Looking to join a friendly collegiate team at the forefront of delivering innovative respiratory care in Devon? Opportunities to take part in research and innovation, service development, or teaching within a large Trust that prides itself on patient care are balanced with family values and a flexible and fair approach to job planning in this unique role.
About the Role
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More detail about the role
The Royal Devon is seeking to appoint a consultant to our department of Respiratory Medicine based at the North Devon District Hospital site in Barnstaple, or with cross site working at the Barnstaple and Exeter sites if preferred.
Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust to provide core services to a population of 615,000 and specialist services to a wider population across the South West Peninsula. It is a unique organisation with integrated acute and community services across North and mid Devon that shares one advanced electronic notes system (EPIC) with an integrated patient portal. The departments of respiratory medicine are fully integrated and so work closely together as one team. Consultants deliver face-to-face, and remote care from both the Barnstaple and Exeter sites. The department will support newly appointed consultants to develop sub-specialty interests and to pursue research and teaching interests.
The Royal Devon is committed to developing services in North Devon and wants to bring the very best clinicians to this beautiful part of the country. Our department is friendly, successful and highly innovative, as an early adopter of PIFU, we set the standard across the South West and our dedicated pleural procedures room and staffing are the envy of many of our colleagues from other Trusts. We run an innovative respiratory outreach service, a dedicated MND service and are always searching for new ways of working such as acute clinics with cardiologists and maximising the potential of EPIC, our new electronic patient record.
Specialty work is supported by an excellent team of advanced clinical practitioners and specialist nurses. The Trust has a multi-million-pound clinical research facility, is a NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, has a significant development budget, and big plans for the future.
Teamwork and family are very much at the core of our values and we take a flexible and fair approach to job planning including the opportunity for annualised job plans that provide greater freedom over the school holidays or planned sabbaticals.
We are based in Devon in the South West of England; a county renowned for its natural beauty including pristine beaches and beautiful moorland, excellent schools, good transport links and a great quality of life. If you are interested in finding out more about the positions available, we would love to hear from you. A generous relocation package is on offer to help get you settled, should you choose to join us.
Please contact Emily Simpson on 07958 931414 for an informal chat about this fantastic opportunity or visit www.royaldevon.nhs.uk/careers to find out more about why we are consistently voted as one of the best NHS Trusts in the country to work for.
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Preference will be given to staff with 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.
The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.
The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.
Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).
Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.
Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more
It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.
Looking after you is important to us.
We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.
If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 34 days plus bank holidays depending on grade and years of service.
You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.
We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.
This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.
Salary is not the only financial benefit
You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:
- National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
- Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
- Car lease schemes.
- The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
- Cycle to work scheme
These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.