Consultant in Respiratory Medicine
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Trust, which was awarded NHS Foundation Trust status with effect from 1 April 2005. It is one of the largest providers of healthcare in the area offering new ‘state of the art’ facilities and has a complement of over 1100 beds for a local population of 390,000 and a regional population of 1.5 million.
This is a new substantive consultant appointment, to support the Lancashire Chest Centre’s (LCC) to enhance the care we provide for our local and regional patients and for the respiratory service to move to a 7 day inpatient model of care. The LCC offers tertiary services in several sub-specialties of Respiratory Medicine. You will join a thriving and fully integrated Medicine Directorate comprising of 37 consultants, including 10 Respiratory consultants across the two hospital sites, with further consultant expansion planned within the next year to support respiratory assessment unit development. This post will mainly be based at Chorley District Hospital.
The Appointees will support the respiratory transformation project occurring within the Trust. This aims to provide 7 day in patient review at consultant level with middle grades, the development of a respiratory assessment unit to allow early review and intervention for respiratory patients and the evolution to a dedicated 12 bedded Respiratory High Care Unit for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Region. We are looking for dynamic and innovative colleagues who wish to shape the future process of respiratory care in our region. There are evolving links to our local Universities and potential for academic/educational sessions to be part of your job plan.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts is one of the major acute Trusts in the North West with all of the usual specialties on site as well as being a Tertiary Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria in the departments of Respiratory medicine, Neurosciences, Oncology, Plastic Surgery, Burns, Renal Medicine, Vascular surgery and Trauma medicine. Undergraduate medical education forms a core part of the Trust’s educational roles, which the appointee will be expected to be involved in.
Lancashire is an attractive area to live and has many facilities available locally. The cities of Manchester and Liverpool are within easy reach. Recreational facilities are many and varied, with the Lake District, Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales and Fylde Coast nearby.
Any person who is unable to work full-time for personal reasons will be eligible to be considered for the post and if appointed the job plan will be discussed on a personal basis in discussion with colleagues.