Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine
Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine, commencing as soon as possible. The successful candidate will join a team of 4 other Respiratory Consultants supported by a locum consultant, 3 SpRs, 3 Trust Grade Registrars and 10 junior doctors. The successful candidate would provide inpatient and outpatient services in Respiratory Medicine and contribute to the development of COPD and sleep services. Experience or enthusiasm in developing COPD services (e.g. admission prevention) would be desirable. The candidate will also participate in 1:15 acute on call rota for General Medicine.
There is excellent support from Specialist Nurses in COPD, lung cancer and TB. We have newly refurbished Pulmonary Function laboratory with dedicated Pulmonary Physiologists. We have excellent bronchoscopy services, Dedicated Pleural disease service including thoracoscopy, Lung cancer MDT (weekly), Respiratory teaching sessions (weekly), and GIM Grand Rounds (weekly). We have excellent respiratory ambulatory care facilities which could be utilized for developing innovative COPD pathways. The working environment in the department is extremely supportive for professional growth and scholarly activities.
Applicant must hold full GMC registration and be on Specialist Register for Respiratory and General Internal Medicine or within 6 months of achieving this at time of interview.
Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust is an affiliated Teaching Hospital that provides services to over 360,000 people in North Northamptonshire.
The area is largely rural, providing a housing market which remains very competitively priced and offers a number of market towns and many charming villages, all within easy reach of major cities - the best of both worlds. There is excellent educational provision in the area, both state and public and sports, leisure and recreational facilities to meet the needs of the whole family.
Since becoming a Foundation Trust in 2008, the hospital has embarked on a programme of progressive development and innovation. Recent Developments include:
£18m Short Stay Surgery Centre – The Treatment Centre.
£4.7m Cardiac Centre and a 24/7 Regional Emergency service for people having heart attacks.
£3.4m refurbishment of the Pathology Department.
£4.7m refurbishment of wards to provide more same sex accommodation and single rooms.
£30m extension to the main hospital block housing the cardiac centre and ITU.
Award winning Medical ambulatory care unit.
A purpose built Outpatient Centre with excellent clinical facilities.
Interested applicants are encouraged to discuss the post with Dr R V Reddy, or Dr. S. K. Mallik, Lead Respiratory Physician, telephone 01536 492805.