Consultant Gastroenterologist

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
£76,001 to £102,465 pa
12 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
177-MDST- 779R
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

• Friendly and enthusiastic consultant team

• Beautiful location on the Norfolk coast

• One of HSJ “Best NHS Places to Work”

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Consultant Gastroenterologist to join our friendly and enthusiastic gastroenterology team at the James Paget University Hospital.

This post will attract a £40,000 reward payment for joining the Trust within this post.

We are located in Gorleston in Norfolk; a stone’s throw away from beautiful sandy beaches and just minutes from the Norfolk Broads and rural countryside, offering the perfect work life balance. The medieval town of Great Yarmouth and the nearby city of Norwich provide a large variety of cultural and culinary highlights.

The JPUH have been given an overall rating of “Good,” following the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection which took place in August 2015. This places us in the top 30% of acute trusts in the country.

This is an opportunity to join a highly motivated gastroenterology team in providing a comprehensive service of the highest quality. Given the range of interests amongst the current consultants in post and close working relationships with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, most subspecialty interests would be supported.

We can accommodate a consultant with an interest in ERCP and an interest in hepatology but neither is essential. Other special interests such as endoscopy, nutrition, research and teaching would also be welcome

Facilities available include a modern fully JAG-accredited 4-room endoscopy suite equipped with an image intensifier, new videoscopes, two colonic scope-guide imagers, YAG laser, APC, bipolar and heater probe, endoclips, colonic, biliary, oesophageal and duodenal stents. We will be commencing Bowelscope screening as part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme this year. The Trust has recently purchased two new CT scanners and new MRI scanner.

The appointee will have responsibilities on the out-of hours GI bleed rota as well as having a partial role in the acute medical on-call (hybrid system with most on-calls for GI bleeds rather than GIM), and will be given the opportunity to play a significant teaching role in the Norwich Medical School.

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (JPUH) provides medical services for a population of approximately 230,000 living in South East Norfolk and North East Suffolk, plus a large number of visitors to the coast and Broads National Park during the summer months. In addition, it provides approximately 1/3 of the secondary care teaching for the new Norwich Medical School.

James Paget University Hospital is a research active trust recruiting, on average, approximately 700 patients per year into studies.  Participation in research is actively encouraged and supported by the Trust Board and Governing Body and we are particularly interested in recruiting clinicians with experience of applying for research grants both as named and lead applicants.

Prospective candidates should be within 6 months of obtaining a CCT, or be listed on the Specialist Register of the GMC, for Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy.

For an informal discussion or visit please contact: Dr Paul Banim (Lead Consultant Gastroenterologist, 01493 452766), Dr Rawya Badreldin (Endoscopy Lead, Consultant Gastroenterologist 01493 453725) or Dr Bernard Brett (Consultant Gastroenterologist, 01493 453406).

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Closing date is 15th July 2017.