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Respiratory Medicine
Full time: 10 sessions per week (40)
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George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Employer type
Respiratory Medicine
£79,860 to £107,668 pa
31/01/2021 23:59

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Respiratory Consultant


George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust opened in 1948 and provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women’s, children’s, diagnostic and therapeutic services to a population of more than 350,000 people.

The hub of the Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton and its services cover a large footprint, including north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire, and north Coventry. We also provide primary and community services across Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

Our vision is "to EXCEL at patient care". If you think you've got what it takes, help us realise this and join #TeamEliot.


Job overview


Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Full Time 10 PA plus on calls

£77,913 - £105,042 pa

Closing date: 31 January 2021

Interview Date: TBC 

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

Main duties of the job

The Respiratory Team at the George Eliot Hospital is delighted to present an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to contribute to the development of the Respiratory service delivery. This is a new post resulting from the expansion of the Respiratory Service. The post holder will contribute to the continued development of our Ambulatory Pleural Services within the Respiratory department and Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) and partake in leading and developing pathways such as pleural effusions, suspected pulmonary embolism and the National Optimal Lung Cancer Pathway.





Working for our organisation

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust provides a range of hospital and community based services to more than 300,000 people across Nuneaton & Bedworth, North Warwickshire, South West Leicestershire and North Coventry. The Trust has a reputation for providing high quality well-structured care in a friendly and supportive environment. We are committed to achieving Equal Opportunities and operate a No Smoking Policy.

There is excellent accommodation nearby with ample leisure facilities and outstanding schools within the area. Birmingham International airport is close by as are the Birmingham and Coventry cities with their excellent shopping and cultural facilities.

This is a unique opportunity, and the post holder would have the opportunity to work with an innovative, dedicated and dynamic team.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As a result of some of the funding for the post being provided from Acute Medicine, the successful candidate will work one session a week as an Acute Medicine Physician. The candidate would be involved in providing an in-reach service for the 42 bedded Acute Medicine Unit to ensure an early review of patients with respiratory failure, respiratory tract infections and pleural effusions. The department is keen to recruit staff who have skills in bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound service (EBUS) and thoracoscopy.

The consultant team works closely with specialty trainees and a variety of specialist nurses. There are currently two lung cancer nurses, two COPD nurses who run an Early Discharge Service and two asthma nurses (One WTE). In addition to this, there is also a physiotherapist who supports the bronchiectasis clinics.

The post holder will join a substantive multi-disciplinary team and the successful candidate will be well supported working in a friendly, modern and well equipped unit and will be joining a trust with excellent professional and academic facilities. George Eliot Hospital is affiliated with the University of Warwick Medical School. In addition on the main hospital site there is also a first class modern education and conference facility in the George Eliot Training and Education Centre (GETEC), housing an excellent library and state of the art learning support facilities. Please see our job description for further details.

Person specification

Educational & Qualification

Essential criteria
  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) – CESR or European Community Rights.
  • MRCP Intercollegiate or equivalent

Experience & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Thorough & broad training in Adult Respiratory Medicine
  • Teaching and commitment to education post- and under-graduate levels

Academic Achievements

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of completed and published research
  • Instigated, designed and completed audit projects and protocols


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of having organised events and led professional groups
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to use tact, diplomacy, negotiation and persuasion as well as authority
  • Interested in developing innovative ways of delivering patient care
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Winston Crasto
Job title
Clinical Director
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Additional information

We would welcome informal enquiries or visits to our department, which can be made by contacting:

Dr Christine O’Brien, Lead Respiratory Physician, via secretary on02476865562

Apply online now