Consultant in Respiratory Medicine
Applications are invited for a Consultant post in Respiratory Medicine to join our current team within the Division of Urgent Care.
The Countess of Chester is a highly ambitious Foundation Trust and has already established an excellent reputation for innovative developments. Recognised nationally for being innovative and at the forefront of change, we are working closely with our community partners to re-shape how services are delivered, moving towards an approach centred on patient orchestrated care outside of hospital.
The Trust is committed to the provision of a high quality, Consultant led Respiratory Services. We are a dynamic team of consultants and would welcome colleagues who bring any sub-specialty skills; alternately, we can offer sub-specialty experience / training in any of our established services, suitable for the individual and the needs of our department. Most-importantly, we seek highly-motivated colleagues.
We are part of the North West Severe Asthma Network and one of the first centres in the UK out of a major teaching hospital setting to provide sputum differential cell counts. The Respiratory team consists of a physiotherapist, 3 specialist respiratory nurses, 1 research nurse, Cancer Nurse Specialist Team, Early Supported Discharge Team, Oxygen Assessment service along with fully equipped physiology laboratory; including CPET support the service. We have an established EBUS service and a twice weekly lung Cancer clinic along with an active clinical trials programme. The current Sleep Service provides both a diagnostic and therapeutic CPAP treatment and the dedicated interstitial lung fibrosis clinic provides a networked approach to the management of ILD patients working in liaison with Regional referral centres. A thoracic ultrasound is available to assist pleural drainage and other invasive procedures within the respiratory department with opportunities for level 1 ultrasound certification.
We have an active research programme within the Chester Respiratory Research Unit and the successful applicant will be supported and encouraged to develop clinical research within the department. The department has links with the University of Chester through the Institute of Medicine and is supported by a significant administrative resource.
The Trust has a keen interest and deep involvement in medical education at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. All the respiratory Consultants were supported in obtaining and hold a postgraduate qualification in teaching.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Steve Scott, Clinical Lead on 01244 366297/292. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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