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Consultant - Respiratory (C&B)

Job Reference: 206-BC01718

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
206 Snr Med Staff Respiratory L5
£76,761 to £103,490 pa

Transform your outlook, transform local healthcare, transform your career…

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is on a journey. We are an ambitious trust with exciting plans for the future that is going places, and we want you to join us.

With three hospitals, including our flagship Queen’s Hospital, across the central regions of East and South Staffordshire and Southern Derbyshire, we are at the forefront of discussions about transforming local healthcare.

For more information on the planned merger of Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals in taking a significant step in sustaining and improving hospital services, please visit our Trusts website.

Will you come with us on our journey to Be The Best? Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for.


We are delighted to offer the opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our friendly team. The Department of Respiratory Medicine at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a committed full-time Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine. Queen’s Hospital is a forward-thinking, friendly district general hospital with a cohesive respiratory department that already provides a wide range of core respiratory services and has good working relationships with larger neighbouring Trusts. Burton Hospital is and will be closely collaborating with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and this will bring more opportunity to develop services further. The new appointee will be encouraged to develop a sub-specialty interest and there will be opportunity to develop non-clinical interests as well.

The Trust wishes to expand and strengthen respiratory services provided. The successful candidate will help shape and deliver our emergency and specialist respiratory services. This posts will increase the Consultant establishment to 5 Respiratory Physicians and will join a clinical team of 2 lung cancer nurses , 1 TB nurse, and 3 respiratory nurses. Bronchoscopy and Thoracoscopy services are well established. All sub-specialty interests will be welcomed and the Trust has indicated its intention to invest in developments and support individuals to develop areas of interest both clinical and non-clinical at any stage in their career. An interest in airways disease would be particularly welcome and there will be huge opportunity to shape COPD and asthma services in the region and develop respiratory care closer to home.

This is a full time post with 10 PA allocation which includes a commitment to a 1:16 General Medical rota. It is subject to the provisions of the Terms and Conditions of the new consultant contract (2003). Further conditions have been implemented by the Trust that have been negotiated with the Medical and Dental Local Negotiating Committee. The national salary scale for Consultant appointments will apply (YC72).

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register of the GMC and hold a licence to practice, or be eligible for inclusion on the register within six months of the interview date.

The post offers the opportunity to live in an area of outstanding natural beauty within the National Forest area and the Peak District National Park is also within close vicinity. Visits can be arranged for candidates in order to appreciate the quality of life our Hospital and the surrounding area can offer including:-

  • desirable country and executive properties at realistic prices

  • an excellent standard of education from both state and private schools

  • excellent road (A50/M1/M6/M42), rail and airport links (Nottingham East Midlands, Birmingham and Manchester Airport)

  • Easy access to the cities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Sheffield

    Informal enquiries and visits welcomed by:

Clinical Lead Respiratory Medicine: Dr Elspeth Spencer 01283 566333 EXT 5457

Closing Date: 26h February 2018

Interview Date: TBC

Important information for applicants;

  • Please make sure your qualifications meet the essential criteria on the Person Specification before you apply for this position.

  • You will be required to provide 3 years’ worth of continuous references, including your current or most recent employer.

If we receive a high number of applications for this position we reserve the right to withdraw the post before the closing date, therefore it is advisable that you apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We are unable to provide individual feedback to those who haven’t been shortlisted for an interview.


We hope you join us in making a difference - see our further links for more information.


Applicants should note that where it is deemed that where a Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS) check is required it is applicants responsibility to cover the cost of the check which is currently £48.20.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration 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

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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