Senior Rheumatology Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (ST5+)
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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DIRECTORATE OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SERVICES - RHEUMATOLOGY
SENIOR RHEUMATOLOGY FELLOWSHIP IN MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND- POST CCT/SENIOR ST5+
This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to develop skills in musculoskeletal ultrasound within a talented and supportive Rheumatology team. The fellowship is funded through a Collaborative Working Project with Novartis Pharmaceuticals and is available for 12 months starting on or before the 4th September 2023.
The trainee/fellow will work under the supervision of 2 Consultant Rheumatologists; both are experienced Ultrasound Trainers who are regular faculty at both National and International Ultrasound courses, with European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) accreditation.
Applications/expressions of interest are welcomed from suitably qualified candidates, who are already working in Rheumatology at Registrar level. Candidates should have, or show a strong commitment to develop, a special interest in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
Main duties of the job
The main aims of this job are:
- To become a competent, independent Ultrasound Practitioner in Rheumatology. This could be demonstrated by completing the Ultrasound for Rheumatology Practice BSR (British Society for Rheumatology) Programme.
- To deliver a service improvement project in Psoriatic Arthritis and Ultrasound.
For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Dr Ben Thompson, Consultant Rheumatologist via email email@example.com, or Dr Ish Atchia firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please read attached Job Description or Person Specification document.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion. Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
The exact duties and responsibilities will depend on the current expertise and interests of the trainee. There will be opportunities to attend and contribute to ultrasound, early arthritis and Spondyloarthritis Clinics across the two Trusts, with dedicated, supervised ultrasound scanning sessions.
On-call duties are not routinely included in the post. Opportunities for on-call work are available in Rheumatology and Medicine and can be discussed at the time of interview.
Notional Job Plan for Post
An indicative job plan for a full-time post CCT fellow/trainee is shown below for illustrative purposes only. Details will be finalised with the successful candidate.
Education and Qualifications
Clinical Skills and Knowledge
Maintaining Clinical Competence
Clinical Governance, Audit and Research
Communication, Relationships and Working with Colleagues
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