Senior Clinical Fellow (Bariatrics)

Recruiter
Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Luton, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Jun 2019
Closes
18 Jun 2019
Ref
1168757552
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.

Senior Clinical Fellow in Bariatric Surgery

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) 2002.

The appointee will undertake duties equivalent to those of a Senior Clinical level doctor within Bariatric Surgery for an initial 12 month contract. The hours will be Monday to Friday 8:00am - 18:30pm with one morning off per week. The successful candidate will be provided with a named educational supervisor throughout their period of Employment.

This post will allow a suitably qualified and enthusiastic surgeon to join an established and progressive surgical unit. The candidate will be exposed to a large volume bariatric practice in one of the largest units in the country. The post also aims to prepare a suitably qualified candidate for independent operating and counselling in bariatric surgery. There will also be opportunities to participate in research activities in the department.

The successful candidate will have MRCS and adequate clinical and operative experience in general surgery as well as upper gastrointestinal pathology. The department of General Surgery undertakes a large volume of laparoscopic surgery, including biliary, upper GI, colorectal and hernia surgery and is a regional centre for bariatric surgery.

The trust acknowledges that clinical fellows have training needs as much as those who participate in the deanery training programs. These training needs are specific to the individual, and if appointed to this role the trust is committed to supporting your training and development so that you can progress in your chosen career. Full registration with the General Medical Council is required at time of application.

The L&D has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships. The Hospital has an excellent track record of financial and senior executive stability and in recognition of this excellent performance, with our CEO seconded to NHS England as the National Urgent and Emergency Care Director to lead the national implementation of the Urgent and Emergency Care Review and the associated components of the NHS Five Year Forward View. The L&D is also one of only a small percentage of hospitals in England to receive an overall rating of 'good' by CQC in their recent report, with some areas such as Urgent and Emergency Care rated as 'outstanding'.

The Trust has University Hospital status which provides an academic environment to the hospital. In addition to postgraduate training, we welcome medical students from the UCL Medical School throughout the year and by arrangement with the medical school provide a programme of clinical placements to support their education. We have an excellent reputation for junior staff training. Within the Centre of Multi-Professional Educational & Training (COMET) is the Medical Education Department, the library including an IT suite, and the Training & Development Department. The main aim of the Medical Education Department is to promote postgraduate and continuing medical education and training for all doctors and dentists. The Hospital actively promotes career development and progression for all staff.

The Hospital has excellent access to the surrounding areas with 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 North by road using the M1 or A1, or by rail to one of the Luton's three stations. A direct link using the new 'Busway' takes passengers from Luton Train station just 7 minutes to reach a stop that is within a short walking distance of the hospital. London Luton Airport is within fifteen minutes of the hospital.

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

Full registration with the General Medical Council is required at time of application.

The appointment 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 Mr Omer Al-Taan, via his Medical Secretary 01582 718278 or Mr Douglas Whitelaw via his Medical Secretary 01582 718332

The trust reserves the right to close this post when sufficient applications have been received.

To apply online please go to the NHS Jobs website and quote reference 418-M-GS-197

Closing Date:

Interview Date: To be confirmed

COMMITTED TO EQUALITY

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.

UK Registration

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

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