Specialty Doctor in T&O

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Competitive salary
08 Nov 2018
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area Trauma & OrthopeadicsGrade Specialty DoctorContract PermanentHours Full Time - 10 PA's per week, plus 2 APAsJob ref 390-R4991-MSK Site Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation TrustTown Westcliff-On-SeaSalary £39,060 - £72,840Closing 14/11/2018 23:59

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

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery. All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly. Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making. Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.

Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.


Specialty Doctor in Trauma & Orthopaedics – 10PA’s plus 2APA’s

Applicants are invited to apply for a permanent position of Specialty Doctor in Trauma & Orthopaedics at Southend University NHS Foundation Trust.

This will be an exciting time to join the department as we are planning to open our new Trauma Ambulatory Emergency Unit in January 2019

The Department provides comprehensive care for both elective and trauma surgery. There are two orthopaedic wards, one 27 bedded elective ward and one 27 bedded trauma/orthogeriatric ward. These beds are run in close liaison with the Department of Medicine for the Elderly and are invaluable in the early assessment and management of elderly trauma cases.

The Department also has access to the Day Surgery Unit and to four dedicated laminar flow Orthopaedic Theatres, fully equipped to an extremely high standard. The Theatres are fully equipped to accommodate spinal surgery including a specialist spinal table. The Department is supported by a specialist orthopaedic theatre team, and an extended Post-Operative ward and Intensive Therapy Unit adjacent to Theatres. The Department also has access to a Somatom Siemens CT Scanner and open access to two MRI Scanners (24 hour a day) on the Southend site.

The specialty also has a very close liaison with the Physiotherapy Department, and active participation in ward rounds and specialist outpatient clinics is very much supported and encouraged by the Orthopaedic Consultant staff.

The Department holds bi-monthly multidisciplinary meetings. These meetings cover both management and Clinical Governance agendas.

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a Teaching Hospital, linked to the LondonUniversity and is also the Cancer Centre for South Essex which is part of the Essex Cancer network. This busy DGH serves a population of 338,800. We currently employ 4,567 wte staff with a total complement of 190 Consultant staff. Situated in the South East of England, with excellent rail links to London.

The Trust has an excellent Postgraduate Medical Centre which carries a full programme of events and offers access to a Medical Library.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The Trust operates a no smoking policy.

Please note that we do not pay any interview expenses.

Advert may close early once sufficient applications are received, if you are interested in this post please apply promptly.

Start date January 2019

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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