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Advanced Pancreatobiliary Endoscopy Fellow

Job Description

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A new exciting post of an Advanced Pancreatobiliary Endoscopy Clinical Fellow for 12 months in the first instance has arisen at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital to join one of the most prestigious departments in the UK, containing the previous Liver National Clinical Director, a past Royal College of Physicians President, the current BSG president, 2 previous BSG presidents, previous JAG president and QA lead for JAG. The team consists of 17 Consultant Gastroenterologists (including 6 Consultant Endoscopists), 3 Nurse Consultants and 8 Specialist Nurses, 1 Endoscopy Fellow, 6 SpRs, 1 Lecturer, 3 Research Fellows and 6 F1/2 doctors.

We are one of the largest endoscopy units in UK performing over 15,000 procedures per annum and the only national endoscopy training centre outside London as the Mersey School of Endoscopy. During our recent re-accreditation by JAG we were highly praised The unit has a strong vision of future developments which will ensure it remains at the forefront of endoscopy training, service delivery and innovation in the UK”. It is a Bowel Cancer Screening Centre and offers the full depth and breth of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. This includes HALO, ERCP, EUS, advanced colonoscopy, Capsule, Stretta and POEM

The endoscopy unit is unique with 6 Consultant Endoscopists namely Dr Sanchoy Sarkar, Professor Tony Morris, Dr Paul O’Toole, Dr Neil Haslam, Dr Mina Gaglia Dr Jayapal Ramesh and an Advanced Endoscopy Fellow. Further advanced endoscopy is supported by Dr Howard Smart, Professor Martin Lombard, and Dr Jonathan Evans. The department is committed to teaching with an a weekly afternoon session dedicated to departmental teaching (APEX; Audit, Pathology, Education and Xray MDT) and a weekly early morning Endoscopy TREATS (Endoscopy Training, Research, Education, Audit, Teaching & Service) meeting. We lead and contribute towards a wide research, teaching and audit programme which is innovative and at the forefront of Endoscopy with numerous multidisciplinary publications to which we hope the successful applicant will contribute to. The post is flexibly designed with devoted to enhance an individual’s research & training in endoscopy and help towards service commitments of the department. It will also support the registrars’ on-call rota.

Endoscopy Training & Research: This 40% of the post is dedicated to advanced pancreatobiliary training and can be tailored to individual candidate’s interest. We can offer training in a number of advanced endoscopic techniques including Diagnostic and therapeutic EUS, ERCP, EMR, HALO, POEM, Stretta and Capsule Endoscopy (for full range of procedures & services see job description). We also have a healthy endoscopy research/audit programme and we would hope that the successful applicant will take these opportunities to strengthen their CV with presentations in national and international meeting and publications. The applicant may also want to be involved in the national training programmes through the Mersey School of Endoscopy. There is also potential to work with other centres in the region for collaborative research.

Service Commitment: The post will be used flexibly with commitment to service which includes performing independent diagnostic & basic therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy lists and clinics. It is therefore essential that the applicant meet the JAG criteria for independence in both Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy. The endoscopy unit runs a 3 session day (830-1230, 1300-1630, 1700-2030) and it is expected that the service commitment may include 1 evening session per week. In addition the Fellow is likely to participate in 1-2 sub-specialty clinics (Upper GI, Hepatology or IBD-lower GI clinics) a week.

On-call; The on-call Gastroenterology service is a 2 tier arrangement consisting of both a Registrars and Consultant rotas. The successful applicant will participate on the registrar’s Gastroenterology rota which has NO general medicine commitment. The on-call will involve a non-resident 1:7 rota for the Gastroenterology Registrars

Anticipated Start Date and term of Contract: Flexible from1st December 2016 for 12 months initially with possibility of extension for a further 12 months.

Contact Information

For informal discussion regarding this post, please contact:

Dr Jayapal Ramesh, Consultant Endoscopist:  ( Phone number removed )  or email at ( Email address removed )

Dr Sanchoy Sarkar; Endoscopy Lead and Consultant Endoscopist:

 ( Phone number removed ) 

Dr Neil Haslam; Chief of Service for Medicine and Consultant Gastroenterologist:  ( Phone number removed ) 

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