Locum Consultant in General Radiology

Recruiter
Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Luton, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Jun 2019
Closes
20 Jun 2019
Ref
1168757385
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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.

The Trust Boards of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital have agreed to explore plans to merge and form one NHS Trust. Under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust, both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. All key services will remain on both sites and will be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. This will bring many benefits for patients including much improved continuity of care.

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 this locum consultant post at this 641 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).

The Imaging Department represents a dynamic team with excellent state of the art equipment. There are currently 14 Consultants (10 full time, 4 part time) in radiology, with three of these working in the Breast Screening Centre which is one of the largest in England. The successful candidate would join a cohesive team of committed radiologists.

Imaging services have grown tremendously in the last few years. We are looking for dynamic and innovative radiologists to develop and grow this high quality service further.

This department is fully committed to teaching and training both undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.

Bi-annual FRCR courses as well as numerous other courses for postgraduate doctors are conducted by the radiologists within the department.

The Trust received an overall Good for services at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital following its CQC inspection, and was recently announced the only hospital in the country to meet all of the key targets.

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 FRCR. 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.

Closing Date: 26/06/2019

Interview Date: To be Confirmed

COMMITTED TO EQUALITY

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Thay Iyngkaran, Clinical Director in Radiology by contacting Rachel Fensome or Linda King, Imaging Office Manager on 01582 718082.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via the e-mail address you have provided on your application form.

For details of how the Trust will process your identifiable information please see the 'Privacy Notices for Staff' on the public website (see link at bottom of the Home Page) or ask a member of the Trust's Recruitment Team for a copy

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

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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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