Locum Consultant - Respiratory Medicine
This post is for a Locum Consultant for a fixed term of 6 months, to join the existing team of fourteen NHS consultants, one Clinical Professor and two nurse consultants. This dynamic academic respiratory unit provides opportunities for sub-specialty development, respiratory-related research, and medical education, with close links to the Norwich Medical School. The department is integrated with the department of thoracic surgery and has state of the art facilities for radiology, lung function and bronchoscopy.
Main duties of the job
All consultants, including the new appointees, will be expected to be involved in implementing the Trust's Clinical Governance programme. This includes active participation in clinical audit, quality, clinical guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal and risk management. This will be included in the candidate's job plan.
The appointee will be a member of the Consultant Staff Committee and be expected to serve on this committee.
The appointees will share office space, band 3 and band 4 admin staff with other consultant colleagues in the Department of Respiratory Medicine and will be mentored by one of the existing Respiratory consultants.
The appointees will share with the other respiratory consultants:
- On call duties
- In-patient duties
- Attendance at appropriate MDT meetings
- Undergraduate and post-graduate medical teaching
- Clinical and educational supervision of junior doctors
- Departmental management duties
- Support of clinical research
All consultants, including the appointee, will be expected to be involved in implementing the Trust's Clinical Governance programme. This includes active participation in clinical audit, quality, clinical guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal and risk management.
We treat more than one million patients people from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield. Our patients are referred to us by around 100 local GP practices but we are also a tertiary referral centre from other acute hospitals and primary care trusts around the country. Norwich is a beautiful and historic city set within the picturesque Norfolk countryside. It has good links to London and is located close to the stunning North Norfolk coast. Norwich also hosts a year-round calendar of events and festivals.
As a University teaching hospital we have established our research and development strategy in partnership with the University of East Anglia. Currently we are conducting three multi-centred NIHR funded studies, in Interstitial Lung Disease, asthma and bronchiectasis. We also work closely with our partners in the Norwich Research Park and Norwich Radiology Academy to take forward our ambitious targets for research and development. The UEA School of Medicine was founded in 2002 and is now consistently ranked in the top 20 medical schools in the UK. Applicants would have the opportunity to contribute to medical student teaching.
For a detailed job description and main responsibilities of this post please read the attached job description and for informal enquiries please contact Dr Sundari Ampikaipakan, Service Director on 01603 289803 or 01603 289807. To learn more about the Trust, please visit our website
- Full GMC
- Accreditation in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine
- Training and experience CCT in respiratory and general internal medicine
- Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level
- Bronchoscopy experience
- Experience equivalent to the 5 years training period in NHS
- Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest
- Ability to work under pressure
- Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team
- Enthusiasm for teach, research and service development
- Ability to communicate effectively
- Ability to present effectively to an audience
- Commitment to develop an appropriate special interest
- Must live within 15 mile radius of the base Trust or 30 minutes travelling time
- Full driving license