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Respiratory Consultant with an interest in COPD

Job Reference: 358-1973210-CON

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


This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Respiratory consultant with an interest in COPD to join our diverse and successful team at Glenfield Hospital, helping to shape and lead our specialist services. This is a newly created post that have arisen through increased demands in our specialised out-patient services.

The UHL COPD Service based at Glenfield Hospital is a well-established service within the Respiratory Medicine, the Trust, and the East Midlands. Its strengths include:

Close links with both the Universities of Leicester and Loughborough. We host the NIHR Leicester Respiratory Biomedical Research Centre, the East Midlands Breathomics Pathology Node (EMBER), the national NIHR-EME BEAT Severe Asthma clinical trials program and are a core component of the Leicester Cancer Research UK Thoracic Oncology Centre. Respiratory Medicine also has a large teaching portfolio and the post holders will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate training.

We have a wide range of research in COPD with a focus on clinically relevant research. Current research interests include pulmonary rehabilitation, exacerbations, novel biological treatment, phenotyping of disease, skeletal muscle dysfunction, physical activity and diagnostic uncertainty.

We also support both quality improvement and research within the clinical setting. Prof Steiner is the current chair of the BTS QI specialist advisory group

Key tasks of the role include:

(1) The post-exacerbation service, potentially incorporating a post-exacerbation clinic within the complex COPD clinic framework.

(2) Integrated COPD care development including wider COPD MDT, community COPD upskilling and support, and virtual COPD clinics.

(3) The Lung Volume Reduction (LVR) service. We wish to establish a more rapid regional “one-stop” referral service and increase the proportion of endobronchial interventions in the endoscopy suite

It is anticipated that the appointed physician would be supported in taking a lead in the development on any of these areas, depending on their preference. We are keen that the appointed physician will be part of quality improvement projects, audit and clinical research.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Respiratory HOS, Dr Gerrit Woltmann

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Respiratory General Manager

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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.”

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 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.

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

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