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					                                          NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
                                          Recruitment Service
                                           th
                                          5 Floor, Tara House
                                          46 Bath Street
                                          GLASGOW
                                          G2 1HJ
                                          Fax Number: 0141 278 2704
                                                         0141 278 2705

PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

                                                           Date:           As Postmark
                                                           Ref No:         0000022019D
                                                           Enquiries to:   Mary Shepherd
                                                           Direct Line:    0141 278 2647



Dear Applicant

Post Title Consultant Physician with an interest in Rheumatology. Job Ref No. 0000022019D

Please find enclosed a Job Description, Parts A & B of the Application Form, Equal Opportunities Addendum form,
Declaration Form regarding Fitness to Practice and Immigration Questionnaire.

The Organisation will be delighted to receive your application, and should you require any assistance please
contact the Recruitment Team on the contact number above who will be pleased to help.

It is important if you are posting your application that you enclose your current CV [see below for the
number of CV’s required for this post], return this along with Parts A & B of the Application Form, Equal
Opportunities Addendum form, Declaration Form regarding Fitness to Practice and the Immigration Questionnaire.

        LAT/Clinical Fellows              2 CV’s required
        Speciality Doctors                4 CV’s required
        Dental                            4 CV’s required
        Locum Consultant                  4 CV’s required
        Consultant                        12 CV’s required

You have been asked to provide three referees ONE of which MUST be your current or most recent
employer.

All completed applications are held with the Recruitment Team until the closing date. Shortly after the closing date
a panel will meet to prepare an interview shortlist for the post for which you have applied. Once this decision has
been made, letters will be sent to all shortlisted applicants inviting them to interview. These interview letters will
give as much notice of date, time and venue as possible. At the same time, letters will be sent to referees asking
for references. It would be helpful if you could include email addresses for referees as this will assist us in reducing
the lead time to receive your references.

It is anticipated that the process will take approximately 4 weeks from closing date. If you do not receive any
correspondence from us within this period of time, I would advise that your application has been unsuccessful and
wish you success in future applications.

I hope you find this information beneficial and I look forward to receiving your application.

Yours sincerely




Medical Recruitment
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
                              Information pack for the post of:

              Consultant Physician with an interest in Rheumatology

            Based at Royal Alexandra Hospital/Vale of Leven Hospital

                                      40.00 hours per week

                           Job Reference Number 0000022019D

                               Closing date: 15 October 2010

                             APPLICATION PACK CONTENTS
This Application Pack provides prospective candidates with details of the post and background
information about NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

   The contents of this pack are as follows:-

       a)     Job Description
       b)     Part A of the NHS Scotland Application Form & Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form*
       c)     Confirmation of Right to Work in the UK Statement**
       d)     Fitness to Practice
       e)     General Information
       f)     Terms and Conditions of Employment

       *The Equal Opportunities Monitoring form is required for monitoring purposes only and will not be
       made available to the interview panel during any part of the recruitment process.

       * We are legally required to check that all prospective employees have the right to work in the
       UK. Please see the Terms and Conditions for this post for further information.

                            HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTION

   The fastest way to return your completed documentation is by email to
    nhsggcrecruitment@nhs.net

   Please return the documentation as soon as you have completed it and do not wait
    until the closing date.

   If your completed documentation is received by the closing date, it will be forwarded
    for short listing.

   You should note that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde does not acknowledge receipt
    of completed documentation unless the this has been submitted by email.

   Please note that if you do not hear anything further within 6 weeks of the closing date
    for the post, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion and you will
    receive no further correspondence.

   For further information on the application process please see the General Information
    for Applicants page.
NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE GENERAL INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

   Decisions to shortlist candidates for interview are made ONLY on the contents of your CV. Please
    ensure that you read the job description carefully, your CV must clearly demonstrate how you meet
    the requirements of the post.

   You must declare all periods of sickness absence in the last 12 months and ensure that you provide
    complete and appropriate employment or character reference contact details including email link.
    See the application form for further guidance.

   NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates a NO SMOKING Policy on all premises and grounds.

   All offers of employment will be subject to the receipt of Satisfactory References, Fitness to Practice,
    Occupational Health screening, Criminal Records Checks i.e. Disclosure Scotland clearance and
    Eligibility to Work in the United Kingdom, if applicable.

   Like other NHS Boards across the country, demand for car parking on our hospital sites far
    outweighs availability. As a result, access to on-site parking is extremely limited and you may
    therefore need to find alternative ways of travelling to work if you are selected for the post. To help
    you do this we‟ve introduced a number of initiatives including car share and discounted public
    transport schemes. For further information on these and other travel options available, including
    park and ride facilities, please contact the Travel Plan Office on 0141 201 4818 or email
    Douglas.Mcintosh@ggc.scot.nhs.uk. For further information on our car parking arrangements and
    details of our car parking policy visit www.nhsggc.org.uk/parking or graeme.condie@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.

   For further information on this vacancy contact Professor M McIntyre, Clinical Director, ECMS Clyde,
    Royal Alexandra Hospital on 0141 314 6826, Dr G Roberts, Consultant Rheumatologist, Royal
    Alexandra Hospital on 0141 887 9111 (switchboard), Dr D Marshall, Consultant Rheumatologist,
    Inverclyde Royal Hospital on 01475 505106 or Dr L Hutton, Consultant Rheumatologist, Inverclyde
    Royal Hospital on 01475 505106.

How to Submit Your Postal Application
   If you are unable to submit your application by email to nhsggcrecruitment@nhs.net then you can
    hand deliver it direct to the Recruitment Service located at the address below between the hours of
    9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday or return it by post quoting the job number and closing date on your
    envelope to:

               Job Reference Number 0000022019D and closing date 15/10/2010
               NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Recruitment Service
               5th Floor, Tara House
               46 Bath Street
               Glasgow G2 1HJ.

    Please note that when returning your completed documentation and associated
    enclosures by Royal Mail you must ensure that the correct postage cost is paid.
    Documentation with insufficient postage may not be delivered to the above address
    by the closing date.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Employee Benefits

       NHS Scotland Superannuation Pension Scheme.

       Staff Bursary Scheme to support continuing education and training.

       Child Care Vouchers
   Interest free loan to purchase Zonecard‟s - a flexible season ticket for unlimited travel by rail,
    subway, most buses and even some ferries (details on public transport routes to NHS Greater
    Glasgow and Clyde‟s sites can be found by visiting www.nhsggc.org.uk and select Transport
    and Parking on the home page or visit www.spt.co.uk/travelinfo .

   Cycle to Work Scheme, for staff to purchase a bicycle and any equipment needed and then
    repay those costs through their salary.

   For more information about the benefits and discounts available to NHS Greater
    Glasgow and Clyde staff, visit www.nhsstaffbenefits.co.uk and www.nhsdiscounts.com
     NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
1.   Terms and Conditions of Service
     The terms and conditions applicable to this post are those of all NHS Employees.
2.   Superannuation Pension Scheme
     You have the option to join the NHS Superannuation Scheme, to participate in the State
     Earnings Related Pension Scheme or to take out a Personal Pension. Employee‟s
     contributions to the NHS Scheme are tiered based on your earnings and the employer‟s
     contribution equates to 13.5 % of salary. Employees in the NHS Scheme are “Contracted-out”
     of the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme and pay a lower rate of National Insurance
     contributions. Employees who choose to participate in the State Earnings Related Pension
     Scheme pay the higher rate of National Insurance contribution. A Stakeholder Pension is also
     available. For more information on the Pension Scheme visit www.sppa.gov.uk

3.   Salary - £74504.00 - £100446.00 (pro rata where applicable).

4.   Grade – This post is a Consultant

5.   Annual Leave

     LAT/Clinical Fellows/SHO Dental
     5 weeks‟ annual leave with full pay each year, for those on the 3rd Incremental point or above,
     the entitlement will be 6 weeks per annum (pro rata where applicable).

     Consultant & Locum Consultant
     You will be entitled to 6 weeks‟ annual leave (pro rata where applicable).

     Speciality Doctor
     5 weeks a year, for those who have completed a minimum of two years‟ service in the
     specialty doctor grade and/or equivalent grades or who had an entitlement to 6 weeks annual
     leave a year or more in their immediately previous appointments shall be entitled to annual
     leave at the rate of 6 weeks a year (pro rata where applicable).

     The leave year runs from the date of the doctor‟s appointment to the grade, or may be
     adjusted to a common start date in force in that employment. No detriment to the doctor will
     arise from any leave year adjustment.

     For part time staff, this will be calculated on a pro rata basis based on the days and/or hours
     worked per week. You shall also be entitled to statutory and public holidays. Other leave
     entitlements are set out in the Terms & Conditions of Service for Medical & Dental Staff.

6.   Hours of Duty - 40.00 Hours per week
7.   Contract Type - This post is offered on a Permanent basis.
8.   Right to Work in the UK - NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has a legal obligation to ensure
     that it does not employ any worker who has not been granted the relevant permission to work
     in the UK. This permission is without exception granted by the UK Border Agency. We are
     required to check the entitlement to work in the UK of all prospective employees, regardless of
     nationality or job category.

            ALL applicants regardless of nationality must complete and return the
            Confirmation of Right to Work in the UK Statement with their completed
            application form. You will be required provide appropriate documentation prior
            to any appointment being made.
9.   Disclosure Scotland and Criminal Records

      NHS Scotland is exempt from the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exclusions &
      Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003. This means that unless otherwise stated in the job
      description, person specification or application pack, applicants must tell us about any
      previous convictions either classed as „spent‟ or „unspent‟ and this information will be
      verified by Disclosure Scotland for relevant posts.

      Applicants who have lived outside the UK within the last five years, if offered a
      position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a
      completed police record check (Certificate of Good Conduct) from the police
      authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.

      Please note that documents in languages other than English should be accompanied by
      certified translations into English.

      If you are offered employment, failure to disclose convictions could result in dismissal or
      disciplinary action. Any information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence
      and considered only in relation to the post for which this application form refers
                                                                 PART A
Application for (job title): Consultant Physician with an Job Reference No:
interest in Rheumatology                                  0000022019D
Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital/Vale of Leven Hospital                Candidate Id No:

Fair Treatment Statement
No applicant shall be unfairly discriminated against on account of their age,
cultural/religious/political belief, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, relationship status,
sexual orientation, and/or Trade Union membership/stewardship.
    Only Part C of your application will be made available to short-listing panels.
Personal Details
Surname:                                         Forename:

Name known                                                           Title:
by (if different)
Address:



                                                                     Post Code

Contact Telephone Numbers:                       Day:

Evening:                         Mobile:

E–mail
address (if we
may use this):
Work Permit
Do you need a work permit to take up this post?                       YES                NO
Working in the UK
Are you eligible to work in the UK                                    YES                NO
Health
Please give details of the number of episodes and the total days of sickness absence in
the last 12 months:

I have completed Parts A to D of this application form and the details I have supplied are, to the
best of my knowledge, true and complete. If appointed to this post this information will be kept as
part of my personal file record. I authorise you to obtain references to support this application if I
am identified as a preferred candidate following interview. I understand that details of Educational
Qualifications, Membership of Professional Bodies and Referee Reports will be verified in writing
via the establishments and individuals I have indicated.

Signature:                                                           Date:
Job Reference Number:               0000022019D                            PART B
Candidate Id Number:

Footnotes & Declaration

Footnote (1)
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, provides for many people who have been
convicted of certain criminal offences the opportunity to have no need to refer to these
convictions or the circumstances relating to them in the course of their daily lives. Certain
convictions can, therefore, be regarded as “spent” after the lapse of a period of years
under the terms of the Act. The National Health Service employment for which you are
applying is excluded in the provisions of the Act unless otherwise stated in the job
description.    Unless stated, you are required not to withhold information about
convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act. This
means that all previous convictions must be declared. If you are offered employment, any
failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action. Any
information given, however, will be completely confidential and will be considered only in
relation to the post for which this application form refers.

I declare that I have:     (a) No previous convictions
                           (b) Previous convictions – details of which I give below

               (This information will be verified by Disclosure Scotland)




Footnote (2)
In processing any personal information or data we hold about you we will comply with the
requirements of the Data Protection Act 1988 (the “Act”). In particular all reasonable steps
will be taken to ensure data is processed fairly, kept secure, protected against loss or
damage & only disclosed (unless required by law or legal process) on a need to know
basis. Under the Act you are entitled to ask us in writing to provide copies of certain data
we hold about you, upon payment of the appropriate fee.

Declaration
I declare that to the best of my knowledge the information contained in this form is
accurate and I consent to details being retained confidentially and used for specific and
lawful purposes as specified in the Data Protection Act 1998

Signature:                                                     Date:
Job Reference Number:          0000022019D
Candidate Id Number:
Equal opportunities monitoring

We want to ensure that our job opportunities are open to all. The only way we can ensure
there is equal opportunity is to measure applications we receive. Therefore this form asks
you for your ethnic origin, gender, disability, religion, sexuality and age. The information
you provide in this part of the form (Part D), is confidential and is not used in the selection
process. It will be separated from the rest of the form when we receive it.

1) You are:

Female           Male

2) Do you consider yourself, or have you ever considered yourself as transgender? This
could include considering or intending to undergo gender reassignment surgery or not
identifying with your assigned birth gender.

No                Yes            Prefer not to say

3) What is your date of birth?

4) Do you have a physical or mental health condition or disability that has a substantial
effect on your ability to carry out day to day activities and has lasted or expected to last 12
months or more?

No                Yes

If Yes, please describe here the nature of the disability and any special arrangements for
interview / work location:




(Continued on next page)
Job Reference Number:       0000022019D
Candidate Id Number:
6) What is your ethnic group?
Choose one section from A to F, then tick the appropriate box to indicate
your cultural background
A: White         Scottish          Irish          Other British
                 Other White Background
B: Mixed         Any mixed background

C: Asian; Asian Scottish; Asian English; Asian .British:
               Pakistani       Indian        Chinese
                 Bangladeshi        Other Asian background

D: Black; Black Scottish; Black British
               Caribbean                          African
               Other Black background

E: other ethnic background
                Any other background

F: Prefer not to answer
7) What is your religion?

A) Buddhism       B) Christianity - Church of Scotland      C) Hinduism
D) Judaism       E) Islam      F) Christianity - Roman Catholic
G) Christianity (other)        G) Sikhism      H) Other faith / belief
I) Prefer not to answer
8) What is your sexual orientation?
Bi Sexual        Lesbian/Gay Woman       Heterosexual (straight)
Gay Man          Other         Prefer not to answer
                 NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE

             APPOINTMENT AND SCREENING PROCEDURE

                        MEDICAL & DENTAL STAFF

 STATEMENT OF POLICY REGARDING THE DISCLOSURE OF FITNESS
 TO PRACTICE PROCEEDINGS BY A LICENCING/REGULATORY BODY
    AND RELATING TO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS IN THE UK OR
                         OVERSEAS

_____________________________________________________
                         __

Registration with the General Medical Council or General Dental Council
imposes on doctors and dentists the duty to provide a good standard of
medical care for, and to behave appropriately towards patients. NHS
Employers also have a duty to ensure that patients receive a good standard of
medical care and ensure as far as possible the safety of patients. In
accordance with NHS Circular PCS(DD) 2001/1, we therefore need to
establish if you have been found guilty of a criminal offence, been bound over
or cautioned or are currently the subject of proceedings which might lead to a
conviction, an order binding you over or a caution, in the UK or any other
country.

Applicants for posts in the NHS are exempt from the Rehabilitation of
Offenders Act 1974. Application packs include a declaration for applicants to
compete declaring any previous or pending prosecutions or convictions,
including those considered “spent” under this Act. This will also include a
declaration of any cautions or bind overs. We also need to establish if you
have been the subject of any fitness to practise proceedings in the past, or if
any fitness to practise proceedings are being contemplated, by a licensing or
regulatory body in the UK or another country and this is also reflected in the
declaration.

Attached is a declaration which you must complete and return with your CV.
Please note that your application cannot be processed unless this form
is received with your CV. This information will be treated in confidence and
will not debar you from appointment unless the selection panel considers that
it renders you unsuitable for appointment. In reaching such a decision we will
consider the nature of the conviction/action, how long ago it took place and
any other factors which may be relevant.

Failure to disclose a criminal offence, having been bound over or
cautioned or that you are currently the subject of criminal proceedings
which might lead to a conviction, an order binding you over or a caution,
or fitness to practise proceedings undertaken or being undertaken by an
appropriate licensing or regulatory body, may disqualify you from
appointment, or result in summary dismissal/disciplinary action and
referral to the General Medical Council [General Dental Council] for
consideration if such a discrepancy came to light.

If you would like to discuss what effect any previous convictions, police
investigations or fitness to practise proceedings taken or being taken either in
the UK or by an overseas licensing or regulatory body might have on your
application, you may telephone Anne Holmes, Medical and Dental Team
Lead, on 0141 278 2657 in confidence, for advice.

Name                                        I confirm I have read this policy
                   NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE

Name:

Post applied for:     Consultant Physician with an interest in Rheumatology

Hospital:            Royal Alexandra Hospital/Vale of Leven Hospital

                                 DECLARATION

Applicants for posts in the NHS are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
1974. You are required to declare prosecutions or convictions, including those
considered “spent” under this Act and details of any prosecutions or convictions from
outside the in the UK. Successful candidates will be required to undergo Disclosure
Scotland screening. Candidates who have been resident in the UK for less than five
years or candidates who have spent more than six months living or working outside
the UK will be required to provide a certificate of good conduct from their
country/countries of non UK residence in additional to Disclosure Scotland screening.

Please note that Disclosure Scotland screening will produce a certificate, which will
disclose all conviction information including fines, cautions and warnings, and should
the chief constable deem it appropriate, disclose non-conviction information deemed
relevant to the position applied for.

You are required to disclose details of :

(a) any criminal offence, being bound over or cautioned, or current
proceedings which might lead to a conviction, an order binding you over or a
caution and

(b) fitness to practice proceedings taken or being currently contemplated by a
licensing/regulatory body

   1. Have you been convicted of a criminal offence, been bound over or
      cautioned or are currently the subject of any police investigations,
      which might lead to a conviction, an order binding you over or a caution
      in the UK or any other country?

YES                  NO                  Tick appropriate box

If yes, please provide details of the criminal offence, order binding you over or
caution or details of any current proceedings which might lead to a conviction, an
order binding you over or a caution, including approximate date, the offence, and the
authority and country which dealt with the offence.
   1. To the best of your knowledge have you been or are you currently
      subject to any fitness to practise proceedings by an appropriate
      licensing or regulatory body in the UK or any other country?

YES                NO                    Tick appropriate box


If yes, please provide details of the nature of proceedings undertaken, or
contemplated, including approximate date of proceedings, country where
proceedings were undertaken and the name and address of the licensing or
regulatory body concerned.




I hereby declare that the information given here is true.


Signature*:

Print Name:

Date:

*If your application has been submitted electronically and is short listed you
will be asked to sign this declaration at interview.
                       CONFIRMATION OF RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK STATEMENT
                PLEASE NOTE THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED BY ALL
                                           APPLICANTS

             Candidate Name:

             Post Applied For:       Consultant Physician with an interest in Rheumatology

             Post Ref:               0000022019D

                       We need to know if you are eligible for employment in the UK
               PLEASE READ ALL QUESTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING THIS FORM
                                   PLEASE TICK BOXES WHERE ANSWER IS YES/NO

1 Are you a British citizen or a European Economic Area National?       Yes        No

     If you have answered NO, please answer all questions from 2 - 6 and read and sign the declaration at
     section 7
     If you have answered YES, please read and sign the declaration at section 7

     RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK

2 Do you have right to work in the UK ?          Yes     No

3 What is your Nationality?

     LEAVE TO REMAIN STATUS

4 Date Leave to Remain Issued                          Day:            Month:                Year:

     Date Leave to Remain Expires                      Day:            Month:                Year:

5. PLEASE INDICATE WHICH IMMIGRATION STATUS APPLIES TO YOU.


 Tier 1 General/Post Study Work – Points                      International Graduate
 Based System                                                 Scheme


 Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship ( formerly                Refugee/ Asylum
 Work Permits )

 Student Visa/Tier 5 Points Based System                      Clinical Attachment or
                                                              Dental Observer

 Spousal/Dependant OR Ancestral Visa                          Medical Training Initiative



 Other eg Workers Registration Scheme
 (please specify)


6.     PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION PRIOR
                              TO ANY APPOINTMENT BEING MADE.
     PLEASE NOTE THAT DOCUMENTS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY CERTIFIED
                                 TRANSLATIONS INTO ENGLISH
     Candidate Name:

     Post Applied For:        Consultant Physician with an interest in Rheumatology

     Post Ref:                0000022019D



7.     DECLARATION



                I confirm that the information provided on this form is to the best of my knowledge
                 correct.

                I understand that ALL applicants regardless of nationality are required to provide
                 proof of their Right to Work in the UK.

                I understand that it is my responsibility to ensure that I complete this document
                 correctly and that I will be required to provide proof of my right to work in the UK
                 prior to any formal offer of employment being made.

                I understand that Applications from candidates who require a Certificate
                 of Sponsorship will only be considered if no suitable UK or EEA national is
                 identified for this post. For further information on the UK Border Agency’s new
                 Points Based System which now governs the way individuals from outside
                 the EEA can work in the UK please visit www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk

                I understand that failure to enclose this completed form will mean my application
                 may not be considered for short listing

       SIGNATURE                                                   Date
              NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
     Emergency Care and Medical Services – Clyde Sector

              Consultant Physician with an interest in Rheumatology

                    Royal Alexandra and Vale of Leven Hospitals
                                       REF: 22019D

This is a new post of Consultant Physician with an interest in Rheumatology based at the
Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH), Paisley, five miles from the bustling West End of Glasgow.
The post has been developed as part of a planned expansion in Consultant numbers to support
unscheduled and planned medical services at the Vale of Leven Hospital (VOL) as well as
developments at the RAH. The successful candidate with dual accreditation in General
Medicine and Rheumatology will integrate into a team comprising four Consultants in Clyde
to deliver Acute Medicine at two sites and to further develop Rheumatology services. This
will offer a real opportunity for the successful candidates to be involved in the development
of a successful modern consultant led service across three Hospital sites.

1.     General Information
       The Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) is situated in Paisley and provides acute health
       care services to Renfrew District (pop 205,000). The Hospital is a 968 bed modern
       District General Hospital (DGH) which opened in 1986 and is one of the largest and
       busiest non-teaching DGHs in Scotland. In addition the hospital is currently the base
       for provision of surgical, orthopaedic, ophthalmology, paediatric and the majority of
       maternity services to the population north of the Clyde served by the Vale of Leven
       Hospital.

        The hospital provides a wide range of District General Hospital specialties with
        excellent support facilities. The hospital has a first class modern radiology department
        and services. Pathology services for the Clyde are centered on this site. All
        departments participate in undergraduate teaching and there is an active postgraduate
        educational programme. The hospital enjoys an enviable reputation for undergraduate
        teaching and is highly popular with training grades. There is a good medical library
        service. At the beginning of 2005 Paisley University Nursing School left the RAH
        campus. Proposals for the use of the vacant space at the heart of the hospital are being
        sought and are likely to include the further development of ambulatory care, day
        surgery, endoscopy services and improved educational facilities.


        The Vale of Leven Hospital (VOL) is situated in Alexandria, an area of outstanding
        natural beauty and serving a population in excess of 88,000 largely from Dumbarton,
        Alexandria and Helensburgh. The Vale of Leven Hospital is undergoing a period of
        re-configuration following the conclusion of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde‟s
        consultation on the vision for the Vale of Leven Hospital and acceptance of the
        recommendations in 2009. This vision includes the retention of unscheduled medical
        care at the Vale of Leven Hospital, led by the Consultant Physician team based at the
        Royal Alexandra Hospital and supported by GP and GP trainees. In addition there
        will be inpatient medicine for the elderly beds, short stay surgical beds together with
        day surgery and a full range of diagnostic and support services.

2.     The Medical Unit
        The Medical Unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital has 178 beds. This includes a 12
        bedded Coronary Care / Chest Pain Unit and a 30 bedded medical receiving ward .
        The medical unit provides an acute service in general medicine with clinics in general
        medicine, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, cardiology, asthma,
        respiratory medicine and haematology. With the transfer of some of the most acute
        activity from the Vale of Leven Hospital, there are plans to open another 30 bed ward
        and develop a medical assessment unit adjacent to the acute receiving ward.

        The Vale of Leven Hospital medical unit will be reconfigured to include a Medical
        Assessment Unit, 12 bed receiving unit with provision for monitored beds and a
        further 27 general medical beds.

3.      Workload of Adult Medicine ( Approximate to year ending March 2009)

                RAH
                Inpatients 12,394                        New outpatients 3,907
                Day Cases 190 (ex Scopes)

                VOL
                Inpatients 4,121                 New outpatients 1,950
                Day Cases 93 (ex Scopes)

4.      Consultant Staffing

        Both Dr David Marshall and Dr Lisa Hutton, Consultant Rheumatologists are
        based at Inverclyde Royal Hospital but provide services across Clyde.

        Between the RAH and VOL there are 22 Consultant Physicians with special interests
        as noted.

     1. Dr Iain Findlay                          Cardiology
     2. Dr Stuart Hood                           Cardiology
     3. Dr Paul MacIntyre                        Cardiology
     4. Dr Eileen Peat                           Cardiology
     5. Dr Tony Stanton                          Cardiology
     6. Prof Martin McIntyre                     Diabetes and Endocrinology
     7. Dr James Boyle                           Diabetes and Endocrinology
     8. Dr Neil McGowan                          Diabetes and Endocrinology
     9. Dr Claire Harrow                         Diabetes and Endocrinology
     10. Dr James McPeake                        Gastroenterology
     11. Dr Mathis Heydtmann                     Gastroenterology
     12. Dr Rizwan Hamid                         Gastroenterology
     13. Dr Graham Naismith                      Gastroenterology
     14. Dr Alistair Dorward                     Respiratory Medicine
     15. Dr Jane Gravil                          Respiratory Medicine
     16. Dr M Al-Shamma                          Respiratory Medicine
     17. Dr D Grieves                            Respiratory Medicine
     18. Dr G Ray                                Acute Care Physician
     19. Vacany Filled by Locum                  Acute Care Physician
     20. Vacancy Filled by Locum                 Acute Care Physician
      21. Dr Gillian Roberts                     Consultant Rheumatologist
      22. This Post                              Consultant Rheumatologist

5.       Junior Staff

            Specialist Registrars                        4 (RAH)
            ST/FTSTAs                                    5 (RAH)
            Foundation Year 2                            6 (RAH)
            Foundation Year 1                            22 (RAH)
            GPST1                                        6 (VOL)

There are Specialist Nurses in Diabetes, Respiratory Medicine, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac
Failure, Haemato-Oncology, D.V.T and Chest Pain management and Inflammatory Bowel
disease across both Hospitals.

6.       Rheumatology Services

6.1      It is intended that the new appointee will share responsibility for inpatient beds
         at the RAH for continuing care of medical patients and for rheumatology. It is
         planned to develop a day ward/infusion facility linked to this.

6.2      Staffing for Rheumatology services in Clyde area will be provided by four
         Consultants (including this post). In addition, the service currently has support
         from 1 Associate Specialist and 1 Staff Grade in Rheumatology.

6.3      Inverclyde has Rheumatology Nurse Specialist (2.3 wte) and Extended Role
         Physiotherapy (1 wte) and Occupational Therapy (1 wte) support. The
         intention is to integrate all Clyde staff in a Clyde Rheumatology Department.
         There are plans to further develop Rheumatology Nurse Specialists at RAH.

6.4      Full DEXA services are sited at both RAH & IRH providing Fracture Liaison,
         Direct Access GP scanning and Secondary Care referral DEXA with
         Osteoporosis Nurses Specialists (1.7wte) across both hospitals.

6.5      There are plans to develop day unit facilities at RAH and VOL will full
         biologic therapy support. IRH has a dedicated musculoskeletal ultrasound
         service with dedicated Toshiba (fixed) and SonoSite (portable) scanners.

6.6      Currently clinics run at IRH (two general Rheumatology and rotating Sub-
         specialty Clinics including Synovitis, Connective Tissue Disease and
         Spondyloarthropathy clinics) and a further two general Rheumatology clinics
         in RAH. The intention is to develop two further general clinics at RAH and
         VOL as well as sub-specialty clinics on these two sites. Clinics will only run
         outwith acute receiving weeks.

6.7      Outpatient activity figures in Rheumatology (RAH/IRH) in 2008/09 were:

         New outpatients (including DNA‟s)                -       1,212
         Return outpatients (including DNA‟s)             -       3,954
7.    Acute Medical Services
      The team of Consultant Physicians at the Royal Alexandra Hospital will have
      responsibility for acute medical services at both the Royal Alexandra Hospital
      and the Vale of Leven Hospital.

7.1   Acute Receiving Ward
      Acute medical admissions are admitted to the acute medical unit (ward 2)at the
      RAH, which is staffed by one of the consultants on a rotating „Physician of the
      Week‟ basis Monday morning to Friday lunchtime. Patients are then triaged to
      the appropriate specialty wards if not for early discharge.

      Acute medical admissions at the VOL will be admitted to ward 3, which will
      be staffed by a third consultant on a rotating „Physician of the Week‟ basis
      Monday morning through to Friday pm. The Physician of the week will also
      lead inpatient ward rounds at the Vale of Leven Hospital during this week.

      Weekend cover will be provided by two Consultant Physicians with joint
      morning ward rounds at the RAH and afternoon ward rounds at both the RAH
      and VOL.The job plan includes a weekly session weekly for this.

7.2   Coronary Care Unit
      Patients with acute myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndromes,
      arrhythmias or congestive cardiac failure at the RAH are admitted to the 12
      bedded coronary care unit, staffed during the day by one of the consultant
      cardiologists on a rotational basis, supported by junior medical staff from the
      cardiology ward.


7.3   Medical High Dependency Unit (HDU)
      The RAH has three medical HDU beds at present within the combined 12
      bedded HDU, with scope to increase to four or more medical HDU beds if
      required.

7.4   Junior Doctors out-of-hours
      A Hospital @ Night service started at the RAH in August 2006. This is part of a
      wider work assessing the impact of modernizing Medical Careers and implementing
      plans to support the delivery of high quality sustainable services.

      Junior medical support at VOL will be provided by GPST1 and GPs supported by the
      HAN Practitioner service.

8.    Medicine for the Elderly
      Medicine for the Elderly is part of the Rehabilitation and Assessment Directorate, but
      many of its activities and adult medicine are combined. In particular, out-of-hours
      cover is provided by juniors from Medicine for the Elderly and adult medicine and
      both department share educational meetings.

      The Medicine for the Elderly consultants visit the acute receiving ward at the
      RAH daily and arrange transfer to the Medicine for the Elderly Unit of those
      appropriate patients. A Stroke unit (Ward 4) taking all age groups is led by Dr
      L Erwin.
       The service at the Vale of Leven will support post-admission care of appropriate
       patients with 37 rehabilitation beds which will also provide near to home
       rehabilitation for patients admitted initially to the RAH.

9.     Management Arrangements

       Emergency Care and Medical Services Directorate – Clyde Sector, consists of
       Accident & Emergency and General Medicine. The consultant appointed will
       be expected to participate fully in the work of the Directorate.

       The Clinical Director for Medicine across Clyde is Professor Martin McIntyre, based
       at RAH. There are two Lead Clinicians across Clyde: Dr Stuart Hood at RAH/VOL
       and Dr Chris Jones at IRH.

10.    Summary of the Post
       The appointee in conjunction with their colleagues, will provide consultant
       leadership in Rheumatology for RAH and VOL. We would promote the
       development of sub-specialty Rheumatology interests to complement the
       current post holders,




10.1   Duties of the Post

       Acute Medicine 2in 16 -1 in 8 Physician at both the RAH and VOL with no
       rheumatology duties
       Inpatient/Day case General Medicine, Rheumatology beds based at RAH
Outpatient Based at RAH and/or VOL

10.2   Suggested job plan

       The job plan will be tailored to the successful candidate’s interests and
       will be delivered conjointly with rheumatology colleagues to allow for
       duties in acute medicine .The following should be taken as guidance. A
       detailed job plan will in due course be agreed with the Clinical Director or
       Associate Clinical Director and thereafter this will be subject to periodic
       review and adjustment if necessary.


                  Duty                                           PAs
                  Clinics/Travel                               3.5
                  Ward Rounds/Day care                         2.5
                  Admin                                        1.0
                  Weekend receiving                            1.0
                  MDT                                          0.5
                  SPA & MDT                                    1.5

                  TOTAL                                        10.0
Suggested Timetable

Acute Medicine- 1:16 at RAH and 1:16 at VoL with no other medicine nor
rheumatology sessions

Rheumatology: 14:16 with internal cover for leave as arranged with colleague in
rheumatology. Continuing care of medical inpatients, rheumatology inpatients and
rheumatology day patients shared with colleague.

DAY             AM                                      PM
MON             Med Ward/Day care RAH 0.5 pa            Clinic (RAH) 1 pa dcc
                dcc
                Admin 0.5 pa dcc
TUE             Clinic (RAH)                            Injection / MSUS 0.5 pa dcc
                With LH 1 pa dcc                        Admin 0.5 pa dcc

WED             Clinic and travel (VoL) 1 pa dcc        SPA 1 pa

THU             Med Ward/Day care RAH 1 pa
                dcc

FRI             Med Ward/Day care RAH 0.5 pa            MDT 0.5 pa
                dcc                                     Educational supervision/students
                Specialist clinic 0.5 pa dcc            0.5


       Cover for study leave, holidays will be provided from within existing consultants
       with clinical duties adjusted accordingly .

                                   10.3    On call duties
       The appointee will be expected to take a share with the existing Consultant
       Physicians of the general medical workload in terms of out of hours cover.
       The appointee would be expected to be on call every 10th weekend and be on
       call from home for advice for RAH and VOL every 20th night.

10.4   Support staff
       There is secretarial support for the consultant.Currently equivalent to 0.5 wte.

10.5   Specialty Interests
       The unit will try and support the candidate in development of any specialty interest or
       technique appropriate to the service .

11.    Postgraduate and Undergraduate Training
       The unit has a postgraduate programme which includes a weekly unit meeting,
       monthly journal club and SHO tutorial sessions. There are weekly hospital
       postgraduate meetings during term time. Mr Andrew Renwick is the postgraduate
       tutor.

       The Medical Unit teaches a number of medical students from Glasgow
       University. As part of the new curriculum teaching of years one to five is
       becoming established.
12.   Further information

      For further information and arrangements to visit the Department,

      Please contact

      Prof. Martin McIntyre Clinical Director, Medical Unit, VOL
                            Tel 01389 817607

      Dr Gillian Roberts    Consultant Rheumatologist, RAH/VOL
                            Tel 0141 887 9111 (switchboard)

      Dr David Marshall     Consultant Rheumatologist, IRH
                            Tel 01475 505106

      Dr Lisa Hutton        Consultant Rheumatologist, IRH
                            Tel 01475 505106
                TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The conditions of service are those laid down and amended from time to time by the
hospital, Medical & Dental Whitley Council.

TYPE OF CONTRACT            Permanent
GRADE & SALARY              £74,504.00 - £100,446.00 per annum
                            New Entrants to the NHS will normally commence on
                            the minimum point of the salary scale (dependent on
                            qualifications and experience). Salary is paid monthly
                            by Bank Credit Transfer.
HOURS OF DUTY               Whole Time
SUPERANNUATION              You have the option to join the NHS Superannuation
                            Scheme, to participate in the State Earnings
                            Related Pension Scheme or to take out a Personal
                            Pension.

                            Employee‟s contributions to the NHS scheme amount to
                            6% of salary (5% for manual staff) and the employer‟s
                            contribution equates to 14% of salary. Employees in the
                            NHS scheme are “contracted-out” of the State Earnings
                            Related Pension Scheme and pay a lower rate of
                            National Insurance contributions. Employees who
                            choose to participate in the State Earnings Related
                            Pension Scheme pay the higher rate of National
                            Insurance contribution. A Stakeholder Pension is also
                            available.

                            A Personal Pension is a private arrangement agreed with
                            the pension provider that will be an organisation such as
                            a Bank, Building Society or Insurance Company.
OCCUPATIONAL                Shortlisted applicants not currently employed by NHS
HEALTH SCREENING            Greater Glasgow and Clyde will be required to complete
                            a medical questionnaire, following which they may be
                            required to attend the Occupational Health Service for
                            screening.
REMOVAL EXPENSES            Assistance with removal and associated expenses may
                            be given and would be discussed and agreed prior to
                            appointment.
EXPENSES OF                 Candidates who are requested to attend an interview will
CANDIDATES FOR              be given assistance with appropriate travelling expenses.
APPOINTMENT
                            Reimbursement shall not normally be made to
                            employees who withdraw their application or refuse an
                            offer of appointment.
TOBACCO POLICY              NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operate a No Smoking
                            Policy in all premises and grounds.
ASYLUM AND                  Under the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, NHS
IMMIGRATION ACT             Greater Glasgow and Clyde is required to carry out
1996                        checks to ensure that all prospective employees are
                            entitled to live and work in the United Kingdom. You
                     will therefore be asked to provide appropriate
                     documentation prior to any appointment being made.
REHABILITATION OF    The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 allows people
OFFENDERS ACT 1974   who have been convicted of certain criminal offences to
                     regard their convictions as “spent” after the lapse of a
                     period of years. However, due to the nature of work for
                     which you are applying this post is exempt from the
                     provisions of Section 4 of the Rehabilitation of
                     Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of
                     Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Orders 1975 and 1986).
                     Therefore, applicants are required to disclose
                     information about convictions which for other purposes
                     are “spent” under the provision of the Act in the event of
                     employment, failure to disclose such convictions could
                     result in dismissal or disciplinary action by NHS Greater
                     Glasgow and Clyde.

                     Any information given will be completely confidential.
DISABLED             A disability or health problems does not preclude full
APPLICANTS           consideration for the job and applications from people
                     with disabilities are welcome. All information will be
                     treated as confidential.

                     NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde guarantees to
                     interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the
                     minimum criteria for the post.

                     You will note on our application form that we ask for
                     relevant information with regard to your disability. This
                     is simply to ensure that we can assist you, if you are
                     called for interview, to have every opportunity to present
                     your application in full. We may call you to discuss
                     your needs in more detail if you are selected for
                     interview.
GENERAL              NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates flexible
                     staffing arrangements whereby all appointments are to a
                     grade within a department. The duties of an officer may
                     be varied from an initial set of duties to any other set,
                     which are commensurate with the grade of officer. The
                     enhanced experience resulting from this is considered to
                     be in the best interests of both NHS Greater Glasgow
                     and Clyde and the individual.
EQUAL                The postholder will undertake his/her duties in strict
OPPORTUNITIES        accordance with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde‟s
                     Equal Opportunities Policy.
FURTHER              For further information on NHS Greater Glasgow and
INFORMATION          Clyde, please visit our website on
                     www.show.scot.nhs.uk
APPLICATIONS         Completed applications should be returned, ALONG
                     WITH 12 COPIES OF YOUR CV, AS SOON AS
                     POSSIBLE, to the Recruitment Team, NHS Greater
               Glasgow and Clyde, Tara House, 46 Bath Street,
               Glasgow, G2 1HJ.

               e-mail address: nhsggrecruitment@nhs.net

CLOSING DATE   15th October 2010
                     NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE

Statement of Policy regarding fitness to practice proceedings by a licensing/regulatory
body and relating to criminal investigations in the UK or overseas.

Registration with General Medical Council or General Dental Council imposes on
doctors and dentists the duty to provide a good standard of medicine care for, and to
behave appropriately, towards patients. NHS employers also have a duty to ensure
that patients receive a good standard of medical care and ensure as far as possible the
safety of patients. We therefore need to establish if you have been found guilty of a
criminal offence, been bound over or cautioned or are currently the subject of
proceedings which might lead to a conviction, an order binding you over on a caution,
in the UK or any other country.

Applicants for posts in the NHS are exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
1974. Application forms will include a declaration for applicants to complete
declaring any previous or pending prosecutions or convictions, including those
considered “spent” under this Act. Forms will also include a declaration of any
cautions or bind overs.

We also need to establish if you have been subject to any fitness to practise
proceedings in the past, or if any fitness to practise proceedings are being
contemplated, by a licensing or regulatory body in the UK or another country and this
is also reflected in the declaration.

This information will be treated in confidence and will not debar you from
appointment unless the selection panel considers that it renders you unsuitable for
appointment. In reaching such a decision we will consider the nature of the
conviction/action, how long ago it took place and any other factors which may be
relevant.

Failure to disclose a criminal offence, having been bound over or cautioned or that
you are currently the subject of criminal proceedings that might lead to a conviction,
an order binding you over or a caution, or fitness to practise proceedings undertaken
by an appropriate licensing or regulatory body may disqualify you from appointment,
or result in summary dismissal/disciplinary action and referral to the General Medical
Council for consideration if such a discrepancy came to light.

If you would like to discuss what effect any previous convictions, police
investigations or fitness to practise proceedings taken or being taken either in the UK
or by an overseas licensing or regulatory body might have on your application, please
contact the Recruitment Team.
                      PERSON SPECIFICATION

                             ESSENTIAL                          DESIRABLE

QUALIFICATIONS      Dual accreditation in GiM and
                     rheumatology

                  Must have full GMC registration,
                   a licence to practice and be
                   eligible for inclusion in the GMC
                   Specialist Register. Those trained
                   in the UK should have evidence of
                   higher specialist training leading
                   to CCT or eligibility for specialist
                   registration (CESR) or be within 6
                   months of confirmed entry from
                   the date of interview. Non-UK
                   applicants must demonstrate
                   equivalent training.

                    MRCP or equivalent.

                    Clinical training and experience      Sub-specialty interest.
CLINICAL             equivalent to that required for
EXPERIENCE           gaining UK CCT in General
                     Internal        Medicine      and
                     Rheumatology.
                    Ability to offer expert clinical
                     opinion on a range of clinical
                     problems in Rheumatology.
                    Ability to take full and
                     independent responsibility for
                     clinical care of patients.
                    Ability to advise on the efficient    Attendance         at
MANAGEMENT           and smooth running of the              management course for
AND                  Rheumatology Service.                  clinicians.
ADMINISTRATIVE      Ability to organise and manage
EXPERIENCE           ward patients and outpatient
                     priorities.
                    Experience of audit management.
                    Ability and willingness to work
                     within NHS GG&C and NHS
                     Scotland performance framework
                     and access targets.


                  Experience       of     supervising     Experience of MMC
TEACHING           medical trainees.                        assessment tools.
EXPERIENCE        Ability to teach clinical skills.

                    Ability to work in a team.
OTHER               Good interpersonal skills.
ATTRIBUTES          Caring attitude to patients.
                    Ability      to       communicate
                     effectively      with      patients,
    relatives, GPs, nursing staff and
    other relevant parties.
   Commitment to the requirements
    of clinical governance.

				
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