The Luton & Dunstable University Hospital is a highly rated, diverse and forward thinking place to work. We are a Foundation Trust serving a multi-cultural population of over 350,000 across Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire.
Through tremendous commitment and hard work, our Paediatrics, Emergency Care Services and Outpatient Services achieved “Outstanding” in our 2016 Care Quality Commission inspection. Similarly we had an overall rating of “Good” across the rest of the hospital. We were praised as compassionate, empathetic and exhibiting patient outcomes above the average when compared with other acute Trusts.
We are a regional centre of excellence for several key specialties including, Obesity Research, Neurophysiology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Cancer Services. We are a tertiary level NICU provider and one of the largest centres for breast screening in the country.
The hospital continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.
Applications are invited for the above post to commence from ASAP for an initial six month post. The post-holders may expect to receive some training in obstetric Anaesthesia and intensive care, as well as general Anaesthetic experience depending on the successful appointee’s requirements. The department will support staff members who wish to take the final FRCA exams and will encourage the postholder to participate in the audit, research and educational opportunities of the department.
The pattern of work is typical of a District General Hospital and includes General and Bariatric Surgery, Urology, Oral and Maxillofacial Cancer Surgery, Orthopaedics and Trauma, ENT Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The successful candidate will participate in the full-shift pattern of work with the other Specialty Trainees (ST3 and above). This will cover obstetrics, intensive care or emergency theatre out of hours depending on appointee’s experience and the cover requirement.
The appointee will join a department of 30 Consultants (8 specialising in ITU), 1 Associate Specialist, 16 Specialty Doctors/Staff Grade or Trust equivalent Doctors, 6 Specialty Trainees (ST3 and above), 5 Core trainees and 4 AACS Trainees 1 FY2 Doctor.
In order to be considered applicants must have at least two years experience in Anaesthetics with at least one of these years experience being within the UK. They must have also passed the Primary FRCA or equivalent. The department also encourages those who may have finished their Specialty Training to apply and will be willing to support special interests of individuals.
The Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a 650 bedded busy acute hospital serving a local population of approximately 310,000. The Hospital has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships.
The surrounding areas are both urban and rural, the latter including many attractive villages within easy reach of the Hospital. Excellent schools are found nearby. There is very good access to central London by road or rail and to the Midlands and the North via the M1 and A1 and London Luton Airport is within twenty minutes of the hospital.
The Trust has Associate Teaching Hospital Status with UCL and The Royal Free and more recently Cambridge. We have an excellent reputation for Junior staff training. The Trust is within the East of England Postgraduate School of Anaesthesia There is a modern Medical Education and Training Centre and an active Postgraduate Teaching Programme with a well-stocked library and up-to-date computer facilities.
The appointments will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the successful candidates prior to commencement.
The L&D is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a No Smoking Policy.
The Trust reserves the right to close vacancies early after receipt of sufficient applications.
For further information please contact Dr M Brackin, Consultant Anaesthetist and College Tutor on ( Phone number removed ) .
Closing date- 7/11/16
The Trust reserves the right to close vacancies early after receipt of sufficient applications. All future correspondence regarding your application will be made on line via your NHS Jobs Account.
Please provide full contact details, including email addresses, for your referees (personal email addresses are not acceptable). References should cover a minimum of three years recent employment/training history. All referees must hold a senior role to the post that you are applying for and should include your line manager from your current or most recent employment or a reference from Human Resources. If you are either newly qualified or about to qualify your referees should be from your mentor from your final placement and your university tutor. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting protection procedures to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults.
STAFF ‘AT RISK’ IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND
Following internal redeployment processes, vacancies at the Trust will be advertised to all prospective applicants at the same time via NHS jobs. If a suitable at risk NHS applicant from outside the Trust declares an interest or submits an application they will be given first consideration for the vacancy in order to retain key skills and minimise the cost of change associated with the NHS reforms within the region. If this applies to you then you should email the Recruitment and Resourcing Team at ( Email address removed ) to enable the necessary arrangements to be made.
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 Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The Trust is an Equal Opportunites Employer.
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