Consultant in Gastroenterology

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Consultant in Gastroenterology – 10 PA’s

Medway NHS Foundation Trust is unique – undergoing transformational changes within the organisation that provides an extensive range of clinical services to a diverse population of approximately 400,000 across Medway and Swale. We are looking for a Consultant Gastroenterologist who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

The successful applicant will join a very friendly and welcoming team of 5 WTE substantive consultants and 3 locum consultants, with support of 2 middle grade doctors and further 2 Gastroenterology ST trainees. Specialty interests of current gastroenterologists include Bowel cancer screening, IBD, Hepatology and ERCP / Therapeutic endoscopy.

Specialty interests of current gastroenterologists include Hepatology Viral Hepatology, Bowel cancer screening IBD and nutrition ERCP / Therapeutic endoscopy. Currently the consultants share the management of all inpatients. Subspecialty clinics in IBD, Endoscopy, Nutrition and Hepatology are in development. There are 2 E.R.C.P and 3 bowel cancer screening lists weekly and a further 8 general lists. A 24/7 GI bleed rota has been in place for 3 years and is supported by the regional interventional radiology service. There is weekly upper G.I. cancer MDM, attended by Professor Patel from Kings College, and chaired by a Gastroenterologist, a surgically led lower G.I. cancer / bowel cancer screening MDT.

The post holder is expected to have experience of performing independent diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies upper and lower GI endoscopies. It would be expected that the post holder would be able to manage Gastroenterology and General Medical patients both as inpatients and outpatients ( GIM patients as inpatients ) It would also be expected from the post holder to support the delivery of the out of hours GI bleed rota ( which is already in place at frequency of 1:6 ) and daily in-reach into the newly commissioned 60 bedded AMU department.

The post will also be involved in improvement in the emergency patient pathway by delivering early consultant led specialist input for patients with GI disorders and facilitate early discharge through timely endoscopies. This will drive an improvement in both the patient’s experience and quality but will also improve flow. The department has a multidisciplinary approach to inflammatory bowel disease and complex nutritional patients which is facilitated by the inflammatory bowel disease MDT and nutrition ward round.

There are strong links with the Institute of liver Studies at Kings College Hospital with regard to viral hepatitis and hepatobiliary disease in-part due to joint appointments. The Gastroenterologists on the GI bleed rota donot have a GIM oncall commitment

The Medway Maritime Hospital has Associated University Hospital status, with undergraduates from Kings, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School. It is the largest hospital in Kent serving a population of 360,000 people and has close links with London, which is less than 1 hour away by public transport. Following completion of a £60 million expansion in 1999, all the major medical and most surgical specialties are available onsite. There are ample opportunities to pursue research, educational and specialist interests. The post is full-time (10 PAs) and will be paid on the new consultant contract salary.

Applicants should be on the GMC’s specialist register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT. Those doctors who have applied for inclusion on the Specialist Register via PMETB must have confirmation of entry on to the register at the time of their application to be el...

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We wish to stress that no discourtesy is intended in following such a procedure, and you should not let this deter you from future applications.

Please note any correspondence following the application will be sent via and/or the Trust's Resourcing Team.

We are committed to Equality of Opportunity for everyone and will guarantee an interview to any disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

Medway NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of vulnerable adults and children.

Medway Maritime Hospital is a smoke free site. Smoking is completely prohibited in all Trust buildings, grounds and car parks for patients, visitors, staff and contractors. This will ensure that the hospital is a better place to work and a better place for our patients to be treated

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship


Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Gillingham, Kent (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 1634 830000

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24 February 2019
Location: United Kingdom Kent Gillingham
Salary: £77913 - £105042 GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

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