Consultant Gastroenterologist x2

Colchester, Essex
12 Apr 2018
06 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Gastroenterologist at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, based at Colchester General Hospital. There are two full time permanent posts available at this Trust.

The successful applicants will be joining the Gastroenterology Department as we prepare for working in partnership with Ipswich Hospital Trust. This partnership will offer extensive new opportunities for service development and we are therefore looking to appoint a colleague who is committed to delivering high-quality services across the breadth of gastroenterology and hepatology.

The new post-holders will join a team of four existing consultants. The department has a reputation for being friendly and supportive with particularly good working relationships. There is capacity for a wide variety of sub-specialty interests to be accommodated and developed. 

Our busy endoscopy unit performs over 10,000 procedures annually, including a full range of interventional endoscopy procedures and ERCP. We are a bowel cancer screening centre. Oesophageal physiology and capsule endoscopy services are available. There are IBD and nutrition nurse specialists. Close links exist with Barts and The London for IBD and undergraduate clinical training and with Addenbrooke’s for hepatology. The post will involve weekend morning gastroenterology work at a frequency of 2 weekends in 17 and general medicine at a frequency of 1 weekend in 17. A 24-hour endoscopy rota will be established and this post will take part in this rota.

Colchester is Britain’s oldest recorded town and is steeped in history and tradition. It is also a thriving and vibrant place to live and work. The town is surrounded by attractive and undeveloped countryside (including the “Constable Country” of Dedham Vale) yet enjoys fast road and rail links to London. Some of the very best state and independent schools in the country are to be found in the area.

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. 

Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly.

Our vision is: “To deliver care in the right place at the right time in line with national best practice. To ensure a positive patient experience at every contact by providing safe, effective, kind and compassionate care. To achieve sustainable quality improvements in the delivery of care. To deliver a positive patient-centred culture of great care for patients. To engage, support and develop staff to achieve their potential. To train and support all staff to take personal responsibility and accountability for their actions and the actions of others to drive organisational success. To develop constructive relationships with partner organisations to deliver sustainable and effective care for patients. To deliver consistently and sustainability against national and local priorities. To maximise value for money in delivering healthcare in our locality".

If you would like to be part of our vision and relate to our values, we would welcome your application.

Proud to be Colchester, proud to improve lives in our community.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

Colchester offers an attractive range of 21st century amenities in a heritage setting. Beautiful coast and Constable countryside are within easy reach. It has outstanding schools, is served by the A12, and London is only 55 minutes away by train. Here you can combine a great career with a highly desirable place to live.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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