Locum Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (L&D Hospital and

Permanent | Luton, ENGLAND | about 2 months | Deadline: 28 Feb 2020
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Job Summary

YM73 - £79,860 - £107,668

Job Description

The Luton & Dunstable University Hospital is a highly rated, diverse and forward thinking place to work. We are a Foundation Trust serving a multi-cultural population of over 350,000 across Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire.

The Trust Boards of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital are working towards becoming a single new NHS Foundation Trust with effect from 1st April 2020. This will bring many benefits for patients and opportunities for staff. Bothhospitals 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.

Through tremendous commitment and hard work, our Paediatrics, Emergency Care Services and Outpatient Services achieved “Outstanding” in our 2016 Care Quality Commission inspection. Similarly we had an overall rating of “Good” across the rest of the hospital. We were praised as compassionate, empathetic and exhibiting patient outcomes above the average when compared with other acute Trusts.

We are a regional centre of excellence for several key specialties including, Obesity Research, Neurophysiology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Cancer Services. We are a tertiary level NICU provider and one of the largest centres for breast screening in the country.

The hospital continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.



(FIXED TERM CONTRACT – 6 months with potential to extend)

Applications are invited for the above new Locum Consultant post based at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with delegated sessions at Lister Hospital.This full-time appointment will be made in accordance with the Consultant terms and conditions of service 2003 consultant contract (England).

This post is an exciting opportunity for a locum appointment ahead of substantive recruitment. The appointee will join a well established team of the 8 Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons within the Beds, Herts & Bucks Oral & Maxillofacial surgery network providing services for Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Bedford Hospital, Lister Hospital in Stevenage, QEII Hospital in Welwyn and Milton Keynes Hospital, covering a population of 1.5 million.

It is expected that the post-holder will be competent in assessing and carrying out the full range of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with a sub-specialty interest in Maxillofacial trauma surgery and surgery for facial deformity. All in-patient services and on-call duties have been centralised to Luton & Dunstable University Hospital. Out-patient clinics, day case surgery and local anesthetic minor oral surgery are undertaken in all of the units.

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

The Trust is an acute hospital with 660 beds renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships. Our Foundation Trust status has enabled considerable expansion in facilities, staff and hence the services offered. The Teaching Hospital status with UCL and the Royal Free has strengthened our Teaching and Research and Development programme and brings a more academic environment to the hospital. Our links with undergraduate students also includes Cambridge Medical School. We are fully committed to teaching and training both undergraduate medical students and post graduate doctors and has 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.

Residence is required within ten miles by road of the hospital.

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

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

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


For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact: by appointment with Mr Derek Von Arx, Clinical Director for Specialist Surgery and Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on 01582 497333.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via the e-mail address you have provided on your application form.

For details of how the Trust will process your identifiable information please see the ‘Privacy Notices for Staff’ on the public website (see link at bottom of the Home Page) or ask a member of the Trust's Recruitment Team for a copy

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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