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Consultant - Respiratory Medicine

YC72

Main area
Respiratory Medicine
Grade
YC72
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
10 sessions per week
Job ref
360-A-70
Department name
West Herts - Medical Staffing
Site
Chest Medicine
Town
Watford
Salary
£82,096 - £110,683 London Fringe - £149
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
20/04/2021 23:59

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust!

Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

 


 

Job overview

Full or part time applicants are invited to apply for Consultant posts in Respiratory Medicine based at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. 

The appointee will join the team delivering in-patient, out-patient and bronchoscopy services which include sub-specialty clinics (Interstitial lung disease, sleep, domiciliary ventilation, COPD, asthma and bronchiectasis; all in collaboration with our community partner, Central London Community Healthcare Trust), together with pure WHHT services which include TB, lung cancer and the new dedicated pleural program with medical thoracoscopy. 

In addition the department is actively involved in the acute sector of the hospital with an increasing emphasis on level 2 medical HDU support. Integral to the department’s strategy is the expansion of our physiology services which include cardio-pulmonary exercise testing.

Applicants with existing skills in medical HDU and/or lung cancer  interest are particularly encouraged to apply.

Main duties of the job

There are 9 established respiratory consultants, two associate specialists and 4 Lung CNS supported by a team of community-based respiratory specialist nurses and physiotherapists providing nurse led clinical care, ‘hospital at home’, oxygen and pulmonary rehabilitation.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the weekday SMART (specialist respiratory take) on call rota, which will replace the GIM rota. By substitution the chest physicians have dropped G(I)M on call commitments at weekends for a specialist respiratory rota (Saturday/Sunday mornings/ 1in 10). 

Working for our organisation

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust wishes to appoint a Substantive Consultant Posts in Respiratory Medicine. 

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is situated in a pleasant part of Hertfordshire and affords easy access to London (1/2 an hour by train) and to other parts of England via the M1 and M25 Motorways.

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The successful applicant will be based at WGH. They will work with the respiratory consultant body to provide a highly effective respiratory service for patients, local general medical practitioners, and hospital colleagues.

The appointee will be an integral part of the lung cancer team which diagnoses approximately 230 cases of lung cancer per year.  They will help to develop and manage our lung cancer diagnostic and treatment pathways. Depending on the expertise of the candidate, the candidate may be expected to develop and manage HDU.

In-patient respiratory services are based on the acute site at Watford General Hospital. Respiratory inpatients are managed on Aldenham ward (27 beds), including patients requiring acute NIV.  The successful post holder will be expected to contribute to the ward rota for managing inpatients, as well as a separate rota for reviewing respiratory referrals from other wards and from the Acute Admissions Unit. 

The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the general medicine weekday on call rota.  Respiratory consultants may provide a separate on call service weekday service in the future, and you agree to participate in these new working patterns. 

 

Person specification

Your application will be scored against the Person Specification

Essential criteria
  • Please see attached JD
Committed to being an Inclusive EmployerApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Rahul Mogal
Job title
Clinical Lead
Email address
Rahul.Mogal@nhs.net
Telephone number
01923217158
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