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 an interest in and action on health and wellbeing.
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.
Commencing in August 2017 for a three and a half year period, West Suffolk Foundation Trust has nine rotational positions in Emergency Medicine to Anaesthetics, Critical Care and Acute Medicine.
This post is ideal for doctors who wish to obtain specific competencies to enable entry to formal training at ST3/4 level or by the CESR route, DREEM and Article 14. The West Suffolk Foundation Trust will provide middle grade position and experience in Emergency Medicine and junior positions in rotational specialties, each specialty component lasts 6 months. Clinical supervision, competency assessment and education are part of the package; each doctor will have an Educational Supervisor. The appointment is suitable for middle grade, clinical fellows and LAT doctors in Emergency Medicine. Previous experience in Emergency Medicine is essential.There is an intense and fully supported education and training program with generous provision for study leave.
The department is a 24/7 designated Trauma Unit dealing with the full spectrum from critical illness, the acutely ill, major trauma and care for the ambulatory stream for a population of 225,000. The department managed over 72,000 patients in 2018.
There are Seven Consultants, one Associate Specialist, Two Specialty Registrar, nine rotating Clinical Fellows, one ACCS, two STGP2, four ST1GP, three F2 and two F1. The Senior Clinical Fellow posts are 36 to 48 month fixed term contracts with room for flexibility.
Two of the Clinical Fellows have finished this rotation and successfully entered an ST4 position. Our Clinical Fellows have passed their MRCEM within two and a half years of starting this post.
This is a great opportunity to work in an award winning Trust recently rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC and to build on an already high level of patient satisfaction, staff engagement and public confidence. A quarter of a million people are served by the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. With over 3,000 staff and a vision to deliver the best quality and safest care for our community, the Trust offers a full range of district hospital services together with specialist cancer and surgical services in conjunction with the neighbouring teaching hospitals.
Our vision is to deliver the best quality and safest care for our community – which we benchmark against the best. Our values, developed with staff and patients, have been clear since 2008 - FIRST - Focused on patients; Integrated team working; Respectful and courteous; Staff focused and supportive; Two-way open communication. We live these values and it shows in our key achievements below.
Bury St Edmunds is a beautiful market town that is regarded as ‘the jewel in the crown’ of East Anglia. It has excellent schools, shops and restaurants.
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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.
We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.
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.
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