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Consultant Rheumatologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
40 hours per week (Full time - 10 pa's per week)
Job ref
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
11/12/2022 23:59
Interview date

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Applications for this substantive post will only be accepted if you are in the process of obtaining your CCT/CSER within six months of interview.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Rheumatology team
within the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation
Trust. We are seeking a clinician with imagination, drive and
commitment to work in Morecambe Bay. You will be required to have appropriate experience in rheumatology and hold or be within 6 months of obtaining certification from the General Medical Council (CCT).

You will be expected to:

Provide specialist out-patient opinion and case management;

To contribute in the ongoing development of rheumatology services
for the local population across the Bay.

The role also involves participation in training and educational
activities , administrative, teaching, continuing medical education
and audit activities whilst maintaining clinical excellence within the

Interview Date 4th October 2022


Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Rheumatology team within the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT). We are seeking a clinician with imagination, drive and commitment to work across Morecambe Bay.

Full time, but applications would be welcome from those wishing to work part time.

This is a great opportunity to be part of the Rheumatology Department who are seeking a replacement Consultant Rheumatologist to join a team of 3.5 consultants, 4 specialist registrars, 2 GPSI’s, specialist nursing staff and fully functional wider MDT, supported by input from all associated specialties.

This is a replacement post and we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and forward-looking rheumatologist. There is no GIM commitment for this post.

The post is for a full-time contract (10 PAs) but the option to work flexibly (less than full time) exists if it is the candidate’s preference. The job is available as soon as a successful candidate is appointed. 



Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MBBS and MRCP, or equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practice
  • Entry on Specialist Register or in receipt of CCT within six months of interview


Essential criteria
  • Depth and breadth of Rheumatology Medicine following completion of approved STR training programme or equivalent.
  • Experience in a special interest that will complement those existing in the department.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience at locum consultant level.

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Willingness and ability to fulfil the key elements of the job description.


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of teaching appropriate to Medical students and Doctors in training and the multidisciplinary team.


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of multidisciplinary clinical audit principles and evidence of direct involvement in 2 specific audits in the last 18 months.

Management Ability

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of the NHS plan/modernisation agenda and the implications for service development

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Step into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Lesley Ottewell
Job title
Clinical Lead Rheumatology
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Keri Gee - Clinical Service Manager Rheumatology - keri.gee@mbht.nhs.uk