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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/04/2019.

Fixed Term Consultant Rheumatologist

Job Reference: 339-MPJMG580

North Bristol NHS Trust
Southmead Hospital and satelite clinics, Bristol
£77,913 - £105,042

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Fixed Term Consultant in Rheumatology


(Full Time – Mat Leave Cover 6 Months)


Ref – 339-MPJMG580


North Bristol NHS Trust is looking for a full time Fixed Term Consultant Rheumatologist for 6 Months. The role will primarily be based at our main base at Southmead Hospital; sessions are also planned at satellite sites, which include Cossham Hospital and Yate Health Centre. The role commences as soon as possible. You will be required to run out-patient clinics, cover ward referrals and take part in the weekend on-call rota. The post is for 10 PAs (+1% on-call supplement).


You will be working alongside seven Consultant Rheumatologists, medical specialty trainees and our team of rheumatology allied health professionals. We offer general rheumatology services as well as specialist services for people with osteoporosis, connective tissue diseases and vasculitis, ankylosing spondylitis and transition clinics. The Trust provides a wide range of services to a population of more than 500,000 people in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.


To apply for this role you will need:


    • Full GMC Registration – with specialist registration or within 6 months of CCT date


    • Recent UK experience or equivalent


    • To be able to travel to locations above


If you are shortlisted, we will contact you by email with details of your interview of which you will need to confirm your attendance. Therefore, it is important that you check your online account regularly.


For further information and to discuss the post, contact:


Dr Harsha Gunawardena (Consultant in Rheumatology, Autoimmune CTD & Vasculitis): Please contact his secretary Pamela Stone – 0117 414 2851.


Closing date: 23rd April 2019


Committed to equal opportunities

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Harsha Gunawardena (Consultant in Rheumatology, Autoimmune CTD & Vasculitis and Clinical Lead)


Please contact his secretary Pamela Stone – 0117 414 2851 or email:

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

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.

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