Consultant Gastroenterologist 

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£77,913 to £105,042
07 Jan 2019
03 Feb 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Milton Keynes
Programmed Activities: 10 

Applications are invited to apply for a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

This post offers 10 programmed activities. Additional programmed activities may be available upon agreement. 

The purpose of this post is to enhance the provision of gastroenterology services and meeting the demands of expanding endoscopy service. The role encompasses responsibilities gastroenterology clinics, endoscopy sessions, and care for in-patients under gastroenterology service. The candidate will be expected to embrace the other aspects of DGH gastroenterology including attendance and involvement with MDTs, and will be required to partake in the out of hours GI bleeding endoscopy rota and future expansion to a 7 day service. There is no commitment to general medical rota but we provide in-reach service to AMU 6 days a week. We are also looking to develop EUS service in near future.

We welcome candidates with CCT or equivalent in gastroenterology, experience and interest in IBD is preferred but not mandatory. 

There is a 25 bed gastroenterology ward (ward 8) looked after by 2 teams.  Currently there is in-reach service to Medical assessment unit on Saturday mornings linked with out-of-hour GI bleeding rota on 1 in 5 basis and this will hopefully increase to 1:6 in the next year. The in-reach service mainly supports the review of gastroenterology ill-patients in MAU. 

Junior and other staff: The two teams are supported by 3 middle-grades, 2 Oxford deanery registrars, 1 CMT, 2 SHOs/FY2 and 2 FY1 doctors. We also have 2.5 IBD nurse specialists, 2 UGI cancer nurses and 1.5 Nutrition nurses. We have 3 nurse endoscopists who take on the bowel scope screening. They also support the symptomatic service. Colorectal nurses and stoma nurses from surgical department also help support the colorectal cancer and IBD patients. We are the lead Bowel cancer screening centre for Buckinghamshire with 3 sites at Milton Keynes, Stoke Mandeville and High Wycombe.  

The hospital is the premier teaching hospital for the newly created University of Buckingham Medical School. The first students will graduate in 2019 and currently all years of medical students are being taught at the hospital. There are significant opportunities in the field of medical education both in the delivery and organisation of teaching.  A teaching and research background would be highly advantageous when applying for this position. 

We believe the continued growth of the hospital will allow us to expand and improve our services to offer the very best care to the people of Milton Keynes, and beyond.

Located just 50 miles north of London, Milton Keynes has excellent access to the capital whilst being centrally located for Oxford and Cambridge and having ease of access to the north. Lying in attractive countryside, Milton Keynes offers first class facilities for sport, theatre, music, shopping and dining. 

For more information about the posts please contact Dr Ravi Madhotra, Clinical lead for Gastroenterology Medicine, Direct line: 01908 997103.

Please submit your CV by attaching it to your NHS Jobs application. 

To apply please click the apply button

Closing date: 3 February 2019.

Interview Date: 26th February 2019 (AM).

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Milton Keynes is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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