

The Trust is seeking a forward thinking, dynamic, enthusiastic Consultant to work among a team of 4.6 Consultants, 1 Specialist Registrar and 4.5 nurse specialists in the department of Rheumatology.

The successful candidate should have the ability to adapt to the department quickly to ensure the transfer of clinical workload causes minimal disruption to the department and to continuity of patient care.

The Rheumatology department in Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals provide a comprehensive Rheumatology service with outpatient clinics provided in designated Rheumatology suites on the Basildon and Orsett Hospital sites.. There are 2 clinic based ultrasound machines. The department has a very active and efficient Rheumatology Day Unit which is used for administration of intravenous therapy including cyclophosphamide and biologics and for various procedures including needle muscle biopsies, minor salivary gland biopsy, chemical synovectomy and ultrasound guided spine injections. The department work closely with other medical departments and provide prompt inpatients consultations for inpatients including those with complex multisystem disorders.

The department is currently collaborating with Orthopaedics, Pain management and Tier 2 Physiotherapy to develop a comprehensive well organised musculoskeletal service. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute actively to this on-going aspect of service development.

As a University Teaching Hospital Trust linked with the University College London we value teaching and audit skills and emphasise the role of Clinical Governance in everyday clinical practice. The Trust is committed to driving improvement in the quality of clinical care and to innovation in models of service. We seek colleagues with the ability and willingness to teach in a multi-disciplinary environment, be flexible and adaptable to the challenges faced in the department and be pro-active in audit and governance issues. We will also provide mentoring for the appointee.

The Trust is situated in the South of England providing excellent road and rail links to London, South East and the Continent.

It is desirable for candidates to hold a CCT in Rheumatology.

BTUH is an equal opportunities employer. Please let us know if you have any special requirements regarding your application or possible interview.

All communication regarding the post will be sent electronically and we would appreciate that you check your junk or spam folders. We will be in contact with candidates where possible however, if you have not been contacted within 14 days from closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

We have a range of benefits applicable to staff so please look at the BTUH website for futher information.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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