Applications are invited for the post of a full-time Consultant to join the Department of Respiratory Medicine at out Trust. This is a new post which has arisen as a result of service development. You would be joining an enthusiastic and experienced Respiratory multidisciplinary team.
The Respiratory Department at Sherwood Forest Hospitals currently has three base wards for in-patients at King’s Mill Hospital with an eight-bedded respiratory support unit to allow acute and chronic non-invasive ventilation. Respiratory outpatient clinics are held at King’s Mill and Newark Hospitals as well as in the Ashfield and Mansfield Community Hospitals. As well as general Respiratory out-patient clinics, we have also sub-specialist clinics for Lung Cancer, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sleep/Ventilators, COPD, TB and Bronchiectasis. The Respiratory Department sees approximately 2600 new outpatients per year and over 6400 follow up patients. There are bronchoscopy sessions at both King’s Mill and Newark Hospitals. We also perform Endobronchial ultrasound, Thoracoscopy and indwelling pleural catheters at King’s Mill. We support pulmonary rehabilitation and oxygen services at three sites across mid-Nottinghamshire.
The Respiratory department has excellent clinical support from 10 respiratory physiologists with access to full pulmonary function tests, exhaled nitric oxide, exercise tests and muscle strength tests. There are also facilities for in-patient and out-patient sleep studies, with 4000 patients under follow-up for sleep disorders. The Respiratory department also organises the community oxygen assessment programme. We are well served by the Radiology department with 2 consultants who specialise in Chest Radiology. We have weekly support from the tertiary oncology centre in Nottingham with 2 oncologists and a thoracic surgeon attending our local MDT. We have 2 lung cancer specialist nurses and 3 respiratory specialist nurses.
We have an established research portfolio including recruitment into lung cancer & COPD and ILD & COPD studies with support from a responsive Research and Innovation department.
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