This post is to replace an existing Consultant post to support the Gastroenterology and Medical services within the Trust. The post will be based in the North East of England which has an excellent cost of living and diverse population. You will participate in a 1 in 18 general medical and a 1 in 7 GI bleed on-call rota. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the delivery and development of Gastroenterology services across the trust.
The Hospital and Department
This is a District General Hospital, which provides a full range of medical and surgical specialties, as well as women’s and children’s services. The Infirmary has a campus style design with separate Women’s & Children’s Hospital, as well as the main hospital buildings, which house the Emergency Department and Unplanned Care Centre, Medical and Surgical Acute Assessment Units, inpatient wards and outpatient facilities.
There is a well-equipped endoscopy unit providing the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, bronchoscopy and transoesophageal echocardiography. The Medical Imaging Department has been redeveloped and provides a consultant-led service for all general and specialist diagnostic and interventional imaging with digital angiography, real-time ultrasound, spiral CT scanning and MRI together with a fully equipped nuclear medicine department.
Below is an example of a provisional timetable for the post but this can be subject to change depending on the specialist interest of the applicants:
IBD MDT (DCC 1)
Admin (DCC 1)
Medical Meeting (DCC 1)
SPA/ Teaching (SAP 0.5, Teaching 0.5)
Endoscopy (DCC 1)
Departmental Meeting (DCC 1)
Endoscopy (DCC 1)
Direct Clinical Care (DCC) – 8PAs
Supporting Professional Activities (SPA) - 1.5 PAs
Supervision commitment - 0.5 PAs
TOTAL PAs - 10 Programmed Activities
The basic full-time Job Plan contains ten Programmed Activities (PAs) of 4 hours each. The 10 PA allocation will be a mixture of DCC and SPA. All full-time posts will be offered a minimum of 1.5 SPA’s up to a maximum of 2.5 SPA’s depending upon the requirements of the role, although the actual ratio may vary and will depend on the specific, identifiable and agreed contributions in various areas.
The Educational Support
There is a wide teaching role within the post, to train medical students, nurses and junior doctors, as they rotate through the department.
It is expected that the post-holder will be a clinical/educational supervisor to some of the training doctors on rotation, as well as taking part in their regular weekly teaching timetable. 1hr/week SPA time is afforded for this role.
There is a monthly all staff teaching session which the post holder will be expected to attend and contribute to. This includes a regular audit meeting, where again, consultant contribution is expected.
The study leave allowance is 30 days/3 years pro-rata. It is expected that these will be used, in addition to SPA time, for CPD towards revalidation as per the recommendations of the Royal College and the various specialty bodies. The trust is fully committed to supporting and assuring revalidation, by way of a dedicated support team and IT infrastructure package.
The trust has a programme of mandatory training which all consultants are expected to undertake.
For appointees new to the consultant role, or who may have had a career break, the department strongly encourages mentorship support
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!