Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology with General Medicine

  • Permanent – full-time
  • Luton
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
Closing date:
Interview date:

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust

From job advert:

Applications are invited for the above full time post for this 641 bed acute hospital serving a local population of approximately 400,000. The appointment will be made in accordance with the terms and conditions of service for the 2003 consultant contract (England).

The successful candidate will join an established Consultant and multidisciplinary team in developing and delivering diabetes and endocrinology services. The Directorate of Diabetes and Endocrinology is currently undergoing an exciting period of expansion to meet the needs of a rising demand in specialist care. In support of this, for Consultants across all Directorates in Medicine, pursuing a sub-specialty interest within diabetes or endocrinology is highly encouraged.

In addition the appointee will contribute to acute and general medicine duties. Alongside the trust is undertaking a large and unique review of service provision moving towards a needs based care model that admits patients under the most appropriate specialty team and will include 7 day working.

The Hospital has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships. The Trust has University Hospital status with UCL and the Royal Free, which provides an opportunity to strengthen our teaching and R&D programme and brings a more academic environment to the hospital. This department is fully committed to teaching and training both undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.

The Hospital has 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 London by road using the M1 or A1, or by rail to one of Luton’s three stations. A direct link using the new ‘Busway’ takes passengers from Luton Train station just 7 minutes to reach a stop within a short walking distance of the hospital. LondonLutonAirport is within fifteen minutes drive from the hospital.

Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register and have MRCP. Specialist Registrars may apply if within 6 months of CCT.

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

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

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

Please note that all shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a pre-interview assessment process involving the completion of an on-line personality profiling assessment, followed by a 1-1 session, a written exercise and a group assessment event at the hospital. These will be scheduled prior to the interview date; all shortlisted candidates must attend these appointments.

An informal visit may be arranged by appointment with Dr Shiu-Ching Soo, Clinical Director for Diabetes & endocrinology on 01582 497564 / and/or Dr Ritwik Banerjee, Lead Clinician for Endocrinology on 01582 497204 /

To apply online please go to the NHS Jobs website and quote reference 418-M-GM-438

Closing Date: 14th May 2017

Assessment Date: To be confirmed

Interview Date: 19th June 2017