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Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Respiratory Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 PA's)
Job ref
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
£88,364 - £119,133 Per annum
Salary period
17/04/2023 23:59

Job overview

Consultant - Respiratory Medicine

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Respiratory department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with a new substantive consultant post available.  This position will complement the existing team of nine full time NHS consultants, three part time NHS consultants and one nurse consultant. 

We welcome all suitable qualified applicants.  Our department provides expertise in sleep medicine, ventilation, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer/pleural medicine, tuberculosis, emphysema, interstitial lung disease (ILD) and difficult asthma. There are weekly multi-disciplinary meetings in lung cancer and ILD. There is a monthly ILD meeting including histopathology and monthly emphysema MDT.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Part time or job share applications will also be considered.

Main duties of the job

All consultants, including the new appointees, will be expected to be involved in implementing the Trust’s Clinical Governance programme.  This includes active participation in clinical audit, quality, clinical guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal and risk management. This will be included in the candidate’s job plan.

The appointee will be a member of the Consultant Staff Committee and be expected to serve on this committee.

The appointees will share office space, band 3 and band 4 admin staff with other consultant colleagues in the Department of Respiratory Medicine and will be mentored by one of the existing Respiratory consultants.

The appointees will share with the other respiratory consultants:

  • On call duties
  • In-patient duties
  • Attendance at appropriate MDT meetings
  • Undergraduate and post-graduate medical teaching
  • Clinical and educational supervision of junior doctors
  • Departmental management duties
  • Support of clinical research

All consultants, including the appointee, will be expected to be involved in implementing the Trust’s Clinical Governance programme.  This includes active participation in clinical audit, quality, clinical guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal and risk management.

Working for our organisation

We treat more than one million patients; people from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield. Our patients are referred to us by around 100 local GP practices but we are also a tertiary referral centre from other acute hospitals and primary care trusts around the country. Norwich is a beautiful and historic city set within the picturesque Norfolk countryside. It has good links to London and is located close to the stunning North Norfolk coast.  Norwich also hosts a year-round calendar of events and festivals.   

As a University teaching hospital we have established our research and development strategy in partnership with the University of East Anglia. Currently we are conducting three multi-centred NIHR funded studies, in Interstitial Lung Disease, asthma and bronchiectasis. We also work closely with our partners in the Norwich Research Park and Norwich Radiology Academy to take forward our ambitious targets for research and development. The UEA School of Medicine was founded in 2002 and is now consistently ranked in the top 20 medical schools in the UK. Applicants would have the opportunity to contribute to medical student teaching.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For a detailed job description and main responsibilities of this post please read the attached job description and for informal enquiries please contact Dr Sundari Ampikaipakan, Service Director on 01603 289803 or 01603 289807. To learn more about the Trust, please visit our website

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC
  • Accreditation in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine
  • On the specialist register at or within 6 months of the AAC
Desirable criteria
  • MD
  • PhD


Essential criteria
  • Training and experience CCT in respiratory and general internal medicine
  • Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Bronchoscopy experience
  • Experience equivalent to the 5 years training period in NHS
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest


Essential criteria
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Enthusiasm for teach, research and service development
Desirable criteria
  • Management skills

Communication skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience


Essential criteria
  • Commitment to develop an appropriate special interest


Essential criteria
  • Must live within 15 mile radius of the base Trust or 30 minutes travelling time
  • Full driving license

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sundari Ampikaipakan
Job title
Service Director, Respiratory
Email address
Telephone number
01603 289803