Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Chichester, West Sussex
£77,913 to £105,042 per annum
03 May 2019
29 May 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An excellent opportunity exists to join our dynamic and forward thinking Respiratory team as a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine. This position is based at our St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, part of the Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.

The appointee will join our dynamic, innovative and forward thinking respiratory team. There are currently three whole time equivalent consultant posts on each of the Chichester and Worthing sites with expansion to four posts on each site planned for 2019 (including this post).

The department is increasingly developing sub-specialist services- these are currently Interstitial Lung Disease, Bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Hypertension and the new postholder would be encouraged to develop and take on some sub-speciality lead roles. We invite candidates to discuss this directly with our existing team with a view to expansion of our current service provision.

The proposed respiratory consultant expansion on both sites is also with a view to promoting enhanced ambulatory, domiciliary and in-reach care. We have recently been successful in the local commissioning of home NIV services by NHS Sussex. We are working towards provision of an ambulatory pleural service. It is also our aim to work towards 7 day specialist in-reach care and this post will further support this.

We work closely with our colleagues in Oncology- this is provided by Portsmouth Hospitals. We hold a weekly cancer MDT which is attended by our Oncologists and visiting Thoracic surgeon from St George’s Hospital.

Oncology clinics and chemotherapy are on site in Chichester with radiotherapy in Portsmouth (LINAC planned to be sited in Chichester soon). The visiting Thoracic Surgeon also holds clinics weekly on the Chichester site.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast and one of only seven in the country. We’re an ambitious organisation that champions our people, equipping them with new skills to continually improve services for patients.

The CQC recognised our leading approach continuous improvement which encourages and supports innovation at all levels. We are an acute trust with three hospitals; St Richard’s in Chichester and Worthing Hospital, where we provide emergency and inpatient care; and Southlands Hospital in Shoreham, where we provide out-patient care and day surgery. We are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex. Foundation Trust Status was achieved in July 2013.

Our hospitals are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, nestled against the South Downs National Park, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, offering good transport links to London and Europe.

All newly appointed Consultants are mentored, via the “WSHFT Mentorship scheme for senior medical staff”.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining Specialist Registration at the time of interview. Applications from candidates who, for personal reasons, are unable to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for this post.

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All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of a minimum of three clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working).

Please note shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an up to date CV for their interview.

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Applications from Agencies will NOT be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR.

Closing Date: 29 May 2019.
Interview Date: 24 June 2019.