Current vacancies at the Trust

Consultant in Rheumatology in the Louise Coote Lupus Unit


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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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From £76,761 p.a excl. LZ
25/03/2018 23:59

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Directorate Rheumatology

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust or Trust Wide

Consultant in Rheumatology in the Louise Coote Lupus Unit

From £76,761 p.a excl. LZ (pro rata)

Full Time – 10PAs


Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is made up of two of London’s best known teaching hospitals and employs over 13,650 staff and has over 2 million patient contacts a year. Our annual turnover is now £1.3 billion.   

The Louise Coote Lupus Unit and the Rheumatology Department is seeking a permanent consultant with applications encouraged from those seeking either full or part-time employment. This is a replacement post and a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic department with opportunities for developing subspecialty clinical and research interests. The department has an extensive research programme and substantial involvement in undergraduate and postgraduate education.

The Rheumatology department is one of the largest departments of its kind in the country and offers a range of specialist clinics in collaboration with several other departments. Our outpatient clinics are based in a dedicated unit on the Guy’s Hospital site with a separate infusion suite. The Louise Coote Unit operates an integrated highly specialised secondary and tertiary care service for lupus, vasculitis and other autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

This post requires flexible working to provide consistency in patient care. It involves covering various clinics each week with the majority based at the Guy’s Hospital site with some commitment to inpatient care at St Thomas’ in a rota with 2 other consultant colleagues. We are exploring new ways of working including non face-to-face contact and the post-holder will be asked to contribute to these as appropriate.

You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold Licence to Practice and be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT or equivalent at interview stage.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years) and therefore this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

As an organisation, we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.  This includes asking certain groups of staff to work more flexibly so that we can offer services to patients in the evenings and at weekends.  We regard this flexibility as essential if we are to continue to provide first class patient care in the future.  As a result, any offer of employment to a consultant post will be subject to you agreeing to work a new more flexible pattern of working in the future if required and in accordance with the provisions of the new Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust consultant contract.

Please apply online quoting reference number: CON444.

Closing date: 25th March 2018, midnight.

Interview date: 10th May 2018

Please note that we will only accept online applications. 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Professor David D'Cruz, Clinical Team Lead for the Lupus unit on 0207188 9756 or david.d' or Dr Nora Ng, Clinical Lead for Rheumatology and Lupus, on 020 7188 5901 or

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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