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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/04/2020.

Nurse Consultant

Job Reference: J210-HERTS42

Connect Health
£44,000 - £60,000 (plus 5% fringe HCLA)

Nurse Consultant - Rheumatology

Full Time/Part time

Salary: £44,000 - £60,000 (plus 5% fringe HCLA)

Herts Valley

About the role

An exciting position has arisen in our Herts Valleys Integrated Musculoskeletal Service. We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and competent Nurse Consultant to join our multi-disciplinary community Rheumatology team. You will participate in triaging urgent cases to specialist care and manage non-urgent rheumatology patients in the community alongside stable review patients on DMARDs, as well as providing leadership and clinical expertise to the team.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about patient care and the evolving progression of nursing as a profession. They will be nurses with a proven record of continuing education and experience in Rheumatology. They will be autonomous and self-directed but will also be good team players, recognising the strength of a strong team and mutual support. They will be responsible for developing a workforce to ensure the long term success of the service.

Advanced clinical assessment and consultation skills are essential for this role. In addition the successful candidate will be a non-medical prescriber. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a variety of settings are essential. Above all else the individual will feel passionately about improving the care and lives of people who suffer from these long term, often unpredictable conditions.’

You’ll maintain a portfolio relevant to the role of a Nurse Consultant in Rheumatology and will provide expert clinical practice to the service. You’ll play a pivotal role in the integration of research evidence into practice. This will be delivered by enhancing quality in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of MSK Rheumatology to improve the outcomes for patients.

Connect Health is the largest community musculoskeletal (MSK) service provider in the UK. We currently deliver 5 Rheumatology services across 5 different CCG groups, always working in partnership with local Acute Hospital Trusts to ensure integrated service delivery.


What we’re looking for

· Exceptional personal and professional values that underpin clinical expertise

· Excellent clinical skills with a desire to develop and innovate in the field of Rheumatology

· A strong desire and drive to support transformation

We’re looking for you to have experience and evidence of delivering excellent patient outcomes and satisfaction.

You’ll be positive, constructive and approachable and carry out tasks with fairness and integrity, a good communicator, patient orientated and committed to the development of quality and service.

You will maintain a high level of professional portfolio through continuous personal development and yearly appraisals. You are happy to contribute to teaching, patient and GP education sessions.


Our service in Herts Valley

Our Herts Valley service is a fully integrated MSK service that provides a single-point of access for NHS patients enabling a seamless and efficient patient journey. As part of our integrated community pathway we deliver community Physiotherapy, Pain, Podiatry, Rheumatology, Hands, CATS and Postural Stability. You will be part of a large, dynamic multidisciplinary team which includes MSK Physiotherapists, Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, GPs with special interest in Pain and Rheumatology, Consultant Rheumatologists, Psychologists, Hand therapists and Rehabilitation Therapists. The integrated service design allows clinicians to work together to deliver seamless and evidence-based care for patients and enables inter-disciplinary learning.


We deliver our services out of a number of different hub site clinics and GP practices across Herts Valley localities. This encompasses Dacorum, Hertsmere, Watford and Three Rivers and St Albans and Harpenden. There is the expectation that you will be flexible to the needs of the service and you may be based out of a couple of different locations within your working week.

Connect Health

Connect Health is the largest, independent provider of integrated community MSK (musculoskeletal) services (including orthopaedics, pain and rheumatology) in the UK, serving over 300k NHS patients per annum across 25 CCGs and 100+ business.

We’re a team of pioneers, dynamically driving forward quality, whilst keeping “the people” at the heart of everything that we do.

We hold these values close to our hearts and put them at the core of the recruitment process and operational delivery. To compliment this, we have in-house programmes to support Developing Consultant roles, Subject Matter Experts, accredited Leadership and Management development and Accelerated Development Programme for Persistent Pain Management.

What makes us different?

· Largest provider of Integrated MSK services in the UK

· Largest database of MSK outcomes in the world, driving Research and Quality.

· Dedicated digital innovation team, implementing technological solutions to support clinicians and patients.

· Flexible working with a “Just Ask” policy, as well as remote and clinic working.

· Career Development programmes and pathways

· National network of clinical experts supporting supervision and sharing skills/expertise.


· Day off on your birthday every year

· Competitive salary

· Recognition programme including annual awards ceremony ‘Bee Celebrated’

· Comprehensive Clinical Supervision Framework

· Internal development programmes and Career pathways

· Flexible working opportunities to balance home and work life

· Pension Scheme

· Performance related pay progression and bonus scheme

· Salary sacrifice schemes including Smart Tech and Cycle to work

· An online discount portal with thousands of deals including discounted cinema, holidays and shopping.

We wish you the best of luck!

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