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Job Reference: 360-A-977

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
General Surgery/ Medicine
£31217 -£49086

As an employer of nearly 5,000 staff, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is the place to be. Having have been shortlisted over the last three years for 18 national people related awards and most recently winning the Nursing Times award for Best UK Employer 2019 we are immensely proud of our achievements.

We have lots to shout about! Despite having lots of challenges, we’ve worked really hard to make West Herts a great place to work. The good news is we’re really starting to see the results of our efforts. We’re one of the few NHS organisations across the UK to have achieved a phenomenal 0% nurse vacancy rate within our adult inpatient areas. We have also recently secured over £450m capital funding to transform our sites and give our patients and colleagues within #teamwestherts the working environment they deserve.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Associate Teaching Hospital of the University of London

Watford General Hospital


(Equivalent to IM3)

Watford General invites you to work with us delivering excellent care to our patients whilst at the same time working with you to help you achieve your long-term career goals. We have supported previous Clinical Fellows in becoming consultants via both the CCT and CESR routes.


We have created some new exciting rotational posts in General and Specialty Medicine, to include respiratory, cardiology, neurology, rheumatology, dermatology, haematology and endocrinology. These 12 month posts will include 6 months of general medicine training and 6 months of speciality medicine training. Appropriate educational supervision will be offered to the post-holder with a view to attaining specific PDP goals in line with the post holder’s career aspirations. They will be strongly encouraged to participate in research and quality improvement with a publication and/or presentation at local, national or international educational meetings.


These posts would be suitable for trainees who have completed CMT training with a view to commencing speciality training but who wish additional experience in acute and general medicine and the speciality of interest.


The post holder will be required to work as part of the ward and contribute to the Registrar on-call rota which will attract the appropriate on call supplement.


Watford General Hospital is a busy General Hospital with an active Admissions Assessment Unit. It has excellent support from radiology and specialist physicians providing rapid diagnosis and effective treatment to our patients. We work closely and cooperatively with the Primary Care providers and adult care services for bed and home-based care.


Watford General Hospital and is situated in a pleasant part of Hertfordshire and affords easy access to London (half an hour by train) and to other parts of England via the M1 and M25 Motorways.

Please note this post is not formally recognised for training.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the post please contact Dr.Ajitha Jayaratnam, Associate Divisional Director for Medicine on or Dr.Matthew Knight, RCP tutor on

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities, if you need help please ask.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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