Consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Watford, Hertfordshire
28 Aug 2018
16 Sep 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Acute Medical Care Division

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to join an existing team of nine Gastroenterologists at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust which serves a population of 500,000. The candidate should be on the Specialist Register for Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine, or be within six months of acquiring CCT. 

We are a body of nine enthusiastic Gastroenterologists each practicing general gastroenterology with sub-specialist interests and are looking for a colleague with sub-speciality training in Hepatology. We hope to strengthen and develop Hepatology services within the treatment of portal hypertension, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcohol services and viral hepatitis. We have well established links with the Royal Free Hospital Liver Unit which will be strengthened by the new appointment. We hope also to increase the Hepatology research profile of our unit.   

We provide a 24/7 GI Bleed rota and are not on the acute GIM rota. Our state of the art Endoscopy Unit was JAG re-accredited in February 2018 and provides BCSP, Bowel Scope, EUS, RFA, Laser, oesophageal physiology, Fibroscan and EMR services in addition to traditional endoscopy services. We have also recently commenced JAG endoscopy training courses for which the consultants act as faculty. We have actively promoted Nurse Specialist training and have fully trained seven nurse endoscopists, four IBD nurses and one specialist Hepatology nurse.

To apply please click the apply button quoting job reference 360-A-901. Prospective applications are encouraged to visit the department which can be arranged by contacting Dr Mohamed Shariff, Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology, telephone: 01923 217893, or Dr Anthony Leahy, Consultant Gastroenterologist, telephone 01923 217291.

Closing date for applications: 16 September
Interview date 16 October