Consultant Chest Physician – 10 PAs

£76,761 - £103,490
21 May 2018
17 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you committed to delivering the best of care through the best of people? 

Medway NHS Foundation Trust is unique – undergoing transformational changes within the organisation that provides an extensive range of clinical services to a diverse population of approximately 400,000 across Medway and Swale.  We are looking for a Consultant as Consultant Chest Physicians who share our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff. 

Applications are invited for the following full time posts as Consultant Chest Physician, with High Dependency Medicine and part of a 1:24 Acute General Medicine Rota.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Respiratory Team here at Medway Foundation NHS Trust. The appointees will join the 5.8 existing Consultant Chest Physicians who provide a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient Thoracic Medicine service for the Medway and Swale, population of 400,000.

These posts are to further develop our well regarded Respiratory Department and enable us to continue to deliver high quality services into the future.

Consultant in Sleep and Ventilation to increase our tertiary sleep and Domicillary ventilation service and support development of a local MND network

Consultant with an interest in Pleural Disease, Medway is an asbestos hot spot and we run dedicated pleural clinics and Thoracoscopy lists.

Consultant with an interest in Lung cancer and EBUS to further develop and support the lung cancer and EBUS service.

Consultant with an interest in COPD to lead and support better liaison with the Community Respiratory services post of full-time Consultant Chest Physician.

The chest team manage the 6 bed Medical High Dependency unit and Bronte which is a dedicated Respiratory ward where, Non Invasive Ventilation is provided. The Chest Team provides a respiratory in-reach service to the General Medical take daily. Our service is a 7 day service.

The chest department is part of The Acute and Continuing Care Directorate. The Consultants in the Respiratory department participate in the Acute General Medicine rota

The Medway Maritime Hospital has Associated University Hospital status and is the largest hospital in Kent, providing all acute services on the Medway Maritime Hospital site. There is ample opportunity to teach medical students from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine and to develop an interest in research. The medical team has developed a formal educational programme for its junior doctors and encourages the continuing education of its consultants.  Please note all doctors from the abroad, including the EU, must produce an IELTS certificate with 7.5 scored in all fields before they can be appointed to the Trust.

Informal enquiries and visits are welcomed. For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Lisa Vincent-Smith on 01634 836681, Dr Jay Hettiarachchi 01634 833907 or Dr Kolera Chengappa 01634 825215.

Applicants must complete the on-line application form on NHS Jobs by clicking the apply button. Please ensure you provide the names, addresses and e-mail contacts of three clinical referees and either the Director of HR or Medical Staffing Manager at your current Trust. At least one of your referees should be your current or most recent employer.

Medway Maritime Hospital became a smoke free site on Monday 17 October 2016. This means that smoking is completely prohibited in all Trust buildings, grounds and car parks for patients, visitors, staff and contractors. This will ensure that the hospital is a better place to work and a better place for our patients to be treated.

Closing date: 17 June 2018