Locum Consultant in Integrated Respiratory and General Medicine


Main area
Respiratory Medicine
Fixed Term
9 PAs
Job ref
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Chest Medicine Level 5
£76,761 to £103,490 pa pro rata
26/02/2018 23:59

Whittington  Health NHS Trust received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

62 per cent of staff say they are proud to be working for the organisation in our Staff Survey with 55 per cent saying they would recommend us as a great place to work and 53 per cent say they have a strong sense of belonging.

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Locum Consultant in Integrated Respiratory and General Medicine

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed respiratory physician to join the Whittington Health multi-disciplinary, award-winning and nationally recognised integrated respiratory team. The respiratory team has an excellent reputation for high value, multi-disciplinary, holistic care of acutely sick respiratory patients and patients with long-term respiratory conditions and is a consultant- led team. We are recruiting to a 9-12 month Locum Consultant post in Respiratory and General Medicine whilst one of our colleagues is on maternity leave.

This post involves the care of in-patients, out-patients, and patients in the community with a wide-range of respiratory conditions using a value and population-based approach. The role includes sharing consultant responsibility of our specialist respiratory 21-bedded ward  (four high dependency beds), run by an excellent, experienced ward manager. The appointee will contribute to the pleural ultrasound service and bronchoscopy cover, and will share in training and supporting the respiratory registrars, other trainees and other members of the respiratory team across settings and teaching medical undergraduates.

The hospital-based respiratory team includes SpRs and junior trainees, respiratory specialist nurses, physiotherapists, who deliver our 24/7 ward-based Non-Invasive Ventilation service (with consultant support), an occupational therapist, respiratory pharmacist, lung cancer clinical nurse specialist and MDT co-ordinator and clinical psychologists. You will also work closely with respiratory nurse specialists and physiotherapists in our community respiratory team (CORE) and in the Home Oxygen Review team, with smoking cessation specialists and with General Practice and other community based colleagues.

All consultants are expected to lead in an area of quality improvement relevant to the needs of our local population and to contribute to patient safety and mortality meetings and reviews. The Whittington has an excellent reputation for Foundation and Core Medical training and our trainees are of high calibre. The appointee will also be expected to participate in the emergency out of hours GIM Rota (1 in 16) including 8am-8pm at weekends with time off in lieu.   

Whittington Health is an Integrated Care Organisation, which enables the hospital to work seamlessly with Community Services in Islington and Haringey. The Hospital is a University Hospital, part of the UCL/Royal Free School of Medicine. We are located at Archway, North London, close to both Highgate Village and Islington. The hospital serves a socio-economically and culturally diverse population of some 250,000.

Full registration with the GMC and acceptance on the GMC Specialist Register are required and you should hold a CCST, or be within six months of obtaining it by the time of interview in respiratory and general medicine.

Please note that the vacancies advertised may be subject to change prior to interview.

Interview date  01/03/2018





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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 Sara Lock, Clinical Lead for respiratory medicine, sara.lock@nhs.net

or Dr Louise Restrick, integrated consultant respiratory physician l.restrick@nhs.net or 07960 751482

If you have problems applying, contact

020 7288 3254