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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/02/2020.

Consultant General Surgeon

Job Reference: 179-MSC03-20

Employer:
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
General Surgery
Location:
Bury St. Edmunds
Salary:
£79,860 to £107,668 pa

About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

At the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we want to tell your story. We want to help develop your career. With us, the opportunities are endless.

We strive to deliver the highest quality and safest care for more than a quarter of a million people. We aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk.

We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Join us – what will you #BeKnown for?

Key achievements

  • For the last two years the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) have rated us as the top hospital in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for meeting best practice criteria for patients treated for a hip fracture.

  • We’re among the top 10 hospitals in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.

  • Our stroke services regularly achieve high ratings in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) scores.

  • We consistently achieve high early detection of cancer, and cancer survival rates in the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group area are the best in the east of England.


Applications are invited for Two Consultant General Surgeons subspecialty in Upper Gastrointestinal surgery at West Suffolk Foundation Trust.

 

These posts are full time substantive Consultant appointments (10 PAs).

 

The new appointees will join the existing General Surgeons with a special interest in upper GI, colorectal and laparoscopic surgery as part of the GI surgical team. Appropriate sub-specialty skills that complement the existing members of the team will be beneficial and encouraged.

 

Here at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT), we’re all about quality. Our vision is simply to deliver the best quality and safest care to our community.

Serving a rural population of around 280,000, we aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk. We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

And we do everything we can to make our Trust a great place to work – we truly care about you and your wellbeing.

Key achievements

 

  • We are one of the top 10 sites in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes

 

  • Top performing trust in UK in terms of best practice in Hip Fracture as identified by NHFD.

 

  • Our Trust has scored top in the East of England for doctors’ overall training satisfaction in acute trusts in the GMC national training survey 2018 & 2019

 

  • As a global digital exemplar, we have invested in an e-Care system that will make us one of the first paperless hospitals and health systems in the NHS.

 

  • Our Trust was recently awarded a contract to develop an alliance to run local community services

 

  • We have had the best early detection of cancer in the country for three years running

 

 

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome. However, Non-EEA candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship may not be shortlisted or 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill this post. For further information please visit the UK Border should be on or eligible for inclusion onto the GMC Specialist Register for Full and specialist registration (and with a license to practice) with the General Medical Council (GMC) in General Surgery or be eligible for registration (within six months of interview).

 

In submitting an application form, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

 

For further information, please contact Consultant Surgeon, Mr Craig Vickery’s Secretary on 01284 713897

 

Closing Date: 20th February 2020

Interview Date: 26th March 2020

 

Please view the job description and apply online at NHS jobsquoting reference number 179-MSC03-20

 

 




We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.


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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