Consultant Physician with an interest in Respiratory
This is an exciting time for Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We are a progressive, high performing and clinically driven acute hospital with a turnover in excess of £100m. We employ 2,300 staff and provide care for a population of about 185,000 across Somerset. With plans to create a health campus that will further strengthen our abilities to provide personalised and wide-ranging care; we are looking confidently to the future.To be updated by the recruitment team
Applications are invited for a full-time, permanent position or a fixed term position. The successful candidate will join a friendly, enthusiastic and forward-thinking team.
The department of respiratory medicine has two full-time consultants. Appointment to this post will increase the total consultant time to 3.0 WTE. Each consultant is supported by a medical secretary. There is a very good complement of ten specialist respiratory nurses equivalent to seven WTE. They support both inpatient and outpatient services in a wide range of respiratory conditions including lung cancer, TB, COPD, asthma and sleep. The thoracic surgery support is provided by Bristol. Our clinical investigation department provides full lung function testing on-site and there is a well-equipped endoscopy suite where bronchoscopy sessions are conducted on a weekly basis.
You should be fully registered with the GMC and hold a licence to practice. Applicants must have entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within six months of the interview date), CESR or European Community Rights.
We would welcome hearing from applicants who are interested in any sub speciality of respiratory especially the development of the pleural service here at YDH or developing the Acute Respiratory Higher Care provision . This will be fully supported by the respiratory team and the Trust. Please state this clearly on your application form and CV.
Yeovil District Hospital has enjoyed a stable and successful history, trusted and respected by our patients, staff and commissioners.We have been repeatedly rated as one of the top-10 healthcare employers in the country, a leading-light in global stroke research and development, and attracted national interest in our iCARE model, which has established the principles of exemplary patient care experience within our hospital.
Yeovil District Hospital has been awarded ‘Vanguard’ status following a successful joint bid with NHS England. Being a ‘Vanguard’ site identifies us as one of the most innovative trusts in the country and gives us unique access to national support and funding to realise our exciting plans.
Yeovil District Hospital is a modern hospital in pleasant countryside only two hours from London and less than one hour from the nearest coast. There are excellent facilities in a purpose built Education Centre on-site. Purpose-built, off-site accommodation for Yeovil District Hospital staff members opened on 1st August 2012 and is managed by Yarlington Housing Group.
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For further information please contact Dr Phil Raines, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Yeovil Hospital on 01935 384747.