Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine

Employer Location London Salary £88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum Closing date 21 May 2023

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This is an exciting opportunity to join Barts Health NHS Trust as a Respiratory Consultant as we set up a Trust wide service for our patients with Interstitial Lung Diseases. There are two posts, one based at St Bartholomew’s and Whipps Cross Hospital, and one predominantly based at Newham Hospital, but including multi-site clinics. The applicants can specify on the application form which post(s) they are applying for.

Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine with an interest in Interstitial Lung Disease


The post holders will join the multidisciplinary ILD team which is based at St Bartholomew’s and Mile End Hospital which delivers tertiary care to patients in North East London with ILD and sarcoidosis. Duties will include out-patient clinics, MDTs, ward reviews and responsibility for supporting the ILD nurses. The new posts will be supported by the formation of a Trust wide weekly ILD MDT meeting, supporting cross-site collaboration and standardisation of management.

Main duties of the job

At Whipps Cross Hospital the postholder will join a consultant team caring for respiratory inpatient and day cases patients on a 1 week in 6 rota. They will also join the Advice and Guidance (A&G) rota, have an ILD / general respiratory clinic and take part in a 1 in 20 non-resident general medical on call rota, working towards 7 days working and a 1 in 8 respiratory weekend ward round rota.

At Newham Hospital, the postholder will join the current team of four full time Respiratory Consultants providing ward cover on the Respiratory wards, currently 20 weeks a year, two to three ward rounds per week. There is a plan to move to a Consultant of the Week model for inpatients when the number of consultants rises to six. The postholder will also have General Respiratory Clinics and contribute to a 1 in 18 acute medicine weekend on call rota.

The postholders will also be expected to take an active interest in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff and other professional groups. They will undertake research and play a full part in the clinical governance structure of the Respiratory Medicine departments and the Trust.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To contribute to the provision of a comprehensive specialist Respiratory Medicine service at Barts Health NHS Trust.

To provide evidence-based care for all inpatients and outpatients.

To have regard at all times for the clinical and quality standards.

To liaise effectively and on a timely basis with General Practitioners, community services, and all healthcare agencies and to work collaboratively across East London as required.

To maintain and promote team and multi-disciplinary work across other relevant specialties, working closely with the consultant medical staff.

To participate fully in the management of the Department and to liaise closely with the General Manager and the Clinical Director.

To take an active role in teaching and training in the department and Trust at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Person Specification

  • GMC Registration
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • CCT in Respiratory Medicine and General Medicine (or within 6 months of eligibility at the time of interview) or be on the Specialist Register
  • Desirable

  • MD or PhD
  • Relevant Experience

  • Evidence of broad respiratory and general medicine training
  • Interest in treating patients with ILD and willingness to develop clinical skills in this area
  • Desirable

  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience of treating patients with ILD
  • Skills, Audit, Teaching

  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit, quality improvement and teaching
  • Computer skills & IT literacy
  • Desirable

  • Previous experience of research and clinical trials
  • Peer reviewed publications
  • Teaching qualification
  • Personal Skills

  • Excellent communicator verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated
  • Innovative and adaptable to change
  • BMJRef: BMJ-119960/259-MED428SBH

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