Consultant in Respiratory Medicine - Poole

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
12 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.
Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.
This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.

Consultant Respiratory Physician
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust invites applications for a Consultant Respiratory Physician.
PooleHospital has a reputation for being a centre of excellence in the South West with excellent feedback from patients and all grades of trainees. The Department of Respiratory Medicine provides a comprehensive service for COPD patients with a dynamic early supported discharge and oxygen assessment team and are part of the Dorset Adult Integrated Respiratory Service (DAIRS), incorporating pulmonary fibrosis and bronchiectasis with COPD. We provide an EBUS and medical thoracoscopy service as well as PleurX drain insertion and nurse-led clinics for asthma, TB screening, COPD and non-CF bronchiectasis.
This post provides excellent opportunities for the successful candidate to develop their own clinical interests. They will join the other 3 consultants & 2 specialist registrars as well as a growing multi-disciplinary team of nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians, physiologists and pharmacists. The post will include supervising a team of junior staff in the management of general medical in-patients
PooleHospital has 550 beds and serves a population of 272,000 living in Poole, East Dorset and Purbeck. We consistently feature within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. Poole Hospital has also been voted as one of the top 100 hospitals to work for by the Nursing Times.
Poole is renowned as being a premier resort for coastal living in the South of England. Poole boasts the world’s second largest natural harbour and is in close proximity to the World Heritage ‘Jurassic’ Coastline. Excellent local schools are located within the region and Poole is one of the top two safest places to live in the country. The combination of a first-rate hospital, an enthusiastic and dynamic respiratory team, premier location and excellent lifestyle opportunities make this a highly attractive post. Applicants must possess a recognised medical degree, MRCP or equivalent and should be on the Specialist Register for both General and Respiratory Medicine or be within 6 months of obtaining this on the day of the interview. For an informal discussion please contact Dr Simon Crowther, Consultant, or Dr Ravi Punwani, Consultant, on (01202) 442691.
Closing date for applications: 2nd March 2018

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