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CONSULTANT in COMMUNITY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
This post is a newly created role in response to the increasing need for integrated care of patients in respiratory medicine and offers the post holder the opportunity of working in a variety of settings joining a team of GPs, community respiratory workers and 10 other consultants in the acute trust. We are looking for a whole time equivalent physician in Respiratory Medicine to improve the integration between primary and secondary care.
The Royal Berkshire Hospital achieved Foundation Trust status on 1st June 2006. It was the first Foundation Trust in the South Central Strategic Health Authority. The Trust has a successful track record of delivering high quality acute medical and surgical services for 500,000 patients across West Berkshire, an area extending from Newbury in the west to Henley-on-Thames in the east, and including Wokingham and parts of Hampshire to the south and parts of Oxfordshire to the north. The Trust is one of the largest general hospital Trusts in the country and is Reading’s biggest employer.
East and West Berkshire have combined to form a single Trust, (Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust) which provides cardiac support rehabilitation services, community COPD and heart failure nurses, child and adolescent mental health services, district nurses, health visitors, school nurses, community dental services, community physiotherapists and other Allied Health Professionals. The role will be focused on the delivery of services in Berkshire West only.
COMMUNITY RESPIRATORY SERVICES
This new post involves Specialty work in the community of Berkshire West for patients with Respiratory disease plus a component of Respiratory Medicine within the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. This post will provide support to general practice in the management of Respiratory disease through provision of virtual clinics, training and education and development of this service in line with Berkshire West Strategic plan. The community respiratory service is integrated with secondary care and works closely with the respiratory consultants and nurses at the Chest Clinic of the Royal Berkshire Hospital. It prevents unplanned admissions and readmissions for COPD patients, including those at high risk of admission. The teams also facilitate the appropriate prescribing for Home Oxygen through liaison with RBFT
RESPIRATORY MEDICINE AT ROYAL BERKSHIRE HOSPITAL
Based in its own self-contained department respiratory medicine provides a comprehensive range of out-patient services. General, sleep and urgent (cancer) clinics take place within the department as well as nurse led TB, sleep, asthma and COPD clinics. In addition general and sleep clinics are provided at West Berkshire Community Hospital in Newbury and Bracknell. The respiratory team is responsible for 52 beds located centrally within the hospital and adjacent to the radiology department, providing inpatients care for respiratory and some GIM patients and in due course cohorting of NIV patients into 8 higher monitoring beds within the unit.
Information on the Roles:
- 10 PA post for a Community Respiratory Consultant working for Berkshire West CCGs (7PA) and the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (3PA).
The successful applicants will support the current delivery of Respiratory and General Medicine, including contribution to the development of these services as described within the job descriptions.
Applicants must have full registration with the GMC
For further details / informal visits contact:
Berkshire West Community Service:
- Dr Richard Croft, Respiratory Clinical Lead, Berkshire West CCG .
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- Katy Beckford, Cardiac and Respiratory Service Lead, Berkshire West CCG.
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- Dr Chris Davies, Respiratory Consultant and Clinical Lead, The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Tel ( Phone number removed ) e-mail: ( Email address removed )
- Dr Will Orr, Care Group Director, The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Tel ( Phone number removed ) e-mail: ( Email address removed )
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All new appointments to the Trust, with the exception of executive positions, are subject to a probationary period.
We offer paid staff *Great opportunities for further study and Development * at least 7 weeks paid holiday, inclusive of Bank Holidays *CARE (Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme / Final salary pension scheme *Onsite nursery provision (including access to holiday club and childcare vouchers) *enhanced maternity benefits *A subsidised staff restaurant.
*Access to Flexible Benefit Initiatives such as our Care Lease Scheme and Cycle to Work Initiative*
*Opportunity to be part of Stonewall Diversity Champion and a 'Two Ticks' Positive about Disability employer*
*Voluntary staff are entitled to free car parking on site*
All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the post can opt for a guaranteed interview.
The Trust operates a smoke free policy.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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 Visas and Immigration department 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 Visas and Immigration website.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.
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