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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/10/2020.

Consultant in Rheumatology

Job Reference: 358-2431801-CON

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum

Consultant Rheumatologist

1 x Consultant Rheumatologist post (10PA with possible additional PA's)

Applications are invited for 1x full time Consultant Rheumatologist posts based at this busy teaching hospital. The Rheumatology Unit is based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, which is part of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Leicester is the second biggest provider of Rheumatology care within the country with a clear vision to develop and deliver the Rheumatology service further. At present we are the main secondary care provider for a diverse local population of 950,000.

This is a full time post (10PA) working both within UHL and with a session(s) to be worked within the Alliance partnership which hosts the community elective care service across the county. These sessions are normally an outpatient session within a community hospital with easy access from the main Hospital. The Rheumatology service is part of Specialty Medicine within the Emergency and Specialty Medicine CMG.

The successful applicant will join an established, dynamic team of 8 full time Rheumatology consultants who run various specialised clinics such as Early Inflammatory Arthritis, Connective Tissue Disease and Vasculitis, Spondyloarthropathy services, one stop bone clinic, Myositis clinic and young adult clinic, and Ultrasound Synovitis clinic.

Our department work closely with other specialities and run combined services with lung, eye, renal and haematology.The department participate actively in clinical and commercial research and published work extensively.
The applicant will have the opportunity to develop a specialist clinical and research interest to compliment the existing specialist interests.

Applicants must already be on the GMC specialist register or within 6 months of the interview date have a certificate of completion of specialist training or equivalent qualifying experience. This is a 10 PA job plan inclusive of DCC, SPA and on call allowance as standard.

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, the Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000, an enhanced disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be undertaken.

The successful appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, clinical audit and research. They will be required to undertake management duties and work in a multidisciplinary team. The Rheumatology department provides all the Rheumatology teaching for the Leicester University medical school which is coordinated by Dr Kenny Sumnboye (Rheumatology Consultant). We are also the second biggest biological centre in the country with an expanding portfolio for research in this area as well as within other areas of Rheumatology research. To discuss opportunities for research within Leicester please contact Dr Maumer Durrani (Rheumatology Consultant).

UHL is fully committed to continuing medical education for consultant.

(Job Description pending royal college approval)


For further information and / or an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Dr Alison Kinder, Head of Service for Rheumatology via email - Telephone 0116 258 5253/ 07931 385850

Interviews to be held 26th November 2020

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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