Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Endoscopist based within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
This is an exciting new post established to support the current services
provided in Endoscopy and Bowel Cancer screening as well as advanced therapeutic endoscopy.
The successful candidate will join a team of three Consultant Hepatologists (one academic post) and nine Gastroenterologists (one academic) in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
The Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Endoscopy service has undergone significant expansion in the past year and the post holder will be expected to work with the new GI directorate staff to further develop endoscopy services in Cardiff.
The department provides a comprehensive service for patients with liver and gastrointestinal disorders from Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, both at district level and as a tertiary centre, particularly for patients with complex hepatobiliary disease, portal hypertension and liver malignancy, inflammatory bowel disease, advanced endoscopic therapy, intestinal failure and oesophageal disorders. There are strong links with Cardiff University’s School of Medicine.
This post has been specifically established to support the demand in endoscopy, bowel cancer screening and complex/advanced/therapeutic endoscopy. University Hospital Llandough is the national referral centre for complex polypectomy within the bowel cancer screening programme
in Wales and is a high volume referral centre. UHL is also the regional referral centre for complex EMR and ESD of upper and lower GI tract lesions and for high risk genetically predisposed cases of GI cancer.
Duties will mainly be based at UHL and include in-patient and out-patient endoscopy sessions which will include a combination of advanced therapeutic screening and symptomatic cases and standard endoscopy.
Ward work will be based at UHL in collaboration with 2 other colleagues,
including a 1 in 11 rota covering weekend liver and GI emergencies, based at the University Hospital of Wales. There will be participation in a 1 in 14 emergency endoscopy rota. The post-holder will not participate in the general medical on-call rota but the team review all new GI and
liver admissions daily, including weekends.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services and numerous courses in Upper and lower GI endoscopy are undertaken with the post holder having an opportunity to participate as faculty, develop & support courses in advanced endoscopy (Cardiff annual advanced endoscopy symposium and BSG ESD interest group courses).
There is an ongoing programme of endoscopy based research as well as integrating endoscopy with other public health research (screening & early diagnosis). The newly established Endoscopy Research Suite within the Clinical Research facility at the University Hospital of Wales provides dedicated infrastructure for portfolio & commercial studies in endoscopy research with a dedicated endoscopy fellow and GI research nurse support already established providing service support for research studies.
There are excellent existing links with European & Japanese international experts and centres in advanced endoscopy to build on and establish collaborative training and research programmes for the post holder to develop in their areas of interest.
Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.
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Closing Date: Sunday, 17th September 2017