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

Senior Clinical Fellow in Vascular

Job Reference: 416-PC084

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Britannia Road

Bedford Hospital 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”.

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. The merger took place on 1 April 2020 and under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. This will bring many benefits for patients and opportunities for staff. Both hospitals will retain their identity with individual hospital names and key services will remain on both sites and be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. Travel between hospital sites may be required.


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


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