Consultants in Respiratory Medicine with an interest in Sleep and Ventilation
The Trust wishes to appoint to a replacement post in Respiratory Medicine addressing the specific requirement of Sleep and Ventilation. The post will support the development of acute and chronic NIV within the trust together with another consultant with this subspecialty interest. This will support the reconfiguration of respiratory services in Gloucestershire onto a single site with our ambition to develop a respiratory HDU. There may also be opportunities to support the Dean Neurorehabilitation Unit which provides
services for patients from many areas of the country.
The department of respiratory medicine has a very close working relationship with acute medicine and is at the forefront of developments towards 7-day services. There are established and developing sub-specialty services including sleep and non-invasive ventilation, interventional bronchoscopy including EBUS and the management of malignant central airway obstruction, tuberculosis, interstitial lung disease, asthma and COPD, non-CF bronchiectasis, and pleural diseases. There are excellent facilities for bronchoscopy and medical thoracoscopy. This is a great opportunity to join a good respiratory service at a key point in its development.
Applications will be welcome from candidates with expertise in sleep and ventilation and high dependency care. Candidates will however also need to be on/working towards accreditation in G(I)M.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was formed in April 2002 and became a Foundation Trust in July 2004. A successful Trust with a strong track record of achievement, we are situated mainly on the two larger operational sites, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital, providing acute services to Gloucestershire. These services are currently under review with plans being developed to concentrate unscheduled care onto the Gloucestershire Royal Site.
The Trust employs approximately 7,700 staff. Our success depends on the commitment and dedication of our staff. Many of our staff are world leaders in the fields of healthcare, teaching and research and we aim to recruit and retain the best staff possible.
Our patients are cared for by more than 2,100 registered nurses and midwives and 800 doctors. In addition, we employ more than 600 estates staff, 190 healthcare scientists and 425 health professionals, such as physiotherapists and speech therapists.
Our recent statistics show that we:
- Treated 13,000 planned inpatient admissions and 64,000 emergency inpatient admissions.
- Treated 64,000 day case patients (including chemotherapy).
- Provided 658,000 consultant outpatient appointments.
- Received 93,000 therapy/diagnostic attendances (eg physiotherapy, occupational therapy).
- Supported the birth of 6,500 babies.
- Analysed 2.1million pathology samples.
- Performed 410,000 imaging examinations (eg x-ray, ultrasound).
- Provided 32,000 kidney haemodialysis treatment sessions.
The Trust serves a population of more than 600,000 and we work hard to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the communities we serve.
With its close proximity to the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, its excellent cultural and recreational facilities, superb housing and schools, you will find Gloucestershire a highly desirable place to live and work. There is good rail and road access to Bristol, Birmingham, South Wales and London.
Relocation expenses, flexible working arrangements and support with childcare are available.
For an informal discussion please contact Dr Andrew White, Clinical Lead on 03004 226566 or Eve Olivant, Specialty Director on 0300 422 4165.
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Closing Date: 20/08/2017
Anticipated Interview Date: 15th Sept 2017