The job "Fixed Term Consultant" has been saved.

I don't have a CV - Guest Apply

Ready to apply?

Please confirm your email to start the apply process.
Fixed Term Consultant

Job Description

West Suffolk Hospital is a vibrant, friendly and accessible acute general hospital, set in a 19-hectare parkland site on the edge of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. We have around 430 beds open at any time and serve a population of 275,000. The award-winning Hospital is celebrating after the most recent NHS staff survey shows it is the best hospital in East Anglia for being recommended by its staff.

The Trust also received positive feedback from staff in a range of other key areas, with West Suffolk scoring in the top 20% of trusts nationally against seven criteria:

  • recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive treatment
  • satisfaction with the quality of work and patient care they are able to deliver
  • agreeing their role makes a difference to patients
  • feeling recognised and valued by managers and the organisation
  • satisfaction with the level of responsibility and involvement they are given
  • satisfaction with resourcing and support
  • feeling the organisation takes and interest in and action on health and wellbeing

Our aim is to create a safe, supportive and honest environment by caring for each other, listening, being helpful, working together and valuing each other’s time and contribution so that we can create a working culture in which every member of staff can thrive. We encourage all of our staff to make it the norm to start every interaction with “Hello, my name is”. It is a small gesture, but one that really makes a difference in terms of building good working relationships with patients and colleagues. You can find out more by clicking on the 'Hello, my name is' link.

To help us achieve our vision and values, we have a set of Patients First Service Standards. As a member of our team, you will need to live these standards, placing them at the heart of everything you do. You can find out more by clicking on the Patients First link.





Job Ref: 179-MS40-16

West Suffolk Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a 1 year Fixed-term Consultant to join the Gastroenterology Department to provide Endoscopy and Out-patient service.

There is a possibility that this post could be extended for the advertised length of time, to three years.

This is an outstanding opportunity in an award winning Trust to build on an already high level of patient satisfaction, staff engagement and public confidence for the quarter of a million people served by West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. With over 3,000 staff and a vision to deliver the best quality and safest care for our community, the Trust offers a full range of district hospital services together with specialist cancer and surgical services in conjunction with the neighbouring teaching hospital. A key priority for the Trust is greater service integration across health and social care. As part of a joint venture, the Trust successfully bid for the provision of NHS community services for the population of Suffolk from 1st October 2015.

Our vision is to deliver the best quality and safest care for our community – which we benchmark against the best. Our values, developed with staff and patients, have been clear since 2008 - FIRST - Focused on patients; Integrated team working; Respectful and courteous; Staff focused and supportive; Two-way open communication. We live these values and it shows.

  • Staff Friends and Family Test data, Q2 of 2015/16 - 93% of staff recommended WSH for its care, and 80% as a place to work.

  • In the top 20% of all acute trusts for overall staff engagement and staff recommendation of WSH as a place to work or receive treatment in the 2014 National NHS staff survey.

  • One of only 41 acute trusts nominated for HSJ 100 best places to work this year!

  • ‘Our patients, Our hospital, Our future, together’ outlines our vision, priorities and ambitions, fully supported by staff and stakeholders. Examples of current best practice within the Trust can be found in Delivering high quality, safe care, together: How we are taking forward our ambitions

  • Awarded Top Hospital for Quality of Care 2011 and 2012, shortlisted in 2013 and 2014, within the top 10% of trusts for maternity services in 2013 and top 40 hospitals for safe high quality care – from CHKS against benchmarked set of quality metrics.

To find out more or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr. Dan Sharpstone- Clinical Lead on  ( Phone number removed )  or Gary Ingalla – Service Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) 

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.

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.

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

Job Requirements