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Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Job Description




Applications are invited for a Consultant post in Respiratory Medicine at Barking, Havering & Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust. This post forms a part of a team of 8 consultant respiratory physicians who will deliver a 7 day a week specialist respiratory service for inpatients at Queen’s Hospital. Respiratory out-patients clinics and bronchoscopy lists take place on both the Queens and King George Hospital Sites

BHRUT is one of the largest acute trusts in the UK, providing acute care for over 700,000 people. The respiratory department is an active and forward looking team composed of eight consultants (of which this post is one) and four Respiratory specialist registrars. The team is supplemented by specialist nurses who help to deliver care for patients with TB, lung cancer, COPD, asthma, NIV and Sleep disordered breathing. The department has a respiratory function lab located on both hospital sites. EBUS and Sleep Apnea services are located at King George Hospital.

All respiratory in-patients are located on a 60 bedded respiratory unit at Queens Hospital. There are 30 beds each on Bluebell A and B wards, with capacity for up to 6 NIV patients on each ward. Each ward has a team of 4 consultants who cover the ward in pairs according to the job plan. The new consultant will join the Bluebell A team as the fourth member of the team and will be expected to deliver consultant led care for approximately 15 in-patients Monday to Friday, 2 weeks out of every 4. These will be mostly specialist respiratory patients with some general internal medicine. The respiratory team provide a consultant delivered specialist respiratory on call service between 5 and 8pm Monday to Friday and from 8-4pm Saturday and Sunday on a 1 in 8 rota. The post holder will be supported by dedicated junior doctors and specialist nurses. The post holder will deliver out-patient respiratory clinics and bronchoscopy as part of their job plan.

Applicants must have full GMC Registration and be on the specialist register or be within 6 months of their CCST date at interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For an informal discussion please contact: Dr Rajesh Banka, Clinical lead for Respiratory Medicine on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Please note: -
All salaries are inclusive of standard allowances e.g. High Cost Area for staff on Agenda for Change contracts
All correspondence regarding this application will be by e-mail.
Any incomplete application forms will be rejected - please ensure that the references are from your most recent employer and one of these must be your direct Line Manager or Supervisor. Additionally, ensure that any gaps in your employment history are clearly indicated; for example 'Career Break from 01/01/09 to 01/03/09'.

In order to streamline recruitment with our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy.
With the exception of Medical & Dental posts, should your application be successfully shortlisted we are unable to assist with Travel Expenses or Accommodation.

We are an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community and welcomes applications from people wishing to job-share, either with or without a partner. Applicants who consider themselves to have a disability (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) will be shortlisted for interview if they meet the essential criteria. We also operate strict screening procedures for posts with access to vulnerable adults and children.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

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