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Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
9 Apr 2024

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Specialist doctor, Respiratory medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

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St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Consultant in Respiratory & General Medicine with a specialist interest in TB and bronchiectasis


This is a substantive post, that provides an opportunity for an enthusiastic physician to provide respiratory services at St George's Hospital. The successful candidate will join a group of 13 other consultants affiliated to the respiratory department at St George's. They would cover respiratory inpatient work, on a one week in eight basis, and respiratory out patient work in the other weeks. The sub specialist clinics provided in this post are TB and bronchiectasis as leads of both. There is also an opportunity to contribute to the EBUS service for SW London. There are opportunities in this teaching hospital to contribute to the medical education service at St George's Hospital.

We one of the major teaching hospitals in London with a busy secondary and tertiary service for respiratory diseases. The Trust offers a large number of specialised tertiary services (including thoracic surgery), as well as providing local acute services.

Applicants should be on the GMC Specialist Register or within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT at the time of the interview. The post is whole time, but we welcome applications to work less than full time.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit for informal discussion.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a clinical service in respiratory medicine as part of a team of respiratory specialists
  • To participate in clinical and other service activities with the objective of ensuring a high standard of patient care.
  • To contribute to service developments.
  • To take an active part in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training.
  • To contribute to the management of the service.

About us

St George's Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest healthcare facilities in the United Kingdom with over 1100 beds. Based in Tooting, it treats 80,000 inpatients/day cases and over 300,000 outpatients annually. The Trust employs more than 5000 people, including 700 medical and dental staff. It provides general acute services and also specialties such as neurosciences, vascular, cardiothoracic and children's services.

St George's Hospital is the main teaching hospital in the South West Thames region. It serves a local population of 300,000 but has developed links with most District General Hospitals in the region. There is a significant training programme for junior doctors who rotate through the Trust.

In 2003, the neurosciences services based at Atkinson Morley's Hospital in Wimbledon relocated to the Tooting site. The new purpose-built Atkinson Morley Wing is shared by neurosciences and cardiothoracic services. Accommodation is arranged over four floors, is built around inner courtyards and incorporates 233 inpatient and day case beds, eight operating theatres, and a range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities.

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Consultant in Respiratory Medicine
Job Description
Job Title: Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with a specialist interest in TB and bronchiectasis

Hours of Work (p/w): 10 programmed activities

Service Centre/Directorate: Chest Medicine/Specialist Medicine

Base: St. Georges Hospital

Accountable to: Divisional Chair for Medicine and Cardiovascular Division.

Reports to: Care Group Lead for Chest Medicine

Key working relationships:

  • Consultant colleagues Chest Medicine Care Group
  • Assistant General Manager, General Manager and Divisional Director of Operations within Specialist Medicine.
  • Clinical Director for Specialist Medicine
  • Nursing, lung function and administrative staff in Chest Clinic and Caesar Hawkins ward
  • Local General Practitioners

Job Summary:

  • To provide a clinical service in respiratory medicine as part of a team of respiratory specialists.
  • To participate in clinical and other service activities with the objective of ensuring a high standard of patient care. This post holder would work with consultant colleagues in infectious diseases to provide the TB service here, with the opportunity to take on the lead for this service, and to run the bronchiectasis service. There is some flexibility in sub speciality work in addition or around this.
  • There is also the potential to participate in the delivery of the regional EBUS service.
  • To contribute to service developments
  • To take an active part in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training. Depending on the skills of the candidate, this could involve managing the respiratory clinical placements and other medical student clinical experience as well as the teaching program for the respiratory doctors
  • To contribute to the management of the service
  • Full consideration will be given to applicants who wish to apply for a less than full time post and we welcome enquires regarding that

Trust Vision & Values:

The postholder is expected to have a clear understanding of how this post contributes to the achievement of the trust vision of:

We are a thriving Foundation Trust at the heart of an integrated healthcare system. One that delivers improved patient care at a community, hospital and specialist setting, supported by a unique and nationally recognised programme of research, education and employee engagement.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust, being Excellent, Kind, Responsible & Respectful, and behave in a way that reflect these.

St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest healthcare provider in Southwest London. The main site, St Georges Hospital in Tooting (one of the countrys principal teaching hospitals) is shared with St Georges, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. As well as acute hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services. Further information can be found on the hospital website on

As well as acute hospital services, we provide a variety of specialist and community hospital based care.

Queen Marys Hospital: The new Queen Marys Hospital, Roehampton opened in February 2006. Constructed within the original hospital grounds, the new Queen Mary's is a large community hospital housed in a state of the art building containing all the modern equipment needed to offer the local population and its patients from around the world the latest treatment techniques. Queen Marys provides outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, mental health community services, a minor injuries unit, burns dressing clinic, limb fitting services, a sexual health clinic, 69 mental healthcare beds, 42elderly rehabilitation beds, 18 neurological rehabilitation beds and 10 amputee rehabilitation beds. Further information can be found on the website

St Georges, University of London is the only remaining independently governed medical school and health sciences higher education institution in the country. A College of the University of London, we have been providing medical and healthcare training for over 250 years. Our Mission is to promote by excellence in teaching, clinical practice and research, the prevention, treatment and understanding of disease.

The 5,500 students who study at St Georges are divided between two faculties, Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, and Health & Social Care Sciences (a joint venture with Kingston University). Our undergraduate courses include medicine, biomedical sciences, health sciences, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, therapeutic and diagnostic radiography, paramedic sciences, and a range of post graduate courses.

St Georges prides itself on providing the highest standard of learning using up to date teaching and learning resources, exceptional research, innovative course development, enterprise and innovation, and strategic partnerships.

St Georges academic provision is organised into 4 institutes: the Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education, the Institute of Population Research, the Institute of Infection and Immunity Research, and the Institute of Heart and Brain Research. In research, we are driven by high standards of excellence to advance healthcare, and St Georges leads on research on the impact of air pollution, childhood obesity, HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, stroke and hypertension.

St Georges success has been aided by our strategic partnerships with other institutions. Our life-long partnership with St Georges Hospital has created a unique learning and research environment. In 2001, St Georges established an Enterprise and Innovation Centre to encourage the transfer of knowledge and skills to business and the wider community.

More information about St Georges, University of London can be found at

Person Specification
Application form

  • MRCP or Equivalent
  • Full registration with GMC
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register in Respiratory and General Medicine via o CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) o CESR or o European Community Rights


  • An appropriate higher degree (MD, PhD or equivalent)
  • Ability to bronchoscope, including EBUS, independently and be able to supervise specialist trainees
  • Advanced Life Support Certificate
  • Post graduate teaching qualifications

Application form and interview

  • Demonstrable experience of Clinical Governance activities in the last year
  • Demonstrable experience in teaching
  • Evidence of an understanding of how one may set up a new service - business plans, service development


  • Experience of working within a mutli-disciplinary integrated respiratory team
  • Teaching skills course/qualification
  • Demonstrable experience in research with an appropriate publication record


  • Ability to take on independent clinical responsibility whilst working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership capabilities within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to communicate effectively with GPs and other professionals in hospital and community
  • Evidence of experience in day to day organisation of General Medical and Respiratory services in a hospital setting
  • Thorough understanding of principles of medical audit, must have undertaken and completed audit projects recently
  • . Familiarity with current structure of Health Service and conversant with recent initiatives and changes


  • . Evidence of training to be an educational supervisor
  • Ability to develop research projects and supervise trainees in their research





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