Consultant in General Surgery

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Doctors Direct are part of NHS Professionals and owned by the Department of Health and Social Care, which means that we are part of the NHS family and sets us apart from locum agencies. Saving money and providing only the highest quality locum cover to our partner Trusts is at the very heart of what we do.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Consultant to work with us at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust in General Surgery.

We are looking for a doctor dedicated to, and passionate about, improving health and wellbeing within the East Kent community. East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust operates in five hospitals and several community clinics across Ashford, Canterbury, Folkstone and the surrounding areas. The Trust’s specialist urology, kidney disease and vascular services are also open to the wider communityThis role would be predominantly based in Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital with the opportunity to work extra shifts across the Trusts’ other sites and any of our partner Trusts.

With a local population of over 700,000 people to support, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest Trusts in the country. The Trust strives to be an example of clinical excellence across education, research and innovation. Its commitment can be seen through exceptionally low infection rates, consistently high numbers of patients on research trials, and pioneering technology such as its robotic surgery or hi-tech patient monitoring system.

 

Requirements

Doctors Direct recruit to the highest of NHS standards and all applicants for this role should meet pre-screening requirements before applying.

  • Full GMC licence to practice
  • Minimum of 6 months experience in and NHS Trust within the last 2 years 

 

Why Choose Doctors Direct?

Doctors Direct are part of the NHS and do not charge our partner Trusts the expensive fees associated with private locum agencies. That means every shift worked by one of our members helps save money for the Trust and the wider NHS. These vital saving can then be reinvested into what matters most, patient care and safety.

Not only do members of Doctors Direct help save money for the NHS, they receive fantastic benefits including;

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Paid annual leave
  • A dedicated account manager
  • Flexibility of work, with shifts that suit you
  • Book and review shifts online

 

Want to know more?

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We have exciting career opportunities available for doctors across many grades and specialties. Once registered, you will be able to view and work in your chosen specialty and grade at any of our partner Trusts across England. If you would like to discuss career opportunities further, call us on 03330 143 652 or email doctors@nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk where our dedicated team can help you find your next opportunity.