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Our vision is High Quality, Safe Healthcare and our staff work together to provide excellent health care services, if you’re passionate about making a difference and would like to be a part of our exciting and progressive NHS Foundation Trust then we welcome you to apply below.

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WHHFT) are seeking to appoint 2 Consultant Physicians who specialise in Respiratory Medicine and wish to be part of the transformational change required to achieve our vision of High Quality, Safe Healthcare to enable us to create tomorrow’s healthcare today. These posts are vacant and are required to enable us to continue to deliver our current service and support a sustainable 7 day service for acute medical admissions.

We are embracing change and have invested in clinical leadership to role model behaviours, encourage accountability and develop an environment where patient care is paramount and staff matter. If you want to be part of a great team one of the posts may be of interest.As well as general respiratory medicine, the respiratory team provides a fully functional sleep service including provision of auto-CPAP, has ward-based NIV, has state of the art ward-based pleural procedure room with thoracic ultrasound facility, supports lung cancer pathways with recently developed EBUS service, works with an integrated consultant-led community COPD service and in-reaches into the acute medical unit supporting admissions and early senior decision-making.

Warrington is an attractive town situated in Cheshire. It has good local motorway and railway links to the large local cities of Liverpool and Manchester and as such is ideally placed for enjoying the shopping, restaurants and nightlife of these two bustling cities as well as outdoor activities in Chester, North Wales and the Lake & Peak Districts.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register for General Medicine or within 6 months of obtaining Certificate of Completion of Training at the time of interview.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

This Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities, from ethnic minorities and all other social groups. We operate Family Friendly and Career Break policies.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

**Please provide e-mail addresses for referees as this will facilitate a quicker recruitment process**.

Invitations to interview are sent to the e-mail address you use to apply. Please check your e-mail account regularly as you will receive an alert from the NHS Jobsite informing you of a message.

All posts are subject to NHS Employment Check Standards including a DBS check, if applicable. Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

From 1st April 2016, a charge of £39 (Standard) or £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

NB. Current employees of Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who have had a satisfactory DBS check, carried out by this Trust during the last 3 years, will not be required to undertake a new one. Where staff have not had a check (classification appropriate to the post offered) within the last 3 years, they will be required to undertake and pay for this, as per the arrangements above.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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