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Consultant Chest Physician

Job Description

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. As well as being named as a top healthcare employer, Papworth recently received the highest rating in the country from its staff saying they would recommend the hospital to a friend or relative. Papworth was the first NHS Hospital in England to receive a joint Investors in People and Health and Well-being Award.




with a special interest in Respiratory Support and Sleep Medicine

£76,00100 - £102,46500 per annum

Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a world-renowned Cardiothoracic and Transplant hospital with an excellent track record in developing and delivering specialist services.

Applications are invited for a consultant post in Respiratory Medicine with a special interest in Respiratory Support and Sleep Medicine. This post has been developed to support the continued growth of the Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC). The successful applicant will work with a large multidisciplinary team, including 5 other Respiratory Physicians, to provide comprehensive care to patients. The clinical work of the unit includes weaning from invasive ventilation, initiation and monitoring of domiciliary ventilation, respiratory and non-respiratory sleep medicine. The sleep service has been internationally recognised for its high quality, comprehensive service with accreditation by the European Sleep Society.

Applicants should have a commitment to teaching, research and continuous professional development appropriate to a leading Centre. The Thoracic Directorate has strong academic links with the University of Cambridge and Addenbrookes’ Hospital Department of Respiratory Medicine. Outstanding opportunities exist for teaching and research.

You must possess the MRCP and a CCT in Respiratory Medicine or be within 6 months of obtaining CCT on the date of the interviews. Further information and arrangements for informal visits can be made through the Secretary to Dr Ian Smith, Lead Clinician for the RSSC, telephone  ( Phone number removed ) . Dr Mike Davies, Clinical Director of Thoracic Services can be contacted on telephone  ( Phone number removed ) .

Closing Date: Sunday 30th October 2016

Interview Date: Friday 11th November 2016

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, Occupational Health Service, Personal Support (via Occupational Health), Childcare Vouchers, Onsite Gym, NHS Discounts, Chaplaincy, Staff Recognition Scheme, NHS Fleet Car Scheme, Cycle Scheme, Corporate Gym Membership, Low cost Home Ownership Schemes, Subsidised Restaurant, Programme of Social Events, Flexible Working Options and Library.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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