Applications are open for experienced consultant Rheumatologists to join a University Hospital Trust in the South West of England. This opportunity will give candidates the chance to work in a progressive and supportive department whilst live in a friendly town surrounded by wonderful countryside and coast.
The department specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of rheumatological conditions such as inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue disease and osteoporosis.
International candidates are welcomed and the trust has a great track record of supporting experienced consultants with CESR.
You will find the service to be friendly, supportive and will invest in your career development. A bespoke plan of support will be created alongside your job plan.
We are mainly an outpatient based service but offer our expertise to other specialties within the hospital and see patients on the wards.
The team is well staffed, and the successful applicant will be working collaboratively with a full multidisciplinary team, including experienced Consultants, Middle Grades, specialist nurses & health care assistants, physiotherapists (including hydrotherapy), occupational therapists, a pharmacist, secretarial and administrative staff and a research team.
The Rheumatology clinics see both new referrals and follow ups with a dedicated early arthritis clinic.
Specialised clinics include:
• A young adult clinic
• An acute clinic were we see new patients suspected of having Giant Cell Arteritis
• A lower limb combined clinic with our Orthopaedic Colleagues
• A combined clinic with Dermatology
• Two joint injection clinics per week on site
• An osteoporosis clinic
The trust is set within an excellent town, often voted as one of the top places to live and work in the country. being located on the coast, you will experience a positive quality of live, a slower pace and access to wonderful scenery.
Cost of living is generally average, and property prices are good across the region.
Requirements for the role:
UK based candidates:
- CCT or within 6 months of completing CESR
- Specialisation in Rheumatology