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BTS has recently contacted respiratory departments across the UK to gather information on current and future vacancies - these are listed below.  

This webpage will be updated regularly – but if you wish to becoming involved, either as a representative of a team with vacancies, or as someone seeking new opportunities, please email sally.welham@brit-thoracic.org.uk

You can also visit Medicine Jobs to view more vacancies. 

These are 2 new substantive consultant appointments, to support the Lancashire Chest Centre’s (LCC) to enhance the care we provide for our local and regional patients and for the respiratory service to move to a 7 day inpatient model of care. The LCC offers tertiary services in several sub-specialties of Respiratory Medicine. You will join a thriving and fully integrated Medicine Directorate comprising of 37 consultants, including 10 Respiratory consultants across the two hospital sites, with further consultant expansion planned within the next year to support respiratory assessment unit development.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Trust, which was awarded NHS Foundation Trust status with effect from 1 April 2005. It is one of the largest providers of healthcare in the area offering new ‘state of the art’ facilities and has a complement of over 1100 beds for a local population of 390,000 and a regional population of 1.5 million.

This is a substantive consultant appointment, to support the Lancashire Chest Centre’s (LCC) regional severe asthma service. The LCC offers tertiary services in several subspecialties of Respiratory Medicine. You will join a thriving and fully integrated Medicine Directorate comprising of 37 consultants, including 10 Respiratory consultants across the two hospital sites.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an additional Respiratory Consultant to join our well established, award winning Community Respiratory team.  This is a full time substantive post but we’d also welcome applicants who wish to work flexibly or less than full time.

The successful candidate will be expected to devote clinical sessions to the community respiratory service and help to further develop integrated services across the wider region.  You will also join the hospital based Interstitial Lung Disease team.   The post also contains dedicated time each week for research activity in addition to their Royal College of Physicians approved ‘Supporting Professional Activity’ (SPA) sessional allocation.

The successful candidate will join a large, well established multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals to deliver integrated respiratory care.  Our team has an excellent reputation and you can read more about some of the services that we deliver on the Respiratory Futures Website: https://www.respiratoryfutures.org.uk/features/knowsley-community-respiratory-service-part-1/

The aims of the integrated community service are to improve access to specialist respiratory care, in a community setting and in turn lead to improved patient outcomes.  This new post will strengthen the existing services already provided by the team.

The post contains no general medicine or on-call commitments.

We’d welcome discussion about the post with any interested applicants who may be in a position to apply for a consultant post within the next 12 months. 

For further information please contact Dr Sarah Sibley, Clinical Lead for Community Respiratory

sarah.sibley@lhch.nhs.uk

A full time (10 PA) locum with a view to a substantive post as a Consultant in Respiratory & General Medicine is available at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital with likely clinical commitments at Wycombe Hospital. The subspecialist interest sought is Sleep but other interests instead could be accommodated.

This is an additional post which has arisen due to a planned increase in respiratory consultants to allow subspecialisation, 7 day working and teaching. The successful applicant will join 6 (increasing to 7 pending appointment) enthusiastic and forward thinking Respiratory Consultants.

The post includes weekday GIM on call and weekend daytime only respiratory on call

For further information contact: Dr Charlotte Campbell, Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine charlotte.campbell2@nhs.net

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A full time (10 PA) substantive post as a Consultant in Respiratory & General Medicine is available at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital with likely clinical commitments at Wycombe Hospital

This is an additional post which has arisen due to a planned increase in respiratory consultants to allow subspecialisation, 7 day working and teaching. The successful applicant will join 6 (increasing to 7 pending appointment) enthusiastic and forward thinking Respiratory Consultants.

The post includes weekday GIM on call and weekend daytime only respiratory on call

For further information contact:  Dr Charlotte Campbell, Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine charlotte.campbell2@nhs.net

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East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust are recruiting for 4 Consultant Respiratory Physicians across both their sites of Ipswich Hospital and Colchester Hospital. The new post holders will not be expected to have any general medical on call commitment.

Following a merger of our Trusts, we are growing our departments at both hospitals sites. The respiratory medicine departments are planned to continue on both sites. With the expansion of the departments we are looking to develop sub-specialist clinics and services across the Trusts joint population of ~800,000.

We are looking for colleagues who are able to partake of our rotation providing consultant supervision of our general respiratory inpatients. There is no commitment to the general medical take at Ipswich Hospital. The current respiratory physicians at Colchester Hospital are on the GIM rota but newly appointed colleagues may apply to not be involved in GIM takes. On average, appointees will have two clinics a week, share a bronchoscopy or pleural list and share in the department monthly rotation of supervising the ward inpatients, seeing inpatient respiratory referrals or being off inpatient duties.

We are looking for Colleagues to be based on one site and take forward further development of sub-specialist outpatient services in areas such as:

  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary infection
  • Asthma
  • And/or support our established services in sleep, home NIV, cancer and EBUS bronchoscopy.
  • There are opportunities to be involved in pleural disease including expanding the current services in pleural intervention and thoracoscopy.

We have an increasing commitment to undergraduate teaching on both sites with respiratory modules being delivered to students from Cambridge, Norwich and London medical schools.

For further information contact:
Dr Rekha Badiger, rekha.badiger@colchesterhospital.nhs.uk
Dr Jonathan Douse, jonathan.douse@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk

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Please note that these are future vacancies and will be recruited to within the next 12 months.

The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust will be recruiting for two Consultants in Respiratory Medicine, one with a sub-specialty interest in COPD and another with a sub-specialty interest in asthma.

The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust employs approximately 8,000 staff and provides a comprehensive range of acute services from 2 hospital sites for a based population of around 650,000, with some specialist services aimed at an extended catchment area of 1.2 million people. We are a University teaching hospital affiliated with the Hull York Medical School. We have a team of 13 Consultants, including 3 Academics. We have a busy academic unit with our own Clinical Trials Unit. We have a busy educational program and the post will include opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

For further information contact:
Dr Shoaib Faruqi, Consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine, Shoaib.Faruqi@hey.nhs.uk

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE FUTURE VACANCIES

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust are advertising for a Consultants in Respiratory Medicine with an interest in:

  • ILD
  • Sleep Medicine and Ventilation

These roles have GIM on call committment, however it will be minimal as we are expanding our acute medical services to operate on call from 8am-8pm. There will be an inpatient ward to manage with twice weekly ward rounds, general respiratory clinics and 2 sessions dedicated to the specialist interest.

For further information contact:
Dr Simon Webster, Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine, simonwebster1@nhs.net

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Looking for a challenging and fulfilling job not far from UK?

We are looking for a second Respiratory Consultant to take up this new full time post to enable the Department of Health to continue the delivery of Acute care of Respiratory and GIM patients.

The successful candidate will be actively encouraged to develop an area of sub speciality interest to compliment the department’s current activities. We provide comprehensive range of outpatient and Inpatient Respiratory Service which includes- ward based NIV, Sleep service and CPAP provision, Home Ventilation, Lung cancer, ILD service in collaboration with Aintree ILD Centre, Oxygen assessment service, Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

We have a Respiratory Nurse Specialist and will be soon recruiting to the second Respiratory Nurse Specialist role along with Lung Cancer CNS, Respiratory Physiotherapy team, Clinical physiology team.

The Isle of Man is a self –governing Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea, and is not part of UK or the EU. The health Service was introduced in 1948 and is administered by the Isle of Man department of Health and Social Care. The healthcare model is similar to the UK NHS, with a publicly funded universal health service delivered free at the point of care.

The Island is renowned for its natural beauty and motorsport (specially the TT races) and has excellent facilities for other activities including water sports, cycling, golf and walking. The resident population of the Island is approximately 86,000.

A particularly beneficial package has been negotiated with regard to the new consultant contract (England) to reflect the unique circumstances of the Island. The Income Tax maximum rate is 20 pence in the pound. The posts are pensionable through membership of the Isle of Man Government United Scheme.

For further information contact:

Dr S. Alapati, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Sudheeram.alapati@gov.im
Dr Ishaku Pam, Clinical Director of Medical Division, Ishaku.pam@gov.im.

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Please note that this is a future vacancy and will be recruited to within the next 2 years.

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking an enthusiastic, forward-thinking Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine. This post offers an exciting opportunity for either a recently-trained or an established respiratory consultant to develop the sleep service within our busy and visionary department.

Any second respiratory sub-specialty interest would be welcomed.

The Department
The Respiratory Centre at Portsmouth is one of the largest units in the country. The patient-base is 1% of the UK population, providing an exceptional range of clinical experience. This appointment will increase the department to a complement of 14 Consultant Respiratory Physicians. There is a well-established multi-disciplinary ethos, including a team of specialist respiratory nurses, a superintendent physiotherapist and team, a specialist lung-function and sleep team and a closely-integrated secretarial and clerical staff.

The department has a strong record of delivery in research and innovation, with a wide interest in educational activities, headed by a Chair in Respiratory Medicine; he is also Respiratory Lead for the Wessex Academic Health Science Network, facilitating departmental participation in regional Respiratory Quality Improvement programmes. The department has close links with the Universities of Portsmouth and Southampton.

The Respiratory Centre includes purpose-built respiratory outpatient facilities, a respiratory day-case ward and bronchoscopy suite, lung function laboratories, administrative and secretarial support, with office-space for the entire team. Chest imaging facilities are immediately adjacent.

Respiratory in-patients in Portsmouth
All respiratory consultants participate in the acute GIM take and on call at QAH (approx. 1:26). There is a newly-built 10-bedded state-of-the-art Respiratory High Care Unit run by the respiratory physicians, adjacent to dedicated respiratory wards with 66 further beds.

Portsmouth Sleep Service
Since our Sleep service was established 10 years ago, it has undergone rapid development and we see in excess of 1200 new cases per year, including referrals for a wide range of non-respiratory sleep disorders. We have an excellent multi-disciplinary team of nurses and physiologists who work closely with the rest of the Respiratory Department. Our sleep clinics are predominantly Nurse / Physiologist led, with access to a Consultant Sleep clinic for complex cases.
We have monthly sleep meetings that alternate between management of the service and departmental education.
We provide overnight polysomnography, multiple sleep latency tests and maintenance-of-wakefulness testing. We have actigraphy monitoring for suspected circadian disorders and unexplained hypersomnia.

For further information contact:
Dr Ben Green, ben.green@porthosp.nhs.uk

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Please note that this is a future vacancy and will be recruited to within the next 12 months.

Sandwell and West Birmingham will be recruiting for a Consultant Respiratory Physician whose interests may include COPD, bronchiectasis, cough, integrated care and/or lung cancer.

For further information contact:
Dr Guy Hagan, Clinical Lead, guy.hagan@nhs.net

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A FUTURE VACANCY

This is a new post based at The Sheffield Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit which is at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.

Sheffield Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit is the largest specialist centre in the UK for the assessment and management of patients with suspected pulmonary vascular disease. The Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit is based on a dedicated ward and has excellent links with specialised medicine and access to world class imaging facilities. The successful applicant would join the existing team of 4 full time NHS Consultants and 2 Academic Consultants sharing responsibility for acute and elective patients on a rotational basis. On call duties are for the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit only with no General Medical or Respiratory on call. We have an active programme of both clinical and basic science research giving the opportunity for the successful candidate to join with projects already running or develop their own research interest and portfolio.

Competency at performing right heart catheterisation would be desirable but not essential to be considered for this post and there would also be potential opportunities to maintain other Respiratory skills such as bronchoscopy. Any prospective candidate could discuss what possibilities are available.

For further information contact:
Dr Charlie Elliot, Charlie.elliot@sth.nhs.uk

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FUTURE VACANCY

This is a new post within The Academic Directorate of Respiratory Medicine, based at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

The successful candidate would be joining a highly functioning multidisciplinary team in a busy regional unit supported by all the necessary facilities and subspecialty support. They will have responsibility for acute and elective patient activity on a rotational basis with “off ward” time. Duties would include inpatient (Respiratory) and outpatient (General Respiratory and Lung Cancer) care as well as procedures and on-call (specialty Respiratory Take, currently 1:15 without this post).

For further information contact: Dr Charlie Elliot, Charlie.elliot@sth.nhs.uk

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A FUTURE VACANCY

This is a replacement post within The Academic Directorate of Respiratory Medicine, based at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

The successful candidate would be joining a highly functioning multidisciplinary team in a busy regional unit supported by all the necessary facilities and subspecialty support. They will have responsibility for acute and elective patient activity on a rotational basis with “off ward” time. Duties would include inpatient (Respiratory) and outpatient (General Respiratory and COPD) care as well as procedures and on-call (specialty Respiratory Take, currently 1:15).

Specialty services for COPD are based at The Northern General Hospital and include specialist nursing, COPD MDT, service development programme including community COPD team, surgical MDT, dedicated respiratory support unit for NIV as well as domiciliary ventilation. The service is very high performing in the National COPD Audit.

For further information contact: Dr Charlie Elliot, Charlie.elliot@sth.nhs.uk

 

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Altnagelvin Area Hospital are recruiting for 2 Consultant Physicians in Respiratory Medicine.

Altnagelvin Area Hospital is situated on the outskirts of Londenderry, Northern Ireland. It is the largest district hospital in Northen Ireland and has the widest range of specialties outside of Belfast City and Royal Group Hospitals.

The postholder will be expected to:

  • Provide specialist inpatient Respiratory Medicine services (e.g. non-invasive ventilation and appropriate links with other specialty teams)
  • Develop, in conjunction with colleagues, outpatient and community multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine services, appropriate to the local geography and in line with regional priorities as dictated by the regional Respiratory Services Framework
  • Participate fully in existing Respiratory Medicine activities in the Western Trust, including the Western Trust Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting and the Respiratory medicine/radiology meeting
  • Contribute to a medicine service of optimum quality within Western Trust

For further information contact:
Deborah Clifford, deborah.clifford@westerntrust.hscni.net

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