Consultants in Gastroenterology

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Posted
29 Jun 2018
Closes
22 Jul 2018
Ref
295-VR-35561
Sector
Hospital
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

(Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull Hospital Sites (HGS) Only)

Applications are invited from dynamic and motivated individuals to expand our current complement of 12 whole time consultants by three new posts to 15.

Expertise in IBD (2 posts) & Nutrition (1 post) both parenteral and enteral nutrition is sought but other sub-speciality interests would be considered. The new appointees would have general luminal gastroenterology experience and honed endoscopy skills in addition.

The trust comprises of 4 inter-linked hospitals including Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The successful appointees would be only expected to work across the three sites (HGS) albeit based predominantly at Heartlands or Good Hope Hospital with future job planning expecting to include the Queen Elizabeth too. The nutrition post would involve supporting the parenteral nutrition service at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The combined trust serves a population of 1.3 million and we currently provide in-patient care at Heartlands & Good Hope and out-patient services to all sites. We have a total of 8 endoscopy rooms across the HGS site, carrying out over 24,000 procedures per annum with a new 4 roomed endoscopy unit designed and planned to open on the Heartlands site in October 2020 to replace the existing 2 room facility.

Standard endoscopy plus ERCP, Spyscope cholangioscopy, EUS, Capsule Endoscopy, single & double balloon enteroscopy, complex therapeutic colonoscopy and bowel cancer screening are all catered for. The trust procured new Olympus hardware in all rooms last year and has a managed endoscopy service contract.

The department is very busy and has a strong foundation in complex IBD, endoscopy, HPB work and nutrition. We work closely with our upper and lower GI surgical colleagues, GI radiologists and have a newly refurbished interventional radiology department.

We are well supported by 6 IBD specialist nurses, as well Upper GI & colorectal specialist nurses, nutrition nurses and GI dieticians and not forgetting our 4 nurse endoscopists too. We have a full range of upper lower GI physiology services across the trust too.

There is currently a 1 in 11 GI bleed rota covering Good Hope and Heartlands. In-patient work is predominantly at Heartlands and Good Hope and with no general acute medicine component.

For more information or to arrange a visit to the department, please contact Dr Marcus Mottershead, Consultant Gastroenterologist via e-mail marcus.mottershead@heartofengland.nhs.uk or 0121 424 0435.

Alternatively, to apply, please click the apply button. Job Closes: 22nd July 2018.