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Locum Consultant - Physician in Respiratory Medicine & Lung

Job Reference: 358-3250263-MED

University Hospitals of Leicester
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£82,096 - £110,683

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Applications are invited for a Locum Consultant post in Respiratory Medicine with special interest in lung cancer at the University of Leicester NHS Trust.

This is post will allow the Trust to continue to develop its respiratory services. 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, chronic suppurative lung infections, Cystic Fibrosis, TB, domiciliary ventilation, airways disease,interstitial lung disease, exercise and sports medicine. 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 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, 999 ambulances and the Emergency Department. CDU is the largest single cardio-respiratory receiving unit in the UK taking 50+ patients, on average, daily. 70% of our attendances are direct from primary care. Supporting this emergency workload we developed ambulatory care services for pulmonary embolus and pleural disease. We manage 5 base respiratory wards (129 beds) each with a sub-specialist theme comprising a short stay unit (ward 20), non-invasive ventilation (ward 15), cystic fibrosis and chronic suppurative lung disease (Ward 16), TB and higher dependency (ward 17) and pleural disease and cancer (ward 29).

Academically we have close links with both the Universities of Leicester and Loughborough. We host the NIHR Leicester Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit, theEast Midlands Breathomics Pathology Node (EMBER) 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 holder will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate training.

Glenfield Respiratory services have a proven track record of innovation and the post holder will be expected to lead the on-going development of services.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDarren TurnerJob titleGeneral ManagerEmail addressdarren.turner@uhl-tr.nhs.ukTelephone number0116 250 3965Additional contact information

Respiratory Head of Service, Dr Gerrit Woltmann

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Lung Cancer Lead, Dr Tufail

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General Manager, Darren Turner

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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.

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