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Locum Consultant in Renal Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Renal Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
fixed term 1 year
Job ref
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
07/11/2018 12:00
Interview date


Start Date - 2 January 2019 for 1 Year

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals is the regional teaching hospital, providing general acute services to Brighton, Hove and Mid Sussex. They also provide tertiary services for patients across Sussex and the south east of England. Working as one hospital across two sites at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) in Brighton and Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, we treat over half a million patients a year.

Applications are sought to fill a locum new renal consultant post; this post has been generated by other consultants in the department taking up permanent additional roles external to the renal department.  The job is a 10 PA post with a 8.5 DCC : 1.5 SPA split.  

The successful applicant will be based at the Sussex Kidney Unit in the RSCH in Brighton and will undertake roles in Brighton including a clinic and a tunnelled line list. The post will also involve an out-patient outreach nephrology clinic based at Worthing Hospital and provide consults on renal in-patients there. The post holder will also be responsible for the Satellite haemodialysis cohort in Worthing.

The post holder will be involved in the renal consultant on-call rota at the RSCH in Brighton managing renal inpatients on the ward, outliers within the hospital and referrals from elsewhere on a 1:8.5 – 1:9.5 basis.

There is no general medical component to the job. The position ideally would start 2 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant will join a team of ten full time consultant nephrologists. Sussex Kidney Unit (SKU) is the tertiary centre for a catchment population of 1.2M. There are 26 inpatient beds, 500 haemodialysis patients (including a well established home haemodialysis programme and 4 satellite units), 60 patients on peritoneal dialysis and 500 renal transplant follow up patients. The SKU treats approximately 150 acute kidney injury patients per year requiring acute dialysis and provides plasma exchange. There are approximately 170 incident renal replacement therapy patients each year. 

Please refer to the person specification in the job descriptions with regards to CCT requirements. The application form and job description can be downloaded from NHS jobs

In addition to supplying us with your referee details for the last 3 years of professional employment (non-academic), please also provide us with the contact details of your Responsible Officer for Appraisal and Revalidation.

The Closing date for this job application is Monday 29th October 2018 and the interview date will be Friday 16th November 2018

 Please note that the Trust is unable to offer telephone interviews.

In the interests of economy only those candidates who are shortlisted will be notified.

No agencies

Closing date 7 November 2018 at 12pm

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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 please contact Dr Victoria Ingham ( or Dr Sarah Lawman ( via their PAs at the RSCH in Brighton (01273 696955 exts 62854 and 62858).


If you have problems applying, contact

01273 664819