Gastroenterology Consultant

  • £93,666- £126,281
  • South East
  • Fixed

BDI Resourcing are currently working on a Gastroenterology Consultant role with job description details below. This is a perfect opportunity to join a JAG accredited centre which does advanced Endoscopy such as ERCP, and shares an emergency bleed list with it’s neighbouring Trust. The hospital has close links with two of the best Gastro and Endoscopy centres in the UK, providing a great opportunity for career progression.

The Job

The job plan will be a prospective agreement that sets out the Consultant’s duties, responsibilities, and objectives for the coming year. It will cover all aspects of the Consultant’s professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education, and managerial responsibilities. It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external. In addition, it will include personal objectives including details of their link to wider service objectives and details of the support required by the Consultant to fulfil the job plan and the objectives.

Programmed Activities in Job Plan

  • Direct Clinical Care (includes clinical activity, clinical related activity, unpredictable emergency work) – 8 PAs on average per week.
  • Supporting Professional Activities (SPA) (includes CPD, audit, teaching and research) – 1.5 SPA for core activities with additional 0.5 PA allocated for additional roles to be agreed with Care Group Director.

The provisional timetable represents a job plan consisting of 10-programmed activities (PAs) per week. The actual number of PAs and personal Job Plan objectives will be agreed between the Consultant and Care Group Director.

Standard endoscopy lists will normally include 10 points of activity. The Job Plan will be reviewed at 3 months and conducted annually thereafter by the Care Group Director.

On the ward the post holder will be responsible for gastroenterology inpatient beds (averaging 5 to 10), and patients referred for an opinion from other consultants and wards requiring prompt review. This duty will be shared month on / month off with one other gastroenterologist (subject to recruitment to the two vacancies). The consultants will cover each other for times of leave as per the on-ward timetable below.

On Call:

There will be an option for a general medicine on-call commitments as part of 1 in 11 rota with the appropriate Category A and low frequency with 3% payable. Any on-call allocation of 1.0 PA which will be in addition to the 10 PA job plan. The on call is covered by the MAU Consultants 8am-5pm Monday to Friday, so the Consultant will only take over the on call from 5pm to 8am during a weekday on call. The Consultant will work a 1 in 11 weekend and come in for a post take ward round on both Saturday and Sunday morning when on call.

The Hospital and Location

The hospital is based on an island off the coast of England. It’s a 245 bed hospital with a CQC rating of ‘Good’. One of the biggest draws of this Trust is that they have a brilliant track record of bringing on international doctors and giving them a great welcome to the NHS system. The smaller hospital size means the team is very tight-knit and know each other well, this means it is very supportive hospital and generally a great place to begin your career.

The Department

The Gastroenterology Service provides general and sub-specialty outpatient and inpatient care for gastroenterology and hepatology including suspected cancers, as well as providing diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies and an in hours bleed service.

There are weekly MDTs for hepatobiliary and upper GI cancers with close links to the neighbouring Trust, which is the regional centre for upper GI and hepatobiliary cancer. The Out of Hours (OOH) Endoscopy service is commissioned through the neighbouring Trust in accordance with their OOH endoscopy criteria.

There are plans to develop services utilising the advantages of being a small district general hospital, the uniqueness of being part of an integrated Trust, with the best practice of others locally, in particular within the Acute Partnership with the neighbouring Trust, as well as national guidance; this is focused at both general and sub-specialty levels. 

The department benefit from a JAG accredited modern endoscopy unit which carries out diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP, including treatments of bleeding lesions, variceal banding, oesophageal and biliary stenting and biliary stone removal. Bowel Cancer screening is also undertaken.

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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