Consultant Anaesthetist

Luton, Bedfordshire
£77,913 - £105,042
11 Mar 2019
09 Apr 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Anaesthetist to commence immediately. The appointment will be made in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of service for the 2003 Consultant contract (England).

This is a new post is created to meet increasing demand for surgical services due to increasing theatre capacity with the construction of two new theatres.

The appointee will join a department of over forty Consultants and anaesthetise for a variety of surgical specialities, including, colorectal surgery general surgery, trauma and orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmological surgery, urology, gynaecology, ENT, Maxillofacial surgery in adult and paediatric patients. Over time there will be an opportunity to further develop specialist skills dependant on the appointee’s interests and service demands.

The Trust received an overall Good for services at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital following its recent CQC inspection, and was recently announced the only hospital in the country to meet all of the key targets.

The Hospital has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships. Ongoing developments are now enabling a considerable expansion in facilities, staff and hence services offered. 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. Our links for undergraduate students also include Cambridge Medical School and we have an excellent reputation for junior staff training.

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. London Luton Airport is within fifteen minutes’ drive from the hospital.

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.

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.

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.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr. Glyn Harrison, Clinical Director for Anaesthetics Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Management,on: 01582 497230, email:

To apply, please click on the APPLY button.

Closing Date: 09 April 2019

Interview Date: 13 May 2019

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