Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist

Macclesfield, Cheshire
£76,761 - £103,490 Per Annum
08 Jun 2018
06 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at East Cheshire NHS Trust and this is an opportunity to join a team dedicated to the highest standards of patient care, at a Trust that continues to offer fulfilling careers and enviable development potential. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

To expand and strengthen our services, East Cheshire NHS Trust is looking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic colleague to complement and enhance our established Gastroenterology team based at Macclesfield District General Hospital.

The successful candidate will join a clinical team of 2 Consultant Gastroenterologists, 4 Specialist Nurses and a highly skilled GI team of surgeons and specialists, radiologists, pathologists and a clinical nutrition team. There are 3 specialist MDT’s per week, Colorectal Upper GI and hepato-pancreato-billary MDT with direct video links with specialist centres.

There will be a strong emphasis on integrated care and partnership to provide a seamless, high quality service in partnership with primary care providers, social services and other South Sector Hospitals. The latter comprises Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and Tameside and Glossop Intergrated Care Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in addition to East Cheshire NHS Trust. Further sessional commitments may take place across the collaborative group, depending on service needs. It is expected that the appointee will work together with his/her colleagues to develop and support an out of hours gastroenterology and GI bleed service.

The post is full time (10 PA) and attracts (1 PA) on call.

Applicants must be on the General Medical Council Specialist Register or within six months of being admitted at the date of interview to the Register for trainees if in a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the GMC Specialist Register to be considered for a Consultant appointment by the Advisory Appointments Committee.

East Cheshire NHS Trust in an integrated care organisation and this is an exciting time for significant development and transformation of services. The district served by the Trust covers an area of approximately 255 square miles. It includes the towns of Macclesfield, Congleton, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Knutsford, Poynton, Handforth and Holmes Chapel as well as many rural areas. Services are provided in a variety of settings that include three hospitals, some community clinics and patients’ homes. The population served by the Trust is approximately 500,000.

Macclesfield is a vibrant market town adjacent to the Peak District with the benefit of good schools and housing with easy access to Manchester and strong transport links. The Trust aims to design and implement services, policies and measures that meet the diverse needs of our service, population and workforce, ensuring that none are placed at a disadvantage over others.

For further information and to apply, please click on the APPLY button.

Closing date: 6th July 2018

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate.

If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Interview Date – 26th July 2018

Please read the guidance for applicants and completing the application form documents prior to completing your application form (documents are located to the right).

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident employer and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). In order to facilitate applications from all members of the community the Trust is able to offer services including Braille Applications and Interpreting Services.

The Trust may close any advertised post before the stated closing date. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the advert closing date, regretfully you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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

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