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Consultant Rheumatologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full Time
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£76,761.00 to £104,490.00 pro rata
30/11/2018 23:59

Outstanding Care, Outstanding Careers


Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

Outstanding Location

West Dorset with its outstanding scenery and rugged coastline is characterised by a number of small towns, each with a distinct identity. The coastline is protected by World Heritage as a site of outstanding natural beauty.

Dorchester is an intriguing mix of historic and the modern, with the new Brewery Square development offering a vibrant and sophisticated leisure and shopping complex.

The local schools are amongst the best in the country with a mix of public and private education.

The hospital is close to the town centre of Dorchester, and has excellent bus and rail networks, making the major centres of Bournemouth, Bath, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol easily accessible

Outstanding Rewards

NHS Discount Scheme – free to join and a huge range of discounts for NHS staff

Childcare Support – our staff receive discounted rates at Sunny Days Nurseries and we also provide a childcare voucher scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme – we run a Cycle to Work Scheme, offering savings on the cost of a new bike plus cycling equipment

Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes with an excellent package of benefits

Flexible working – a range options including compressed hours, term-time contracts and part-time working

Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals, local and corporate inductions, we recognise the great work of our staff through the Monthly Hospital Heroes Award and the Annual Gem Awards

Employee Support and Wellbeing– A free, confidential counselling service for both work and non-work related matters. A physiotherapy service is also available.

Outstanding Career

Consultant Rheumatologist

Would you like to live and work on the South Coast of England and deliver excellent patient care?

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, ambitious and highly motivated Consultant Rheumatologist to join a well-established, progressive and supportive team.

This part-time post is based at Dorset County Hospital, a modern acute hospital located in the county town of Dorchester. The majority of the post holder’s clinical activity will take place at the Trust, however some outpatient clinics are held at community hospitals within the Dorset area.

The appointee will share with his/her colleagues the provision of a general Rheumatology service to West Dorset and North Dorset. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct outpatient clinics at the Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, Weymouth Community Hospital, Blandford Hospital, Bridport Hospital and Sherborne Hospital. The number and site of peripheral outpatient clinics may alter as part of ongoing changes within the department.

Applicants should be accredited or eligible for accreditation before taking up appointment, or have received confirmation from the GMC that the training they have received has been sufficient for them to be regarded as a suitable applicant for a consultant post. Those who are within six months of obtaining their CCST may apply.

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides excellent services to a rural population of approximately 220,000. Dorchester is a popular market town with easy access to Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline in an area of outstanding beauty, served by frequent direct rail services to London and Bristol, with four regional airports within 90 minutes by road. There are excellent recreational amenities and good educational facilities are available in both the public and private sectors. The popular seaside holiday resort of Weymouth with its golden beaches and picturesque harbour is only eight miles away and offers easy access to the Channel Islands and France.

Committed to equal opportunity & flexible working practices, all full time posts are suitable for part-time working/job share.

NHS Dorset is responsible for commissioning health services in Dorset.

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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

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department and to meet prospective colleagues. Arrangements for visiting can be made by contacting Elizabeth Thomas, by email, or by telephone, 01305 253753.

If you have problems applying, contact

01305 255874