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Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
22 Nov 2023

This post is a substantive paediatric respiratory post working within one of the largest paediatric respiratory units in the UK and supporting, via out-reach clinics, children suffering with Asthma or TB throughout the Northwest. It's an exciting opportunity to be part of a progressive Respiratory department at RMCH, which manages complex respiratory patients within the region and quaternary patients within specific sub-specialties.

Applicants should have specialist accreditation in respiratory paediatrics, and preferably a higher post-graduate degree. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the development of respiratory services for children at MFT.

The post holder will have a leading role within patients requiring long term ventilation who reside in a designated 6-bedded transitional care unit, HDU or PICU as appropriate. The Sleep service also provides a home PSG/TOSCA service supported by 2 respiratory physiologists.

Main duties of the job

The clinical aspects of the post will be overseen by the Specialist Medicine Division of Children's Services of Manchester University NHS Trust. The post-holder will work closely with all members of the consultant respiratory team. The appointee will provide in and outpatient care for patients with complex respiratory disease/LTV. The hot week consultant will be responsible for the day to day care of all inpatients admitted under the respiratory team. They will also be responsible for all new inpatient referrals to the service during the working week whether they be from within MFT or outside. The appointee will be expected to contribute to this on a 1:7 basis. It is expected that all consultants will support the hot week consultant in advising about the management of patients under their long term care.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of 2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification
Qualifications and Training

  • MBChB or equivalent
  • GRID, postgraduate qualification or equivalent MRCPCH
  • Completion of general professional training (paediatrics)
  • Recent clinical experience in a tertiary paediatric respiratory service
  • Good team-working skills


  • MD, PhD or other higher degree
  • Eligible for specialist registration in paediatric respiratory medicine. Should be on the specialist register or be within 6 months of obtaining CCT at interview.

Teaching and Audit

  • Teaching medical students
  • Teaching junior medical staff


  • Experience of Audit

Academic Achievements and Research

  • Publications in peer reviewed journals or a demonstrable commitment to developing research within this field

Interpersonal Skills

  • Organisational skills
  • Communication skills


  • Leadership skills

Other Requirements

  • Full registration with the GMC
  • Registered on the GMC Specialist Register (or be within 6 months of CCT date from the date of interview)




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