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Bank Doctor

Job Reference: 390-BDR-AUG19

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Southend On Sea
Dependent on Grade

Mid and South Essex health and social care organisations serve a population of around 1.2 million people. Within the health system currently, there are three acute hospitals trusts including Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with a combined income of c£945 million. Recognising that greater collaboration across this part of Essex is required to solve long standing financial, quality and operational challenges, agreement was reached in a number of stages since 2017 to work in an increasingly collaborative way between the Trusts to undertake the reconfiguration of clinical services, supported by an "in common" governance and leadership structure. Since early 2017 we have benefitted from a single executive team across the three organisations. Since January 2019, all of our Trust Boards and our committees meet "in common" only as a matter of course.

In January 2018, the Trust Boards with support from commissioners and from our regulators including NHS Improvement, to pursue a merger of the three organisations. Subject to regulatory approval, we will merge in April 2020 to become Mid & South Essex University Hospitals – a new single organisation, having university teaching and NHS foundation trust status. The new organisation presents an ideal opportunity for you to take a leading and influential role both internally and externally within a health and social care system

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

***Overseas candidates cannot be considered for Bank/casual work***

We are looking to recruit caring, professional, suitably qualified Doctors to work across all grades and specialties on a bank basis. Here at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

We have some great opportunities for Medical Staff at all grades to join our bank. With us, you can work when it suits you! There is flexibility for you to choose your own working pattern to suit you and your life style, based on service needs and staffing requirements of the hospital.

The Trust is keen to expand our existing team of Bank Doctors across all grades on an ‘as and when’ basis across the following specialties;

• A&E
• Acute Medicine
• Anaesthetics
• Cardiology
• Diabetes
• Dermatology
• Gastroenterology
• General and Elderly Medicine
• O&G
• Trauma and Orthopaedics
• Paediatrics
• Radiology
• Respiratory
• Stroke
• General Surgery

If you are looking for your next role in a hospital that values your contribution with relevant training and support on a flexible working basis that fits around your other commitments, this could be the perfect role for you!

Being on our Bank you would get first pick of all shifts before they are offered to agencies, this will also include long term requirements as well.
In return for your hard work, reliability and loyalty Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust offers a range of staff benefits;

• Competitive pay rates
• Local staff benefits
• Assistance with clinical appraisals and revalidation support
• Access to NHS pension scheme
• Staff restaurant and coffee shop
• Well-resourced library and learning facilities

• Looking for Outstanding schools? We have 4 of the country's leading grammar schools and multiple Outstanding [Ofsted rated] primary schools in the immediate vicinity

• Want a great place to live by the sea? Leigh-on-Sea (3 miles from hospital) has been voted happiest place to live in the UK

• Want a great place to work with big potential? Southend Hospital is the leading specialist cancer hospital in the region. The planned merger of the 3 local hospitals will serve more than 1.1 million people across Essex, employing more than 14,000 staff

Important: When filling out your application form, please specify your preferred specialty.

If you would like to discuss these opportunities on offer in more detail, or if you would like to arrange an informal visit, please do not hesitate to contact Joanne Colby or Kay Ford.

Applicants must be GMC registered with a licence to practice.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Joanne Colby

Kay Ford

  • Southend University Hospital Staff benefits:
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
  • Large range of discounts which continues to grow and includes; gym memberships, large retail stores, local builders and mechanics, travel agents, phone line providers, local beauticians and much more.
  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing service
  • Competitive pension
  • Effective 01 April 2019, annual leave entitlement is guaranteed in line with NHS terms and conditions of service

On appointment: 27 days

After five years' service: 29 days

After ten years' service: 33 days

  • Part time and flexible hours may be considered

An onsite nursery with discounted prices for staff members - please see the attached information pack for further information.

We will be moving from Local Terms to AfC on 01 April 2019. Details provided on request.

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.

UK Registration

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

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