Consultant Gastroenterologist

Southport, Merseyside
£76,761 - £103,490
04 May 2018
01 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type

10 PAs + additional PAs for on-call

Applications are invited to join the Consultant Gastroenterologists at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust to expand an already established Gastroenterology Service. Applicants need to be enthusiastic and dedicated to delivering a high quality and expanding gastroenterology service including inflammatory bowel disease, chronic liver disease and the full range of diagnostic and interventional endoscopy Sub-specialty interests in inflammatory bowel disease or liver disease would be accommodated. The Department has inpatients at Southport Hospital and a small endoscopy unit but an excellent purpose built Treatment Centre on the Ormskirk site where all diagnostic endoscopy is undertaken.

Applicants would be expected to be JAG accredited in upper and lower GI endoscopy and have evidence of a comprehensive experience in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine. Applicants who are trained in ERCP would be encouraged to help deliver this service which is currently delivered by the gastroenterologist and a surgical colleague.

The Department is supported by highly experienced Nurse Endoscopists capable of managing upper GI bleeds and colonoscopy, an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurse, a Specialty Doctor and a Specialist Registrar who rotates annually from Health Education North West based in Merseyside. The current Gastroenterologist is a highly experienced trainer closely involved as Chair of the Training and Education Committee for Gastroenterology in the area and will encourage applicants’ development in clinical gastroenterology and teaching as required.

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust serves a population of 260,000. The Trust is happy to consider flexible working arrangements and extended days to deliver a desirable work life balance, support professional goals and personal development.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance with both children and adults barred lists.

For all posts applicants must have full GMC Registration and must be on the Specialist Register or be within six months of their CCT from the date of the interview.

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Closing Date: 1st June 2018
Shortlisting Date: W/C 4th June 2018
Interview Date: 6th July 2018

For informal discussion regarding the post, please contact:

Dr P McDonald, Joint Associate Medical Director/ Consultant Physician, Urgent Care Division, Tel: 01704 705181. 

Dr G Butcher, Consultant Physician, Urgent Care Division, Tel: 01704 704101.

Dr M Roberts, Consultant Physician, Urgent Care Division, Tel: 01704 704101.