About the Job

Opportunity!! 

Consultant in Rheumatology– Gibraltar – start ASAP – 2-year contract Full-Time weekly rota.

Hours of Work: 10 Sessions per week –happy to be flexible as to how these are delivered and what they comprise following negotiations with the successful applicant

Responsible for: Delivering and developing the nascent Rheumatology Service in Gibraltar

The Role

This is a new post in the Medical Department to deliver Rheumatology services to patients entitled to care at the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA). Currently the Medical Department comprises 8 Consultant Physicians. Six of these also provide General Internal Medicine cover in addition to their specialist roles (Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatric Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine and Respiratory) and two provide specialist care in Cardiology and Haematology. The Medical Department is currently ably supported by up to 10 junior doctors, principally covering the inpatient and acute services with additional clinic support provided in some areas.

The Rheumatology service in Gibraltar has never benefited from an in-house Rheumatology Service. The service is currently overseen by a Visiting UK Rheumatologist who provides weekly video-consultations supplemented by a number of in-person visits to Gibraltar to deliver face to face clinics. Service delivery is currently also supported by a senior nurse who arranges the clinics and coordinates prescriptions and blood monitoring for the approximately 150 patients on DMARD and biological therapies. One of our junior doctors also attends clinics, when able, to provide assistance.

The current visiting UK Rheumatologist (with a special interest in connective tissue diseases and vasculitis), who has been managing the service remotely for >10 years, is happy to maintain links with Gibraltar through a combination of in person visits, video consultations and/or telephonically to support the applicant and Rheumatology Service.

The successful applicant would be tasked with establishing regular outpatient clinics for both new and follow-up patients already known to the service. Referrals are received electronically via a bespoke portal to allow accurate tracking of numbers and waiting times.

Location

Gibraltar, with its subtropical Mediterranean climate, eclectic cultural influences, breath-taking landscapes, beautiful beaches, numerous outdoor activities such as biking, windsurfing and sunbathing, is a place cut from the pages of holiday guides and we are offering an employed contract position in this beautiful location.

Requirements to apply:

  • Must be registered with GMC, with a license to practice and on the specialist register.
  • Holder of Certificate of completion of Training (CCT), or within six months of award of CCT or equivalent by date of interview in Rheumatology
  • Experience of managing the full range of Rheumatological conditions and associated treatments (e.g. DMARDS, biologics)

Salary and benefits

  • Payment would be based upon your experience working as a Consultant and would range from £112,791 to £139,171 per annum
  • Lower tax rates than mainland UK
  • Rent-free accommodation will be provided in quality serviced apartments located close to the hospital.
  • Return flights (economy class) from the UK are also provided for you.

Please get in touch with a copy of your CV or simply email stuart@headmedical.com for more information. We would love to hear from you.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Stuart today.

stuart@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1096

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