An outstanding opportunity for experienced Consultants in Respiratory Medicine to join a team of forward thinking department that has supportive colleagues, working together to improve the health of their diverse local population. This is your chance to be a part of an NHS Trust that is committed to providing the best quality care to the people of in their area by attracting and recruiting passionate people who share this commitment. This Trust is one of the largest employers in the region and they are rated as "good" over all by the CQC - with some specific areas rated as "outstanding".
The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.
WHAT IS THE NHS TRUST LIKE?
The Trust is one of the largest organisations in the country and they employ over 6,000 dedicated staff with an annual turnover of £380 million who provides service to 525,000 people that live within the area. Their services are mainly provided from two district general hospitals, both have Emergency Departments and provide care 24 hours a day. They offer a comprehensive range of surgical, medical and maternity services supported by a full range of diagnostic and therapy services.
The role of the NHS Trust is to provide the best possible healthcare service to patients, who come first in everything the organisation does. Safe patient care is the Trust's highest priority. They will provide high quality clinical services that achieve and demonstrate optimum clinical outcomes and provide an excellent care experience for patients. The employees will be valued and respected. They will be involved in decisions about the services they provide and offered the training and development that they need to fulfill their roles.
They will operate efficiently and effectively, diagnosing and treating patients in timely fashion and expediting their return to health. They will use their resources efficiently and effectively for the benefit of their patients and their care to ensure our services are clinically, operationally, and financially sustainable.
WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The department is part of the four divisions the NHS Trust has organised. The respiratory department is a fully integrated department: they provide a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient specialist services from their two acute sites. They also have a multi-disciplinary integrated respiratory team (RESPS) providing services across both acute sites, in the community and in the patients homes. The inpatient respiratory care is based on their main ward, which is a 28 bedded medical ward with a high turnover of acute respiratory and medical patients.
There are two consultants covering the ward in patients and referrals at any one time. The department meets daily with their multidisciplinary team attended by doctors in training, nursing staff, social service and physiotherapy teams to ensure efficient, safe, consultant led best practice and patient centred care. They incorporate medical education, audit and quality improvement into their ward rounds with their doctors in training to inspire and encourage learning. They are looking for a colleague who shares their values in best practice to join them to develop their service and work further.
The appointee will be expected to help develop and enhance the general and respiratory medicine services for both inpatients and out-patients. The appointee is expected to be committed to the improvement of quality of clinical care in the Division and to participate in incident reporting, risk management, mortality reviews and Divisional Clinical Governance Meetings.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION?
The region has a natural beauty. The area has some fantastic natural features, and many areas of outstanding natural beauty that include the medieval heathland and forests. It also has beaches and harbours where people can go to during their dayoffs.
Besides its natural beauty, there's a rich array of accommodation options, ranging from the five star Grand Hotel on Eastbourne seafront to quaint B&Bs set amid beautiful Sussex countryside. East Sussex offers a rich array of culture, with art galleries such as the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings and the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne and an array of theatre and entertainment venues such as the De La Warr Pavillion in Bexhill, Congress and Deveonshire Park Theatres in Eastbourne and the White Rock Theatre in Hastings.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
UK based applicants