Consultant in Respiratory Medicine
East and North Herts NHS Trust
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Our complete commitment to developing careers means we're looking for proactive, motivated, forward thinking, and dynamic individuals to join our clinical team. This post is an important part of our ongoing development of medical services at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, offering the successful applicant the opportunity to work closely with the existing Respiratory physicians to provide a high standard of care across the Trust. We are seeking consultants with enthusiasm, commitment, and drive to work closely with colleagues throughout the organisation and within the community to help lead the organisation.
This is a full-time consultant in general medicine with an interest in respiratory medicine and a sub-speciality interest in interstitial lung disease. The successful applicant will work closely with the present team of nine employed across the whole Trust, which includes the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, the New QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City and Hertford County Hospital in Hertford. The appointee will be based at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage, where the respiratory in-patients has been centralised, but will be expected to work at the sites within the Trust including the New QEII hospital at Welwyn Garden city and Hertford County Hospital at Hertford.
Main duties of the job
The appointee will be expected to augment the services provided by the department, which provides a respiratory service 7 days a week and the applicant will be involved in 7 day working. S/He will be part of the General Medical Team of consultants and be expected to participate in the medical on call rota. The present chest physicians are enthusiastic and determined to build an excellent department. There is a substantial Respiratory NurseSpecialist Group, full Endoscopy services, Sleep Unit, and an expanding Lung Function Unit.
The Trust has a comprehensive programme of leadership mentoring available for newly qualified Consultants. Opportunities are also available to other Consultant appointees to play an active part in the programme.
At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.
We run the following hospitals:
- The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
- New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
- Hertford County, Hertford
- Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood
We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation; our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.
We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.
We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.
Organisation and provision of specialist respiratory services and thepromotion of the highest quality respiratory care within East & NorthHertfordshire NHS. The applicant will provide specialist respiratory inputfor acute respiratory admissions to ensure the highest quality care andoptimum effectiveness. The applicant will also provide care to generalmedical patients and participate in the general medical on call. They willsupport the development of sub-specialist services according to theirexpertise.
The appointee will be responsible for the care of inpatients andoutpatients in the Respiratory Department and will be expected toestablish and maintain the highest clinical standards in managingthese patients. Participation in the General Internal Medicine responsibilities of theRespiratory Team including the general medical on call Support of the units goal of delivering highly effective careapproaches The teaching and training of undergraduate and postgraduatestudents and junior staff To participate in both department and Trust matters concerningclinical governance and audit. To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in CMEthroughout. To support development and delivery of sub-specialist respiratoryservices.
Fitness to Practice
Clinical Expertise in Speciality/Subspeciality
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