Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
25 Sep 2019
30 Nov 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Contact Details


Applications are invited for a full time consultant post in Respiratory Medicine. The successful candidate will join a team of 14 consultants at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Our team provides general and specialist in-patient and out-patient services including:

  • a specialist sleep service caring for sleep apnoea and other sleep disorders (5000 patients on CPAP)
  • a home ventilation service (350 patients on home ventilation)
  • a large lung cancer service with thoracoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound (about 500 new cancers pa)
  • a comprehensive lung cancer multi-disciplinary meeting with close links to thoracic surgery
  • a nationally recognized asthma service
  • specialist services for interstitial lung disease and tuberculosis

Duties will be based primarily on our Pinderfields Hospital site although all our medical staff are involved in delivering care to patients on all our sites, namely Dewsbury Hospital and Pontefract Hospital.  Main duties of the post are to include delivery of outpatient clinics (general and specialist), inpatient respiratory work including the Acute Respiratory Unit and on-call duties.

The Respiratory team at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is dynamic, consisting of consultants and specialist nurses with varied specialist interests.  The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop subspecialty interests and our Trust supports personal development in these and other areas such as education and research.

Every one of our 8000 staff at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust plays a vital role in providing quality care to thousands of people living across Wakefield and North Kirklees each year.

We’re proud that our workforce - our greatest asset - strives for excellence every day in providing care and support to those who use our services. Mid-Yorkshire celebrates excellence and innovation. We have modern, state-of-the-art facilities and provide first class learning and development opportunities. Mid-Yorks’ is transforming, grounded in our values to care and improve, respecting our patients, our community and our staff, to deliver the highest standards of care.

If you are a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking clinician with a passion for your profession and an enthusiasm to be part of a Trust striving to be the best, get in touch to see what a career at Mid-Yorkshire could be like for you.

Applicants should possess, or be within 6 months of receiving a CCT at the time of the advisory appointments committee.

The appointment will be on the basis of the new consultant contract laid down by the Hospital Medical and Dental Staff Terms and Conditions of Service and will be remunerated as appropriate on the salary scale £77,913 - £105,042 per annum.

Should applicants be currently or recently employed in a medical capacity the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust reserves the right to request a reference from the Medical Director and/or Responsible Officer of any previous or current employing organisations.

For further enquiries or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Graham Smith, Head of Clinical Service and Consultant Respiratory Physician on 01924 542513 or via email at

Candidates are welcome to visit the department

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