Consultant in Gastroenterology and General Medicine

Guildford, Surrey
£76,761 - £103,490
15 May 2018
11 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type

Based in Guildford, the Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) is a leading general hospital with 507 beds and specialist centre for cancer services and treatment. The RSCH serves a population of 320,000 for emergency and general hospital services and 1.2 million people for cancer services. The hospital has an annual income of £330 million. We employ over 3500 staff.

Our mission is to deliver the best patient care - ANYWHERE

Every year the RSCH sees around 280,000 outpatients, admits 61,000 patients for treatment and 70,000 patients attend our A&E department. The Trust is also a centre of excellence and training for minimal access surgery.

Join us… We are one of the top 40 hospitals in the country and amongst top 100 Employers in the country.

We are seeking an enthusiastic colleague to complement and enhance our experienced team of 7 Consultant Gastroenterologists (including this position) based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. This is a full time post (10PAs).

The candidate will be a key member of the regional gastroenterology/hepatology service and attend the tertiary network multidisciplinary team meetings in their relevant subspecialty e.g. Hepatitis C/PBC Operational Delivery Network, upper GI, Liver, HPB, HCC/NET, colorectal and IBD.

The Gastroenterology Team deliver a consultant GI bleed on call rota in addition to a reduced commitment to the general medical take. It is anticipated that over the next 6-9 months, a 7 day Keogh specialist rota (including gastroenterology) instead of the unselected GIM on call will be implemented. Possession of MRCP or equivalent qualification is essential, and applicants must be holders of a CCT in General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology or be within six months of obtaining this.

A subspecialty interest in Luminal Gastroenterology is desirable and/or interventional endoscopy would sit best with the Trust’s strategic view, however this is not essential for applying.

For more information please contact Prof Aftab Ala, Clinical Director, Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist  01483 571122 ext 6990 , Dr Charmian Banks, Consultant Gastroenterologis t01483 571122 ext 4521 or Dr James Adams, Chief of Service 01483 571122 ext 2789

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In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy. 


Unfortunately we are not always able to acknowledge each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. 

The Royal Surrey Hospital NHS Foundation Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people with disabilities. To demonstrate our commitment we use the Disability Symbol which is awarded by the Employment Service. As a symbol user, we guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the job they are applying for. 

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.

The trust aims to treat all applicants fairly in regards to any disclosure of conviction revealed at the application stage. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. If you currently reside outside of the UK we will require documentary proof of security/police clearance, in English. 

The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all safeguarding legislation and current standards.

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