Doctors - Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine

  • Department Respiratory
  • Salary £84,559-£114,003 Per Annum
  • Closing Date 09/02/2022
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC474
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen at our trust to recruit a full time Respiratory Consultant. This is an entirely new post looking to provide support for the existing workforce. The post holder will be based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site but be expected to work with the future plan of single site working. The post holder will be expected to cover general respiratory work. There are opportunities to take part in interventional lists like EBUS, Bronchoscopy and Pleural procedures. There is a plan to develop thoracoscopy services and domiciliary NIV service.  We have created a provision for ward based non-invasive ventilation and high flow nasal oxygen because of the COVID pandemic. We are looking for newly qualified consultants or consultants wanting a change in their career path with an interest on taking on this new and exciting post.

Main duties of the job

The post holder would be expected to

  1. Provide a high quality, safe and compassionate care, to the acutely ill medical patients admitted to our hospital and provide them the best possible experience during their admission.
  2. Actively participate in Trust Clinical Governance activities, including audit, mortality review, and appraisal process. The appointee will ensure data collection and processing undertaken is consistently accurate and timely and complies with the Trust Data Quality Policy and Information Governance procedures.
  3. Be involved in Teaching & training including supervision of junior doctors, ACPs or Physician associates.
  4. Be responsible to keep a record of Continuous professional development (CPD), including Trust Mandatory training process.
  5. To Undertake activities defined and agreed in Job plan, using the adequate leadership skills to contribute for the achievement of the Trust and Department goals.                                   

Working for our organisation

Our Hospitals are in Shrewsbury and Telford and are brimming with exemplary teams of hardworking individuals.

Shropshire is a beautiful county ideally located between the north and the south, making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery. 

Both hospitals are based in Shropshire, a short 20 minutes’ drive apart. Shrewsbury has recently been named in the ‘Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide’ as one of the top places to live in the country. It is a wonderful bustling place, with affordable housing, fantastic schools, and great out-of-work activities for everyone. 

We want you to find out more about the department and our hospitals, and we invite you to contact us with any questions you may have or even arrange a visit. Please also take the time to read any supporting documentation to really get to know us.                                                                                                                                           

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

 The successful candidate will be expected to integrate into the working of the respiratory departments at either the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford or the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury. In the future, there will be an expectation to partake in clinical work on both hospital sites. Collective job plans favor appointing colleagues with an interest in sleep medicine or pleural disease as well as supporting the department with interest or experience in EBUS, but other interests will also be considered. We are looking to attract an enthusiastic candidate with leadership qualities and a wide experience of general and respiratory medicine. We would therefore also be keen to support any specialist clinical, academic or education interests of the successful candidate.

The job plan enclosed below are recommended templates at 10PAs. The illustration shown averages 7.5 PA Direct Clinical Care (including multi-disciplinary working and clinical administration) and 2.5 PA Supporting Professional Activities (including CPD, audit, teaching, clinical supervision and research, and where undertaken a maximum of one PA from the total SPA allowance for corporate non-clinical activity). On call is a 1.2 PA commitment and the appropriate on-call enhancement (currently 3%). The Unscheduled Care group / Respiratory Department will be happy to work with the successful candidate to finalize job plans to up to 12 PAs mutually meeting the needs of the Trust and candidate. This would be achieved, for example, by taking SPA time off site and rescheduling other displaced activity.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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