How can I find a rheumatology job in the NHS? 

  • November 05, 2021

Working with IMG Connect will give you easy access to rheumatology jobs for consultants, clinical fellows, registrars, specialty doctors, trust doctors, as well as LAS posts.

Vacancies for rheumatologists from outside the UK can be found in a variety of ways, which for some doctors can sometimes be time-consuming and confusing.

The IMG Connect job search is a dedicated online recruitment service for overseas doctors looking to secure a job in the NHS. View out latest Doctor Jobs in the NHS, here

Save time and get expert advice based on your preferences 

Performing a job search online can take up a lot of your time, so at IMG Connect we are here to do the time-consuming work for you. Upon registering, you will have a dedicated consultant whose role is to find jobs that match your skills, and apply for NHS jobs on your behalf. 

You can receive jobs updates by E-mail to view new posts to suit your job search every day.

Create a profile – it takes 30 seconds

It really is that easy, so why not take advantage of our resources, time and energy to find you the right job in the NHS suited to your preferences. By providing us with some key details we can quickly assess which jobs are best suited to your preferences, and even email you job alerts for new exciting roles which we think will interest you!

We understand you, and our clients

When looking for a Rheumatology job in the NHS, it can be hard to try to find out key information before applying, such as:

  • What specialty specific training there will be? 
  • Am I likely to get a training post after taking this role?
  • Can the trust support CESR applicants and is their CESR programme established enough for my needs? 
  • What career progression is available for me within the Rheumatology Specialty? 
  • What is the job plan and how much time will I spend on the ward? 
  • What is it like to work and live there? 
  • What salary will I get paid, and can I get extra pay for additional shifts? 

It can be tricky to get all the answers you want before applying online, so we spend our time getting to know both our clients and you, finding out as much key information as possible to help you to make the right decisions. Including details on the rheumatology department, hospital & trust, as well as an overview of what it is like to live in the area, including housing and the cost of living, as well as access to schools for your children, childcare and finding work for spouses. 

Making an impact

We will also provide you with top tips on CV writing, job applications and interviews, ensuring that your application and interview makes the most impact with our NHS clients. 

Making it personal 

Once registered, you can quickly search and apply for NHS jobs using our job search, and take advantage of many useful articles written to support you through your journey to the UK. In addition, when you sign up to 'job alerts' we will automatically email you each time a relevant  Rheumatology vacancy comes available that you may be interested in.

Once logged in, you can also save job details and make applications. 

By registering with IMG Connect, you will:

  • Have a dedicated consultant who understands your preferences and will do the time-consuming job searches and applications for you.
  • Find your ideal NHS position among thousands of unadvertised vacancies - from consultant to registrar, or specialty doctor to SHO. 
  • Be the first to hear about new vacancies – registering with IMG Connect means that your CV will gain priority with our NHS clients, and will professionally represented by international recruitment experts.

To help you find a job in the NHS simply follow these easy steps:

Searching for Rheumatology jobs in the NHS could not be easier

If you want to find out more about the many different rheumatology roles available within the NHS - it only takes a minute to register with IMG Connect and receive expert advice and representation. We have helped many overseas rheumatologists into consultant, specialty doctor, registrar, clinical fellow and staff grade NHS roles, whilst offering expert guidance to many more IMGs on NHS doctor pay, royal college qualifications and English language testing. We’d be happy to help you!



Relevant Jobs

£45,193 - 84,272

Discover an exciting opportunity as a Specialty Doctor in Acute & General Internal Medicine, you\'ll be a driving force in reshaping the future of acute care in the captivating region in Scotland! Embrace the chance to join a dynamic, forward-thinking team dedicated to revolutionizing medical care. The hospital you will be assigned to proudly serves its community, offering essential emergency, acute, and elective services. Be a part of a team that champions local care, ensuring patients receive support within their familiar surroundings.

Delve into the Medicine Department\'s transformation and collaborate closely with the Emergency Department, backed by adept hospital management. Experience unwavering support within a contemporary, well-equipped environment. The department sits within a health board that stands as a pillar of healthcare excellence in Scotland, collaborating with national bodies to deliver quality care. With around 14,000 staff, it oversees clinical governance and provides specialized hospital services. It serves as a tertiary and teaching center, delivering specialized care to the North of Scotland.

It is located in a place that captivates with its landscapes. From coastal tranquility to fertile expanses, this region offers a soothing commute amid picturesque beauty. Navigate well-maintained roads with a tranquil pace, enjoying a connection with nature as you journey.

The opportunity extends to education, with advanced facilities and affiliations with institutions like the University of the Highlands and Islands. For IMGs seeking CESR, this is your pathway to growth.

Seize the chance for leadership, teaching, research, and continued professional development. Whether a new consultant or an experienced practitioner, you\'ll thrive within a supportive network of high-caliber professionals.

In summary, embark on a journey that combines medical excellence, natural allure, and career growth. The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.


EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute & General internal Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Acute & General internal Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute & General internal Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Acute & General internal Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
88,364 - 119,133

An excellent opportunity for an experienced medicine specialists with an interest in to join a Scottish NHS Trust that serves half a million people in the North of Scotland. The post if suitable for international doctors with good experience in internal medicine and with a specialty interest in one of the major medical sub-specialties. The post can be shaped around an individual and their passions, and experience, though the role will have strong grounding in general medicine. 

Applications are welcomed from overseas applicants, with the trust able to offer some support and guidance with CESR applications where possible. 


The NHS Board came into operation in 1 April 2004. The NHS Board oversees the taking-forward of Scotland\'s national health agenda, tailored to the needs of the local population of half-a-million people spread over 3,000 square miles of city, town, village and rural communities. The Trust is able to achieve this by being a high-level board of governance and having a strategic leadership. The NHS Board pride themselves on their ability to provide essential emergency and acute as well as elective services locally, advocating for their patients to be cared for close to home. They have developed strong professional links with their GP practices, community hospitals, social work teams and local services to provide comprehensive and integrated pathways of care.


The Department is reconfigured and modernised so that the patients are provided with high quality clinical care from pre-hospital and community based care to tertiary centre and home. This is being achieved in partnership with the Emergency Department team with support from the Hospital Management Team, with whom we have an excellent working relationship. The department is committed to developing an integrated and equitable medical service for patient care across the Trust\'s hospitals. This strategy will provide significant career development in a wide range of medical specialties and align to service delivery models across Grampian with increased opportunities for research, education and clinical management for those with an interest in these areas.  

The post holders will join a well-established multi-disciplinary team and the successful candidates will be supported working in a modern, friendly and well equipped hospital.


North Scotland offers a wild landscape unlike anything you may have experienced before. From the outer reaches of the Scottish Islands and fishing villages along the coastline, to the natural wilderness of the Highlands inland, there is so much to see, do and explore. It is a great environment especially for candidates that love the outdoors. The area is safe, friendly and welcoming. It also has a fantastic local schools available. Furthermore, the local area is famed for it\'s microclimate of good weather, sun, and warm summers.


With an extremely active education / teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to be involved in teaching, educational duties, research and CPD. Furthermore, those with sub-specialty interests will be encouraged to develop the specialty, strengthen the links with the nearby large specialist centre, and to grow the care network of that specialty across the region. There is particular opportunity to do this in Nephrology, Respiratory and Neurology and Stroke Medicine. Participation in research and educational activities will always be encouraged.


EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute & General Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Acute & General Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCP
  • Experience of working in Acute & General Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Acute & General Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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