Consultant Physician in Elderly Medicine with Orthogeriatrics

Luton, Bedfordshire
07 Oct 2019
29 Oct 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The orthogeriatrics post will sit within the Elderly Medicine Directorate and the successful candidate will work with existing Consultants to provide a comprehensive Care of the Elderly service for elderly patients across the acute and in a community setting, with a primary focus on patients admitted with orthopaedic trauma, rib fractures and head injuries. The successful candidate will be encouraged to set up a multi-disciplinary pre-op assessment clinic for high risk patients undergoing surgery.

The Directorate of Elderly Medicine is within the Division of Medicine, this is broken into three distinct areas, Acute, General & Elderly Medicine (Non-Elective), Emergency Medicine & Specialist Medicine (Elective). Both in-patient and outpatient services are based at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.

The Clinical Directorate of Elderly Medicine is supported by five consultants, and the clinical directorate of stroke is also supported by five consultants and their junior teams. We are currently going through a transition and Elderly Medicine will have two Complex Medical wards of 60 beds and a Frailty Unit at our front door within Medical Short Stay. Our Consultants also manage patients on our Infection Control ward and our Rehabilitation ward. We are moving towards a hot clinic approach to support the Trust changes in delivering Needs Based Care and Integrated Care, ensuring patients are seen at the first opportunity.

The Hospital has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships. Ongoing developments are now enabling a considerable expansion in facilities, staff and hence services offered. The Trust has University Hospital status with UCL and the Royal Free providing an opportunity to strengthen our teaching and R&D programmes and brings a more academic environment to the hospital. Our links for undergraduate students also includes Cambridge Medical School and we have an excellent reputation for junior staff training.

The Hospital has easy access to central London and the rural Chilterns. Excellent schools are found nearby. There is also very good access to the Midlands and London by road or by rail. London Luton Airport is within fifteen minute’s drive of the hospital. Residence is required within ten miles by road or up to thirty minutes travelling time of the hospital.

Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register. Specialist Registrars may apply if within six months of obtaining CCT at the date of interview.

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

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr M Didi, Clinical Director for Elderly Medicine on 01582 491166 / or Dr R Chanda, Consultant in Elderly Medicine and Orthogeriatrics on 01582 497504 or  

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Closing date: 29 October 2019.
Interview dates: 6 December 2019.

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