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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/12/2019.

Consultant Physician

Job Reference: 432-MR1335

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Geriatric Medicine
Colchester & Ipswich
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum

We are the largest organisation in the Eastern region. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training.

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

Applications are invited for the posts of Consultant in Older Peoples Services at Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals. The appointee will join a team of consultants in elderly medicine who provide a comprehensive service for residents of Northeast Essex and East Suffolk as part of ESNEFT (East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust). Two posts are being sought; a Geriatrician with an interest in Ortho-Geriatrics in Colchester and a Geriatrician with an interest in Movement Disorder in Ipswich.

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

This is an exciting time to be joining us. ESNEFT was formed on 1 July 2018 from a merger of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust and The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.

Our larger scale will provide you with 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 also developing close links with the academic institutions within our region which would enable us to offer research opportunities in the future if this is something the successful applicants would be interested in developing.

Colchester: Applications are invited for enthusiastic, motivated and committed individuals to join our friendly and dynamic team within Older People’s Services at Colchester Hospital. It is expected that the new appointee will participate in further development of an established Ortho-Geriatrics service for elderly patients in Northeast Essex. Other subspecialty interests are also be considered. The key elements of the role include inpatient care, Ortho-Geriatrics as well as teaching and training junior medical staff.

Ipswich: Applications are invited for enthusiastic, motivated and committed individuals to join our friendly and dynamic team within Older People’s Services at Ipswich Hospital and community services. This is a replacement post following the retirement of one of our colleagues and the opportunity to join an energetic team of professionals providing general geriatric and specialist Movement Disorder services for patients in East Suffolk.

Our vision for the future is simple: to provide the communities we serve with excellent healthcare and build a better future for east Suffolk and North Essex. We look forward to you joining us and being part of this vision.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Ipswich Hospital:

Dr Julie Brache - Clinical lead



Direct line (Kim Reid) 01473 704137


Colchester Hospital:

Dr Nadeem Aftab - Clinical lead



Direct line (Kate Newland) 01206 742533


This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex and Suffolk 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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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