Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Respiratory Physician based Worthing hospital part of the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This is an exciting new post.
This is an exciting time for the Trust as we develop and implement our Patient First programme. The successful candidate will be able to help inform what the Respiratory service for the Trust should look like in the future. We have recently received agreement to develop and expand our Respiratory service by appointing additional Respiratory Physicians, increasing the number of Respiratory Physicians in the Trust to 8 within the next six months (4 at Worthing and 4 at St Richards, Chichester).
We are in the process of developing our sub-specialty services further, for example we have submitted a bid for a Home NIV service. The successful candidate would be encouraged and supported to develop sub-specialist interests to complement the existing expertise in the department; the particular sub-specialty will depend on the candidate but respiratory high care is an area for development.
The Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a new Trust, formed by the amalgamation of the highly performing Royal West Sussex and Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trusts, providing health care for nearly 500,000 people. Based in and around Chichester and Worthing on the South Coast of England, we are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex. Foundation Trust status was achieved in July 2013.
The locality is one of outstanding natural beauty with good transport links to London and Europe. The area has great sailing links and the South Downs provide excellent mountain biking and walking routes. Worthing Hospital itself is within walking distance of the town centre and the beach.
Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining Specialist Registration at the time of interview. Applications from candidates who, for personal reasons, are unable to work full time will be eligible to be considered for this post.
All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of four referees; three will be clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working) and the final referee will be your current Responsible Officer for revalidation.
Please note shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an up to date CV for their interview.
Applications from Agencies will NOT be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR
Interview Date: 24 November 2016
For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information please contact:
Dr Kate Steele, Site lead for Respiratory ( Email address removed )
Dr N Adams ( Email address removed )
Dr N Numbere ( Email address removed )
Dr Harpreet Ranu, Chichester site representative ( Email address removed )
Dr Amanda Wellesley, Chief of Medicine ( Email address removed )
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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 Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. Further information can be obtained from the UK Border Agency Website.
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.
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.
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