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Consultant - Respiratory Medicine

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Respiratory medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Due to the expansion of our Respiratory Department, we are looking for two Consultants to join our friendly team.

These posts offer an £18K relocation package together with up to £10K Research and Professional Development Grant to be used in the first 3 years

This is an exciting opportunity for you to use your skills and experience to further develop local services and deliver excellent care, whilst benefiting from the incredible lifestyle that Cornwall has to offer, in an organisation that values work/ life balance, with a job plan that enables you to make the most of living here.

All 10 PA job plans have 2.5 SPA as standard for new Consultants 1.5 SPA for existing Consultants) to support professional development and quality improvement, with separate admin sessions. Additional SPA for educational, research or leadership activities are agreed in annual job plan reviews. Job plans are annualised, so that in non ward weeks, there is a day off and following the respiratory weekend on call (8am- 2pm), there are two days off. We have a generous study leave budget and study leave allowance.

We are a flexible team and although both posts are offered as substantive 10 PA jobs, we would encourage interested applicants to discuss less than full time working or fixed term appointments with us.

These roles would suit either an established Consultant looking to relocate and restore balance, or a new Consultant wanting to establish themselves in a supportive department.

Main duties of the job

The post-holders will be joining a team of seven consultant chest physicians and an associate specialist. The department has a growing complement of experienced specialist nurses, physiotherapists and a physiologist. Ward teams have a mix of trainees and recurring fellow posts and Cornwall benefits from a large pool of locums taking time out and making the most of living here. The department is based at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, in Truro, but there are opportunities to undertake community clinics throughout the county and we have a developing integrated respiratory care team.

Our main respiratory ward includes a 6 bed Higher Care Unit/ Acute Respiratory Unit, for enhanced respiratory support. We have been able to flex ward bases to accommodate covid and non -covid ARU areas when demand increases.

We offer a wide range of services including bronchoscopy, EBUS and pleural day-case clinics, with subspecialty services in lung cancer, TB, cystic fibrosis, sleep medicine, ILD, and respiratory failure including home ventilation. We have close links with Derriford hospital in Plymouth for severe asthma, Thoracic surgery and medical thoracoscopy.

We will fully support applicants who wish to develop other subspecialty areas to complement our existing services. We would also welcome those who want to help further develop an existing sub specialist service.

We have a comprehensive mentoring programme for all new employees together with study leave and support for revalidation and CPD

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of £380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description
Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:

  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Agency interest will not be considered until this advert has closed

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration and a licence to practice
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of interview date


  • Competency in the management of all aspects of Respiratory Medicine


  • Management experience
  • Teaching experience





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