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Consultant Respiratory Medicine

Job Reference: 432-MR1059

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Respiratory Medicine
£76,761 - £103,490

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS organisations in the region, employing over 10,000 staff and serving a population of almost 800,000 residents. By merging Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, we can provide the latest treatments locally, and be in a stronger position to save, grow and strengthen the many hospital and community services our residents rely on.

We are an ambitious trust with a simple vision, to provide the communities we serve with excellent healthcare and build a better future for the people of east Suffolk and North Essex. To help us do this, we will work closely with our local partners to deliver more of the joined-up services and care our residents need.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

For our staff and our patients we have the same philosophy: time matters. This new way of working will remove unnecessary stress and frustration caused by the systems we use and the way we work. We will concentrate on removing or improving the things we do that don't work for our patients. For our staff, this means more time to care for patients and greater opportunities to develop skills and experience.

To be the best, we need to attract and keep the best staff. Our size puts us in a strong position to grow, providing more of the latest services. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training. Support from technology and logistics will help us see patients at the right time.

So if your ambition matches ours, its time to work together.

Please note that once this advert closes, your application form will be moved to the Trusts' recruitment system, TRAC and therefore all email correspondence will be sent via the TRAC system.

Applications are welcome for enthusiastic, motivated and committed individuals to join our friendly and dynamic team within the Respiratory department at both Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals part of newly formed East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.


We’re an ambitious NHS trust committed to removing unnecessary stress and frustration for you and your patients, providing you with more time to care and make the most of your skills.


This is an exciting time to be joining us as we have just merged to create the largest NHS organisation in the region. Merging has put us in a stronger position to save, grow and strengthen the many hospital and community services our residents rely on.


Our scale will provide you with great opportunities to develop skills and experience, and our time matters philosophy will help us to see patients at the right time, attract and retain the best people and provide the latest treatments locally.


We are looking for individuals able to run subspecialty respiratory medicine for a population of over 800,000. We wish to develop existing specialist sleep and NIV services and create specialty services in lung cancer and intervention, Bronchiectasis and lung infection, asthma and Interstitial lung disease services. Individuals with an interest in any of these sub-speciality areas would be considered.


The Respiratory Consultants at Ipswich do not participate in the acute medical take rota, although any appointee may be able to join the rota if they wish. The current respiratory consultants at Colchester are on the medical on call rota but newly appointed consultants to the department would not need to join the on call rota unless they specifically want to.


The enlargement of our catchment population will allow an increase in clinical research opportunities, facilitated by our established research team. The trust will actively encourage and support appointees wishing to lead / participate in clinical research


Flexible / part time applications will be considered


If your ambition matches ours, we’d love to hear from you - come and join us.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact: Dr Jonathan Douse, clinical lead (Ipswich) 01473 703779 or Dr Rekha Badiger, clinical lead (Colchester) 01206 747576

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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