Consultant in Physician with an interest in Gastroenterology

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
26 Feb 2018
19 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type

Please note should your application be successful, we will contact you via the email address you have provided on your application form.

Important note on completion of reference section of application form.

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and MUST cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Where possible this should be from two seperate employers. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

Please note: it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their DBS certificate if a check is required for the post. There are two methods of payment either directly through the online portal using a credit or debit card or through deduction from your monthly pay over a maximum of three months.

All new entrants to the NHS will be appointed on the minimum of the pay scale in line with Agenda For Change Terms & Conditions.

Applications are invited for a Consultant Physician with an interest In Gastroenterology to be based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead. This is a new post.

The post is tenable on a whole time or part time basis and the pay and terms and conditions of service for this post are subject to the Whitley council Terms and Conditions of Service - Consultants (England 2003).

The appointee will be expected to have obtained MRCP and be on the Specialist register by the time they take up the post.

The appointee will work with 7 existing consultant gastroenterologists. The team includes 2 specialist registrars, 2 core medical trainees, 1 foundation 2 trainees and 1 foundation 1 trainee with additional support from an IBD nurse, hepatology nurses, alcohol care team and an upper GI cancer nurse specialist. There will be 2-3 endoscopy sessions, 2-3 outpatient clinics and in-patient responsibilities. It is expected that the appointee will contribute to both out of hour’s acute medicine and GI Bleed rotas. The post-holder will also be expected to take part in regular clinical governance activities, supervision of trainees and specialist nurses and training of undergraduate medical students.

Please apply online by clicking on the apply button.

Informal discussions are welcomed by Dr K Narayanan, Divisional Director (0191) 4452179, Dr A Reddy, Clinical lead for Gastroenterology and Hepatology/HPB (0191 4452183) or Dr J Singh, Clinical Lead for Endoscopy (0191) 4452855.

Please note that all posts which involve access to patients and/or children will be subject to an enhanced DBS.

Applicants who have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date are to assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who may require sponsorship through the UK Border Agency to work in the UK. However, those candidates must be aware that appointment to the post may not be considered if a suitably qualified experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available and/or the post does not attract sufficient points. During the interview process, all candidates will be requested to provide appropriate original documentation to ensure their legal right to work in the UK may be verified. 

Candidates who require sponsorship are strongly advised to visit the UK Border Agency website and familiarise themselves with what is required. There is a facility on this site to access the points based calculator and work through an example which should assist candidates in their understanding of the process.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust is a smoke free organisation in line with Smoke Free Gateshead.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.


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