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Consultant in Nephrology and General Medicine

Posted 5 February by NHS Ayrshire and Arran Featured Ended
We wish to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team. This is a permanent post and the successful applicant will join the team of renal physicians based at the John Stevenson Lynch Renal Unit in University Hospital Crosshouse.

With the exception of acute transplantation we provide the full range of renal services for the population of Ayrshire & Arran (370560) including chronic haemodialysis peritoneal dialysis acute kidney injury plasmapheresis transplant follow-up and general nephrology. Support for haemodialysis and continuous haemofiltration is provided to the ITU and for continuous haemofiltration in our neighbouring hospital's ITU. Our unit has a successful peritoneal dialysis programme and has a major interest in haemodialysis with extensive use of haemodiafiltration.

The existing team is comprised of 5 consultants an associate specialist a specialty doctor 4 FY2s/STs and 2 FY1s. You will also work closely with our excellent multi-disciplinary team of nurses dieticians dialysis technologists pharmacists and a social worker. The duties of the post will cover the full range of the unit's activity including a contribution to general medicine.

There is an active programme of postgraduate education to which all doctors are invited and encouraged to participate in. The renal unit also has a weekly academic meeting. We have excellent library facilities and access to a high-fidelity simulator within our Education Centre and video-conferencing facilities within the dialysis unit.

The terms and conditions of service are those determined by the New Consultant Contract (Scotland) 2004. The posts are offered on a 10 programmed activity basis but opportunities may exist for Extra Programmed Activities to be undertaken subject to service requirements and in accordance with national terms and conditions of service. Applications from individuals who may wish to work on a part-time or job share basis will be considered.

Applicants will be appropriately experienced with Full GMC Registration including a current Licence to Practice. Applicants must also be on the Specialist Register of the GMC or be within 6 months of the anticipated award of a CCT or CESR in Nephrology at the time of interview. Evidence of eligibility of inclusion on the Specialist Register will require to be provided at time of application.

Informal visits are encouraged and should be arranged through either:

Dr Ray Wan Lead Clinician Renal Services TelDr Elaine Spalding Clinical Director Medical Specialties University Hospital Crosshouse
TelDr Phil Korsah Associate Medical Director Tel.

Applications in the form of a current CV with supporting documentary evidence of your entry onto the Specialist Register/CCT/CESR date together with the names and addresses (email and postal) of 2 referees including your most recent Educational Supervisor or Clinical Director should be submitted to: no later than 26 February 2018 (noon). Interviews have been scheduled for 26 March 2018. Please Quote Ref No MD/707/17.

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We are in the process of amending the online application form. Please note that the current online application form requests that you supply information regarding sickness absence. Please do not complete this section as this information does not form part of the initial selection process.

Reference: 34394530

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