2 Consultants in Respiratory Medicine

Gloucester, Gloucestershire
£76,761 to £103,490
13 Jun 2018
15 Jul 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The Trust wishes to appoint two substantive replacement posts in Respiratory Medicine.

Post 1 must address the specific requirement of Sleep and Ventilation. This post will support the development of acute and chronic NIV as well as the sleep apnoea service within the trust together with another consultant with this subspecialty interest. This will support the reconfiguration of respiratory services in Gloucestershire onto a single site with our ambition to develop a respiratory HDU. There may also be opportunities to support the Dean Neurorehabilitation Unit which provides services for patients from many areas of the country.

Post 2 is for a Respiratory Physician who has the qualities to work in a rapidly evolving service. Consideration will be given to any subspecialty interest, such as lung cancer, pleural disease and severe asthma/complex airways disease.

The department of respiratory medicine has a very close working relationship with acute medicine and is at the forefront of developments towards 7-day services. There are established and developing sub-specialty services including sleep and non-invasive ventilation, interventional bronchoscopy including EBUS and the management of malignant central airway obstruction, tuberculosis, interstitial lung disease, asthma and COPD, non-CF bronchiectasis, and pleural diseases. There are excellent facilities for bronchoscopy and medical thoracoscopy. This is a great opportunity to join a good respiratory service at a key point in its development.

Candidates will however also need to be on/working towards accreditation in G(I)M.

NHS England have recently confirmed that Gloucestershire is to become one of only 14 Integrated Care Systems (ICS) across the country as part of Wave 2. We believe that this will provide a great opportunity for the service to develop integrated respiratory services across Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was formed in April 2002 and became a Foundation Trust in July 2004. A successful Trust with a strong track record of achievement, we are situated mainly on the two larger operational sites, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital, providing acute services to Gloucestershire. These services are currently under review with plans being developed to concentrate unscheduled care onto the Gloucestershire Royal Site.

The Trust employs approximately 7,700 staff. Our success depends on the commitment and dedication of our staff. Many of our staff are world leaders in the fields of healthcare, teaching and research and we aim to recruit and retain the best staff possible.

Our patients are cared for by more than 2,100 registered nurses and midwives and 800 doctors. In addition, we employ more than 600 estates staff, 190 healthcare scientists and 425 health professionals, such as physiotherapists and speech therapists.

Our recent statistics show that we:

Treated 13,000 planned inpatient admissions and 64,000 emergency inpatient admissions.

  • Treated 64,000 day case patients (including chemotherapy).
  • Provided 658,000 consultant outpatient appointments.
  • Received 93,000 therapy/diagnostic attendances (eg physiotherapy, occupational therapy).
  • Supported the birth of 6,500 babies.
  • Analysed 2.1 million pathology samples.
  • Performed 410,000 imaging examinations (eg x-ray, ultrasound).
  • Provided 32,000 kidney haemodialysis treatment sessions.

The Trust serves a population of more than 600,000 and we work hard to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the communities we serve.

With its close proximity to the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, its excellent cultural and recreational facilities, superb housing and schools, you will find Gloucestershire a highly desirable place to live and work. There is good rail and road access to Bristol, Birmingham, South Wales and London.

Relocation expenses, flexible working arrangements and support with childcare are available.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Andrew White, Clinical Lead on 03004 226566 or Eve Olivant, Specialty Director on 0300 422 3259.

To apply, please click the apply button quoting (Job Ref 318-R1907).

You should also attach a CV to your online application form.

Closing Date: 15th July 2018

Anticipated Interview Date: 23rd August 2018

Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. The Recruitment Team are unable to accept any applications after the position has closed on NHS Jobs.

Committed to safeguarding our community

If applicable for the post, all successful candidates will be required to pay for their own Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The cost will be £32 (standard checks) or £50 (enhanced checks), and will be recovered through two instalments from the candidate's salary. Please contact ghn-tr.hr@nhs.net for further information.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team at ghn-tr.hr@nhs.net

Committed to supporting service personnel

As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at ghn-tr.hr@nhs.net

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