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Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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We are seeking a dynamic Respiratory Consultant to fill this replacement post in the Leeds Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis & PCD Specialist services at St James University Hospital. You will become a key member of a dedicated and highly experienced multi-disciplinary team.

The job is a full-time post 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 and contribute 1.2 PA to support General Internal Medicine.

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.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:

The 5-year view of CF Care in the era of highly effective modulator therapy

About us

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:






Job description
Job responsibilities

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
Management & Interpersonal Skills

  • Understanding of current issues in the NHS.
  • Well organised and skilled in good time management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team.


  • Attendance at recognised management course.

Training, Research, Teaching & Audit

  • Should have completed a recognised training programme in Respiratory Medicine and General (Internal) Medicine.
  • 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.


  • Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff.
  • Previous attendance on Appraisal Techniques and Small Group Teaching Workshops.


  • 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.

Further Requirements

  • *Hold full GMC Registration with a license to practice.
  • *Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via:
  • CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) CESR (or) international applicants should comply with the GMC specialty registration process


  • 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.
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice. GMC REGISTRATION NUMBER MUST BE STATED ON YOUR APPLICATION FORM.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely.


  • Relevant higher degree.





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