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Trust FY1

Job Description



Applications are invited for a Trust Foundation Year 1 Level post based at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, commencing December 2016 until August 2017.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge, skills and work with Consultant Surgeons with an interest in advanced laparoscopic procedures, Upper GI Surgery, Vascular and Colo-Rectal Surgery.

The post is not recognised for training and therefore does not have educational and training approval from the Postgraduate Dean or RoyalCollege. In all other respects the postholders have identical terms and conditions of service to the departments other House Officer’s. Clinical experience and research opportunities will be available for individuals wishing to progress in their career.

All candidates are required to have excellent communication skills.

The post follows a EWTD compliant full shift pattern.

BedfordHospital is an acute hospital and serves the population of North Bedfordshire. We are situated between the A1 and M1 and astride the A428/A45/A14 route to mainland Europe. London is just 55 miles away with an excellent train service throughout the day. In addition the trains go direct to LutonAirport and Gatwick, then on to the south coast.

All applicants will be expected to have a working knowledge of the English language. Applications are invited from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of age, sex, marital status, race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, colour or disability. All Bedford Hospital NHS Trust posts are suitable for part-time/job share arrangements.

All disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be invited for interview.

Please include your referees email address as this is how they will be contacted.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This will be via your NHS Jobs account and via e-mail.

Candidate Care

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust values employee care highly. We will ensure all applicants receive some form of notification/decision throughout the application process. Please ensure your application details are correct as the majority of correspondence is sent digitally (Email / Text).

Please note that we do execute the right to close vacancies early should it be deemed that a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Equality & Diversity and Inclusion

Bedford, a fantastic place to live, It’s one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented. We too are an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much possible so we particularly welcome applications from BAME groups.

The Trust is equally keen to receive applications from any of the 9 protected characteristics as we do not tolerate any form of discrimination within the trust.


We take safeguarding very seriously at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust to ensure the safety of our patients which includes children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants’ offer of employment will be subject to stringent pre-employment checks which include DBS, valid references and more. Please note that providing false information is an offence and could result in the application being rejected; or summary dismissal/police action if an applicant has been selected. We have also implemented this into the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

A copy of the DBS code of Practice is available on request.

Probationary Period

For all Agenda for Change posts these are subject to the successful completion of a probationary period of 6 months within which the notice period for both you and Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is one week.

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 (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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