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Consultant Nephrologist with Interest in General Medicine

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10 PAs per week
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University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
04/02/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Applications are invited for a Consultant Nephrologist with Interest in General Medicine

UHCW’s Renal Unit provides a sub-regional service for Nephrology and Transplantation. The catchment population for Nephrology and Dialysis includes not only Coventry but also the neighbouring districts of North Warwickshire, Rugby and South Warwickshire, totalling approximately 1 million. In addition, the Transplantation Service extends to patients from Birmingham and the West Midlands increasing to over 2 million.

The Trust has developed the Haemodialysis programme on a Hub and Spoke Model of care with dialysis 30 dialysis stations based at the UHCW main site in Coventry, 12 at Clay Lane Coventry city centre, 18 stations at the Ash Dialysis Unit in the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby, 12 stations located in the Lucy Dean Unit at the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton. Fresenius Medical Care Ltd operates a 12 stations unit at a Primary Health Care Centre in the grounds of Stratford Hospital and there are 8 stations at the Whitnash Dialysis Unit located in the grounds of the Whitnash Rehabilitation Hospital in Leamington.

The unit performed 65 Kidney Transplants in 2017. Currently there are approximately 400 hospital based haemodialysis patients, 15 on home haemodialysis, 80 on the CAPD, APD or assisted PD programme. UHCW has  a large live donor transplant programme that is rapidly growing and includes HLA and ABO incompatible transplantation.

This post will work in collaboration with other consultants to support the management of medical outliers which the Nephrology department are responsible for. 

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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 more information or a visit to discuss any aspect of the post please contact:

Dr Simon Fletcher
Clinical Lead for Renal Services. Secretary Telephone 02476 968294.

Robert Spencer

Group Manager. Telephone 024 7696 7491 or email Robert.Spencer@uhcw.nhs.uk