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Consultant Physician in General Medicine with a special interest in Rheumatology Full Time

at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Luton in Luton (Published at 11-01-2021)

Applications are invited for these new full-time posts at this 660 bed acute hospital serving a local population of approximately 400,000. These appointments will be made in accordance with the terms and conditions of service for the 2003 consultant contract (England).

This is an exciting opportunity to apply for these newly created posts to support the increased workload, expansion and development of the Rheumatology Department, along with the provision of General Medical support. Appointees will join a team of six existing rheumatology consultants, two specialist registrars, four rheumatology nurse specialists, two research nurses and admin and secretarial staff in providing a comprehensive rheumatology service.

It is an exciting time to be joining the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which has resulted from the merger of The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital NHS Trusts. The merger took place on 1 April 2020 and under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. This will bring many benefits for patients and opportunities for staff. Both hospitals will retain their identity with individual hospital names and key services will remain on both sites and be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area.

The Hospital has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships. The Trust has University Hospital status with UCL and the Royal Free, which provides an opportunity to strengthen our teaching and R&D programme and brings a more academic environment to the hospital. This department is fully committed to teaching and training both undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.

The Hospital has easy access to central London and the rural Chilterns. The rural areas include many attractive villages and towns within easy reach of the Hospital including St Albans and Harpenden. Excellent schools are found nearby. There is also very good access to the Midlands and London by road using the M1 or A1, or by rail to one of Luton?s three stations. A direct link using the new ?Busway? takes passengers from Luton Train station just 7 minutes to reach a stop within a short walking distance of the hospital. London Luton Airport is within fifteen minutes drive from the hospital.

Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council?s Specialist Register and have MRCP. Specialist Registrars may apply if within 6 months of CCT.

Residence is required within ten miles by road or thirty minutes travelling time of the Hospital.

Candidates unable for personal reasons to work full-time are also invited to apply.

The appointment will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the successful candidate prior to commencement.

Please note that all shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a pre-interview assessment process involving the completion of an on-line personality profiling assessment, followed by a 1-1 session, a written exercise and a group assessment event at the hospital. These will be scheduled prior to the interview date;all shortlisted candidates must attend these appointments.

An informal visit may be arranged by appointment with Dr Daniel Fishman, Clinical Director for Rheumatology by contacting 01582 718741

Closing Date: 7thFebruary 2021

Assessment Date: 2ndMarch 2021

Interview Date: 15thMarch 2021


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