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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/10/2019.

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Respiratory Consultant with an interest in Asthma

Job Reference: 358-1972262-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 Asthma 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 Asthma 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 broad academic and internationally leading portfolio in asthma including basic mechanisms of disease, clinical trials and stratified medicine and asthma phenotyping using platform approaches (e.g. metabolome, microbiome, imaging).

The airways disease group has strong affiliations with the Leicester Clinical trials unit with several local and national trials programs underway in asthma. The group also collaborates closely with the cardiovascular and lifestyle theme of the NIHR-BRC in several programs.

Key tasks 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 promote new ways of working and co-ordinating care for patients in the community and to ensure that services are based on effective and integrated partnerships across the health community.
  4. Take part in multidisciplinary case conferences.
  5. Supervise and train junior medical staff.
  6. To be involved in appraising and assessing juniors.
  7. Teaching, research and administration.
  8. To proactively develop asthma services.
  9. To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Respiratory Head of Service, 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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