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Consultant Stroke Physician

Job Reference: 390-1118-MED

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Stroke Medicine
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Westcliff-on-Sea
£79,860 to £107,668 per a

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

Our multi-award winning stroke unit is looking to appoint a Consultant Stroke Physician with an option to pursue a special interest in another medical field.

Combining cutting edge technology with the best quality care, our stroke unit is a fantastic place to develop your career. Our clinicians are encouraged to develop their special interests, striving for high quality care and innovative development of services, in line with local and national agendas and targets. We have won 5 national awards in 5 years. This is an excellent opportunity for a new CCT-holder to experience consultant practice in a supportive environment, and to develop or bring experience to cutting edge medicine for the future.

This post is permanent and required to commence as soon as possible with a job plan consisting of 10 PAs plus 1 additional programmed activity. However there is scope for altering the job plan to suit the right applicant while meeting service needs. Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss this with the Clinical Lead: we expect consultants to work with each other, the stroke service lead and the Clinical Director to adjust their job plan in line with the needs of the service and their own areas of particular expertise.

Some of the Stroke department’s recent awards include ‘Centre of excellence healthcare analysis awards 2013: ‘Best use of Business Intelligence for improved patient outcomes’, Health Service Journal Awards (2013) ‘Secondary Care Service Redesign’ and the Winner Thames Stroke Research Network 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 award for highest recruitment into randomised controlled trials.

You could be building your future in one of the best locations in Britain. Southend is a vibrant seaside town offering a relaxed lifestyle, with a busy local airport and rapid and frequent transport links to London, the Essex countryside and beyond.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Paul Guyler on (01702 433555) Ext: 6012

The three NHS trusts within the Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group (“the Group”) are planning to formally merge on 1st April 2020.

Whilst your application may be for a position at one of the three Trusts within the Group, in the event that the merger takes place and you are employed on or after 1st April 2020, your employment will transfer into the Group under the protection of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations also known as TUPE.

Your contractual employment rights will be unaffected by this transfer.

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.

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

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