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

Specialist Registrar in Rheumatology

Job Reference: J210-HERTS43

Connect Health
Up to £65,000 (plus 5% fringe HCLA)

Specialist Registrar in Rheumatology

Full time (Part time considered)

Up to £65,000 (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 Registrar providing specialist Rheumatology clinical support/advice to the community rheumatology clinical staff workforce. 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.

You’ll maintain a portfolio relevant to the role of a Specialist Registrar 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.

We also operate out of a number of community gym settings in the locality and can provide bespoke and supervised rehab programmes within a fully equipped gym environment, allowing patients to transition seamlessly on discharge.


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’ve got many accolades including being a finalist for an HSJ values award 2018 for IT and community service re-design and we’ve won numerous awards for our commitment to colleagues and making Connect a great place to work.

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.

‘If we don’t consider our key stakeholders, patients, tax payers and our colleagues, when making decisions then we have failed’ – Andrew Walton Exec Chair


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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