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Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine

Job Reference: 358-1801528-CON

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

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Respiratory consultant to join our diverse and successful team at Glenfield Hospital, helping to shape and lead our specialist services. These are newly created posts that have arisen through increased demands in our specialised out-patient services and a need to deliver Keogh standards.

This post is for Respiratory Consultant Physician with a specialist interest in Acute Care to support leadership of the Clinical Decisions Unit


  • Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of patients.
  • To share with colleagues responsibility for the day-to-day management of patients.
  • To promote new ways of working and co-ordinating care for patients in the Urgent and Emergency setting and to ensure that services are based on effective and integrated partnerships across the health community.
  • Take part in Ambulatory and Hot Clinics.
  • Supervise and train junior medical staff.
  • To be involved in appraising and assessing juniors.
  • Teaching, research and administration.
  • To proactively lead Urgent and Emergency Respiratory services.
  • To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.

The post holders will help to shape and support our emergency and specialist respiratory services. They will contribute to our urgent and emergency care portfolio and support our inpatient base ward workload. Glenfield Respiratory services have a proven track record of innovation and the post holder will be expected to lead the on-going development of specialist services. There is a preference to recruit to the following sub-specialist services: asthma, lung cancer and interstitial lung disease. However, all sub-speciality interests are open to consideration.

Respiratory Medicine at Glenfield Hospital has a national and international reputation for its academic and clinical services. Clinically, we have specialist services in:

  • lung cancer with advanced bronchoscopic and pleural techniques,
  • Mesothelioma,
  • chronic suppurative lung infections,
  • Cystic Fibrosis,
  • TB,
  • Complex Home Ventilation,
  • Airways disease,
  • Interstitial lung disease,
  • Exercise and sports medicine.

Several of these services are commissioned by Specialised Service Commissioning having fulfilled the required specifications.

The unique Leicester cardio-respiratory emergency streaming pathway has been operational since 2013 and enables patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to be assessed at the point of presentation at Glenfield Hospital by the cardio-respiratory teams. All patients are assessed in the Clinical Decisions (CDU) and Coronary Care Units (CCU) following referral from GPs, direct 999 ambulances and the Leicester Royal Infirmary Emergency Department.

Closing Date: 15th October 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

  • Dr Gerrit Woltmann:
  • Dr Jonathan Bennett:

Dept of Respiratory Medicine

Glenfield Hospital





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

Important Information

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

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 suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is 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.

UK Registration

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

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