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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/08/2020.

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Job Reference: 287-DOC-110-20

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
RLBUHT, Liverpool
£79,860 to £107,668 per annum

On 1st October 2019, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created, through the merger of Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. The newly formed Trust is responsible for managing services at Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Bringing together a combined workforce of over 12,000 staff, the Trust has become the largest NHS employer in Merseyside and Cheshire. As well as providing general hospital services to the local population, the Trust provides a range of highly specialist services to more than two million people in the North West and beyond.

This merger has been driven by clinicians, who for a long time have recognised that a union of the Trusts will enable significant changes that will transform the way healthcare is delivered. The aim is to address the current levels of variation and fragmentation that exists between acute hospital services in Liverpool, and to ensure that all services are of the highest quality. The new Trust will also seek to influence the wider determinants of health by closer involvement in employment, housing and education, and to be part of a first class research and scientific development partnership with Higher Education and business enterprise across the city and beyond.

These changes, which will take place over the next few years, through a phased approach, building on the skills and talents of a fantastic workforce, to spread best practice, deliver innovation and provide sustainable services for patients. This will be achieved by reconfiguring services, centralised where necessary, local where possible and focusing on staff; with an ambition to be the best place for staff to train and work.

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Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine and Asthma

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a substantive Respiratory Consultant based at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a large inner city teaching hospitals Trust. The successful applicant would ideally start as soon as possible. The department currently provides a general respiratory service as well as a number of specialities including thorascopy, vasculitis, severe asthma, interstitial and pleural disease. The post includes input into the Severe Asthma Service, overseeing pharmacological asthma research and supporting general respiratory activity within the hospital. We would welcome applicants with experience in these fields but will also be happy to consider other specialities in order to meet the needs of our patients.

The successful candidate will join the 3 consultants currently delivering the Liverpool Severe Asthma service with collaboration from the Aintree site with a dedicated team of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physiotherapists, Speech & Language Therapists and Specialist Pharmacist. The team delivers a multidisciplinary weekly severe asthma clinic, an MDT with specialist pharmacist support and a weekly nurse led asthma clinic. There are strong links with the Trust’s ENT/SALT led voice clinic and respiratory physiotherapy. The service delivers tertiary care and is specially commissioned by NHS England to deliver Sever Asthma Services. The asthma team participates in monthly network videoconferences where patients requiring tertiary treatments are discussed and appropriate data for the national registry are recorded. Biologic treatments are offered on the respiratory day ward with many of our asthma patients have been enrolled in several academic and commercial research studies.

The department currently provides a number of community clinics and are currently participating in a city wide redesign of the specialty. The successful applicant would be joining an established team of 10 consultants and a team of highly trained nurses specialising in COPD, severe asthma and lung cancer.

The right applicant will be joining us at an exciting time and would gain invaluable experience within a university teaching hospital. With the care group we have nationally recognised expertise in infectious diseases and the regional specialities of vascular, HPB and renal transplant within the trust.

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For full details please read the full job specification.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Manish Gautam, Respiratory Clinical lead 0151 706 2443

Dr Hassan Burhan, Respiratory Consultant 0151 706 3622

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The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed,flexible working environment that supports staff & promotes welfare & development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity;we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community.We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment & selection process is accessible to all.Flexible Working applications will be considered.

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Please Note:new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.

We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion employer.

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