Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with an interest in Asthma & TB
Leeds Teaching Hospitals
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We are seeking a dynamic Respiratory Consultant to fill this replacement post and join the Leeds Asthma & Integrated TB Specialist services at St James University Hospital. The appointees will become a key member of a dedicated and highly experienced multi-disciplinary team.
The is a full-time post compromising of ten programmed activities, with supervision of the junior doctors and specialist nurses. There will be an on-call commitment to cover the Respiratory medicine rota on a 1:12 basis, contribute to the Acute Medicine on call rota 1:17 and contribute 0.7 PA to work flexibly to support General Internal Medicine.
Leeds Teaching HospitalsNHS Trust makes up one of the largestteachinghospitalsin Europe housing over2,000 beds and providing a range of general, acute, and elective services, together with a significant number of regional and supra-regional specialties.The department of Respiratory Medicine has undergone significant modernisation over recent years and remains a centre for clinical and educational excellence. Inpatient services are provided in Gledhow Wing at St Jamess Hospital. This includes threeRespiratory wards, an NIV / Weaning unit, a dedicated CF ward, a procedures room, Sleep services and a Nurse-led day unit. There are cross city outpatient facilities including a dedicated chest clinic at Leeds General Infirmary. The unit has a strong commitment to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant should possess Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.
Applicants should have established skills in Respiratory Medicine & General Medicine and its related specialties including Asthma & TB. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.
Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.
If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:
Impact on expansion of biological therapies on severe asthma services a 5-year view
Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself. The Trust has a budget of £1.1 billion. Our 20,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat over 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A&E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.
Our vision is based on The Leeds Way, which is a clear statement of who we are and what we believe, founded on values of working that were put forward by our own staff. Our values are to be:
We believe that by being true to these values, we will consistently achieve and continuously improve our results in relation to our goals, which are to be:
1. The best for patient safety, quality and experience
2. The best place to work
3. A centre of excellence for specialist services, education, research and innovation
4. Hospitals that offer seamless, integrated care
5. Financially sustainable
This post is a full time (10 PA) post. The appointee will work at St Jamess University Teaching Hospital, where there will be inpatient and outpatient responsibilities.
There is a commitment to acute Respiratory on call on a 1:12 and Acute Medicine on call 1:17. The applicant should be committed to teaching and research.
15 whole time equivalent consultant respiratory physicians provide a cross-city inpatient and outpatient service. Current sub-specialty interests among the physicians include lung cancer, pleural disease, interstitial lung disease, difficult asthma, tuberculosis, sleep disordered breathing & non invasive ventilation, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, PCD, COPD and alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency.
The successful candidate would join the other Respiratory Consultant, Infectious Diseases Consultant & Paediatrician in the team. They are expected to work closely with the current multidisciplinary team to sustain current capacity of the TB services with a view to expand in the near future, ensure the smooth flow from diagnosis to treatment & follow up, including developing innovative ways of working to sustain increasing patient load, contribute to the Respiratory & Acute Medicine on call rota.
Training, Research, Teaching & Audit
Management & Interpersonal Skills
Certificate of Sponsorship
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