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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/02/2020.

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Respiratory Consultant with a specialist interest in Lung Cancer

Job Reference: 358-1971498-CON-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£79,860 - £107,668


This is an exciting opportunity for a Full-time Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with a special interest in lung cancer and general respiratory care for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. We are the regional centre for lung cancer seeing 550 new cases of primary lung cancer annually with over 2000 patients discussed at our MDTs. Our unit is well equipped with a modern endoscopy suite, including access to chest ultrasound, EBUS, cryobiopsies and medical thoracoscopy. We also have interventional radiology, PET-CT and thoracic surgery on site. We have a full repertoire of oncology services delivering SABR and all systemic treatments. We provide tertiary diagnostic and therapeutic lung cancer services at our site. These are exciting times as we are in the process of implementing National Optimal Lung Cancer Pathway (NOLCP). As a member of a large and dynamic department there are huge opportunities for professional development.

The post holder will be expected to work with a range of services at UHL to develop and deliver high quality lung cancer and general respiratory care – these include (but are not limited to):

Rapid access lung cancer clinics (RAL

Triage meetings as part of optimal lung cancer pathway

Nationally renowned pre clinic diagnostic MDT’s

Lung cancer and Mesothelioma MDT’s

Bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) services

Support of an ongoing thoracic oncology research portfolio and MARS2 trial

Contribution to the emergency provision within Cardio-respiratory Medicine by supporting the Clinical Decisions Unit

Undertaking undergraduate medical student training

Supervision and training of junior medical staff, ANPs, Physicians Associates




For further details / informal visits contact:

Respiratory Head of Service, Dr Gerrit Woltmann

Email contact:

Lung Cancer Lead, Dr Tufail

Email contact:

General Manager, Darren Turner

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We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

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Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

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