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This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious consultant to take on a full-time leadership role within the Respiratory Service and Department of Medicine on the Isle of Wight.
The successful applicant will join an active and busy respiratory department and will be required to work as a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine undertaking the full range of duties including inpatient reviews, outpatient clinics, bronchoscopy sessions and MDT meetings. The respiratory team has been nominated for several recent awards (CCG Exceptional Partnership Working Award 2014, HSG Care Integrated Award 2013, Nursing Times Respiratory Award 2012) as well as winning local NHS Trust awards for our pulmonary rehabilitation programme and telehealth project. The Respiratory Service was a pilot site for the National Lung Improvement Programme in 2013.
There will be a commitment to participate in the Consultant Physician on-call rota on a 1:11 basis. The general medical department consists of ten other full-time and one part-time consultant physicians, two specialty doctors, ten ST3, ten ST1 & four foundation year 2 and twelve foundation year one doctors.
This rewarding clinical and leadership role is situated in an environment that offers an excellent quality of life. The Isle of Wight, Britain's own island in the sun is located off the south coast of England and has a population of 138,000. It has much to offer in the way of outdoor leisure pursuits, family living and is also home to the annual music festival. It is a beautiful place to live and relax after work. Connections to the mainland are frequent, fast and efficient, with a choice of crossings via catamaran, hovercraft, or car ferry, from Southampton or Portsmouth, both of which are approximately 90 minutes by rail from London.
The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is a unique NHS organisation, comprising inpatient medicine and surgery, community, ambulance, mental health and learning disability services.
We are also offering a welcome incentive of £20,000 plus up to £8,000 relocation expenses.
Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register for general internal medicine and respiratory medicine or within six months of obtaining their CCT by the interview date.
For an informal discussion please contact Dr Andrew Woolley, Consultant Physician with an interest in Respiratory Medicine via his PA on ( Phone number removed ) or directly by emailing ( Email address removed )
The Isle of Wight is a beautiful place to live with excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Most of the Island is semi-rural with miles of unspoilt bridleways coursing through National Trust woods and over chalk downs. Spectacular cliff and coastal walks can be enjoyed all around the Island.
House prices compare favourably to the mainland and southern England with a wide choice of desirable property to suit all tastes. In addition, there are excellent public and private schools, and shopping and leisure facilities on the Island have improved enormously in recent years.
There are multiple frequent ferry links to the mainland and London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, just 30 minutes away, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities.
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.
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