Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
12 Jun 2018
12 Jul 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

St Jame’s University Hospital

Applications are invited to fill this full time post of Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with special interest in Thoracic Malignancy. This is a new position to contribute to the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Lung Cancer Service in the context of the Yorkshire Lung Screening Trial (YLST), the largest randomised trial of CT screening for lung cancer in the UK. The successful applicant will join a friendly, dynamic team of 13 existing respiratory physicians to provide modern, high quality care to Respiratory and General Medical patients admitted to St James University Hospital, Leeds.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust makes up one of the largest teachinghospitals in Europe housing over 3,200 beds and providing a range of general, acute and elective services, together with a significant number of regional and supra-regional specialties. The department of Respiratory Medicine has undergone significant modernisation over recent years and remains a centre for clinical and educational excellence. Inpatient services are provided in Gledhow Wing at St James’s Hospital. This includes three Respiratory wards, a twelve bed NIV / Weaning unit, a dedicated CF ward, a procedures room, Sleep services and a Nurse-led day unit. There are cross city outpatient facilities including a dedicated chest clinic at Leeds General Infirmary. The unit has a strong commitment to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.

The lung cancer service sees the largest number of newly referred lung cancer cases in any single hospital in the UK. Each week, the lung cancer team provides 2 multi-disciplinary team meetings, 3 cancer clinics and 4 procedure lists per week offering endobronchial ultrasound, medical thoracoscopy and indwelling pleural catheter insertions, to which the successful applicant would contribute. There is a commitment to acute Respiratory on call on a 1:13 and acute medicine on call 1:17.

The successful applicant should possess M/FRCP(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 and its related specialties including Lung Cancer. 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:

“Improving lung cancer outcomes and performance in Leeds - How can I contribute”

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital, which can be arranged by contacting:

Dr Ian Clifton, Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine on 0113 2065471 or

Dr Kirsty Rodger, Consultant Respiratory Physician and LTH Lung Cancer Lead on 0113 206 6037 or

Dr Matthew Callister, Consultant Respiratory Physician & YLST Chief Investigator on 0113 206 6037 or

Closing Date: 12 July 2018

INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD: Friday 3 August 2018

If you wish to discuss this, or have any queries, please contact Lynn Lindley in Medical Staffing on (0113) 2064895: E Mail Address: or to apply please click the Apply button.

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