We are recruiting for an experienced and motivated Consultant Physician in Respiratory & General Medicine to join a friendly and enthusiastic team in the North West of England.
This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who are interested in securing CESR within 1 - 2 years. The post involves out-patient and in-patient duties and a regular commitment to both in-reach into the medical admissions unit and on-call for general medicine.
What is the trust like?
The Trust was formed on 1 October 2019 with the merger of two large tertiary trusts partnering with wider areas of the North West of England to become one of the first 14 areas nationally to be confirmed as an Integrated Care System. The trust services to a half a million people. We’re responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ over 6500 members of staff.
What is the department like?
The department consists of 5 consultants along with 3 full time nurse specialists, 2 part time sleep nurse specialists, 1 registrar, 2 trainees and 4 FY doctors in the department. The ward is a 23-bedded unit typically ranging 5-8 patients per days. The hospitals is a modern 27 bedded unit for both Respiratory and general medical patients usually shared by 2-3 consultants in the department.
The service has had a significant modernisation in the last few years expanding junior doctors into subspecialties like Lung Cancer focussing more on EBUS with lymph node aspirate and biopsy, a dedicated plural procedures room, improved thoracoscopy business cases, 10 brand new non-invasive ventilation machines, Participation in the regional asthma network / MDT, Participation in the regional Interstitial Lung Disease Network.
International candidates are welcome and CESR will be supported. Direct input will be provided on a regular basis from the Clinical Director, with opportunity for shadowing, lists and portfolio building built into the job plan.
The team has recent experience of supporting IMGs with the CESR process, benefiting any newly appointed candidate.
The remainder of the appointee’s professional time will be deployed flexibly on other clinical duties, administration, teaching, research, clinical audit and continuing medical education. The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.
Career Development and Opportunties available
The posts represent a fantastic career opportunity for clinicians with drive and commitment to completing CESR and securing a permanent consultant post. The opportunity to work closely with an experienced consultant and management structure is excellent.This is an opportunity to join an organisation in which Clinicians are at the forefront of management.
The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop any particular interest she or he has and a timetable will be agreed in advance, to reflect the particular interests of the applicant, the specialist interests of the existing Consultants, and the needs of the Trust.There is considerable opportunity for an appointee to develop sub-specialist services
Life in the area
This is an opportunity to develop your career in supportive and friendly town in the North West of England, set in fantastic scenery. The local are is also surrounded by beautiful countryside, with national parks on your doorstep.
Cost of living in this area is excellent, making this a brilliant location to settle & buy property. The area provides excellent educational, cultural and sporting facilities, making this a fantastic location for families.
Am I eligible for this role?
To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following:
Overseas respiratory medicine physicians with experience in sub-specialty areas such as lung cancer, EBUS, Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology are encouraged to apply! The department will support any CESR applications to enable IMGs to apply for specialist registration in Respiratory and / or General Medicine.