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Senior Clinical Fellow Registrar ST3+- Respiratory

MN37 - Clinical Fellow Registrar Respiratory Medicine

Main area
Respiratory Medicine
MN37 - Clinical Fellow Registrar Respiratory Medicine
12 months (Fixed Term 12 Months)
Full time - 40 hours per week
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Department name
West Herts - Medical Staffing
Respiratory Medicine
£28,243 - £49,036 £33,128-£52,090 per annum, plus 1B banding
Salary period
15/04/2021 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

The department seeks replacement clinical fellow for its established Fellowship Program. Full or part time applicants are invited to apply for this exciting educational clinical fellowship in Respiratory Medicine.

The post is a 12 months fixed term post. 

This post is designed with either senior trainees (ST5+ level seeking to take an OOPE to develop advanced skills) or post CMT trainees (ST3+ level seeking to gain a firm foundation before applying for speciality training) in mind. To further supplement the training experience, there will also be commitments to sub speciality Respiratory clinics (Asthma, Pleural, Bronchiectasis, Sleep, Cancer, ILD, COPD, Allergy) as well as supporting our Acute Respiratory in-reach service, providing respiratory consults, setting up NIV and respiratory ward work.  

The salary scale is MN37 - £33,128- 52,090 per annum plus a 1B supplement for on call as agreed.  In addition there is an entitlement to Fringe London £149 per annum.

Main duties of the job

The core of the post will involve regular commitments to a range of general and subspecialty clinics as well as attendance at bronchoscopy, elective pleural procedure lists and medical thoracoscopy. All clinics and activities are consultant supported and also supported by admin staff. There is a commitment to the GIM rota (1:20 at the time of writing).

The post holder will also, alongside the other SpR’s, Acute Respiratory consultant and the duty consultant of the month, form part of the respiratory review and intervention service- providing prompt management and intervention for all inpatient and ambulatory/hot patients.

A typical week would involve 3 clinics, in-reach and review of inpatient, support for the ward team (around other commitments) with procedures, etc, admin time and then a subspecialty theme. The exact timetables will be structure around the seniority, interests and experience of the post holder. 

Working for our organisation

The Respiratory department consists of 10 Consultants and 2 Associate specialists, supported by 4 SpRs (normally ST3), 3 CMT and 4 FY1-2. We run a 27 bedded acute respiratory ward (with the majority of patients being category 1 respiratory), with up to 6 level 2 patients (NIV or tracheostomy care).

We deliver 7/7 Consultant led care and provide a comprehensive elective and acute service including a full portfolio of sub-specialty clinics including lung cancer, pleural disease, interstitial lung disease, sleep, domiciliary ventilation, COPD, asthma and bronchiectasis and support a large community respiratory nursing service.

The successful applicant will work as part of the West Hertfordshire Respiratory Department team. Close working with consultant colleagues and community care providers in West Hertfordshire is a priority, to build upon and strengthen the integrated approach to the delivery of respiratory care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

There are weekly multidisciplinary lung cancer meetings with oncology (Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Network Cancer Group, part of East of England Clinical Strategic Network) as well as quarterly meetings as part of the regional lung cancer network

Secretarial support will be provided at within the Thoracic Medicine department.

The Trust has active Post Graduate Medical facilities on all sites. A new £1 million postgraduate medical centre has recently opened at Watford with greatly enhanced facilities. This includes 2 lecture theatres, several meeting rooms equipped for computerised presentations and teleconferencing, clinical skills centre, a computer room with internet access and catering facilities. The library is located close to the new AAU. There is also a refurbished Postgraduate Centre at Hemel Hempstead Hospital with excellent facilities, including a well-stocked library and seminar rooms and PC's

The Trust regularly hosts the MRCP PACES exam and Regional College Teach-ins. The Consultant Physicians are involved in teaching of the Junior Doctors and the postholder would be expected to contribute the F1 and F2 teaching programme as well as offer PACES teaching and occasional education to the local GP community.

West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust is a University College London Associated NHS Provider. The Consultants are involved in the training of undergraduate students from UCL and Imperial College Medical Schools and St George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada. Dr Arla Ogilvie is the Trust Undergraduate Tutor and Thomas Galliford the Lead Tutor for Medicine. It is expected that the postholder will make a significant contribution to undergraduate teaching.

The Trust has a proactive attitude towards Research & Development and the department is involved in a number of external research studies.

The Trust has a regular programme for clinical governance which includes both multidisciplinary and speciality meetings. Meetings are held 9 times a year. Each Department produces an annual clinical governance report, and it is expected that the postholder will contribute to developing the Clinical Governance Programme. Dr Barlow, Divisional Director for Medicine, leads for Clinical Governance for Medicine and Dr Van der Watt, Medical Director, for the Trust.  The Trust also places strong emphasis on audit. Departments, including junior medical staff, are encouraged to undertake regular audit projects. The postholder will take an active interest and participate in departmental and divisional audits.

Please note this is not a training post.

Person specification

Your application will be shortlisted against the person specification

Essential criteria
  • Please see attached Job Description
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

Dr Mogal
Job title
Lead for Interventional Bronchoscopy /Lung Cancer
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