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ST7+ Post CCT NHS Consultant Medicine - Respiratory Berkshire United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 months of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification. 
*** GMC Registration Required (General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Location: Berkshire United Kingdom
***Speciality: Medicine - Respiratory
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £84,559 - £114,003 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** Exact location details provided upon receipt of application / CV


Our NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine- Fixed Term 12 months Contract

The Royal County of Berkshire, named due to the presence of Windsor Castle, is located to the west of London in the M4 corridor with none of the county further than around ten miles from the motorway.

Navigable by water as much as land, The River Thames flows through the north east of the county while the Kennet and Avon Canal runs across the south of Berkshire, through Hungerford and Newbury where it meets the Thames in Reading.

Spanning 487 square miles. The geographic county occupies the valleys of the middle Thames and its tributary, the Kennet, immediately to the west of London. It is divided into six unitary authorities: Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, and Wokingham. Much of West Berkshire sits within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which also comprises the Ridgeway National Trail.

In 2019, the total population of Berkshire county was 915k and it increased by 114k people since 2002. That's 14.2% population growth. Population average age was 38.7 and it increased by 1.8 years since 2002. The county was ageing faster than England and Wales in which the age grew by 1.6 years in the same period. The population was growing faster than population in England and Wales which grew by 13.0%.


The Unit is fully equipped for the practice of modern respiratory medicine.  It is based in the Heart and Lung Unit.  Full office facilities are available and the 7 consulting room outpatient suite is shared with cardiology.  There is a dedicated x-ray facility and a custom designed pulmonary function laboratory with fully computerised modern equipment including body plethysmography.  There are facilities for measuring respiratory muscle function, pulmonary function in infectious patients, exhaled nitric oxide, bronchial hyper-responsiveness, fitness to fly and full cardio-pulmonary exercise testing.  The Sleep service currently has over 600 patients on CPAP and the investigation and treatment of sleep apnoea is coordinated by the pulmonary function technicians. Comprehensive cardiac facilities are available on site including 2 echocardiography rooms and 2 exercise laboratories.

Bronchoscopy is performed during 1 session each week in a well-staffed purpose built Endoscopy Unit shared with Gastroenterology.  There are currently 5 available video-bronchoscopes.

The ward provides the in-patient base for respiratory medicine.  It is a 29-bedded ward consisting of four 6 bedded bays with 5 side rooms. The Ward is one of the busiest wards in the hospital with over 100 discharges each month. The current ward-based specialty system leads to admissions each day, all of whom are seen on a daily consultant-led ward round. 

The consultant will share an office and secretarial/clerical support.  The consultant will be provided with a PC with full internet access.   According to Trust policy, the post holder will share an office with other member(s) of the department by mutual agreement.  The department has an administrative coordinator role with appropriate clerical support provided flexibly across the department.

General Duties- guideline only

Patient safety, dignity and care are the highest priority and at the centre of all that the hospital do.


·       To provide high quality consultant delivered care to patients including clinical leadership and supervision of junior medical staff, ensuring the highest standards of clinical care are provided to all patients attending the hospital.

·       To be proactive in ensuring that all patients receive rapid assessment, treatment and clinical decision making, whilst ensuring our standard to deliver safe quality and performance are delivered and sustained.

·       To provide teaching and training at undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervised and train the juniors and specialty doctors.   To be proactive the in the department’s clinical governance agenda and take on leadership roles to support continuous learning and improvement, thereby abiding by the clinical and corporate governance policies of the Trust.

·       To liaise with clinicians and managers within and outside the department to address any issues arising that may affect the services.

·       To participate in relevant audit and quality assurance processes.

·       To communicate with local GPs

·       To manage a team of responsibilities


Other responsibilities include:


Junior Staff: Recruitment, appointment and educational supervision including educational contracts, regular appraisal, organisation of study leave, annual leave and rotas


Budget:  Co-operate with the Associate Medical Director and Director of Operations on budget issues.


Communication:  This will include the responsibility for and arrangement of communication and liaison with all other medical and service departments within the Trust as well as other Trusts.


Teaching:   To have an active role in the junior doctor training programme.


Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an 
illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates. Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust's requirements and the individual's particular expertise.


The current rota is 10 PAs which may change as new consultant posts are recruited to. Additional PAs may be available to reflect extended working day and weekend working.


Total Programmed Activities:   10 PAs

Direct Clinical Care (DCC):  7.5 PAs per week (average over 16 weeks)

Supporting Professional Activities (SPAs):  2.5 PAs per week

On-Call Activity:   Category B – 5%


We are very keen to recruit someone to lead on clinical research within the department and there may be flexibility within the DCC PA sessions.


Please note that the agreed level of duties in relation to SPAs, additional responsibilities and other duties will be reviewed after 12 months in post (6 months for those who have already been a Consultant previously) and there is an expectation that your SPAs will decrease to 1.5 PAs with an increased to 8.5 PAs for DCC.   Part-time Consultants need to devote proportionately more of their time to SPAs.  This should be agreed on an individual basis.


Proposed Job Plan

An illustrative 10 PA job plan is shown below, which may vary depending on the needs of the service and experience of the post-holder but we will work with you to create a job plan that suits your interest and expertise.  1:5 rota with the Consultant team to cover the inpatient ward Monday to Friday.











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This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £84,559 - £114,003 a year with eight thresholds.

The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.


The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

·       To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements

·       To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients. 

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities 


All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:


*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) - We can provide guidance if needed
Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT - Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. 

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term, permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals. We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV along with your GMC Registration to  You are able to also apply online (see below)

Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in the post, the vacancy will be expired early. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date.