Consultant Physician in Acute Internal Medicine with a specialist interest

Luton, Bedfordshire
£77,931 to £105,042 pa
05 Nov 2018
09 Dec 2018
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The post will be based in the Acute Medicine facility consisting of 68 beds incorporating an Emergency Assessment Unit, two short-stay wards, an acute clinic and a new Ambulatory Care Centre. The appointee will work on a rota to cover these areas, with the other six consultants. Pursuit of a specialist interest is encouraged, subject to mutually agreed timetabling, but most interests can be facilitated. In addition there is at most a 1:12 rota to oversee the acute medical take, with compensatory rest days.

The L&D’s future vision is to become a hyperacute centre including stroke, PCI and pacing, bleed service in medical department provided by specialists. A £150 million development has just commenced which will rebuild all medical areas including a major expansion of the existing A&E, a new suite of operating theatres, an integrated critical care floor with isolation rooms and medical wards with a new Ambulatory Care Centre and acute medical areas.

Alongside this, the hospital is undertaking a large and unique review of service provision so as to move towards a patient needs based care service that admits patients under the most appropriate specialty team and will include 7 day working.

The Trust has University Hospital status which provides an academic environment to the hospital. In addition to postgraduate training, we welcome medical students from the UCL Medical School throughout the year and by arrangement with the medical school provide a programme of clinical placements to support their education. We have an excellent reputation for junior staff training.

Within the Centre of Multi-Professional Educational & Training (COMET) is the Medical Education Department, the library including an IT suite, and the Training & Development Department. The main aim of the Medical Education Department is to promote postgraduate and continuing medical education and training for all doctors and dentists. The Hospital actively promotes career development and progression for all staff.

The Hospital has easy access to central London and the rural Chilterns. Excellent schools are found nearby. There is also very good access to the Midlands and London by road or by rail. London Luton Airport is within fifteen minutes drive of the hospital. Residence is required within ten miles by road or up to thirty minutes travelling time of the hospital.

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

Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register. Specialist Registrars may apply if within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the date of interview.

An informal visit may be arranged by appointment with Dr Tim Chapman, Clinical Director for Acute Medicine on 01582 718468, email: and/or Dr Peter Albert, Lead Clinician for Acute Medicine on 01582 718366, email:

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Job Reference: 418-M-GM-544-NBC

Closing date: 9 December 2018.
Interview date: 18 January 2019.

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