Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. We are a large Foundation Trust with an excellent reputation for delivery of clinical services, education and research. We have a clear mission to deliver safe health care of the highest quality at all times for all our patients. We are looking for two outstanding, highly motivated individuals to join our dynamic team of eight consultants and specialist respiratory nurses in providing and facilitating a comprehensive high quality respiratory service for our patients across both sites.

The successful applicant will work 10 PA’s with the opportunity to work part time/flexible working/additional PAs and across both sites. These are replacement posts due to the re-location of previous Consultants.

The Respiratory Department sits within the Directorate of Cardiothoracic Medicine across two sites. The team generally oversee their inpatients in two dedicated respiratory wards (one on each site) which have facilities for non-invasive ventilation.

A full range of outpatient and day-case services are provided including general respiratory, specialist asthma and COPD clinics, sleep medicine including CPAP provision and review, lung cancer, ILD, Tuberculosis, Bronchiectasis, respiratory nurse led initiatives and a further clinic for pleural diagnostic evaluation. There is a weekly lung cancer multi-disciplinary team meeting in accordance with national guidelines held jointly covering both sites. This is attended by the respiratory physicians, dedicated thoracic radiologists, a thoracic surgeon, oncologists, a pathologist and specialist lung cancer nurses. Across both sites there are procedural lists including fibre optic bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound and medical thoracoscopy is done at South Tyneside District Hospital. The department is well supported by comprehensive cardio-pulmonary diagnostic services and an excellent team of junior doctors, nursing staff and secretarial support.

South Tyneside and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trusts have worked closely together for several years and created a formal strategic alliance in April 2016.

The Trust provides acute hospital and community based healthcare services to a population of around 430,000 people on South Tyneside and Sunderland. We have a dedicated team of around 8,100 staff who deliver outstanding care and work together to achieve the following:

  • More integrated services which allow us to deliver more specialist care closer to home.
  • A wider range of services and better standards of care.
  • A more sustainable and secure future for healthcare services across South Tyneside and Sunderland.
  • Rapid digital transformation, which put us at the forefront of NHS Trusts.
  • The capability to expand the work we do around research and innovation, finding new and exciting ways to improve how we care for patients.
  • More opportunities for our staff – we are one of the region’s largest employers and want to be the employer of choice for those looking to develop their career in the NHS.

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top performing acute and community integrated Trust’s in the country, is fully registered (with no conditions) with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is a new Trust as result of the merger between City Hospitals Sunderland NHSFT and South Tyneside NHSFT on 1st April 2019.

With an operating income of around £563 million and non-current assets of £241m, the Trust employs around 8,100 people, with a total consultant establishment of 400, excluding visiting consultants.

The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

The Trust has been awarded the status of University Hospital by Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School and is a designated 'base unit' for the clinical curriculum as part of the University's Regional Medical School concept. The Trust also has strong links with Sunderland University and the newly established Medical School there. The Trust will be one of 5 providers of clinical studies for Sunderland Medical School.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital, South Tyneside District Hospital, St Benedict’s Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary, giving a total number of beds of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art ICCU at SRH with individual rooms for patients.The Trust is continuing to invest in its infrastructure with: a new Emergency Department and Integrated Assessment Unit opened June 2017 at SRH; a state of the art Integrated Emergency Care Centre at STDH opened in 2012; in 2016 the Trust opened its new Endoscopy Unit at SRH which has been built to cope with future capacity demands; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Surgical Centre at STDH in 2017; in 2017 the Trust opened its new state of the art MRI at STDH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Durham Treatment Centre providing satellite dialysis, out-patient clinics, imaging and day case procedures across a range of specialties for our Durham patients.

The Trust also provides an outreach service to our Durham patients for nephrology, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology. There is an onsite at SRH Fitness Centre and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

Further Information: Informal enquiries are welcome; please contact Dr Kishore Sridharan, Lead Consultant, tel 0191 5656256 ext 47339

Interviews will take place on 5 November.

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