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Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine

Job Reference: 358-1801187-CON

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

CONSULTANT PHYSICIAN IN RESPIRATORY MEDICINE with an interest in Interstitial Lung Disease

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Respiratory consultant with an interest in ILD 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 ILD Service based at Glenfield Hospital is a well-established service within the Respiratory Medicine, the Trust, and the East Midlands. Its strengths include:

  • Internationally-recognised expertise in ILD diagnosis and management at physician level, and the use of senior AHP practitioners (including Nurse and Pharmacist Consultants) to deliver multi-disciplinary Respiratory Care
  • Cross-disciplinary links to provide for multi-system and holistic care, with Rheumatology (combined clinics for Rheumatoid/Connective Tissue Disease-associated ILD), Renal and Immunology (Vasculitis), Transplant (Birmingham, Papworth) and Palliative Care
  • Close working relationship with team of Thoracic Radiologists with particular interest in ILD
  • Clinical research interactions with NIHR Leicester Respiratory BRU (now NIHR Leicester BRC - Respiratory Theme)

Key tasks of the post holder will include

1.Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of patients.

2.To share with colleagues responsibility for the day-to-day management of patients.

3.To contribute to the provision of services for patients with ILD

4.Supervise and train junior medical staff.

5.To be involved in appraising and assessing juniors.

6.Teaching, research and administration.

7.To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.

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.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Closing date: 6th November 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Gerrit Woltmann, Head of Service for Respiratory Medicine

Email contact:

Darren Turner, General Manager

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.

UK Registration

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

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