Consultant Respiratory Physician

Worthing, West Sussex
£76,761 to £103,490
06 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

10.5 PAs

An excellent opportunity exists to join our dynamic and forward thinking Respiratory team as a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine.  This position is based at Worthing Hospital in Worthing, part of the Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.   

The appointee will join our dynamic, innovative and forward thinking respiratory team.  There are currently three whole time equivalent consultant posts on each of the Worthing and Chichester sites and approval has been granted to expand the establishment to four posts on each site (including this post).

The department is increasingly developing sub-specialist services- these are currently Interstitial Lung Disease, Bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Hypertension and the new post-holder would be encouraged to develop and take on some sub-speciality lead roles.  We invite candidates to discuss this directly with our existing team with a view to expansion of our current service provision.

The proposed respiratory consultant expansion on both sites is also with a view to promoting enhanced ambulatory, domiciliary and in-reach care.  We have recently been successful in the local commissioning of home NIV services by NHS Sussex.  We are working towards provision of an ambulatory pleural service.  It is also our aim to work towards 7 day specialist in-reach care and this post will further support this.

The Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a new Trust, formed by the amalgamation of the highly performing Royal West Sussex and Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trusts, providing health care for nearly 500,000 people.  Based in and around Chichester and Worthing on the South Coast of England, we are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex. Foundation Trust status was achieved in July 2013.

The locality is one of outstanding natural beauty with good transport links to London and Europe. The area has great sailing links and the South Downs provide excellent mountain biking and walking routes. Worthing Hospital itself is within walking distance of the town centre and the beach.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining Specialist Registration at the time of interview.  Applications from candidates who, for personal reasons, are unable to work full time will be eligible to be considered for this post.

For further information please contact:

Dr Kate Steele, Site lead for Respiratory

Dr N Adams

Dr N Numbere

Dr Paul Tate, Chichester site representative

Dr Katrine Hedges, Clinical Director

Dr Amanda Wellesley, Chief of Medicine

To apply for this post please click the Apply button.

All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of four referees; three will be clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working) and the final referee will be your current Responsible Officer for revalidation.

Please note shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an up to date CV for their interview.

Applications from Agencies will NOT be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR

Closing date:  30 April 2018

Interview date:  17 May 2018

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