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Consultant - Respiratory Medicine

Job Reference: 349-UC104MD-18

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Wythenshawe site, Manchester
£77,913 to 105,042 per annum

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Interstitial Lung Disease Unit Wythenshawe Hospital
Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with an interest in Interstitial Lung Disease
Salary:£77,913 to 105,042 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a replacement post within the Manchester University Foundation Trust (MFT) Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Unit. MFT is one of thee major teaching hospitals in Manchester and has around 400 clinical medical students on site. It houses regional and supraregional services in Lung Disease, and currently has over 40 clinical and academic consultants in Respiratory Medicine, Allergy, and Infection.

The successful applicant will join an established team of health care professionals servicing a population of over 5 million. The MFT ILD Unit is a regional tertiary referral centre and is pivotal in driving a regional network across the North West of the UK.. The post holder will work along-side Drs Nazia Chaudhuri and Dr Colm Leonard (joint leads) and Dr Pilar Rivera Ortega to continue to deliver a high quality ILD service across the city of Manchester. Out-patient and in-patient care will be shared alongside existing colleagues. The post holder will be actively involved in the organisation and delivery of the ILD MDT. As part of this post along with other colleagues the post holder will provide support and guidance to the ILD team (3x ILD specialist nurse, research nurse, MDT coordinator, 2 x ILD pharmacist and clinical research fellow). The ILD Unit has a reputation for clinical research and has close ties to the NIHR Clinical Research Facility.

You would be encouraged to develop and support your own research theme, become PI on clinical trials, and an Honorary University contract at The University of Manchester would be negotiable. Education and training to staff, students and junior doctors will be an essential part of the role, and there will be opportunities to get involved in a more formal role in undergraduate or post graduate education for the appropriate applicant.

Applicants must have completed higher training and should have some experience in the specialist fields of ILD. Research training, and a postgraduate degree are desirable requirements (MD or PhD). This post would be suitable for SpR’s at completion of training, but also to consultants with expertise in ILD.

South Manchester has an excellent location close to the Lake District, Peak District and North Wales. Travel links are excellent, with the hospital within 2 miles of the international Airport and motorway network to North, South and West. Culturally and in terms of education for children there is massive opportunity and high quality housing is available within the required geographical locality required for on-call commitments.

For informal enquiries or to arrange a visit please contact:
Dr Nazia Chaudhuri - Consultant Respiratory Physician on

This post is subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) disclosure. We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of ability to communicate effectively in English.

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to MFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

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

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