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

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Job Reference: 390-1119-MED

Employer:
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Respiratory Medicine
Location:
Southend University 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


Our Award winning Respiratory Team are recruiting three Consultant's in Respiratory Medicine. We are looking for applicants with a special interest in Pleural Disease, however applications from those with an interest in Interstitial Lung Disease and/or Sleep Medicine would be particularly welcome.

The Respiratory department were shortlisted for respiratory team of the year BMJ awards and were winners for the BTS excellence and innovation award 2014. We are committed to providing excellence in patient care and training for our junior colleagues.

A full range of respiratory services including pulmonary function, cardiorespiratory exercise tests, pleural investigation, sleep studies and flexible bronchoscopy (which are done in the endoscopy unit) are performed. The department has a special interest in the epidemiology of lung cancer and sleep disorders. Assisted ventilation for respiratory failure is provided on the ward where the specialist respiratory nurse is based. There is a prevention of admission and early discharge service for COPD and a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service.

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.

Southend University Hospital is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Duncan Powrie (Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine & Clinical Director for Medicine)

01702 435555 ext 6109




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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