About West Suffolk Hospital & Community Services
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) provides hospital and community health care services to the population of west Suffolk and is an associate teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge. We serve a predominantly rural geographical area of roughly 600 square miles with a population of around 280,000.
In addition to the main hospital, we employ staff in a number of community-based locations across Suffolk. Working collaboratively with community services enables us to assist with reducing pressure across the NHS system and provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
We work hard to make West Suffolk Hospital and our community services a great place to work. A high performing Trust, our most recent CQC results gave us an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ – the highest possible rating. We are very proud to be one of a very few acute trusts in the country, and currently the only one in the east of England, to hold this accolade
We regularly receive positive feedback in NHS staff surveys in a range of key areas, consistently 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 well being.
When applying for jobs, please ensure you read the advert carefully to identify whether the job you wish to apply for is based at the main hospital or at one of our community locations.
Come and join us and be part of, what we think, is the best hospital in the east of England.
An opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Urologist. The West Suffolk Hospital hosts a popular, busy Urology Department undertaking a wide range of operative work. The appointee will be expected to actively participate in the development and all other activities of the department.
Candidates should be on or eligible for inclusion onto the GMC Specialist Register for Urology or be within 6 months of their expected date of obtaining a CCT (or equivalent) at the time of the interview.
West Suffolk Hospital is a University of Cambridge Teaching Hospital foundation Trust and is a busy and popular hospital; recently awarded a score of ‘Outstanding’ by the Healthcare Commission for the quality of its services. It is run by a forward-thinking Trust, which has achieved foundation status.
The Trust has close links with AddenbrookesHospital, Cambridge and CambridgeUniversityMedicalSchool. Situated in the heart of East Anglia, the Cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds provides sophisticated facilities in a traditional and unspoilt rural town setting. There is also easy access to the Midlands, London and the East Coast.
We would welcome any applicants wishing to visit the department and this can be arranged via Miss Wilson’s secretary (Urology lead consultant) on 01284 713520 or Mr J Mcloughlin’s secretary on 01284 712549
Closing date: 24/06/2018
Interview Date: 26/07/2018
To apply, please click the apply button.
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
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.
From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.
Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants