Consultant Rheumatologist

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Rheumatology at Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

This advert is for a whole-time equivalent job to replace a long-term locum post currently covering an Early Arthritis Clinic and a range of other clinics. Although the caseload will consist of a mix of conditions, there will be an opportunity for the successful candidate to further develop their own subspecialty interest.

The Rheumatology service in Cambridge is based at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site with satellite clinics at Ely, Saffron Walden and Newmarket. The rheumatology team consists of 11 rheumatology consultants, 11 rheumatology practitioners, 2 deanery registrars and a clinical fellow. The team have close links with primary care and with other specialities such as gastroenterology, renal medicine and vasculitis, neurology and dermatology and benefit from several established MDT meetings. The service is supported by an excellent team of musculoskeletal radiologists. There is an established early arthritis service with clinics at Addenbrooke’s and Newmarket Hospitals, psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthritis service, connective tissue disease service and metabolic bone disease unit. There is also an established rheumatology research unit supported by the consultant team, a clinical fellow and research nurses.

The appointee would be an active member of the Department of Rheumatology, participating in departmental educational and management, audit, teaching of medical students and post-graduate trainees. The appointee will undertake five rheumatology outpatient clinics per week across two sites and contribute to the rheumatology consultant on-call.

You will be fully registered with the GMC and ideally have a CCT in rheumatology or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

As part of our commitment to supporting the medical workforce in the part they play in delivering an excellent caring service to patients, all newly appointed Consultants attend our five-day Consultant Development programme within a year of joining the Trust. Leadership is a key requirement of doctors’ professional work and this innovative programme is designed to support Consultants to hone the leadership and management skills they need to succeed at CUH.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013).

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Visiting the Department should be arranged through the secretary to Dr Anshuman Malaviya, 01223 256883 or via email

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