Consultant Physician in Gastroenterology

Dorchester, Dorset
£76,761 to £103,490
29 Aug 2018
23 Sep 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the full time substantive post of Consultant Gastroenterologist at Dorset County Hospital. This is a new appointment to join five Consultant Gastroenterologists. Any subspecialty interest that complemented the existing department would be considered, however expertise in inflammatory bowel disease would be desirable.

This post is located at Dorset County Hospital. The Trust serves a population of approximately 220,000 and is situated in the historic town of Dorchester in an attractive part of Dorset, served by high quality schools, and within easy reach of the beautiful Jurassic coast.

This is an opportunity to combine a challenging and fulfilling role in an environment that offers excellent quality of life and a healthy work-life balance. The Gastroenterology Department is dynamic and progressive, the team comprising; one Specialist Registrar, Core Trainees and Foundation Doctors, two IBD clinical nurse specialists (CNS), one Nutrition CNS, two upper GI cancer CNS and five Nurse Endoscopists.

We have a newly refurbished, endoscopy department with three rooms and the latest Olympus equipment, and provide Bowel Cancer Screening and Bowel Scope along with diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower GI endoscopy, and ERCP. The post-holder would contribute to in and out-patient gastroenterology services and be part of a joint GI bleed rota with Poole Hospital (1 in 7), and weekday specialty post take review but no commitment to the GiM take.

The post is full-time (10 PAs) and will be paid according to the new consultant contract salary scale. Less than full-time applicants will be considered.

The successful candidate must possess full GMC registration with a Licence to Practise; a basic medical degree (eg MBBS or equivalent); full MRCP (or equivalent); JAG Accreditation for Upper and Lower GI endoscopy; eligibility for inclusion on the GMC’s Specialist Register (or entry expected within six months from interview date); relevant CCT or equivalent must be confirmed by PMETB/GMC by date of interview.

Informal discussions regarding this post would be welcomed. Please contact Dr James Shutt, Consultant Gastroenterologist on (01305) 255393 or Professor Alistair Hutchison, Medical Director on (01305) 255899.

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Closing date: 23 September 2018