Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Weston General Hospital, Weston
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
23 Nov 2021
17 Dec 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Weston Division at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust as a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with General Medicine. This position will be mainly based at Weston General Hospital which accommodates 252 inpatient beds, an Ambulatory Care Centre and a busy Emergency Department.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Physician to join the existing team of 2 consultants to provide a Consultant led acute hospital general respiratory service. There is a commitment to General (Internal) Medicine. The successful candidate will develop special interests, to extend the spectrum of respiratory services offered or to support services being currently developed in the department. The post holder will undertake a total of 3 respiratory clinics per week.

The appointee will be responsible for the development of Acute Medicine along with their acute medicine colleagues. The key objectives are to reduce number of unnecessary admissions, reduce patient length stay and enhance the transfer of patients to the sub-specialities. There will be a strong commitment to teaching Junior Staff the principles of acute medicine.

The post is advertised as a 10 PA post, but candidates wishing to be considered for a position with fewer sessions are welcome to apply. The appointment of this position will be part of the 1:11 current consultant on call rota.

The main site for this post at present is Weston General Hospital but as we move to full clinical service integration across UHBW it is anticipated that acute medicine consultants will have some element of cross-site working to be determined through the job planning process.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of their CCT, however non-UK applicants wishing to apply for specialist registration could be consider on a fixed term basis. The trust will fully support overseas candidates looking to attain CESR in the UK.

What's in it for you?

Apart from getting work within a talented team in a beautiful part of the country:

  • Excellent relocation support
  • Work in a state-of-the-art recently refurbished facility
  • Additional PAs negotiable

We are embarking on a major transformation programme following merger between Weston Health Area with University Hospitals Bristol to change the way we deliver our services through the introduction of clinical best practice across medicine, this has led to significant quality and performance improvements over the last year.

Weston-Super-Mare and the surrounding county, has a beautiful coastline and hills and you will find yourself visiting the Mendip Hills, the Quantocks and Cheddar Gorge sooner or later. The large, diverse cities of Bristol and Bath are only a short journey by car or train and our convenient location just off Junction 21 of the M5 mean the rest of Somerset, Devon and the surfing beaches of Cornwall are virtually on the doorstep. The journey to London is simple, and the South West itself boasts a large airport, excellent schools, affordable housing and a standard of life we know you will love.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Alison Edwards, Clinical Chair for the Weston Division
Telephone:  01934 636 363

BMJRef: BMJ-47221/387-WD-2028-HN-C

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