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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/03/2020.

Consultant Acute Physician

Job Reference: 390-1122-MED

Employer:
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Acute Medicine
Location:
Southend Hospital, Westcliff on Sea
Salary:
£79,860 to £107, 668 pa

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


Do you desire quick patient turnover with a variety of acute medical problems to care for? Are you passionate about delivering a service dedicated to good quality patient care? Then this is the post for you.

We are looking for a Consultant Acute Physician to join our Medicine Directorate to deliver ways of working that ensure increased consultant input and continuity in the acute medical pathway. Our post includes working in our newly developed Short Stay Unit and SDEC Unit to deliver a service dedicated to good quality patient care.

As the successful candidate you will join our Acute Physician team with the opportunity to be involved in further developing our Acute Medical Units consisting of:-

  • Our new Short Stay Unit which consists of 30 beds and offers high end acute medical care to patients promptly with discharge back to the community quickly.
  • An Assessment Ward with 25 beds
  • And a 7 day Same Day Emergency Care Unit (SDEC).

In addition we offer you the opportunity to pursue a special interest within other medical specialities as well the opportunity to be involved in our transformation programme across Southend, Mid Essex, Basildon and Thurrock.

The Medicine Directorate are proud to be able to offer a personalised supportive induction programme for all newly appointed Consultants which is tailored to candidate’s needs. This includes a welcome tour, time to complete statutory/mandatory training, time to integrate into the team at a pace to suit the candidate and a tailored programme in line with any additional requests from the candidate. We include regular reviews and opportunities to flex the induction programme as required.

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. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Alfred Fawole, Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine on (01702) 435555.




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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