Consultant Paediatrician with interest in Haematology and Oncology
Based at Luton and Dunstable Hospital
Applications are invited for a Substantive Consultant Paediatrician post at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The post is based at Luton and Dunstable Hospital site. There is expectation that some of the daytime sessions could be at either of the sites, depending on candidates’ expertise and clinical need of the services.
This post would participate in 1:14 General Paediatric on call rota with 1:7 attending week. In addition to contributing to the Acute General Paediatric service, the successful candidate will also work collaboratively with the existing consultants with subspecialty interest as well as Haematology and Oncology MDT to provide safe and resilient service.
The Paediatrics Department is a busy unit with growing in-patient and out-patient services. In 2018/19 there were in excess of 10,000 Paediatrics emergency admissions including an increasing number receiving High Dependency Care. During the same time period more than 11,000 appointments were offered in the Paediatric/Neonatal outpatient clinics.
The Department has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere, good working relationships and an enthusiasm for teaching and training. There are well-developed links with Tertiary Units in both London and Cambridge and there are a number of specialist Outreach clinics. Our Tertiary level 3 Neonatal Unit has entirely separate Junior and Consultant rotas.
The Hospitals serve a local population of inexcess of 500,000 and has excellent access to Central London by road or rail and to the Midlands and the North via the M1/A1. Luton also has an international and domestic airport. 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.
The successful candidate will be subject to full Occupational Health Clearance and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to commencement. Residence is required within ten miles by road or thirty minutes travelling time to their primary hospital when on-call.
Applicants should have an appropriate CCT in Paediatrics and be on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register. Those who are within six months of obtaining their CCT may apply.
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 and key services will remain on both sites and be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. This will bring many benefits for patients and opportunities for staff. Travel between hospital sites may be required.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Ronald Misquith, Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Director Paediatrics, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Tel: 01582 718173 (Secretary 718261) or Dr Pramod Nair, Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Lead for Paediatrics at Bedford Hospital, Tel: 01234792255 Ext: 5733.
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Closing Date: 3rd October 2021
Assessment Date: 14th October 2021 Interview Date: 25th October 2021