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Consultant Immunologist and Allergist

Job Reference: 317-CON-22-008

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Immunology
Location:
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary:
£84,559 - £114,003

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.


CONSULTANT IMMUNOLOGIST/ALLERGIST

REF. 317-CON-22-008 

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for 2 highly motivated, ambitious individuals to join our well-integrated team.

Consultant Immunologists or Allergists would be considered and the job plans attached, which is for guidance only, would be amended according to experience and interests. There are 2 full time posts available although applications from those who wish to work less than full time will be welcome. 

The Regional Immunology and Allergy Service is based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, and has clinical space shared with the Programmed Investigation Unit. Members of the department currently include 4.6 Consultant Immunologists, 2 StRs, a teaching fellow, 2 nurse specialists, clinic staff and support from dietitians. These 2 substantive posts are advertised to replace current locum posts and will contribute to the 4.6 WTE Consultant workforce within the department.

The Department provides a full range of clinical services for a large cohort of patients with primary immune deficiency, including those receiving immunoglobulin replacement therapy, allergy including drug allergy testing, and those with other immune diseases. An immunotherapy programme is provided for patients with allergies to venom and inhalants.  Biologicals are administered for a variety of autoimmune and autoinflammatory conditions.   The Department is accredited by RCP inspected 2019 with excellent feedback) and is registered with IQAS. Transition clinics are held for patients with Primary Immunodeficiency Deficiency, including those who have had bone marrow transplants & have autoinflammatory conditions. There is close working with the paediatric immunology and allergy teams, and with the haematology team as the service for offering bone marrow transplants to adult patients with PID expands.

Close to the clinical area is the integrated Blood Sciences Department.  Laboratory Immunology is part of an integrated Blood Sciences laboratory and comprises three sections, Protein Chemistry, Autoantimmunity and Allergy, and Cellular Immunology which includes the Northern England Haemato-Oncology Diagnostic Service (NEHODS).   Clinical support is also provided to the immunology laboratory at Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust.

The Hospital is adjacent to the Medical School.  Suitable candidates will be offered honorary posts within the medical school.  There is an established Regional Network with the Immunology/Allergy Service in Leeds with regular meetings and joint audits to allow benchmarking of practice and education.

In addition to these opportunities of the role, we can offer you a commitment to teaching, education, research and audit. 

In addition to the challenges of the role, we can offer you a commitment to teaching, education, research and audit.

Candidates for the post must be registered medical practitioners and on, or eligible to join, the Specialist Register within six months of the date of the Appointments Committee. 

For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Dr Catherine Stroudon 0191 2829593 (direct) / 2820669 (secretary), or via email at catherine.stroud1@nhs.net 

To apply for this post, please visit NHS Jobs and complete the application form in full, please ensure that you provide references to cover the last 3 years. For any further queries, please contact Suzanne Evans, HR Advisor at suzanne.evans6@nhs.net, quoting the post reference number. 

NO AGENCIES PLEASE 

This post is subject to the rehabilitation of 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 Services (formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau) to check for any previous criminal convictions. 

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.  The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

In line with new legislation, all NHS staff and volunteers directly involved in patient facing roles will need to be fully vaccinated with both their first and second Covid vaccines by 1st April 2022.  Newcastle Hospitals provides CQC regulated activity and is required to ensure that staff and volunteers comply with these regulations when they come into force.  Therefore, staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust working in roles ‘in scope’ of this legislation will be required to evidence their vaccination status as part of the routine NHS Pre Employment checks process.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail, and may be required to complete psychometric tools in advance of the assessment process.

Closing Date:               Midnight on the 30 January 2022

Interview Date:            9 March 2022




Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


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