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Respiratory Consultant with Interest in Allergy & Lung Cancer

Employer
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Location
Leicester
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 Per annum
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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CONSULTANT PHYSICIAN IN RESPIRATORY MEDICINE with an interest in Allergy & Lung Cancer (pending Royal College approval)

Applications are invited for a locum consultant post in Respiratory Medicine with special interest in lung cancer at the University of Leicester NHS Trust.

This is post will allow the Trust to continue to develop its respiratory services. Respiratory Medicine at Glenfield Hospital has a national and international reputation for its academic and clinical services. Clinically, we have specialist services in lung cancer with advanced bronchoscopic and pleural techniques, chronic suppurative lung infections, Cystic Fibrosis, TB, domiciliary ventilation, airways disease,interstitial lung disease, exercise and sports medicine. The unique Leicester cardio-respiratory emergency streaming pathway has been operational since 2013 and enables patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to be assessed at Glenfield Hospital by the cardio-respiratory teams.

Main duties of the job

All patients are assessed in the Clinical Decisions (CDU) and Coronary Care Units (CCU) following referral from GPs, 999 ambulances and the Emergency Department. CDU is the largest single cardio-respiratory receiving unit in the UK taking 50+ patients, on average, daily. 70% of our attendances are direct from primary care. Supporting this emergency workload we developed ambulatory care services for pulmonary embolus and pleural disease. We manage 5 base respiratory wards (129 beds) each with a sub-specialist theme comprising a short stay unit (ward 20), non-invasive ventilation (ward 15), cystic fibrosis and chronic suppurative lung disease (Ward 16), TB and higher dependency (ward 17) and pleural disease and cancer (ward 29).

Academically we have close links with both the Universities of Leicester and Loughborough. We host the NIHR Leicester Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit, theEast Midlands Breathomics Pathology Node (EMBER) and are a core component of the Leicester Cancer Research UK Thoracic Oncology Centre. Respiratory Medicine also has a large teaching portfolio and the post holder will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate training.

Glenfield Respiratory services have a proven track record of innovation and the post holder will be expected to lead the on-going development of services.

About us

Academically we have close links with both the Universities of Leicester and Loughborough. We host the NIHR Leicester Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit, theEast Midlands Breathomics Pathology Node (EMBER) and are a core component of the Leicester Cancer Research UK Thoracic Oncology Centre. Respiratory Medicine also has a large teaching portfolio and the post holder will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate training.

Glenfield Respiratory services have a proven track record of innovation and the post holder will be expected to lead the on-going development of services.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This is post will allow the Trust to continue to develop its respiratory services. Respiratory Medicine at Glenfield Hospital has a national and international reputation for its academic and clinical services. Clinically, we have specialist services in lung cancer with advanced bronchoscopic and pleural techniques, chronic suppurative lung infections, Cystic Fibrosis, TB, domiciliary ventilation, airways disease,interstitial lung disease, exercise and sports medicine. The unique Leicester cardio-respiratory emergency streaming pathway has been operational since 2013 and enables patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to be assessed at Glenfield Hospital by the cardio-respiratory teams.

All patients are assessed in the Clinical Decisions (CDU) and Coronary Care Units (CCU) following referral from GPs, 999 ambulances and the Emergency Department. CDU is the largest single cardio-respiratory receiving unit in the UK taking 50+ patients, on average, daily. 70% of our attendances are direct from primary care. Supporting this emergency workload we developed ambulatory care services for pulmonary embolus and pleural disease. We manage 5 base respiratory wards (129 beds) each with a sub-specialist theme comprising a short stay unit (ward 20), non-invasive ventilation (ward 15), cystic fibrosis and chronic suppurative lung disease (Ward 16), TB and higher dependency (ward 17) and pleural disease and cancer (ward 29).

Academically we have close links with both the Universities of Leicester and Loughborough. We host the NIHR Leicester Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit, theEast Midlands Breathomics Pathology Node (EMBER) and are a core component of the Leicester Cancer Research UK Thoracic Oncology Centre. Respiratory Medicine also has a large teaching portfolio and the post holder will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate training.

Glenfield Respiratory services have a proven track record of innovation and the post holder will be expected to lead the on-going development of services.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • MB ChB or equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration.
  • Fully Accredited for Higher Specialist. Training or will be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register within 6
  • MRCP or Equivalent

Desirable

  • Membership of relevant Specialist Societies e.g. BTS, ERS, UK Pleural Society
  • PhD/MD

Experience
Essential

  • Comprehensive clinical experience in respiratory medicine, pleural diseases and lung cancer
  • Excellent clinical skills and experience requisite to meeting all aspects of the Job Plan.
  • Competent in thoracic ultrasound (Level 1 RCR/ Primary operator BTS TUS training standards), pleural procedures and IPCs

Desirable

  • Evidence of clinical or research commitment in Pleural Diseases or Lung Cancer e.g. fellowship etc

Management
Essential

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and supervise juniors.
  • Ability to effectively organise, prioritise and manage clinical workload.
  • Understanding of wider health agenda/modern NHS

Desirable

  • Awareness of Service Development issues.
  • Experience of leading teams and awareness of leadership styles.

Communication Skills
Essential

  • Ability to communicate with clarity and intelligently in written and spoken English ability to build rapport, listen, persuade/ negotiate.

Desirable

  • High standard of presentation both written and verbal.

Motivation
Essential

  • Ability to motivate and develop both medical Staff and non-medical staff.
  • Personal integrity and reliability.

Desirable

  • Commitment to further develop the post and the service provided.

Audit/ Quality Improvement
Essential

  • Effective participation in and a commitment to clinical audit.
  • Participation in a quality improvement programme

Desirable

  • Undergone training in teaching and willingness to organise relevant audit activities including quality improvement evidence

Research
Essential

  • Understanding and interest in research.
  • Ability to critically appraise research
  • Apply research to clinical practice

Desirable

  • Experience of recruitment into clinical trials/GCP

Teaching
Essential

  • Experience of and a commitment to training/ teaching undergraduate and postgraduates.
  • Ability to assess clinical competencies
  • Enthusiastic and ability to inspire and lead others.

Desirable

  • Post-graduate qualification in teaching and training or running courses

Equality & Diversity
Essential

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs.

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