Consultant Rheumatologist

Luton, Bedfordshire
£77,913 - £105,042
19 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a new full-time post at this 700 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 the 2003 consultant contract (England).

This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly team of six existing rheumatology consultants, two specialist registrars, four rheumatology nurse specialists, two research nurses and administration and secretarial staff in providing a comprehensive rheumatology service. This newly created post provides an ideal opportunity to join a specialist service in this rapidly growing department. The preferred interest is in Bone Health and Osteoporosis, but there is flexibility to reconfigure the service and entertain other specialist skills. Over the last three years, several specialist services including GCA, ILD overlap and enhanced SpA pathways have prospered in the organization.

The Trust received an overall Good for services at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital following its CQC inspection.

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.

Closing Date: 8th September 2019

Assessment Date: To be confirmed

Interview Date: 11th October 2019


For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Daniel Fishman, Clinical Director for Rheumatology on 01582 718741. Alternatively to apply, please click the apply button.