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IMT3 Equivalent Respiratory

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
£43,923 to £63,923 a year n/a
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Hospital, Respiratory medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified doctor to fill Deanery gaps in our IMT3 posts in Respiratory Medicine. This job is available with immediate effect until 06-08-2024

The successful candidate will work exclusively this academic year in Respiratory Medicine. They will be based on Becket Ward, in OPD including pleural effusion/lung cancer/asthma/COPD/ILD specialist clinics etc. They will be supported by our 4 HST in Respiratory and by a junior team of 6 doctors below IMT3 level. From February they may be asked to take part in the IMT3 rota for AIM which is a 1 in 11 rota. There are no on call commitments for this post until February 2024.

This post will provide opportunities to obtain sign-off of Capabilities in Practice for IMT2 and IMT3 equivalence for those aiming to apply for standalone IMT3 posts or for Higher Specialist Training. Many of our consultants are 'home-grown' NGH trained and there is a hospital wide ethos of supporting trainee doctors in developing their careers.

We want to appoint someone with a minimum of MRCP I who is working towards completing full UK MRCP and who is planning a career in Respiratory Medicine via UK HST or potentially via the CESR route to CCT. We do make every effort to discuss training needs with each doctor and to accommodate specialty interests of the successful candidates as far as possible.

Main duties of the job

This post will be based at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust and work within the Respiratory Department.

The post holder will work alongside their ward team of Consultants, SpRs, and other junior medical staff along with all other multidisciplinary health care professionals.

The successful candidate will be allocated an educational and clinical supervisor and encouraged to complete training assessments in line with other trainees at the same level. This includes access to our highly successful Simulation Suite. There is a dedicated IMT3 training programe at NGH designed to help the IMT3 become MedReg - ready.

The majority of training will be on-the-job with close involvement of the consultants. The department has a weekly lunchtime teaching session and there will be opportunity to develop as an educator through support and training of junior colleagues.

In addition we offer dedicated patient safety lectures and practical training on procedures such as ultrasound guided CVP insertion. We have a state-of-the-art Simulation department who provide sessions both to doctors in training and those in Clinical Fellowships. The full programme provides junior doctors with a comprehensive training package.

Please note this is not an MTI post and we cannot consider applications requesting this.
About us

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust and Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are both part of the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire Group. Both hospitals are separate hospitals/employers with hospital board and leadership. We share a group executive team, leading on a shared vision, mission, priorities, strategies and Dedicated to Excellence Values.

This post is to start as soon as possible and run to 6th August 2024. Further opportunities within the Trust may arise nearer to the start of the next academic year.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The respiratory department at Northampton is a friendly and supportive unit. Currently there are 3 substantive consultants Dr Fiona McCann (clinical lead), Dr Brian Richardson and Dr Philip Pearson. There are also 4 locum consultants within the department. There are expanding consultant number in the near future with two new substantive consultants appointed to join us this Autumn to support the implementation of the National optimum lung cancer pathway and also to develop a respiratory support unit.

There is currently one 28 bedded respiratory ward (Becket) which has 4 level 1 monitored beds. There is a dedicated and friendly group of experienced nursing staff on the ward. In addition we have a well established group of specialist nurses / physiotherapists providing a supported discharge and admission avoidance service for COPD and Asthma patients.

We are well supported by the pulmonary physiology unit currently consisting of 3 pulmonary physiologists. We are able to undertake twice weekly bronchoscopy lists, EBUS list and thrice weekly pleural procedure clinics. We have a dedicate lung cancer team and weekly lung cancer clinics and MDT which is attended by a visiting thoracic surgery consultant from Glenfield Hospital, Leicester. We have a well-established sleep service. We have an interstitial lung disease MDT, weekly teaching and monthly M& M meetings.

Person Specification
Educations, Training and Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • At least two years in Medicine post-Foundation years equivalent
  • MRCP I
  • PLAB or equivalent if English not first language
  • GMC registration



  • Experience of working in NHS in UK


  • Experience of audit/QiP
  • Teaching


  • Commitment to Career in Clinical Medicine


  • Career commitment to Respiratory Medicine
  • Evidence of Team working
  • Publications in recognised Medicine journals
  • Research projects relating to speciality

Educations, Training and Qualifications

  • GMC registration





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