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Locum Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine

Barts Health NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
31 Dec 2023
This exciting and innovative post has been developed as there is increased recognition for Specialist Respiratory Support within our community services, to work collaboratively with the Trust, department and community partners to lead, develop and support patients with acute and chronic respiratory diseases.

The successful applicant will join our dynamic respiratory department as a Locum Consultant with a special interest in General Respiratory Medicine and Integrated care. The post includes 10 PA of activity. The role is 1 WTE with flexible working encouraged, however we would consider a 0.8 WTE appointment.

The successful applicant will work closely with our multidisciplinary community respiratory team the Adult and Respiratory Care and Rehabilitation Team (ARCARE). The ARCARE team already provides continuing care for patients with complex COPD, chronic breathlessness, diagnostic spirometry, home oxygen assessment and review services (HOSAR), palliative care, psychology and pulmonary rehabilitation. The service also provides admission avoidance and supported discharge to COPD patients, and is supported by a fortnightly Consultant-led multi-disciplinary meeting.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with the existing team and consultants to help implement the Community Virtual Wards Acute Respiratory Infection (CVW-ARI) across Tower Hamlets, to provide a safe and efficient alternative to NHS bedded care and allow patients to receive the acute care they need in their own home. They would also be expected to help deliver multidisciplinary respiratory meetings and teaching across primary care. The funding from this post is supported by the North East London Integrated Care Board, and will be reviewed during the first 12 months with a view to substantive appointment.

The secondary care component of the job plan would include the delivery of comprehensive, consultant-led Respiratory care for inpatients at the Royal London, sharing of a weekly bronchoscopy list, outpatients including Respiratory 'HOT' clinics and supporting Allied Health Professional clinics, both based at Royal London or Mile End Hospitals, and would join a weekly consultant rota with inpatient ward rounds and Respiratory on-call cover for the Royal London and St Bartholomew's Hospitals. There is no GIM on-call commitment

About us

WeCare about our ambition for excellence

Our WeCare values shape everything that we do, every single day. They are visible in every interaction we have with each other, our patients, their families and our partners.

WeCare about everything from the appointment letters our patients receive, to the state of our facilities when they walk through the door, to the care and compassion they receive when they are discharged. WeCare that the people who join our trust will hold the same values as we do, so our values are embedded within our recruitment and selection processes. WeCare that you feel valued working here, so our values also guide our training and development and performance and talent management. WeCare about working with suppliers that live and breathe our values too.

We have come a long way on our journey to delivering safe and compassionate care. By embracing these values as the way we behave around here, we will achieve our ambition for excellence.

Job description
Job responsibilities
  1. To contribute to the provision of a comprehensive and efficient acute and specialist Respiratory Medicine service at Barts Health NHS Trust.
  1. To work closely with colleagues in both primary and secondary care, to provide seamless, integrated care for patients with chronic respiratory conditions and acute exacerbations.
  1. To provide evidence-based care for all inpatients and outpatients.
  1. To develop community partnerships within the community virtual wards across north east London.
  1. To have regard at all times for the clinical and quality standards.

Person Specification
  • GMC registration
  • MBBS or equivalent MRCP or equivalent
  • CCT in Respiratory Medicine and General (Internal) Medicine, G(I)M, (or within 6 months of eligibility at the time of interview) or be on the Specialist Register
  • MD or PhD
Relevant Experience
  • Evidence of broad respiratory and general medicine training.
  • Experience in integrated health or specialist COPD or other tertiary chronic lung disease experience
Skills, Audit, Teaching
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit, quality improvement and teaching.
  • Computer skills & IT literacy
  • Previous experience of research and clinical trials.
  • Peer reviewed publications Teaching qualification
Personal Skills
  • Excellent communicator verbal and written.
  • Team player with ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated. Innovative and adaptable to change.
  • Patience
  • Demonstrates compassion

Employer details
Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


St. Barts Hospital



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