Consultant in Respiratory Medicine (Chest Medicine)
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
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Consultant Physician in Respiratory & Internal Medicine
Adult Medicine Directorate
Applications are invited for a Consultant Physician in Respiratory & General (Internal) Medicine as part of the Medicine Division here at Darent Valley Hospital. We are delighted to offer a new and exciting opportunity for a substantive Respiratory Consultant to join the Respiratory team at Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust. The position has become available following the approval of a business case for the review and innovation of our current services.
Main duties of the job
WHAT YOU'LL DO
The post holder will be joining the Respiratory Team which currently consists of five Respiratory Consultants. Our service on the Kent/ London borders is rapidly developing and expanding to meet the needs of significant increases in the local population. We are keen to recruit an enthusiastic colleague to join our cohesive group of Respiratory consultants. We are an experienced group of clinicians able to provide substantial support and guidance to new consultant colleagues as required.
We are in the process of developing a number of areas of respiratory practice which allows new colleagues to have the opportunity to develop and lead new services if they wish to do so.
We have adapted throughout the Covid-19 epidemics to meet changing demands and currently deliver care to a 31 bedded respiratory ward with a 6 bed hyper acute unit. In the interim, we have commenced weekend respiratory cover which has reduced the GIM on-call commitment.
We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities.
If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. Due to the government regulations for mandatory vaccinations for COVID-19 for NHS employees, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff and our patients. In order to comply with our duty of care, we require all of our staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Your vaccination status will be a condition of your employment and evidence of vaccination will be obtained during the recruitment process, unless you are medically exempt
This post will be an additional position to the existing Respiratory team in recognition of the need to expand both capacity and offer innovative evidence based respiratory care to our local population.
The Respiratory Department is developing a Respiratory Outpatient Clinical area with dedicated facilities for 5 exclusive clinic rooms, a pleural procedure room, MDT/conferencing and training facilities, and two lung new function labs. We have already created and further developing our 6-bedded inpatient Respiratory Support Unit within the Respiratory Ward to provide monitored Level 1 care to patients with Respiratory failure.
We provide a multitude of specialist Respiratory Services including:
- Interventional Pulmonology sessions for bronchoscopy, EBUS TBNA, Medical Thoracoscopy & tunnelled indwelling pleural catheters.
- Lung Cancer Clinics & MDT
- Inpatient Pleural service
- Ambulatory Pleural Service
- COPD MDT
- Respiratory Physiology services
- TB service
- Bronchiectasis clinics
The post holder will also join the General Physician on-call rota for non-selected acute take which consists of post take ward rounds when on-call.
Knowledge & Skills
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