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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/09/2019.

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Senior Clinical Fellow in Vascular

Job Reference: 416-PC084

Employer:
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Department:
Surgery
Location:
Britannia Road
Salary:
TBC

Bedford NHS Trust is a uniquely situated NHS Trust with a relatively small footprint with up to 410 beds and over 2700 staff supporting a planned and reactive healthcare service to a cohort of over 300,000. We foster a community spirit within our Hospital underpinned by our Values which allow us to carry out our ethos; “Every Patient Matters”.

The Trust Boards of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital have agreed to explore plans to merge and form one NHS Trust. Under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust, both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. All key services will remain on both sites and will be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. This will bring many benefits for patients including much improved continuity of care


BEDFORD HOSPITAL NHS TRUST

SENIOR CLINICAL FELLOW IN Vascular/General Surgery On calls.

 

Applications are invited for this post within the Department of Surgery. The post is available from September 2019 for a period of 12 months in the first instance. However, contract can be extended with mutual agreement. Applicants must have acquired membership of one of the Royal college of Surgeons or equivalent. In addition they should have at least a year of post MRCS experience at Registrar level. This post is not approved for training by the postgraduate dean but every effort will be made to address the training needs of the successful candidates and study leave and budget will be allocated in line with the Trust policies.

 

If successful you will work with the colorectal firm at first instance. The colorectal team consists of 4 full time and 1 part time consultant surgeon. The successful applicant for this post will work predominantly for 2 consultants, but also cover the other side of the firm when the other registrar is on leave.

The department treats a full range of colorectal conditions, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, benign colo-proctology and functional bowel disorders. The applicant will be expected to participate in colorectal outpatients and endoscopy training if they have the appropriate experience. The opportunity to attend MDT for colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease is also available.

 

Further placements in a either vascular, upper GI or breast surgery, will be at the discretion of surgical tutor.

 

When on call you will be responsible for both general surgical, urological and vascular emergencies. Current on-call frequency is 1:12 nights and 1:9 long days, handover time being 8AM and 8PM. Please see the job description for more details.

 

Bedford is surrounded by picturesque countryside and is located within 35 minutes of London St Pancras and 3 hours from Paris by train. In addition there is direct train service to Luton and Gatwick airports. Cambridge is 45 minutes by road and provides excellent shopping and recreational facilities.

 

It’s a great time to be joining our teams as we progress plans to join with our colleagues at Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to become new FT.  Organization from the Spring of 2018

The Trust Boards of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital have agreed to explore plans to merge and form one NHS Trust, with effect from April 2018. Under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust, both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. All key services will remain on both sites and will be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. This will bring many benefits for patients including much improved continuity of care.

 

The Trust reserves the right to close this post as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so interested candidates should apply early.

 

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All positions within the Trust require a Criminal Records Bureau check, for posts working regularly or unsupervised with children or vulnerable adults an enhanced check will be carried out. We positively promote flexible working practices. To ensure that our workforce reflects the population we serve, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The Trust operates a complete smoking ban on all sites and grounds

 

Please include your referees email address as this is how they will be contacted.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  This will be via your NHS Jobs account and via e-mail.




Candidate Care

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust values employee care highly. We will ensure all applicants receive some form of notification/decision throughout the application process. Please ensure your application details are correct as the majority of correspondence is sent digitally (Email / Text).

Please note that we do execute the right to close vacancies early should it be deemed that a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Equality & Diversity and Inclusion

Bedford, a fantastic place to live, It’s one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented. We too are an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much possible so we particularly welcome applications from BAME groups.

The Trust is equally keen to receive applications from any of the 9 protected characteristics as we do not tolerate any form of discrimination within the trust.

Safeguarding

We take safeguarding very seriously at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust to ensure the safety of our patients which includes children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants’ offer of employment will be subject to stringent pre-employment checks which include DBS, valid references and more. Please note that providing false information is an offence and could result in the application being rejected; or summary dismissal/police action if an applicant has been selected. We have also implemented this into the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

A copy of the DBS code of Practice is available on request.

Probationary Period

For all Agenda for Change posts these are subject to the successful completion of a probationary period of 6 months within which the notice period for both you and Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is Four weeks.



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