Consultant Respiratory Physician: Sponsorship Available

  • Full Time
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 93,666 – 126,281 £ / Year

Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Job Summary

We are looking for dynamic, visionary and hard-working candidates to join our expanding Respiratory Department. We plan to develop innovative services to meet future demand for high quality care for people with respiratory disease in Northern Lincolnshire.

We welcome candidates with sub-specialty interest and are particularly interested in those with specialist expertise in EBUS; Interstitial Lung Disease, Asthma, Sleep Disordered Breathing, NIV and Pleural Disease. Other potential areas for development include Tuberculosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Bronchiectasis. However, for a good candidate, other sub-specialty interest may be accommodated.

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to be appointed as Honorary Senior Lecturer at Hull York Medical School (HYMS). This honorary appointment is in recognition of contribution to teaching and research and holders of honorary titles may request access to HYMS and University premises and facilities, systems, and library services.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to appoint appropriately skilled and qualified Consultant Respiratory Physicians to compliment the skills of the 7.5 existing Consultants in the Trust. The posts carry a commitment to the adult general internal medicine rota (1:12) as described previously. Procedures activity will be allocated to facilitate the delivery of timely Bronchoscopies. In the Diagnostic Investigation Unit we have developed a thoracic ultrasound service. Clinic sessions with appropriate administration time also form part of the work schedule.

You will be in a team of 9 consultants (including this post) responsible for the provision of Respiratory Services across North East Lincolnshire. The Department offers a full referral service for the diagnosis and management of patients with respiratory disease, with the exception of cystic fibrosis. The department has about 100 patients Home ventilation programme; we have an Endobronchial Ultrasound System and the service has been established since January 2020. We aspire to start Medical Thoracoscopy in the near future.

The posts offer teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates. The Department is involved in teaching medical students from Hull and York Medical School (HYMS). There is an active programme for training of advanced care practitioners in association with the Sheffield University

About us

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is part of one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over £1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts – Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) – our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas – biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We place great emphasis on continuous professional development and will actively support you in the achievement of personal goals. In the future the post holder will be expected to contribute to the development and modernisation of respiratory medicine services across the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

As a senior employee of the Trust the post-holder will work in close co-operation with, and support, other clinical, medical, professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Trusts patients.

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements:-

  • To ensure the provision of a first class clinical service
  • To provide effective leadership to junior doctors and medical students
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Trusts procedures and operating policies
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trusts and Operational Divisions services plans
  • To ensure evidence based practice, keep up to date in topics and ensure continued professional development and revalidation

As a Trust we are keen to offer and encourage flexible working opportunities to address health and wellbeing and work-life balance for our employees, this will have a positive impact on the care we provide.

Flexible working is part of a wider commitment to improve the quality and experience of working life and we recognise that it is a key contributor for the recruitment and retention of our employees.

We therefore support and encourage open conversations around a specific working pattern to suit your work-life balance or a multi-role career, if it works for you and works for the role, we’ll do our best to make it happen.

Local flexible working arrangements are developed in partnership between the line manager and employee in order to ensure equality of access to flexible working, as far as practicable, regardless of role, shift pattern, team or pay, based on: patient/service user and staff experience, service delivery and work-life balance of colleagues.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Recruitment & Workforce team will use and hold your personal data for the intended purpose and in line with the Recruitment & Workforce Privacy Statement.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all newemployees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification MRCP
  • Full registration with the GMC at time of appointment.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Undertaken programme of training acceptable to the Royal College of Physicians for appointment to Consultant Status
  • Entry on the Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within six months of interview), CESR or European Community Rights
  • Evidence of specific training in Respiratory Medicine
  • Applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English OR ohave the following scores in the academic lnternational English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Overall 7.5, Speaking 7.5, Listening 7.5, Reading 7.5, Writing 7.5 OR ohave achieved at least grade B in the medicine version of the Occupational English Test, in each area, speaking, listening, reading & writing
  • Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining professional skills and knowledge relevant to the job.


  • ALS Provider certificate
  • Evidence of involvement in Clinical Research
  • Evidence of participation in Clinical Audit

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Closing Date: 28 April 2024

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