Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

East Cheshire NHS Trust

The closing date is 22 May 2022

Job summary

The Trust is seeking to appoint a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine. The successful candidate will join Dr M Babores, Dr J Gallagher and Dr T Nagarajan within the Respiratory Medicine department.

The consultants in respiratory medicine are based on the Respiratory ward (4) which comprises 28 beds, including 4 single rooms and a negative pressure room.

This post is for 10 PA's with the possibility of additional sessions subject to further discussion with the Clinical Lead.

The East Cheshire Trust was established in 1993 and is the main provider of secondary health services for people living in East Cheshire. There are currently four hundred and forty-six beds available for general and acute services across the Trust. Each year staff treat around 20,000 patients in our hospitals, see over 116,000 out patients and manage 48,000 attendances in the Accident and Emergency department.

During the last three years the Trust has undergone a programme of change to strengthen its senior clinical leadership and management. As part of this restructuring, the consultants in Respiratory Medicine have taken on senior leadership and educational roles. Dr M Babores is the Clinical Director (Acute and Integrated Community Care Services) and Dr Gallagher the TSTL for medicine.

East Cheshire NHS Trust has a well-developed pleural service including thoracoscopy, and insertion of IPC.

Both factors have created the need for a fourth Respiratory consultant.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will contribute to the management of all the patients in the Respiratory Ward and help provide a respiratory in reach service. It will be expected that the post holder will be heavily involved in the management of inpatients with at least twice weekly ward rounds and further visits to the ward during the week to facilitate discharges and help with management of acutely unwell patients.

They will undertake a weekly bronchoscopy/ EBUS session and help with pleural procedures such as Medical Thoracoscopy.

They will attend weekly video-conference MDT with South Manchester University teaching Hospital and local radiology meeting fortnightly.

The appointee will have an important role in the training of junior medical staff in the assessment and management of the acutely ill medical patients as well contributing to MRCP PACES teaching and postgraduate medical training of foundation year doctors and speciality trainees.

The post holder will be part of the Acute take on a rota basis on weekdays (1:9). The trust is compliant with the Royal College guidance and provides consultant support 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is provided by the acute physicians except during the weekend which is undertaken on an on call basis (1:13) by Consultants working within the Medicine arena. The consultant on call on the weekend has Monday off as rest day.

The successful candidate will be expected to work flexibly and achieve high quality care.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at . There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via o CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) o CESR or o European Community Rights
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Full registration with General Medicine Council (GMC) with license to practice


  • Advanced life support

Clinical Experience


  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCST in general (internal) medicine
  • Broad range of recent experience in respiratory and general (internal) medicine
  • Expertise in relevant practical procedures eg insertion of intercostal drains (under u/s guidance)
  • Fully trained in bronchoscopy and EBUS
  • Level 1 thoracic u/s
  • Evidence of ability to change clinical practice and service provision
  • Up to date practice in line with recent initiatives


  • Experience in medical thoracoscopy

Additional Role Requirements


  • Please refer to the person specification for further details regarding the role requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Dr Marta Babores


Date posted

21 April 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff




£84,559 to £114,003 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Supporting documents

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