Locum Consultant In Respiratory Medicine
Leeds Teaching Hospitals
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We are seeking a dynamic Locum Respiratory consultant for a 6 month Fixed Term to join the Leeds Integrated COPD specialist services at St Jamess University Hospital. The appointees will become a key member of a dedicated and highly experienced multidisciplinary team.
The job is full time post comprising of ten programmed activities, with supervision of the junior doctors and specialist nurses. There will also be an on-call commitment to cover the Respiratory medicine medical rota on a 1:12 basis and contribute to the Acute Medicine rota 1:17.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust makes up one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe housing over 2,000 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 three Respiratory 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
Locum Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with an interest in COPD
The appointee must hold the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, or equivalent, and have completed higher specialist training in Respiratory Medicine. Applicants must be on the Specialist Register or within six months of being admitted to the Register for trainees if currently in a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register. Shortlisted candidates are encouraged to visit by prior appointment. Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.
Informal enquiries may be made to:
Dr Ian Clifton, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Respiratory Clinical Lead email@example.com
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The successful candidate would join the other 2 consultants in the team. They are expected to work closely with the current multidisciplinary team to sustain current capacity of the Leeds Integrated COPD 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.
To sustain current capacity of Leeds Integrated COPD services with a view to expand in the near future.
Ensure the smooth flow from diagnosis to treatment & follow up.
Support development of the Leeds Integrated COPD Service, especially with the current COVID-19 restrictions, to ensure that we are working with the best innovative ways of working
Work closely with multidisciplinary team & developing innovative ways of working to sustain increasing patient load
Contribute to the Respiratory & Acute Medicine on call rota
Perform bronchoscopies & pleural procedures
To take an active role in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
Active participation in research within the department.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.
By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change.
WYAAT is the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, one of the largest integrated care systems in the country. The Partnerships ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and wellbeing, and the work of WYAAT, and each individual trust, supports that ambition.
This post is a full time (10 PA) locum 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 Leeds COPD Integrated Service
The Leeds Integrated COPD Service is a Consultant led Service in collaboration between Respiratory Medicine at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and the Community Respiratory Team at Leeds Community Health Trust. Our aim is to provide accessible, excellent, COPD specialist care across Leeds including quality assured diagnosis & proactive disease management.
The service delivers a wide range of activities including delivering COPD care bundle, maintaining best practice standards in acute management of COPD through participation in the National COPD Audit, COPD, Palliative and emphysema MDTs, Home Oxygen Service, Virtual Respiratory Ward in the Community, Alpha 1 - antitrypsin deficiency, Home NIV, Pulmonary Rehabilitation & Specialist COPD outpatient Clinics.
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