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Consultant Respiratory Physician-Opportunity for Speciality Interests

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year plus relocation package and generous financial welcome payment
Closing date
25 Oct 2023

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Generous Financial Welcome Payment Available in Addition to Relocation Expenses.

We have 2 posts available in response to important further service expansion which will take the Respiratory Consultant complement up to 6 WTE.

We are looking to appoint keen, well-trained Respiratory Physicians to complement our friendly, supportive and highly capable Department with opportunities to subspecialise and develop services of special interest clinically, in research or medical education.

In particular, opportunities are available to develop further skills in Interventional Bronchoscopy (Medical Thoracoscopy, EBUS, Cryobiopsy). Support to Pleural and ILD services with additional special interests. All speciality interests will be welcomed and considered. There is also an opportunity to take on additional clinical, management and developmental PAs by discussion.

The newly appointed Respiratory Physicians will have no Acute Medicine ward round commitment. In addition, 7-day working will be supported by a time-limited 5-hour Saturday & Sunday morning Ward Round covering the Respiratory team's inpatients and acute Respiratory referrals (1:6 weekends).

AAC date to be confirmed.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a high quality service as part of the Respiratory Department in Respiratory to the patients of Herefordshire and the surrounding area using evidence based guidelines and clinical governance structure.
  • Contribute to the multi-disciplinary team working..
  • To carry out medical teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required.
  • Participate in the formal appraisal of junior medical staff in accordance with guidelines from the Royal College of Physicians and the Regional Postgraduate Dean.
  • Contribute to postgraduate and continuing medical education activity including CPD.
  • Contribute to the training of nurses, paramedical, scientific and technical staff.
  • Participate in medical audit on a regular basis and develop relevant audit projects.
  • Provide information for service development and management purposes to support job planning, service planning etc.
  • Contribute to the management process within the Trust through participation in planning, project or liaison groups as appropriate. In particular the post holder would be involved in Specialty and Service Unit business meetings.

As a Senior Leader within the Trust we are looking for motivated and forward thinking engaging Clinical staff to work within the teams to develop and encourage this new way of working

Additional speciality or management PAs can be offered.

We are also keen to speak to anyone who would be interested in a contract which allows more flexibility around a work-life balance.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

Worcestershire is our neighbouring county. The post holder will be required to travel between sites.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description
Job responsibilities


The post holder will be expected to contribute along with his/her Consultant colleagues to the smooth running of the hospital services as a whole. This will include appropriate interaction with the management structures of the Directorate, the wider Trust and external stakeholders as necessary.

The successful applicant will provide expertise for Wye Valley NHS Trust and across the wider community to develop new clinical models of care for acute medical patients. This will include influencing the Herefordshire Public Health strategy.

Additionally, there will be an expectation to:

  • Participate in departmental consultant and senior staff meetings whilst remaining within the framework of the agreed strategy of the Trust and the Department
  • Attend other departmental, Divisional and Trust meetings as necessary

Supervision and Training

Educational and clinical supervision of doctors in Training and other Allied Health professionals is a core role for the potholder.

The post holder will be expected to take an active part in the training programme and teaching sessions. There is the opportunity to contribute to training events within the Directorate, and wider across the Trust and other services.

Continuing Professional Development, Mentorship, Induction

Continuing Professional Development is a requirement for all Trust consultants and Consultants are expected to maintain good standing with the Royal College CPD programme. The post holder will attend meetings, audit and academic events. He/she will maintain ongoing professional development and undergo annual appraisal.

Medical and Dental staff new to the Trust are helped to identify a mentor and suitable mentors will be nominated.

Induction is arranged for all staff new to the Trust, both through the Trusts regular induction programme and in relation to the service with which they will work.

The doctor will participate in annual job planning with the Departments Clinical Lead and annual appraisal under the Trust appraisal process. The doctor will ensure they are fit for revalidation.

Research & Audit

It is expected that the post holder will contribute to service-related audit and quality improvement projects with the support of the multi-disciplinary team and Trust audit department. Research interests will be encouraged. Post holders may wish to become involved in clinical trials if opportunities are available.

Daily ward consultant presence on each ward area and in-reach to acute care areas ensures that every new admission is seen early in their admission by the relevant speciality consultant to ensure appropriate care is provided at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification

  • GMC Registration


  • Full GMC registration with licence to practise, and on the specialist register in Acute Medicine or GIM with proven skills and up-to-date experience in acute medicine,
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Success in Intercollegiate Specialty Examination or overseas equivalent


  • Additional degrees, diplomas or postgraduate thesis relevant to the specialty.

Clinical Experience

  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining (UK) CCT in General and Respiratory Medicine
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on range of problems both emergency and elective within specialty
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients


  • Current ALS certificate or equivalent [SS1]
  • Experience in a specialist interest that will complement those of other staff
  • A dedicated period of training working in a community setting, including leadership and organisation.

Motivation & Attitude

  • A commitment to delivering and leading high quality care and innovation, both personally and within departments and systems.




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