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Consultant in Respiratory Medicine - Supporting CESR

£82,000 - £110,000

Job Description

An exciting opportunity for experienced pulmonologists, including candidates interested in completing CESR, to join a friendly and dynamic team within the Respiratory department at a large district general hospital in the South East of England. This well funded, and high performing trust will appoint as either consultant, associate specialist or speciality doctor - with each post supporting CESR applications for international candidates. 
Applications are welcome from UK and international respiratory medicine specialists. 

They are an ambitious NHS trust committed to removing unnecessary stress and frustration for doctors and their patients, providing you with more time to care and make the most of your skills. If you are ambitious to complete CESR, or grow your consultant career, then you will be very well matched to this trust.
You can find the CQC report here

The service are looking for individuals able to run subspecialty respiratory medicine for a population of over 800,000. They wish to develop existing specialist sleep and NIV services and create specialty services in lung cancer and intervention, Bronchiectasis, lung infection, and asthma. Individuals with an interest in any of these sub-speciality areas would be considered. 

Both of the NHS trust Hospitals have well established and progressive units providing a wide range of respiratory services to the local population. They pride themselves on their reputation for being a cohesive, supportive and friendly departments. The trust is developing a model of partnership bringing exciting new service development opportunities. To complement the established services they are looking to develop specialist respiratory services to serve the combined catchment areas of both trusts of over 800,000. Growing the department, the service are appointing x2 Consultants, one as a replacement post and one new post to expand our compliment to 6 full time Consultants. They aim to make further appointments in due course with the aim of working towards a 7 day service.

They have recently expanded their provision of undergraduate medical education on both sites and there are opportunities for appointees to be formally involved in their education programme. We would welcome applications from those with an interest in medical education. The Respiratory Consultants do not participate in the acute medical take rota, although any appointee may be able to join the rota if they wish.

You will have regular outpatient responsibilities (2 per week), a specialist service session or teaching, share of the 2 bronchoscopy/EBUS lists each week, partake in the department internal rotation covering respiratory inpatients and providing specialist ward referrals. Along with departmental colleagues, you will provide a specialist on call phone advice service for our ward based NIV unit. The trust has invested in a brand new high dependency respiratory unit with 8 negative pressure rooms. There is capacity to provide CPAP or NIV via 8 new V60 Philips ventilators. They have access to 4 Optiflow devices for high flow nasal oxygen. Each side room is equipment with a Fukuda DS monitor to ICU standard. A procedure room is being created on the new high dependency ward. The trust is currently building a new ambulatory care unit which our department will have access to. The trust is planning to increase ambulatory and interventional services, and would support service development in these areas. They currently have access at Ipswich to Bronchoscopy, Linear EBUS and a full pleural service. They are looking to develop physician led cancer diagnostics with ultrasound guided biopsy and radial EBUS. 


The hospital is based in a historic county town in South East England, located in East Anglia north-east of London. The town is split into various quarters with the waterfront being a popular area of the town which is home to many restaurants, pubs and hotels. 
Cost of living is generally very good in the area, with rental and house property just above or at the UK average. 

The department will be supportive of CESR applications.
Sub-specialist interest is encouraged, as mentioned above, and specialist clinics can be developed as part of your role.


UK based applicants: 
  • Respiratory experience is essential
  • Within 6 months of completing CESR
EEA applicants: 
  • Respiratory experience is essential
Non-EEA applicants: 
  • Respiratory experience is essential
  • MRCP

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