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Locum Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

Job Reference: 358-2873174-MED

University Hospitals of Leicester
Paediatric Respiratory
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£82,096 - £110,683 £82,096 - £110,683

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Applications are invited for a fixed term Locum Consultant post in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine until 31st July 2021.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust provides acute and specialist paediatric services for Leicester and the surrounding hospitals in the South East Midlands including: allergy, congenital heart disease, endocrinology, ENT, gastroenterology, haematology, neurology, NICU, oncology, paediatric surgery, PICU, and respiratory medicine.

The paediatric respiratory service is a vibrant, proactive, and cohesive team comprising of 3 substantive NHS consultants, 1 locum NHS consultant, 1 academic associate professor, 1 CF fellow, 1 asthma research fellow, 1 GRID trainee, and 7 respiratory specialist nurses. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care, research and education, with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level.

Working as a multidisciplinary team, we provide care for children with difficult asthma, cystic fibrosis, airway and sleep disorders, complex and rare respiratory disorders, children with non-CF bronchiectasis, and have a close working relationship with the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre. We also provide care for children on long term invasive and non-invasive home ventilation, and host one of only three diagnostic centres for primary ciliary dyskinesia in the UK.

Our paediatric investigation unit provides a comprehensive diagnostic service including bronchial challenge testing, plethysmography, respiratory polysomnography, home oximetry and capnography, multiple breath nitrogen washout and induced sputum testing. The paediatric flexible bronchoscopy service comprises of regular planned theatre lists, joint bronchoscopies and MLBs with ENT, and ad hoc bronchoscopies in the emergency theatre or on intensive care.

The successful appointee will be expected to participate in the paediatric respiratory consultant of the week rota (including on calls for telephone advice), outpatient clinics, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and clinical audit. They will be required to undertake management duties and work in a multidisciplinary team. As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced police criminal records disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Erol GaillardAdditional contact information

For further information and for an informal discussion, please contact:

Dr Erol Gaillard, Paediatric Respiratory Lead on (0116) 258 6649


Dr. Simon Robinson, Head of Service for Paediatric Specialties on (0116) 258 7684


Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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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