Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Our Respiratory Department is looking to recruit a full-time substantive Consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine, to join our team. Each of the colleagues has a strong general/specialist respiratory background and we are delighted to offer this replacement post to support the service based at Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.
As a Department we are one of the biggest units in Southwest London, spread across two hospital sites (St Helier Hospital and Epsom Hospital). We have 9 substantive Respiratory Colleagues, covering a large catchment area of Southwest London and Surrey. The successful candidate will join a team of substantive & Locum Consultant colleagues (Drs Rahman/Ratoff/ Wells/ Getsova/ Molanguri/ Ng/ Pagonda)and Specialist Doctors (Drs Lawrence & Khoo). There are close ties between the two sites, including MDT, departmental meetings, audit and shared pathways with specialist clinics (e.g. Pleural Clinic with indwelling catheter insertion service/Cancer/Nodule).
The Team have further support from Specialist Registrars, junior doctors and a team of experienced Specialist Respiratory Nurses/TB and Lung Cancer nurses.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will provide specialist clinical advice in Respiratory Medicine both on inpatients and outpatients management. They will support the Department with maintaining the Respiratory service provision in Outpatients' clinics (General Respiratory and Lung Cancer pathways), offer Consultant-led referral / in-reaching sessions to Acute Medicine/ ITU and contribute to further service expansion and development.
We provide Respiratory input in general and sub-speciality clinics (Asthma/COPD/ Allergy-Immunology/ Cancer/Nodule/ILD and TB), share a weekly bronchoscopy rota and contribute towards the General (Internal) Medicine on-call, non-resident.
All Respiratory Consultants contribute to the General Medical on-call, on a 1:16 rota (at St Helier) or 1:13 rota (at Epsom), with weekday ward rounds performed by the Acute Physicians. Due to the nature of medical - on calls a dual CCT accreditation with the GMC in Respiratory Medicine and General (Internal Medicine) is essential.
The role is a 10 PA post. There is an opportunity to increase the PAs in discussion with the Clinical Lead.
Interview date: 31/7/2023
Epsom & St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust is a University teaching hospital with strong links to the neighbouring St George's Medical School, University London. There are many opportunities to get involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training, and the Respiratory Department plays an integral role in this commitment.
We are proud to have excellent links to our neighbouring Trusts (Royal Marsden/ St. George's Hospital University of London/Queen Victoria Hospital) for provision of Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, EBUS and Sleep. We have an established and thriving Lung Cancer service supported by both hospital sites, with direct input from our Royal Marsden Colleagues in Oncology and Thoracic Surgeons from St George's Hospital.
St Helier Hospital is also the site of two regional tertiary centres - our Renal Unit and Allergy/Immunology Centre, covering South West London and Sussex/Surrey. This creates a unique environment enabling exciting referrals, optional clinics and opportunities for research.
Applicants with sub-speciality clinical interest (ILD/TB/Cancer/Respiratory Infection/Pleural disease/Sleep Disordered Breathing/EBUSor other) are welcomed and will be supported by the Department.
This post would suit both a visionary, motivated Consultant as well as an already established Physician. Please refer to the detailed proposed job description for more information about the Department and the post.
We request that successful applicantsmust have relevant UK and NHS experience in Respiratory Medicine with full registration with the GMC and already have CCT, or be within 6 months of obtainingbotha CCT in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine.
Please see attached job description for a full detailed description of responsibilities including provisional job plan.
Please note the interview date is 31/07/2023.
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