Gastroenterology Consultant

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

An excellent Gastroenterology department are looking to appoint 4 WTE Consultants to add to its existing team of 11 full time substantive Gastroenterology and 2 Endoscopy Consultants.

The basic contract is for 10 programmed activities (PAs), with elective outpatient work, endoscopy, and inpatient care. At the present, there will be a 1:5 Ward commitment to cover in patient activity on the gastroenterology ward during which time all elective commitments are cancelled. The job plan is indicative only and is negotiable to take the candidates aspirations/special interest into account.

The Job

This is an exciting time to join a large Gastroenterology Service in one of the largest Foundation trusts in the North East of England. They are a forward thinking Division with high quality clinical care, an active GI Research programme and with strong links to the Endoscopy Division. The Division has close links with the Academic Faculties in nearby universities, with honorary academic appointments for several consultants. The aspiration of the service is bold and has recently started new services like EUS, wireless capsule endoscopy and Fibroscan. The department are in an exciting phase of developing a state of the art hepatology services.

The normal weekly rota includes the following elements spread across 8 programmed activities (40 hours) Monday - Thursday:

  • 2 Clinics
  • 2 Endoscopy Sessions
  • 3 Admin / SPA Sessions
  • 1 MDT Meeting

Every fifth week is considered an ‘On-Ward’ week as follows:

  • 5 ward rounds on Monday to Friday mornings
  • 5 Emergency Endoscopy and Referral sessions in the afternoons
  • Saturday and Sunday morning Ward Rounds

Out of hours on-call GI Bleed rota is also required at a frequency of 1:8

The Hospital and Location

This is a welcoming and diverse Trust and doctors who begin here usually stay here for the long-term because of the fantastic working environment on offer and the good quality of living associated with the local area. The Trust is a University Trust, both sites host medical students from Newcastle University. The Trust is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC.

The Department

The Trust is established as a leader in the local provision of Endoscopy services delivering the largest number of endoscopic procedures in the north east.

There is a modern, well equipped endoscopy unit on one site with 6 Endoscopy rooms over 3 hospital sites. A wide range of interventional modalities are available. We also provide bowel cancer screening, although the department don’t expect the applicant to contribute to this. The Trust have specialist GI radiology on site and enjoy close links with our gastroenterologists, colorectal and upper GI surgeons.

The endoscopy unit provides both an in-patient and out-patient service for patients requiring endoscopic procedures, comprising of;

  • Gastroscopy and all therapeutics, including RFA, Bravo capsule etc
  • Colonoscopy /advanced EMR lists
  • ERCP
  • EUS
  • Bronchoscopy/Cystoscopy
  • Capsule services including colon capsule
  • Cytosponge (pilot)

Each endoscopy room is complete with a range of modern video-endoscopy equipment along with internet access availability and throughout the unit. The department provide diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy services, including colonic stenting and advanced polypectomy. They hold fortnightly complex rectal polyp MDT meetings. The department also hold weekly trust upper GI cancer and colorectal cancer besides weekly IBD and benign MDTs.

Professional Development

The Education Centre contains well equipped and stocked libraries with easy access to electronic media and the internet. There is also a well-equipped lecture theatre and seminar rooms with a significant planned programme of lectures and specific tutorial sessions organised by individual departments across the two main sites. The Regional IMAC lab opened in November 2014 and hosts the Regional School of Radiology simulation centre, and this resource is supported by the School and the Trust to improve radiology training for all trainees and students.

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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