Consultant Hepatologist and Consultant Gastroenterologist with an Interest in IBD and Nutrition

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
25 Sep 2017
17 Oct 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and professional Consultant Hepatologist and a Consultant with an interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Nutrition to join our existing team of 11 Gastroenterology/ Hepatology Consultants in Gloucestershire. You will be a highly-valued member of our team bringing your expert specialist skills to the Trust. As a Gloucestershire Hospital Consultant you will have access to great work facilities and the opportunity to live in the vibrant and beautiful county of Gloucestershire.

The Gloucestershire GI unit has an outstanding reputation for providing high quality gastroenterology services, including a nationally recognised endoscopy training centre, access to research via an active R&D team, a countywide nutrition service, specialist hepatology and IBD teams with dedicated specialist nurse support, and full access to ERCP, EUS, capsule endoscopy and fibroscan. Our aim is to deliver excellent clinical care and our professional, friendly and compassionate team will do everything they can to ensure the patients treatment is of the highest standard.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Specialty Director for Gastroenterology the successful applicants will be required to work with the existing team to provide endoscopy and specialist outpatient clinics. The post will also include responsibility for inpatients on the dedicated gastroenterology ward on the Gloucester site on a 1 week in 7 basis, and participation in the 1:12 countywide GI bleed rota.

Skills Knowledge & Experience:

The successful applicant will be expected to hold (or be within 6 months of obtaining) a CCT in gastroenterology and to practice independently in endoscopy and outpatients, including standard diagnostic upper and lower GI endoscopy and provision of basic endoscopic therapy, including treatment of GI bleeding and colonic polypectomy. Appropriate sub-specialty training and/or accreditation in Hepatology would be desirable for the posts, though skills to complement the existing team would be considered. 
The successful applicant would be dynamic and flexible with a view to playing an active part in developing services further.

About Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust was formed in April 2002 and became a second wave Foundation Trust in July 2004. It is formed of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital, which collectively serve a population of around 600,000. Gloucestershire is well known for its natural beauty, cultural and leisure activities. The county has many excellent state and private schools as well as colleges of higher education and its own university. There are good rail and road access to Bristol, Birmingham, South Wales and London.

Endoscopy Facilities & Training Centre

Our endoscopy facilities are modern, employing the latest technology and friendly, professional staff.
The Consultant team hold a number of national roles in IBD, Bowel Cancer Screening and JAG and run a fantastic training centre facility where courses can be made available to support ongoing training and professional development in a range of Endoscopic techniques

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Closing Date: 17th October 2017

Anticipated AAC Date: 17th November 2017


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