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Consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine Sleep Studies and NIV

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10 PAs per week
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£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
24/10/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine 

(Sleep and Non-Invasive Ventilation)

Applications are invited for the post of full time Consultant in Respiratory Medicine. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed colleague to join our rapidly evolving department. The successful applicant to this post will work alongside 11 existing consultant colleagues to provide core respiratory and general (internal) medicine services and to further develop our sub-specialty services.

The Respiratory Department sits within the Cardio-Thoracic Group, which includes the Departments of Cardiology, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and Infectious Diseases. The Respiratory Unit has 88 beds, including 4 negative pressure rooms and ward-based NIV. Sub-specialty out-patient clinics exist for airways disease, sleep medicine and ventilation, lung cancer, interstitial lung disease and TB, and there is a Respiratory on-call rota with ‘in-reach’ into Acute Medicine. The Pulmonary Physiology Department, headed by a Consultant Clinical Scientist, provides a comprehensive service and remains the only Respiratory Physiology Service with UKAS accreditation. The Respiratory Department encourages participation in research and there is an active research programme.

The University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire is one of England’s largest teaching hospitals and offers one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe. We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby, plus specialist services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. Our mission to ‘Care, Achieve and Innovate’ is demonstrated by our performance in high quality patient care, teaching and research.

The hospital is in an excellent location, surrounded by attractive countryside with market towns and villages within easy commuting distance, and an excellent choice of local schools. We are only 15 miles from Europe’s fastest growing international airport and there are excellent rail and road links to destinations throughout the UK.

We aim to appoint colleagues with skills from the above range who are flexible in their approach and who will enhance the already excellent team working amongst the consultants. Efforts would be made to ensure appropriate career development for successful applicants.

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.


All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time


For an informal visit, or more information, please contact Dr Asad Ali, Clinical Lead for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases on 02476 967698 or Professor David Parr, Clinical Director, Cardio Thoracic and Respiratory Services on 02476 967697 or alternatively, email asad.ali@uhcw.nhs .uk /

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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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