Consultant Gastroenterologist

Yeovil, Somerset
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
08 Jan 2019
13 Feb 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting time for Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We are a progressive, high performing and clinically driven acute hospital with a turnover in excess of £100m. We employ 2,300 staff and provide care for a population of about 185,000 across Somerset. With plans to create a health campus that will further strengthen our abilities to provide personalised and wide-ranging care; we are looking confidently to the future.

Applications are invited for a full-time, permanent position to take part in acute medical on call rota of 1 day every 7 weekends (on site 8am-8pm and on call overnight) and 1 night every 3 weeks. Part time applicants will be considered. The successful candidate will join a friendly, enthusiastic and forward-thinking team.

The department of Gastroenterology has 3 full-time consultants and one part-time consultant. Appointment to this post will increase the total consultant time to 4.6 WTE. Each consultant is supported by a medical secretary. There is a very good complement of six specialist gastroenterology nurses. They support both inpatient and outpatient services in a wide range of gastroenterology conditions including I.B.D, Hepatology, substance misuse, nutrition and upper GI conditions . We are currently working in collaboration with Daycase UK to develop a new day surgery centre which will include a new endoscopy department providing world-class care to our patients. Anticipated launch date of summer 2018.

You should be fully registered with the GMC and hold a licence to practise. Applicants must have entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within six months of the interview date), CESR or European Community Rights.

Yeovil District Hospital has enjoyed a stable and successful history; trusted and respected by our patients, staff and commissioners. We have been repeatedly rated as one of the top-10 healthcare employers in the country, a leading-light in research and development, and attracted national interest in our iCARE model, which has established the principles of exemplary patient care experience within our hospital.

Yeovil District Hospital has been awarded ‘Vanguard’ status following a successful joint bid with NHS England. Being a ‘Vanguard’ site identifies us as one of the most innovative trusts in the country and gives us unique access to national support and funding to realise our exciting plans.

Yeovil District Hospital has successfully implemented a new electronic patient record service within ED and maternity and will commence phase 2 in early summer 2017.

Yeovil District Hospital is a modern hospital in pleasant countryside only two hours from London and less than one hour from the nearest coast. There are excellent facilities in a purpose built Education Centre on-site. Purpose-built, off-site accommodation for Yeovil District Hospital staff members opened on 1 August 2012 and is managed by Yarlington Housing Group.

For further details/informal visits please contact:

Dr. J Gotto, Consultant in Gastroenterology and Clinical Director in Medicine at Yeovil Hospital on 07808579888.

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