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Consultant - Acute Medicine

Job Description

Surrey & Sussex NHS Trust

Our Trust

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, north-east West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill; a community of over 535,000 people.

At East Surrey Hospital in Redhill we provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. East Surrey Hospital is also the designated major trauma centre for Gatwick Airport.

We are one of the best performing Trusts in England:

  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has given us a good rating .
  • We are one of the safest hospitals in the country according to CQC’s intelligent monitoring
  • Our patients are likely to recommend us as we have the best Friends and Family score in the region
  • We achieved 100% for cleanliness in the latest PLACE scores
  • Our staff are among the most motivated in the country and are proud to recommend our Trust as a place to work and be treated, according to the latest staff survey. This has helped us become one of the top 100 NHS employers according to the HSJ.

Consultant in Acute & General Internal Medicine

  • Full time - 10PAs (two posts)

  • East Surrey Hospital

If you enjoy Medicine then our team will be the perfect place for you.

Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust are seeking to appoint full time Consultant Physicians in Acute Medicine to join an enthusiastic and established team of 8 Consultants in the Acute Medical Unit at East Surrey Hospital and to work in partnership with other Specialist Medical teams throughout the trust.

Successful applicants will form an expanded team of twelve whole time equivalent Consultants in Acute Medicine and will be based at East Surrey Hospital. The department of Acute Medicine is currently expanding to develop future hospital services in line with RCP guidance across the trust and there are opportunities for applicants with special interests. Our consultants have previously worked with specialist interests in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Stroke, Geriatric and Respiratory as well as specialist skills such as echocardiography and ultrasound.

Our trust works closely with Brighton & Sussex Medical School and our hospital is an Associate teaching hospital leading to opportunities for education and research. We pride ourselves on being innovative and focussing on quality and safety.

We are looking for applicants with a wide experience in Acute and General Internal Medicine who enjoy teamwork, innovation and teaching to join our friendly department and help us to continue to deliver great acute medical care to our patients and train the next generation of clinicians.

If you would like to know more or to discuss working in our team please do come for a visit or pick up the telephone.

Informal Enquires are welcomed by Dr Natalie King, Clinical Lead for Acute & Elderly Medicine (Bleep 543),  ( Phone number removed )  x2994 and Dr Ben Mearns (Chief of Medicine)  ( Phone number removed )  bleep 143 via air call.

Interview date: 20th December 2016, East Surrey Hospital

“Equality of opportunity is our policy, irrespective of age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation”.

“We welcome applications that reflect our diverse local population and the communities we serve, especially those from an ethnic minority background or those with disabilities. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process”.

If you are an SpR applying for a Consultant post, please ensure you provide either your Medical Director or Clinical Director as one of your referees.

Please apply online using the link below unless directed otherwise in the advert.

Benefits include on-site car parking for staff, restaurant facilities, full educational library services, on-site nursery at East Surrey Hospital and excellent rail and bus links. We also participate in a car sharing scheme and provide lockable storage for cycles.

We are unable to obtain work permits for positions within this Trust unless otherwise specified in the advert. If you require a work permit and have one currently please note these are not transferable between NHS Trusts or other organisations.

Some vacancies may expire before the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy.

Unfortunately we are unable to send out regret letters to all applicants. Therefore, if you have not received a reply within 4 weeks of the closing date you will not have been shortlisted. However, this should not deter you from applying for similar positions within the Trust in the future.

We are committed to Improving Working Lives and Equal Opportunities. This Trust is a designated No Smoking site, for further information please see our No Smoking Policy.

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 (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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.

UK Registration

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