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Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine

Job Reference: 264-1339788-MED

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kettering General Hospital, Kettering
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine, commencing as soon as possible. The successful candidate will join a team of 4 other Respiratory Consultants supported by a locum consultant, 3 SpRs, 3 Trust Grade Registrars and 10 junior doctors. The successful candidate would provide inpatient and outpatient services in Respiratory Medicine and contribute to the development of COPD and sleep services. Experience or enthusiasm in developing COPD services (e.g. admission prevention) would be desirable. The candidate will also participate in 1:15 acute on call rota for General Medicine.
There is excellent support from Specialist Nurses in COPD, lung cancer and TB. We have newly refurbished Pulmonary Function laboratory with dedicated Pulmonary Physiologists. We have excellent bronchoscopy services, Dedicated Pleural disease service including thoracoscopy, Lung cancer MDT (weekly), Respiratory teaching sessions (weekly), and GIM Grand Rounds (weekly). We have excellent respiratory ambulatory care facilities which could be utilized for developing innovative COPD pathways. The working environment in the department is extremely supportive for professional growth and scholarly activities.
Applicant must hold full GMC registration and be on Specialist Register for Respiratory and General Internal Medicine or within 6 months of achieving this at time of interview.
Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust is an affiliated Teaching Hospital that provides services to over 360,000 people in North Northamptonshire.
The area is largely rural, providing a housing market which remains very competitively priced and offers a number of market towns and many charming villages, all within easy reach of major cities - the best of both worlds. There is excellent educational provision in the area, both state and public and sports, leisure and recreational facilities to meet the needs of the whole family.
Since becoming a Foundation Trust in 2008, the hospital has embarked on a programme of progressive development and innovation. Recent Developments include:
£18m Short Stay Surgery Centre – The Treatment Centre.
£4.7m Cardiac Centre and a 24/7 Regional Emergency service for people having heart attacks.
£3.4m refurbishment of the Pathology Department.
£4.7m refurbishment of wards to provide more same sex accommodation and single rooms.
£30m extension to the main hospital block housing the cardiac centre and ITU.
Award winning Medical ambulatory care unit.
A purpose built Outpatient Centre with excellent clinical facilities.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Interested applicants are encouraged to discuss the post with Dr R V Reddy, or Dr. S. K. Mallik, Lead Respiratory Physician, telephone 01536 492805.

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application your are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

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

Please submit your application as soon as possible; due to the high volumes of applications we receive and we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

We are an equal opportunities employer, which aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds.

We welcome applications from members of our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, especially in relation to senior posts within at KGH. As KGH has identified that it needs more BME representation in band 7 and above roles.

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.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Kettering General Hospital (KGH) NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process. Including factual reference, occupational health clearance and statutory and mandatory training record.

If you need to have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, as a requirement of the role, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check (£50) and this amount will be reclaimed from your first salary. It is also recommended that following your DBS check you subscribe to the DBS update service.

Please note that news starters with KGH are subject to a six month probationary period.

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.

UK Registration

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

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