Consultant in Gastroenterology
About our Trust
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital—and a number of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.
The Trust has over 6,000 staff proudly serving a million people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. We treat a patient every 40 seconds, performing 34,000 operations and carrying out 391,000 scans, x-rays and procedures each year. As the second largest maternity provider in the country we help deliver a baby almost every hour of the day. We are one of the best performing trusts in London for A&E waiting times, and our mortality rates are some of the best in the country.
Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Good’ in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of ‘Good’. We are one of the first trusts to receive ‘Good’ across the board under the new CQC inspection framework. Both hospitals within our Trust—Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital—were rated as ‘Good’ overall.
Our Trust was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for ‘use of resources’ by an NHS Improvement inspection which was completed during the same period as the CQC assessment.
Applications are invited for a full-time Consultant in Gastroenterology Medicine. This is an opportunity to join our busy and friendly department to work with our team of Consultants supported by a team of specialist registrars and specialist nurses.
The appointee will work closely with their consultant colleagues, specialist registrars and specialist nurses to support the provision of outpatient and inpatient Gastroenterology services, to include diagnostic and therapeutic (luminal / hepatobiliary) endoscopy as well as outpatient clinics to a population of 400,000. We are a designated Bowel Cancer Screening Centre for our local patients, and have x 3 Procedure rooms and x 1 screening room. We have a stable and vibrant Endoscopy nurse team with one of the highest staff retention rates within the Trust.
The role will be based mainly at the West Middlesex Hospital site but will include cross site sessions at our Chelsea site on Fulham Road. There will be no General Medical on-call participation. A specialist interest in luminal gastroenterology especially welcome but not an absolute requirement. There will be an opportunity to participate in our BCSP programme.
The successful candidate must be within six months of obtaining their CCT or already be eligible for inclusion on the specialist register at the time of the interview.
Assessment Date: TBC
Interview Date: 5th June 2018
For further details and to apply, please click on the APPLY button.
To discuss this post further candidates are encouraged to visit the department and initial contact should be made with Dr Krishna Sundaram or Dr Kevin Monahan on 020 8560 2121.
The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.
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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.
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