Consultant Physicians in Elderly Medicine

Location
Luton, Bedfordshire
Salary
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
Posted
08 Sep 2017
Closes
08 Oct 2017
Ref
418-M-DME-163
Sector
Hospital
Specialty
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are entering an exciting period of development within Elderly Medicine at The Luton and Dunstable Hospital. Due to new pathway development and investment we have two exciting job opportunities for Consultant Physicians in Elderly Medicine.

The Trust has recently received an overall Good for services at the Luton
and Dunstable Hospital following its recent CQC inspection.

Applications are invited for the above full time post for this 650 bed acute hospital serving a local population of approximately 400,000. Both inpatient and outpatient services are based at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.

The Clinical Directorate of Elderly Medicine is supported by 5 wte Consultants and their junior teams. We are currently going through a transition and Elderly Medicine will have two Complex Medical wards of 60 beds and a Frailty Unit at our front door within Medical Short Stay.

Our Consultants also manage patients on our Infection Control ward and our Rehabilitation ward. Complex elderly clinics are provided on-site at the Luton & Dunstable with Consultants specialising in Diabetes, Falls, Syncope and Parkinson’s supported by specialist nurses as well as general elderly medical clinics. We are moving towards a hot clinic approach to support the Trust changes in delivering Needs Based Care and Integrated Care, ensuring patients are seen at the first opportunity.

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 providing an opportunity to strengthen our
teaching and R&D programmes and brings a more academic
environment to the hospital.

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 or by rail to one of Luton’s three stations.

London Luton Airport is within fifteen minutes drive from the hospital.
Candidates unable for personal reasons to work full-time are invited to
apply. Residence is required within ten miles by road or up to thirty
minutes travelling time of the hospital.

Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council’s
Specialist Register. Specialist Registrars may apply if within six months
of obtaining CCT at the date of interview.

An informal visit may be arranged by appointment with Dr M Didi,
Clinical Director for Elderly Medicine on 01582 491166, email:
mohamed.didi@ldh.nhs.uk and/or Dr S Wijayasiri, Consultant in Elderly Medicine on 01582 491166 or susantha.wijayasiri@ldh.nhs.uk

For more information and to apply for this position, please click the Apply button

Closing Date: 8 October 2017

Interview Date: 13 November 2017

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