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Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Respiratory medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with General (Internal) Medicine at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston (UHBW). The main site for this post is Weston General Hospital but as we move to full clinical service integration across UHBW, it is anticipated that there will be some element of cross-site working with Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI), to be determined through the job planning process.

The successful candidate will develop special interests to extend the spectrum of the respiratory services offered at Weston, and support services currently being developed in the department. The post holder will undertake a total of two general respiratory clinics per week and support the bronchoscopy service.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of their CCT, however non-UK applicants wishing to apply for specialist registration could be considered on a fixed term basis. The trust will fully support overseas candidates looking to attain CESR in the UK.

As well as joining a welcoming, talented team in a beautiful town, we offer:

Competitive recruitment and retention incentives of up to £15,000 (pro-rata for fixed term posts)

Relocation allowance and support of up to £8000 (in line with Trust Relocation Policy)

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, also qualified in General (Internal) Medicine, to continue to develop the respiratory service at Weston General Hospital.

This post will have 10 programmed activities (PA) and will include a total of 2 outpatient clinics per week, seeing both new and follow up patients on urgent and routine pathways. Currently we do not have a lung cancer service based at Weston however this is a service we would like to repatriate from Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) once the post holder is established in the role. There is one bronchoscopy session each week which the post holder will have the opportunity to share and will involve the teaching of bronchoscopy to the registrars. There will be an option to negotiate an increase in PA's to support additional activities, such as research or educational supervision, or if clear evidence is produced that the workload justifies this.

The management responsibility of the post-holder will be to the Clinical Chair who is responsible to the Chief Executive and Trust Board.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust, committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

As an equal opportunities employer, actively working towards a diverse workforce, we aim to create a workforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description
Job responsibilities

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Person Specification
Qualifications & Training

  • Full and specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • MRCP/FRCP/MBBS (or equivalent)
  • CCT respiratory medicine


  • Teaching or training qualifications
  • CCT in acute, general or respiratory medicine


  • Experience of leading acute admitting medical team.
  • Experience of working with allied professions.
  • Experience of clinical service management.
  • Experience of audit in general medicine and respiratory care


  • Experience of educating support staff.

Clinical Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of clinical governance in current clinical practice.
  • Ability to take on full & independent responsibility for clinical care of patients.
  • Skills in teaching under & post graduate students.


  • Broad range of IT skills
  • Knowledge of research techniques in clinical medicine.

Clinical Governance & Audit

  • Understanding of clinical governance and the individual responsibilities it implies
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical audit and evidence of participation
  • Positive approach to evidence based practice
  • Participation in continuing professional development (CPD) scheme and, where relevant, evidence of participation


  • Published research and audit.


  • Knowledge of the principles involved in research
  • Evidence of involvement in research
  • Evidence of peer review research papers


  • Ability to increase the academic profile of the department.

Teaching & Training

  • Experience of teaching medical students.
  • Experience of supervising trainees.
  • Knowledge of teaching to a multidisciplinary team


  • Formal teaching qualification

Management & Leadership

  • Evidence of management training and evidence of learning from it
  • Ability to organise efficient and smooth running of a specialist service
  • Ability to cope with and effectively organise the workload of a consultant
  • Ability to practice independently as a consultant
  • Ability to take on responsibility and show evidence of leadership
  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with setbacks


  • Demonstration of knowledge of NHS management structures
  • Management experience

Interpersonal, Communication and Team Working Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, clinical colleagues, support staff and other colleagues.
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English.
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi-professional basis with all levels of staff both within and across divisions
  • Ability to be a flexible team member

Aptitudes & Abilities

  • Ability to adapt and respond to changing circumstances
  • Awareness of personal limitations


  • Ability to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels

Behaviours & Values

  • Demonstrates the 4 Trust values


  • Meets professional health requirements
  • Willingness to travel to and work in other sites necessitated by the role





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