Consultant in Gastroenterology

  • £93,666 - £126,281
  • Manchester
  • Fixed

BDI Resourcing are currently recruiting for a Gastroenterology Consultant to work in one of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK. The Endoscopy service stretches across 3 main hospital sites making it one of the best equipped in the UK. You’ll also benefit from an excellent educational department who will assist you with career development.

The Job

The post holder will provide demonstrable expertise in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine in order to deliver a high quality independent service.

The post holder will be expected to work closely with other consultants and members of the wide multi-disciplinary team to develop Gastroenterology services, particularly   for the local population of about 750,000 people.

The appointment to this post has these main aims:

  • To join a team that provides comprehensive consultant-based patient-centred
  • management of gastroenterology.
  • To contribute to the continuing development of the department throughout a period of significant change for the directorate
  • The appointee will be expected to share responsibility for the delivery of high quality care to the patients presenting to the Department
  • To examine and treat patients on the shop floor of the Department
  • To support the clinical decision making of junior medical and nursing staff
  • To carry out ward rounds
  • To carry out hot week and in reach services to ensure that all of our patients have a timely senior review and management plan.
  • To participate in an out of hours GI bleed rota
  • Participate in a rota which triages urgent and routine referrals to maximise outpatient capacity

The Location

The hospital is based in Greater Manchester which is a multicultural, diverse and vibrant part of the country. The cost of living is far more reasonable than other parts of the UK and you’ll benefit from easy transport links to the rest of the UK.

The Department

The Gastroenterology is both dynamic and busy.  Team members have the opportunity to influence the development of services.   There are 3 endoscopy units across 3 sites making this one of the largest endoscopy services in the country. ERCP, HPB EUS, advanced Lower GI EMR/ ESD are delivered within the Trust. The non-elective inpatient services are centralised onto one Hospital site, and the gastroenterology team provide gastroenterology in-reach and gastroenterology outpatients at 4 sites. There is an active GI physiology department. The Gastroenterology department has an established track record of supporting and delivering research.

Professional Development

There will be a requirement to participate in postgraduate and multi-disciplinary teaching.

  • To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations
  • To participate in the undergraduate teaching programme
  • To assist and participate with the development of postgraduate training for F1s, F2s, and other staff as appropriate
  • Where agreed, to act as Educational Supervisor to junior and middle grade medical staff, being responsible for their appraisal and personal development planning.
  • To promote evidence based practice.  To respond appropriately to NICE guidance.  To change own and others clinical practice in response to new clinical developments
  • To undertake and supervise relevant clinical audit topics
  • To be involved in risk management and quality assurance
  • To remain up to date and engaged in CME/CPD as per RCP guidelines
  • To respond appropriately to complaints and critical incidents
  • The post holder will be expected to take part in developing clinical audit in accordance with agreed Directorate and Corporate Clinical Governance programmes.  
  • Participation in research will be actively supported by the Gastroenterology Directorate
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust procedures and operating policies.To attend accredited conferences and meetings to update personal level of clinical practice, teaching and management skills in line with CME/CPD requirements.
  • To participate in an annual Job Planning Review process.
  • To participate in the Trust’s annual Appraisal process and to respond to any identified development needs.
  • To adhere to the Trust’s Adverse Clinical Incident Policy.

Medical Education and Training

The Trust aim to support the personal development of all of our doctors, whilst maintaining a working environment where patient safety is paramount. A key element is ensuring high quality medical education and training, recognising the clear link between a supportive learning environment and patient safety as well as an improved patient experience.

It is expected that the post holder will become a clinical and educational supervisor (with GMC recognised training).

The Trust has a pivotal role in the clinical training of more than 400 medical students from the University of Manchester. It provides training for a large number of foundation and specialty trainees and supports the career development of clinical fellows. There are active undergraduate and postgraduate departments who provide support with learning and development. The post holder will be required to participate in both undergraduate and post graduate training.

The Requirements

In order to apply for this role you will need:

  • Full MRCP or PLAB
  • IELTS or OET 
  • GMC Registration
  • Consultant experience in Gastroenterology, OR senior Registrar/Specialist experience in Gastroenterology and looking to step up. 
  • Evidence of strong scoping logbook – must be able to independently and regularly perform colonoscopies, endoscopies and flexi-sigmoidoscopies

How BDI Resourcing can help 

When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more 

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care 

We look forward to hearing from you regrading this exciting opportunity!

Daniel Platts Director

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