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Locum Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year + OOH
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Specialist doctor, Respiratory medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

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Locum Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with an interest in Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis & PCD

The post is for 6 months in the first instance .

We are seeking a dynamic Locum Respiratory Consultant to join the Leeds Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis & PCD Specialist services at St James University Hospital. The appointees will become a key member of a dedicated and highly experienced multi-disciplinary team.

The job is a full-time fixed term locum post compromising of ten programmed activities, with supervision of the junior doctors and specialist nurses. There will be an on-call commitment to cover the Cystic Fibrosis rota on a 1:4 basis.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust makes up one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe housing over 2,000 beds and providing a range of general, acute and elective services, together with a significant number of regional and supra-regional specialties. The department of Respiratory Medicine has undergone significant modernisation over recent years and remains a centre for clinical and educational excellence. Inpatient services are provided in Gledhow Wing at St James's Hospital. This includes three Respiratory wards, an NIV / Weaning unit, a dedicated CF ward, a procedures room, Sleep services and a Nurse-led day unit. There are cross city outpatient facilities including a dedicated chest clinic at Leeds General Infirmary. The unit has a strong commitment to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant should possess Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in Respiratory Medicine & General Medicine and its related specialties including Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis & PCD. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact one of the following:

Professor Peckham, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Lead

Dr Ian Clifton, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Respiratory Clinical Lead

About us

Come and join our team in Leeds and become part of The Leeds Way sharing our vision and values. Our Trust is recognised for our staff engagement, great care and rated GOOD by the Care Quality Commission.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute health providers in the UK and based in one of the fastest growing and vibrant cities in the north.

At Cardio-Respiratory CSU, we aim to be a fair and supportive CSU with positive, caring teams who are champions of the Leeds Way values. Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:






Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself. The Trust has a budget of 1.1 billion. Our 20,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat over 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A& E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.

Our vision is based on The Leeds Way, which is a clear statement of who we are and what we believe, founded on values of working that were put forward by our own staff. Our values are to be:






We believe that by being true to these values, we will consistently achieve and continuously improve our results in relation to our goals, which are to be:

1.The best for patient safety, quality and experience

2.The best place to work

3.A centre of excellence for specialist services, education, research and innovation

4.Hospitals that offer seamless, integrated care

5.Financially sustainable

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change.

WYAAT is the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, one of the largest integrated care systems in the country. The Partnerships ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and wellbeing, and the work of WYAAT, and each individual trust, supports that ambition.

This post is a full time (10 PA) Locum post, fixed term for a period of 6 months in the first instance. The appointee will work at St James's University Teaching Hospital, where there will be inpatient and outpatient responsibilities.

There is a commitment to CF on call 1:4. The applicant should be committed to teaching and research.

15 whole time equivalent consultant respiratory physicians provide a cross-city inpatient and outpatient service. Current sub-specialty interests among the physicians include lung cancer, pleural disease, interstitial lung disease, difficult asthma, tuberculosis, sleep disordered breathing & non-invasive ventilation, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, PCD, COPD and alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency

Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis & PCD Service

The Leeds Adult CF Unit cover a large geographical area across all of the West, North and East Yorkshire out to the North Sea coast. Our aim is to provide accessible excellent, specialist care to enable adults and young people with CF to maintain the best possible health and participate as fully as possible in normal activities and aspirations, including school, university, college, sports and work.

In 2007 Leeds became the first CF unit to successfully implement full electronic patient records, which has significantly improved quality of care. The team compromises of 3 Consultants, Associate Specialist, Research & Clinical Fellows, Specialist Nurses, Specialist Physiotherapists, Specialist dieticians, Specialist Pharmacists, Social Work & Psychology.

The Leeds Bronchiectasis service was set up in 1998 and provides secondary and tertiary care for people with bronchiectasis living in Leeds and west Yorkshire region.

The Adult CF & Bronchiectasis Unit has experienced & established home IV Service supported by a team of four full-time experienced CFNS and a full-time support worker. The Leeds Unit has a well-established clinical research programme and is an accredited site for the European Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Trial Network and the CF Trust Accelerator Platform.

Objectives of the Post

The successful candidate would join the other 3 consultants in the team. They are expected to work closely with the current multidisciplinary team to sustain current capacity of CF, Bronchiectasis & PCD services with a view to expand in the near future, ensure the smooth flow from diagnosis to treatment & follow up, including developing innovative ways of working to sustain increasing patient load, contribute to the Respiratory & CF on call rota.

To sustain current capacity of CF, Bronchiectasis & PCD services with a view to expand in the near future.

Ensure the smooth flow from diagnosis to treatment & follow up.

Support development of PCD Service

Work closely with multidisciplinary team & developing innovative ways of working to sustain increasing patient load

Contribute to the CF on call rota 1:4

Perform bronchoscopies & pleural procedures

To take an active role in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

Active participation in research within the department.

Person Specification
Clinical, Academic, and Personal Skills

  • Evidence of the ability to carry out medical research.
  • Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors
  • Experience of participation in regular clinical audit
  • Well organised and skilled in good time management
  • Effective interpersonal skills.


  • Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff.

Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills

  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely
  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues


  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in Respiratory Medicine with special interest in Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis & PCD
  • Specifically, must demonstrate higher training in Respiratory Medicine and General Medicine
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances.


  • MB BS or equivalent qualification. MRCP or equivalent qualification. Certificate of completion of Specialist training in Respiratory and General Medicine or CESR or equivalent qualification.
  • Should have completed a recognised training programme in Respiratory Medicine and General (Internal) Medicine.





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