Locum Consultant - Respiratory Medicine | West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Job details
Posting date: 14 April 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £82,096 - £110,683 London Fringe £149 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 14 May 2021
Location: Watford, WD18 0HB
Company: West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 3040941/360-A-9699RA

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Full or part time applicants are invited to apply for Consultant posts in Respiratory Medicine based at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

The appointee will join the team delivering in-patient, out-patient and bronchoscopy services which include sub-specialty clinics (Interstitial lung disease, sleep, domiciliary ventilation, COPD, asthma and bronchiectasis; all in collaboration with our community partner, Central London Community Healthcare Trust), together with pure WHHT services which include TB, lung cancer and the new dedicated pleural program with medical thoracoscopy.

In addition the department is actively involved in the acute sector of the hospital with an increasing emphasis on level 2 medical HDU support. Integral to the department’s strategy is the expansion of our physiology services which include cardio-pulmonary exercise testing.

Applicants with existing skills in medical HDU and/or lung cancer and subspecialist interest are particularly encouraged to apply.

Locum Consultant Respiratory Medicine

There are 9 established respiratory consultants, two associate specialists and 4 Lung CNS supported by a team of community-based respiratory specialist nurses and physiotherapists providing nurse led clinical care, ‘hospital at home’, oxygen and pulmonary rehabilitation.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the weekday SMART (specialist respiratory take) on call rota, which will replace the GIM rota. By substitution the chest physicians have dropped G(I)M on call commitments at weekends for a specialist respiratory rota (Saturday/Sunday mornings/ 1in 10).

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust wishes to appoint a Substantive Consultant Posts in Respiratory Medicine.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is situated in a pleasant part of Hertfordshire and affords easy access to London (1/2 an hour by train) and to other parts of England via the M1 and M25 Motorways.

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals

This advert closes on Wednesday 28 Apr 2021

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