Consultant Gastroenterologists with a special interest in IBD or endoscopy

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
£77,913 to £105,042
13 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for two Consultant Gastroenterologists. The existing team consists of 11 Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists. We are looking for an individual with an interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and another to complement existing special interests.

As a Gloucestershire Hospital Consultant you will have access to great work facilities, and a forward looking trust that values and supports hard working and ambitious senior doctors. As a bonus you will have the opportunity to live in a wonderful part of the country.

The Gloucestershire Gastroenterology service has gone through a reconfiguration recently and the team is no longer required to care for general medical inpatients.

The GI service has an outstanding reputation for providing high quality gastroenterology services, including an internationally recognised endoscopy training centre, access to research via an active R&D team, a countywide nutrition service, specialist hepatology and IBD teams with dedicated specialist nurse support, and full access to ERCP, EUS, capsule endoscopy, GI motility and fibroscan.

The tradition of the team has been to push the boundaries of what is possible and deliver excellent care.

Our ambition is to provide the most effective, patient centred and efficient Gastroenterology and Hepatology service in the UK.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Specialty Director for Gastroenterology the successful applicants will be required to work with the existing team to provide endoscopy and specialist outpatient clinics.

The post includes responsibility for inpatients on the dedicated gastroenterology ward on the Cheltenham site on a 2 week in 14 basis, and participation in the 1:12 countywide GI bleed rota.

There is no responsibility for acute medical take but there will be a requirement to provide Gastroenterologist of the Day cover on the Gloucester site on a rotational basis.

Individuals will be actively encouraged (and supported) to pursue their own special interests in research, education and training, quality improvement or service development.

Skills Knowledge & Experience: The successful applicant will be expected to hold (or be within 6 months of obtaining) a CCT in gastroenterology and to practice independently in endoscopy and outpatients, including standard diagnostic upper and lower GI endoscopy and provision of basic endoscopic therapy, including treatment of GI bleeding and colonic polypectomy.

Preference will be given to individuals whose skills complement those of the existing team.

The successful applicant will be dynamic and flexible with a view to playing an active part in service development.

About Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust was formed in April 2002 and became a second wave Foundation Trust in July 2004. It is formed of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital, which collectively serve a population of around 600,000.

Gloucestershire is well known for its natural beauty, and cultural and leisure activities. 

The county has many excellent state and private schools as well as colleges of higher education and its own university. There is good rail and road access to Bristol, Birmingham, South Wales and London, and quick access to three major international airports (Heathrow, Birmingham and Bristol).

Closing date: 7th July 2019. Anticipated AAC date: 2nd August 2019

To apply, please click the apply button. You should also attach a CV to your online application form.