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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2020.

Junior Clinical Fellow (FY1 Equivalent) in General Medicine

Job Reference: 418-M-GM-571-B

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as The Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust)
General Medicine
Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Luton
£28,243 - £49,036 MN13 - £24,024 - £27,022 pa

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.

Applications are invited for the above full time post for this 650 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 appointees will commence as soon as possible, and undertake duties equivalent to those of an FY1 doctor and participate on the full shift rota alongside the FY1 doctors.

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. The trust actively supports career progress either to the Staff and Associate Specialist grade, or through article 14 to achieve full CCT, with the potential for obtaining a full consultant post subsequently.

Each Clinical Fellow has a Consultant to act as their educational supervisor, with specific time allocated in the Consultants job plans to provide support and mentoring. In addition within the division of medicine there will be a tutor for Senior Clinical Fellows to provide overall coordination of educational support. They will be supported by the Director of Medical Education. The Study Leave and funding are available with this role is detailed further in the Job Description.

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.

Interview Date: To be confirmed


For further details / informal visits contact:

Shortlisted candidates may visit the hospital by direct appointment with Dr Albert, Clinical Lead and Junior Doctor Lead on 01582 497902

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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