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Senior Clinical Fellow in Respiratory Medicine and Thoracic Oncology

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

Main area
Lung Cancer
NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
40 hours per week
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Wythenshawe, Manchester
£31,217 to £49,086 per annum
06/01/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Please note that the interviews for this vacancy will take place on Friday 18th January 2019.

An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic Senior Clinical Fellow in Respiratory Medicine and Thoracic Oncology in Respiratory Medicine focused on the diagnosis, staging and optimal management of suspected thoracic malignancy within the Manchester Thoracic Oncology Centre.   Start date will be January 2019 onwards.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (South site – Wythenshawe Hospital) is one of three major teaching hospitals in Manchester and houses regional and supra-regional services in Lung Disease, and the North West Thoracic Surgical Unit. It has clinical and academic consultants in Respiratory Medicine, Allergy, and Infection. A major pulmonary oncology unit is on-site focused on systemic therapy, both palliative and adjuvant for NSCLC, SCLC and mesothelioma. The multi-disciplinary team has strong working relationships with The Christie Hospital and is a research partner of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre’s Lung Cancer Group. The appointee will be expected to contribute to the research portfolio, including Cancer Research UK’s Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence Early Detection work stream.

This new post will be available from December 2018. The successful applicant will join an established team of lung cancer physicians serving a population of over 3.2 million. The Thoracic Oncology Unit is responsible for the care of patients with suspected thoracic malignancy, assessing over 1000 new patients annually through the award-winning RAPID hub. It is a regional tertiary referral centre for pre-malignancy, lung cancer diagnostics and staging, airway management and mesothelioma. It currently provides autofluorescence and narrow band imaging, a comprehensive quality assured endobronchial ultrasound service, medical thoracoscopy, photodynamic therapy and intraluminal brachytherapy. A business plan is approved for navigational bronchoscopy and the postholder is expected to assist in the set-up, delivery and QA of the service. The unit is also commissioned to deliver the first NHS lung cancer screening programme in the UK. The post holder will work along-side the lead lung cancer clinician, Dr Richard Booton and Dr Jayne Holme, Lead Pleural Physician, and additional consultant colleagues, Dr Phil Crosbie, Dr Phil Barber, Dr Judith Lyons & Dr Matt Evison.

The post holder will have responsibility for co-delivering the lung cancer service alongside existing colleagues, and will involve designated lung cancer clinics and interventional bronchoscopy sessions. The post holder will have particular responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Lung Health Check service, ensuring appropriate communication with primary care, the participant and arranging the necessary referrals. The service has an innovative RAPID programme for assessing suspected malignancy run jointly with Consultant Thoracic Radiologists, led by Dr Anna Sharman. As part of this post along with other colleagues the post holder will provide support and guidance for lung cancer specialist nurses, specialist pleural nurse, research nurses and speciality trainees.

The Unit has a reputation for clinical & translational research and has close ties to the NIHR Clinical Research Facility and the MCRC, Manchester Institute and Cancer Research UK’s Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence. You are expected to develop, support and/ or contribute to the existing research themes.

Applicants must be senior speciality trainees competent in diagnostic bronchoscopy, or post-CCT. Postgraduate degree study can be considered (MD or PhD), subject to funding.

In this role, you will be required to focus on the delivery and maintenance of clinical excellence and clinical governance as well as the development of protocols for the new unit. In particular, you will be responsible for day-to-day functioning of the new regional navigational bronchoscopy service, including data collection & quality assurance. You will be required to plan, implement and evaluate evidence based care, and contribute to the audit and research agenda. You will also participate in, and may coordinate multidisciplinary MDTs for patients with thoracic malignancy. Education and training to staff, students and junior doctors will be an essential part of the role, and there will be opportunities to get involved in a more formal role in regional and National education programmes for the appropriate applicant. In-patient responsibilities will include the assessment of internal referrals, and the day-to-day care of respiratory medicine in-patients on the Pulmonary Oncology Unit.

South Manchester has an excellent location close to the Lake District, Peak District and North Wales. It is at the heart redevelopment as part of the National strategy, travel links are excellent, with the hospital within 2 miles of the international Airport and motorway network to North, South and West. A tram connection between the hospital and city centre is on the perimeter of the Hospital site. 

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of ability to communicate effectively in English.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Richard Booton – Lead Lung Cancer Clinician & Consultant Respiratory Physician on 0161 291 2116

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 4053