Consultant Gastroenterologist

Kettering, Northamptonshire
10 Aug 2018
10 Sep 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding Gastroenterology department which is evolving to provide a modern responsive service for the needs of patients with Gastroenterological disorders in Northamptonshire and South Leicestershire. We have recently commenced a Consultant of the Week model of care for in-patient services.  Our endoscopy department has been refurbished and expanded to a well-equipped five room unit.  The unit accommodates Olympus endoscopy equipment to provide a range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy services including capsule endoscopy, ERCP and bowel cancer screening.

New appointees will join our six existing clinicians in delivering a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services across three sites. Inpatient services are ward-based and situated on the 20 bedded Digestive Diseases Unit (DDU) in the main block. Outpatient clinics are held in Kettering General Hospital and in 3 peripheral clinics (Corby, Nene Park and Wellingborough). 

We are seeking a broad range of GI skills. An interest in nutrition, education, research, capsule endoscopy, or service development would be a positive attribute. The appointee will be encouraged to develop special interests within the field of gastroenterology. An interest in endoscopy and training in endoscopy is important with clear compliance with BSG quality standards and auditable outcomes being demonstrated. 

Job planning is a proactive negotiated process – special interests are supported and SPA time is protected to ensure all training and development requirements for individuals and supervised trainees are met. The aim is to provide appropriate remuneration for Direct Clinical Care and Supporting Professional activities to support Clinicians in providing excellent clinical care.

Kettering is situated in the north of Northamptonshire and adjacent to South Leicestershire. The surrounding area includes the market towns of Corby, Rushden, Market Harborough and Wellingborough, together with a variety of attractive villages. Northants, the ‘Rose of the Shires’ is in the heart of England close to the Midlands.  The A14, which links the M1 and A1, passes near the hospital and provides easy access to London, Leicester, Birmingham and Cambridge.  There is a frequent rapid train service to London (journey time of under 1 hour) and there are three international airports within an hour by car. The Kettering area is well supplied with leisure facilities.  There is a good selection of both state and private schools within easy reach.  House prices are still comparatively low compared with other English counties.

Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements. Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.

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Please submit your application as soon as possible; due to the high volumes of applications we receive and we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

We are an equal opportunities employer, which aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds.

We welcome applications from members of our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, especially in relation to senior posts within at KGH. As KGH has identified that it needs more BME representation in band 7 and above roles.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Kettering General Hospital (KGH) NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process. Including factual reference, occupational health clearance and statutory and mandatory training record.

If you need to have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, as a requirement of the role, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check (£50) and this amount will be reclaimed from your first salary. It is also recommended that following your DBS check you subscribe to the DBS update service.

Please note that news starters with KGH are subject to a six month probationary period.

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