Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine and thoracic Oncology

£76,761 to £103,490 pa
08 Mar 2018
04 Apr 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a new joint respiratory post with a special interest in Thoracic Oncology. This substantive post has been created to support, develop, and deliver an enhanced Respiratory service specifically improving outcomes and experience for patients with suspected thoracic malignancy. This is a shared post with working across both organisations. 

The post holder will have responsibility to develop an integrated thoracic oncology service with the North West Lung Centre (MFT), and contribute to the RAPID program (both out-patient and interventional duties) to maximise appropriate patient exposure to the diagnostic and surgical centre in a timely, patient centred manner. 

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Leighton Hospital 

The Respiratory Department is part of the Division of Medicine and Emergency Care and is responsible for the investigation and treatment of adult respiratory disorders. It provides a full District General Service to a local population of approximately 290,000.

The department provides a full diagnostic service involving CT scanning, bronchoscopy, lung function testing, MR imaging, and lymph node FNA. Approval has been given for the implementation of Medical Thoracoscopy and EBUS on site. PET scanning is currently arranged at The Christie Hospital or Manchester Royal Infirmary. 

Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is carried out on the 32-bedded respiratory ward and there are also facilities to commence NIV within the Emergency Department. 

The successful candidate will join a team of Consultants committed to developing the Respiratory Service at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Division aims to increase the number of Consultants in Respiratory Medicine to seven in the medium term. This will allow the support and development of sub-specialty interests to be more sustainable, and the provision of a seven day service for in-patient care. 

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Wythenshawe Hospital 

Working collectively under the umbrella of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, this Single Hospital Service was formed on 1st October 2017, and is the result of a merger between University Hospitals of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Wythenshawe Hospital, part of MFT, provides a full District General Hospital service to a local population of nearly 330,000 across South Manchester, South Trafford, North East Cheshire and West Stockport. 

The North West Lung Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital provides specialist respiratory services to Greater Manchester and Cheshire, and beyond. The Thoracic Oncology Centre provides integrated regional lung cancer and pleural services in collaboration with thoracic surgery, radiology and medical oncology. Key regional services include the first NHS commissioned lung cancer screening service, a RAPID diagnostic programme for staging and diagnosis, a risk stratified survivorship clinic, an external diagnostics hub, a high risk interventional biopsy service delivered by a multi-disciplinary collaboration and an innovative programme of MDT working (lung cancer/specialist mesothelioma/nodule management/higher risk/airway management).

The team has access to a state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment centre to provide auto fluorescence, radial and linear endobronchial ultrasound, physician-led stent placement, brachytherapy, medical thoracoscopy and photodynamic therapy, navigational bronchoscopy (arriving 2018/2019),and a complex physiology suite. 

MFT is the sole site for Thoracic Surgery in Greater Manchester with six Consultant Thoracic Surgeons, undertaking all lung Cancer and non-cancer surgical procedures for Greater Manchester Cancer. 

Wythenshawe Hospital also provides a specialist cardiothoracic service to the North West of England to a population in excess of 3.2 million people. Services include the North West Heart Centre, single site specialist thoracic surgery, and cardiopulmonary transplantation.

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Closing date: 4 April 2018