JM21603 - Specialty Doctor in Rheumatology
We are seeking to appoint a Specialty Doctor
to the existing award-winning Rheumatology team at NHS Grampian.
Rheumatology services are delivered in an
attractive, recently refurbished, setting of a dedicated and integrated
Rheumatology and Osteoporosis unit based on the Foresterhill site. The
Department provides comprehensive
Rheumatology services for the large geographical
region of Grampian in NE Scotland (population approx. 560 000) and the islands
of Orkney (population approx. 22,000). A close link already exists with the
prestigious Musculoskeletal Research Team at University of Aberdeen. The
Aberdeen Rheumatology Team, both NHS and academic has been deemed a EULAR
centre of excellence once more, the award running from 2010 -2015 and now from
The Department is supported by a dedicated group of
Nurses and Allied Health Professionals.
The successful candidate will be expected to work
within a busy well established department.
The job plan will include outpatient clinics, both
new patients and returns, and Day case sessions, and include ward reviews and
general administration tasks pertaining to blood monitoring, prescriptions, GP
and patient queries.
The Foresterhill campus is reputed to be the
largest in Europe with the principal medical services for Grampian and the
Medical School closely integrated. On site are internationally renowned
facilities such as the Institute for Medical Sciences, the Health Economic
Research Unit and the shortly to be opened Rowett Institute of Nutrition.
Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan city and the oil capital of Europe. It has
comprehensive transport links with the rest of the UK and Europe, a range of
excellent schools and high-quality housing. The city is surrounded by beautiful
countryside ideal for those interested in outdoor pursuits. The quality of life
offered in Aberdeen has much to recommend it.
The city benefits from having 2
universities, the ancient and historic Aberdeen University and the modern and
well regarded Robert Gordon’s University.
Applicants must have a Primary medical degree and part one MRCP (UK) or
equivalent. They shall have completed at least four years’ full-time postgraduate
its equivalent gained on a part-time or
flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a
specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty; or shall have equivalent experience and competencies. Desirable
attributes include; good experience in General Medicine, experience in joint
injection techniques, research and Audit experience.
Full registration with a license to practice with the GMC is required.
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To obtain a copy of the job description and person specification please click the following link - JM21603 - Specialty Doctor in Rheumatology.docx
enquiries to Dr Nicola Alcorn, Clinical Lead -
closing date for applications is Sunday 11th November 2018.
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