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Consultant Acute Physician


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Acute Medicine
Full time 40 hrs per week
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Southend Hospital
Westcliff on Sea
£77,913 to £105,042 pa
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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.




Do you desire quick patient turnover with a variety of acute medical problems to care for? Are you passionate about delivering a service dedicated to good quality patient care? Then this is the post for you.

We are looking for Consultant Acute Physicians to join our Medicine Directorate to deliver ways of working that ensure increased consultant input and continuity in the acute medical pathway. Our post includes working in our newly developed Short Stay Unit and within our ambulatory care services to deliver a service dedicated to good quality patient care.

As the successful candidate you will join our Acute Physician team with the opportunity to be involved in further developing our new Short Stay Unit which consists of 30 beds. Our short stay unit offers high end acute medical care to patients promptly with discharge back to the community quickly. 

Our other Acute Medical Services consists of a 25 bedded Assessment Ward and a 7 day Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit (AECU). In addition we offer you the opportunity to pursue a special interest within other medical specialities as well the opportunity to be involved in our transformation programme across Southend, Mid Essex, Basildon and Thurrock.

The Medicine Directorate are proud to be able to offer a personalised supportive induction programme for all newly appointed Consultants which is tailored to candidate’s needs. This includes a welcome tour, time to complete statutory/mandatory training, time to integrate into the team at a pace to suit the candidate and a tailored programme in line with any additional requests from the candidate. We include regular reviews and opportunities to flex the induction programme as required. 

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. We are 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 Jawahar Lal of Dr Alfred Fawole, joint Clinical Leads for Acute Medicine on (01702) 435555.

If you have problems applying, contact

01702 435555