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Locum Specialty Doctor in Geriatric Medicine

Specialty Doctor

Main area
Medicine for the Elderly
Specialty Doctor
Fixed Term - 1 year
Full Time 40 hours per week
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Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trsut
£37,923 to £70,718 per annum
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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.




Applicants are invited to apply for the position of Locum Specialty Doctor in the department of Medicine for the Elderly at Southend University NHS Foundation Trust. This post is a fixed term contract for a period of 1 year.

This is a highly progressive department and currently comprises 140 beds for the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of acutely ill elderly people. The department deals with approximately 4,500 inpatient admissions per annum, 5,000 outpatients and 5,000 Medical Assessment Unit attendances. The average length of stay is 16 days approximately.

A major capital scheme (£30 million) enabled all services to be centralised on the Southend site by October 1995. Four wards provide acute care and rehabilitation services; neurological rehabilitation (all ages) and a stroke unit have been combined on one ward. A further ward provides Ortho-Geriatric services. A Medical Assessment Unit provides day case medical investigation and is also used for medical procedures - transfusion, percutaneous biopsies, etc.

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.

Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Victoria Jooste
Resourcing Officer - Medicine

If you have problems applying, contact

01702 435555