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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/12/2020.

Locum Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist

Job Reference: 349-MCH-478-20

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Rheumatology
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester
£82,096 - £110,683 Per annum

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

We are looking for a full-time locum consultant (10 PA) in paediatric and adolescent rheumatology to join our friendly, expanding rheumatology department at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH). Applicants with full specialist accreditation in paediatric rheumatology or SPIN accreditation in paediatric rheumatology with recent relevant experience in a tertiary rheumatology centre are encouraged to apply.

This post is in addition to existing consultant posts. It is expected that the new consultant will take some current patients for follow up and take on new patients from inpatient and outpatient referrals. This post will also support the development of a clinical network to enable shared care arrangements for individual children and young people across Greater Manchester with local general paediatricians.

Cross-cover arrangements are in place to cover patients during times of leave. It is expected that the post holder will work closely with consultant colleagues to ensure clear handover and continuity of care for all patients and that time off during non-hot weeks will be taken flexibly to ensure the department is fully covered at all times.

There is a Tier 1 SHO and SpR covering rheumatology patients when on call.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NamePhil RileyJob titleConsultant Paediatric RheumatologistEmail addressphil.riley@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number0161 701Additional contact information

If you would like to discuss this post in more detail please contact any of the following consultants by telephone on 0161 701 1617 or directly as follows:

Dr Phil Riley

Dr Alice Chieng

Dr Emily Willis

Dr Giulia Varnier

Dr Janet McDonagh

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

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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.

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