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Locum Consultant Rheumatologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
6 months fixed term
10 PA's
Job ref
Eastbourne District General Hospital
£76,761.00-£103,490.00 per annum
28/02/2018 23:59

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

Please download the Recruitment Information Leaflet for guidance on making a successful application


Locum Consultant Physician Rheumatology 

Eastbourne - Initially for 6 months

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated colleague to join our department as a full time locum consultant in rheumatology. The appointee will work with three consultant colleagues to provide comprehensive outpatient services. This post is based at the Eastbourne District General Hospital and Community services in Eastbourne and surrounding areas.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS trust delivers an exceptional service to our patients using a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach within these two acute hospitals and community environments, including Rye and Bexhill hospitals. We offer general rheumatology services as well as specialist services for people with osteoporosis, connective tissue diseases and vasculitis, ankylosing spondylitis and pediatric and adolescent clinics. The department is supported by a full orthopedic service, including spinal surgery; and full radiology facilities.

The post holder would be expected to support the management of Early Arthritis clinics, Biologics Clinics and referral triaging. The department is research active and the successful candidate would be expected to participate in research and audit. Experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound would be an advantage as we have existing service in the outpatient clinics. The post holder will be expected to provide leadership and development to the existing Rheumatology service and will also be expected to engage in Education and Training.

As such the post holder should be trained in all aspects of clinical rheumatology. Further details regarding the specifics of the role can be found within the job description.

For further information or to arrange an informal discussion or visit, please contact Dr Panthakalam – Clinical lead, Dr Simon Merritt - Chief of Medicine or Mr Imran Yunus - Service Manager - - 07828006479

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Panthakalam – Clinical lead, Dr Simon Merritt - Chief of Medicine or Mr Imran Yunus - Service Manager - - 07828006479

If you have problems applying, contact

01323 417400 (3825)