Applications are invited for the above full time post for this 660 bed acute hospital serving a local population of approximately 400,000. This appointment will be made in accordance with the Consultant Terms and Conditions of Service for Hospital Medical and Dental Staff (England) 2003.

This is a new post for Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology with Special Interest in Diagnostic Gynaecology. .The main responsibilities of the Consultant will be as follows:

  • Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the care of all patients presenting to the hospital
  • To share with colleagues the management of Obstetric and Gynaecological patients requiring admission
  • To undertake duties as defined within agreed job plan
  • Teaching and training of intermediate grade and junior medical staff, nursing staff and medical students
  • To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning clinical governance and audit
  • To have responsibility for and actively participate in continuing professional development (CPD)
  • To participate in on-call rota providing specialist and timely advice
This post will be part of a friendly, dynamic and enthusiastic team of 24Consultantsdelivering safe and effective care for obstetrics and gynaecology patients from Bedfordshire and Luton. Multidisciplinary working is a key component of the role within the Trust and as part of the Gynaecology MDT covering South Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. All aspects of oncological surgery are carried out at Watford Hospital apart from the management of early stages of endometrial /cervical cancer.

The appointee will be based at Luton & Dunstable University Hospital and run gynaecology and gynaecological oncology clinics, hysteroscopy clinics, labour wards, Gynaecology MDT, participate in the on-call rota andrun theatre sessions. We are happy to supportthe appointee with Colposcopy clinics, if they have Colposcopy interests.

The appointee will be encouraged and supported in developing their own specialty interests within the overall job plan and to improve the pathway for obstetrics and gynaecology patients particularly the diagnostic gynaecological oncology pathway.

Whilst the focus of the post is Diagnostic Gynaecological Oncology, the post holder will be expected to significantly contribute to the acute Gynaecology consultant service and the Consultant delivery suite Rota. It is expected that the post holder, once appointed, will work in partnership with the existing Gynaecologist with special interest in diagnostic gynaecological oncology.

Our Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

As part of our continued response to COVID19 the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (“the 2014 Regulations”) was updated and approved by Parliament. This meant that full COVID19 vaccination would become a condition of employment in all NHS roles which have face-to-face contact with patients and service users from 1 April 2022 unless exempt.

The Government subsequently announced that, given the changes to the Omicron variant, they believe it is no longer proportionate to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for NHS staff. The Government’s decision is subject to Parliamentary process. This will require further consultation and a Parliamentary vote to be passed into legislation.

As this role is within scope of the current legislation COVID19 vaccination status will remain part of our routine Occupational Health check.

Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and your patients from the virus. please check for information on COVID-19 vaccines on the NHS Website.

The appointments will be subject to full Occupational Health Clearance and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the successful candidates prior to commencement.

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.

If you have not received correspondence inviting you for interview within 28 days of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

To discuss the post and to arrange an informal visit to the Hospital after shortlisting please arrange by appointment with Ms Myat Pann, Clinical Lead for Gynaecology & Obstetrics, via or Mr L Louis via

Appointment to visit the hospital can be booked by candidates shortlisted only.

Please apply online at NHS jobs quoting reference 418-M-OG-242-B

Closing Date: 11/12/2022

Assessment Date: 10/01/2023

Interview Date: 23/01/2023

Job Location : Luton
Company : Bedfordshire Hospitals Nhs Foundation Trust
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