Consultant Gastroenterologist

Worthing, West Sussex
02 May 2017
23 May 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed individual to the position of Consultant Gastroenterologist at Worthing Hospital, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This post represents the final phase of a successful period of recruitment and departmental expansion at Worthing in recent months. You will join an evolving team of consultants and contribute to the development of specialist contemporary gastroenterological services for the West Sussex population. If you share our vision and value the opportunity to live and work in the vicinity of the beautiful South Downs national park then please read on.

Recently rated as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation.

Trust is formed by the amalgamation of the highly performing Worthing & Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust and St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester; providing healthcare for nearly 500,000 people. We are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex.

In the last few years we have seen rising demand in the sub-specialty of Hepatology with increasing presentations of ARLD, NASH and complications of end stage cirrhosis. An ability to complement the existing departmental expertise in this regard would be desirable although other sub-specialties could be considered for the right candidate. The gastroenterology
department delivers a cross site GI bleeding and acute Gastroenterology on call service on both hospital sites with no general internal medicine duties. The appointed consultant will be required to join this rota. Further information can be found in the full job description or by pre-application enquiry.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within six months of attaining Specialist Registration at the time of interview. Applications from candidates who, for personal reasons, are unable to work full time will be eligible to be considered for this post.

For further information please contact:

Dr Sam Thomson, Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, Worthing

Mr Neil Cripps, Clinical Director for Gastroenterology & Endoscopy, WSHFT

To apply for this post please visit the NHS jobs website by clicking the apply button.

All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of four referees; three will be clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working) and the final referee will be your current Responsible Officer for revalidation. Please note shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an up to date CV for their interview.

Applications from Agencies will NOT be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR.

Closing date: 23 May 2017.
Interview date: 19 June 2017.

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