Consultant in General Surgery with interest in Bariatric Surgery

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Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Competitive salary
17 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
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It is an exciting time to join the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We run two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Our 7,500 staff provide high quality care for a growing population of around 700,000 across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Luton & Dunstable Hospital


Applications are invited for the above full-time post for this 650 bed acute hospital serving a local population of approximately 310,000. This appointment will be made in accordance with the terms and conditions of service for the 2003 consultant contract (England).

This is a newly created post to support the expansion of Laparoscopic Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery. Luton and Dunstable has become a major regional centre for obesity surgery. The Surgical Service is well supported by a Medical Obesity Service and an Obesity Clinical Research Unit. The post will have regular bariatric clinic and operating sessions. We are looking for a surgeon with advanced laparoscopic skills, ideally with experience of laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Further training in bariatric surgical procedures will be available to a suitable candidate.

You will join a team of 12 Consultants in General Surgery with specialist interests and 6 Consultants in Urology with supporting medical staff. The on-call commitment for general surgery will be 1 in 12.

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

The Hospital is located at Junction 11 of the M1 motorway which gives excellent road access to both central London, and to the Midlands and North via the M1 and A1. There is also good rapid rail access to London, and London Luton Airport is within twenty minutes of the hospital. 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.

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 on 1 April 2020. And the Luton site is undergoing a major redevelopment programme to include a new theatre unit comprising integrated theatres and futuristic equipment.

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

Residence is required within ten miles by road or thirty minutes travelling time of the hospital.

Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council.

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register or apply to be on the specialist register/obtaining CCT within 6 months of the date of interview.

The appointment will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the successful candidate prior to commencement.

An informal visit to discuss the post and to arrange an informal visit to the Hospital please contact to arrange appointment with Mr Jambulingam, Upper GI, Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgery (Clinical Director) , via his secretary, Tamanna Akthar on 01582 718332, , or Mr Whitelaw, Pancreatobiliary and Bariatric Surgery Consultant (Clinical Director of Bariatric Surgery), via his secretary, Karen King on 01582 497104, or David Cox - GM General Surgery & Gastroenterology via email

Shortlisted candidate(s) will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date of the advert

Pre interview Assessment Date: 8/1/21

Interview date:15/1/21

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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.

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