About this role

Applications are invited for a Locum Consultant in Rheumatology to join our committed team within the Rheumatology Department at Yeovil Hospital. This is a fixed term post and is available from April 2017. This post is for 10 PA’s per week.

The Rheumatology Department is a multi-disciplinary team of Doctors, Specialist Nurses, Physiotherapists, Radiographers, Occupational Therapists and administrative staff.

Patients can be referred from GP practices for diagnosis, treatment and, when appropriate, long-term management of a range of musculoskeletal disorders including inflammatory arthritis, soft tissue rheumatism, osteoarthritis, connective tissue diseases and osteoporosis.

The Department is currently staffed by one full-time and a part-time Consultant. The successful applicant will be a full time appointment to take over whilst the full-time Consultant is on Maternity leave from April 2017 to Feb 2018 (final dates to be confirmed by interview date).

Two Nurse Specialists run clinics and a telephone advice service for existing patients with inflammatory arthritis.

The department has been successful in being accredited for provision of specialist training – linking in with the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, United Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust.

For further job and person specification details, please  view this PDF.

About Yeovil District Hospital

We are a pioneering research active organisation and we are proud to be doing things differently; whether that be redefining the shape of the local health and care system through our innovative plans for integrated care, or developing new services such as our Frail Older Person’s Assessment Service and our Medically Fit for Discharge Ward.

As well as creating the future, we also know the importance of providing really good, safe, and caring services for our patients.  Our iCARE ethos sets out the principles which every member of our staff works to, ensuring good communication, attitude, respect and care for the hospital environment. Our patients tell us we’re getting this right, with our Friends and Family Test results consistently above 95 per cent (patients ‘extremely likely’ or ‘likely’ to recommend us to their friends and family).

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this position, you can do so here.
For more information about this role you can contact either:

Dr A Bourn or Dr S Knights – Consultants in Rheumatology
Telephone: 01935 354468

Closing date

The closing date for all applications is 08 June 2017