Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

  • Job Reference: Fatima Hassan
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2022
  • Recruiter: A&E Agency
  • Location: Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: £84,559 to £114,003
  • Sector: Medicine, Medicine > Respiratory
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Fatima Hassan
  • Email: fatima.hassan@accident-emergency.co.uk
  • Telephone: 020 3059 0936

Job Description

Are you a respiratory medicine consultant looking for the chance to join a friendly and welcoming team at a University Teaching Hospital in Buckinghamshire? 

This university teaching hospital believes that the continued growth of the hospital, and increasing research and development will allow them to broaden and enhance its services and offer the best possible care to the community.  

An interest in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and delivery of the undergraduate curriculum for a local university will be expected and encouraged and duly supported through SPA activity. They offer significant opportunities in the field of medical education and clinical research. Thus, having a teaching or research background would be highly advantageous when applying for this position.  

Main Responsibilities 

You will be joining a team of five Respiratory medicine consultants with an interest in acute care, interventional respiratory medicine and medical education. The wider respiratory team is supported by a team of 12 juniors, 8 ANPs, one physiotherapist and three physiologists. There is a dedicated visiting thoracic surgeon from a local hospital, and oncology and palliative care support is based locally. The department also have excellent links for tertiary care with other local hospitals.  

You will get the chance to develop an interest in lung cancer, thoracoscopy and endo-bronchial ultrasound and any new Interventional procedures introduced in the future.  

You will be responsible for... 

  • Inpatient and outpatient care of respiratory and general medicine patients. (You should have the necessary skills to provide acute care, thoracoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound.) 

  • 1/4 of the respiratory bed base of 58 beds across 2 wards with eight non-HDU NIV beds, and crossover your colleagues as and when required. 

  • Non-elective activity including clinics will be shared among the five-consultant team and two senior specialty doctors. 

  • You'll be part of the general medicine on-call at 1 in 22 frequency. 

  • You'll be expected to provide specialist respiratory consultations in acute medicine, critical care and in other medicine specialties. 

This position offers 10 programmed activities (PAs). Additional PAs may be available and are subject to annual discussion and agreement and do not form part of the underlying contractual agreement. 

Location

The city has been described as a commuter haven as you can be in London or Birmingham in less than 45 minutes by train. You will also be near the M1 with access to Bedford, Luton Northampton and Cambridge. What’s more is that, you also have five international airports within a 90 minute drive giving you the chance to escape on holiday with ease.  

Aside from the excellent transport links, the city is popular due to its affordable modern housing. The average property price is less than half the price of living in London.  

It has been reported to be one of the best areas in the country to raise a family with excellent schools, nurseries, playgrounds and maternity units. 30 of these schools are rated outstanding by Ofsted and 66 as good. 

As for things to do in the city you can find plenty of arts and culture, new adventures including the chance to experience thrill sports like in door skydiving, rock climbing, theme parks, outdoor go-karting, an aqua park, paddleboarding and indoor skiing. If you are looking for retail therapy and fine dining experiences, the impressive shopping centers are ranked in the top 15 largest shopping centers in the UK (and even feature in the Guinness World Records). 

To Apply, You Need... 

  • A full GMC registration and specialist registration/CCT 

  • MRCP or equivalent 

Benefits

The trust offers a comprehensive range of benefits for its staff including: 

  • Free onsite parking 

  • Free tea and coffee 

  • Great flexible working opportunities 

  • Discounted gym membership 

  • Lease car system 

  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme 

  • On-site nursery 

  • Extensive staff health and well-being programmes 

Why work with A&E Agency:

  1. Exclusive access to locum, fixed term and substantive roles with the NHS
  2. CPD Support and Access to training course
  3. 24/7 Support
  4. Support with yearly appraisal 

Next Steps

We have more information available about this position. If you'd like to learn more before applying, please feel free to drop an email with your questions to fatima.hassan@accident-emergency.co.uk or call 02030590936.

To apply for this role, send us your CV and contact details using the 'Apply to this job now' button and one of the team member will call you to discuss your application.