Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with special interest in Sleep & Non-invasive ventilation

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
13 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Cross Site

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, offering a range of both general and specialist services, with excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We have an international reputation for excellence in specialist care, research and academic training.

We are seeking a dynamic a Respiratory Consultant with sub-specialty interests in Sleep and ventilation to fill a full time replacement post within the Department of Respiratory Medicine at the St James’s University Hospital. The successful candidate will join a friendly forward thinking team of 13 full-time NHS and academic consultants with specialist interest in Asthma, Bronchiectasis, CF, COPD, ILD, Immunology, Lung Cancer, PCD, Sleep and ventilation.

Respiratory inpatient services are based in Gledhow Wing at St. James’s University Hospital and include three Respiratory wards, a dedicated CF and day unit and a Respiratory Care Unit for non-invasive ventilation. Outpatient services are based at the Leeds General Infirmary with spoke services at four other hospitals.

There is an active research programme in all clinical areas and the successful candidate will be encouraged to participate in these.

The successful applicant should possess MRCP (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in Respiratory and General Medicine with prior experience in sleep and non-invasive ventilation. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10 minute presentation on:

‘How should we developing patient centric services for Sleep and Non-invasive ventilation’

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital, which can be arranged by contacting: Prof. Daniel Peckham, Consultant Respiratory Medicine, Email:, Ph: 0113 2067170, Dr.Dipansu Ghosh, Consultant Respiratory Medicine, Email:, Ph: 0113 2065863.

Interviews will be held: Tuesday, 17 April 2018

If you wish to discuss this, or have any queries, please contact Lynn Lindley in Medical Staffing on (0113) 2064895: Email Address:

Please note that only electronic applications can be accepted for this post.

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. For Band 1 roles the Trust will pay the cost of the DBS checks and refund to you the cost of the update service. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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