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Locum Specialty Doctor in Respiratory Medicine

Specialty Doctor

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Respiratory Medicine
Specialty Doctor
Fixed Term - 12 months
Full Time - 10 Sessions per week
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Southend University Hospital
£37,923 to £70,718 pa
22/09/2017 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



Applicants are invited to apply for the position of Locum Specialty Doctor in Respiratory Medicine with the possibility of bronchoscopy sessions at Southend University NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a new post which has been created to accommodate a general increase in workload of the department and is required to commence as soon as possible for a period of 12 months.

The Respiratory department were shortlisted for respiratory team of the year, BMJ awards and were winners for the BTS excellence and innovation award in 2014.

We are committed to providing excellence in training of junior staff and caring for our patients.

A full range of respiratory services including pulmonary function, cardiorespiratory exercise tests, pleural investigation, sleep studies, flexible bronchoscopy and EBUS (which are done in the endoscopy unit) are performed. The department has a special interest in the epidemiology of lung cancer and sleep disorders. Assisted ventilation for respiratory failure is provided on the ward where the specialist respiratory nurse is based. There is a prevention of admission and early discharge service for COPD and a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service.

You could be building your future in one of the best locations in Britain. Southend is a vibrant seaside town offering a relaxed lifestyle, with a busy local airport and rapid and frequent transport links to London, the Essex countryside and beyond.

Southend University Hospital is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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

Dr Duncan Powrie (clinical lead) on 01702 435555 ext 6109