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Specialty Doctor in Orthogeriatrics

Job Description

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 full time post for this 641 bed acute hospital serving a local population of approximately 400,000. This appointment will be made in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Service for Hospital Medical and Dental Staff (England and Wales) and the General Council Conditions of Service.

Applicants should have completed a minimum of four years full-time postgraduate training, at least two of which should ideally be in Geriatric Medicine. Applicants should also ideally possess MRCP but other candidates are also encouraged to apply. Full registration with the General Medical Council is required at time of application.

The Department of Medicine for the Elderly consists of 6 Consultants, 3 Specialty Doctors, 2 Specialist Registrars, 4 Specialty Training doctors, 3 FY2 Doctors (including advertised post), 3 Clinical Fellows at ST1 level, 5 FY1 Doctors and 3 Clinical Fellows at FY1 level and provides a comprehensive service for elderly patients.

The post is for ten basic programmed activities per week. Applicants wishing to work part-time will be considered.

The Hospital has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships. Ongoing developments are now enabling a considerable expansion in facilities, staff and hence services offered. The Trust has UniversityHospital status with UCL which provides an opportunity to strengthen our teaching and R&D programme and brings a more academic environment to the hospital. Our links for undergraduate students also include CambridgeMedicalSchool and we have an excellent reputation for junior staff training.

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 LondonLutonAirport is within fifteen minutes of the hospital.

Residence is required within reasonable travelling time of the hospital.

All applicants will be required to demonstrate a working knowledge of the English language.

The appointments will be subject to full Occupational Health Clearance and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the successful candidates prior to commencement.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Chanda, Consultant in Medicine for the Elderly, on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Closing Date: 9th November 2016

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.

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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