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Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Main area
Respiratory Medicine
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
430-MED50129M-B
Site
Respiratory - Med Staff (Dept)
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 ** plus generous R&R package**
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
13/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
27/07/2022

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

 

Job overview

Applications are invited to apply for a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This is a replacement post offering 10 programmed activities. Additional programmed activities may be available, subject to annual discussion and agreement and do not form part of the underlying contractual agreement. 

This role has recently been incentivised as a hard-to-recruit role and now offers additional Recruitment and Retention premiums for the successful candidate as below:

  • £10,000 Golden Hello payment paid on appointment
  • £5,000 Retention premium paid at the end of 12 months in employment
  • £5,000 Retention premium paid at the end of 24 months in employment
  • Relocation expenses up to £8,000 (subject to conditions and eligibility criteria, outlined within the Trusts relocation policy)

Applicants wishing to work flexibly will be considered.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a five Consultant Respiratory Medicine team with an interest in Acute Care, Interventional Respiratory Medicine and Medical Education. You will be responsible for inpatient and outpatient care of Respiratory and General Medical patients. You will have responsibility for a quarter of the Respiratory bed base of 57 beds across two wards with 8 non-HDU NIV beds, and will cross cover your colleagues as and when required. Non-elective activity including clinics will be shared within the five Consultant team and two Senior Specialty Doctors. You will be a part of the general Medical on call at 1 in 24 frequency.

The wider Respiratory team is supported by a team of 12 juniors, 8 ANPs, 1 Physiotherapist, and 3 Physiologists. There is a dedicated visiting Thoracic Surgeon from Harefied Hospital, Oncology and Palliative Care support based locally and excellent links for tertiary care with Oxford, Papworth and The Brompton Hospital. You will have the opportunity to develop an interest in lung cancer, thoracoscopy, endo-bronchial ultrasound, as well as introduce new interventional procedures.

You will be expected to provide specialist respiratory consults in Acute Medicine, Critical Care and in other specialties. An interest in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and delivery of undergraduate curriculum for University of Buckingham Medical School will be expected, encouraged and duly supported through SPA activity.

 

Working for our organisation

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital. This allows us to attract, train and retain the best doctors.

The hospital is the premier teaching hospital for the newly created University of Buckingham Medical School. The first students graduated in 2019 and currently all years of medical students are being taught at the hospital. There are significant opportunities in the field of medical education both in the delivery and organisation of teaching.  A teaching and research background would be highly advantageous when applying for this position.

We believe the continued growth of the hospital will allow us to expand and improve our services to offer the very best care to the people of Milton Keynes, and beyond.

Located just 50 miles north of London, Milton Keynes has excellent access to the capital whilst being centrally located for Oxford and Cambridge and having ease of access to the north. Lying in attractive countryside, Milton Keynes offers first class facilities for sport, theatre, music, shopping and dining.

Doctors considering an application are encouraged to visit the hospital and to meet with potential clinical colleagues. The Chief Executive and/or Medical Director would also be happy to meet with doctors interested in this role, commitments allowing. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be part of a five Consultant Respiratory Medicine team responsible for inpatient and outpatient care of Respiratory and General Medical patients and have necessary skills to provide Acute Care, Thoracoscopy and Endobronchial Ultrasound. You will have responsibility for a quarter of the Respiratory bed base of 58 beds, and cross cover your colleagues as and when required. You will be a part of the General Medical on call at 1 in 22 frequency. You will have the opportunity to develop an interest in lung cancer, thoracoscopy, endo-bronchial ultrasound, and other interventional procedures. You will be expected to provide specialist respiratory consults in Acute Medicine, Critical Care and in other specialties. An interest and experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and delivery of undergraduate curriculum for University of Buckingham Medical School will be expected, encouraged and duly supported. 

 

Please refer to the Job Description Person Specification  for more information 

Person specification

Qualifications/ Registration

Essential criteria
  • Medical degree MRCP(UK) diploma or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration and Specialist Registration / CCT
Desirable criteria
  • Accreditation in General (internal) Medicine and Respiratory Care

Experience/ Training

Essential criteria
  • Skilled in bronchoscopy, EBUS, pleural procedures.
Desirable criteria
  • Special interest in Medical Education
  • Research background
  • Skilled in bronchoscopy, EBUS, pleural procedures.

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge and application of up to date evidence based practice
Desirable criteria
  • IT skills
  • Breadth of experience within and outside specialty

Communication Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate with patients, colleagues and staff at all levels.

Leadership Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to motivate and develop junior medical staf
  • Demonstrate evidence of effective medical management skills.
Desirable criteria
  • Interest in medical management

Other Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the Medical Directorate.
  • Ability to balance individual requirements against those of the Directorate and the Trust as a whole
  • Ability to gain the trust & confidence of colleagues and patients.
Desirable criteria
  • Ability and desire to take part in Clinical Directorate management.
  • Ability to teach effectively.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Milan Bhattacharya
Job title
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Email address
milan.bhattacharya@mkuh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01908 996717
Additional information

Alternatively, please contact:

Dr Rabinder Randhawa (Consultant Respiratory Physician)

 rabinder.randhawa@mkuh.nhs.uk

01908 996717