An amazing opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Gastroenterologist to work in the East Midlands of the UK in a well equipped and highly reputable Gastroenterology and Endoscopy service. You’ll enjoy a good cost of living, in a diverse part of the UK whilst progressing in your career with the support of excellent colleagues.
The Department of Gastroenterology provides both Luminal and Hepatology services. They are looking to appoint one full-time Consultant Gastroenterologist and the successful applicants will join the existing vibrant and dynamic team of 15 Luminal Gastroenterologists and 5 Hepatologists on the second site. The posts are suitable for StRs acquiring CCT or established consultants looking to subspecialise within a large department.
Luminal and Hepatology services are provided on 3 dedicated wards. 2 part-time IBD Nurse Specialists and an Upper GI cancer nurse working along-side the Gastroenterologists to maintain care delivery. There are specialist Nutrition and Dietician teams to support specific Gastroenterology disorders/diseases.
The Endoscopy Unit is a modern, 3 room facility with the latest equipment carrying out over 9,500 procedures annually. A range of specialist diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are carried out including; colonoscopy, large polyp EMR and PEG’s. There is dedicated capacity each day for in-patient endoscopy. They provide bowel screening and are JAG accredited.
The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) is staffed by a team of acute physicians who conduct the post-take rounds. Consultant Gastroenterologists provide a service week system with elective activity cancelled to allow full ward cover and review of new referrals. They also participate in the general medical on-call rota. The medical take is supported by a consultant on-call for each medical specialty 24/7 which supports the out of hours GI bleeds service.
The job plan for the first 3 months is on average 10 plus 1APA per week. It is recognised that the balance of the job plan will need to be discussed with the appointee, but they will participate in an internal rotation with consultant colleagues covering, on a two monthly basis, the ward, medical student teaching, and out-patient activities.
- Direct Clinical Care: 8.5 PAs on average per week
(includes clinical activity, clinically related activity,
predictable & unpredictable emergency work)
- Supporting Professional Activities: 1.5 PAs on average per week
(includes CPD, audit, teaching & research)
Type of duties
Planned Activities (10 plus 1APA) (Annualised)
Audit, CPD, Teaching & Research (SPA)
Precitable on-call / Travel
Development of a particular GI interest would be supported, for example IBD, nutrition, GI cancer, therapeutic Endoscopy.
The Hospital and Location
The Trust was formed to bring together five hospitals in the East Midlands providing the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and South East Staffordshire.
The Trust is one of the largest employers in the region with more than 12,000 staff and treats in excess of a million patients each year.
Their aim is to bring together the expertise of our 12,300 staff to provide the highest quality care to patients within the region.
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 opportunityy!