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Consultant Gastroenterologist

Job Description

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is a dynamic and challenging environment, which provides acute healthcare for people in Plymouth, South West Devon and South East Cornwall, and has more than 6,390 staff working in its services.

The Trust became a teaching hospital with the opening of the Peninsula Medical School, a joint venture with the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter and We are the largest teaching hospital in the South West and have an active commitment to developing and supporting our staff.

The Trust is one of the largest acute healthcare providers in the country. Our services include Emergency and Acute Assessment units, General Medical and Surgical Services, Cancer Care, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Dentistry, Ear Nose and Throat, Neurosciences and Renal services. We offer a full range of general hospital services to around 450,000 people in Plymouth, North and East Cornwall and South and West Devon. These include emergency and major trauma services, maternity services, paediatrics and a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical sub-specialties.

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust


Consultant in Gastroentrology

Applications are invited for the appointment of a full time consultant gastroenterologist at Plymouth Hospitals NHS trust. This is a new post and is an exciting opportunity to join a team of 7 Gastroenterologists as part of a Gastroenterology & Endoscopy service line. There would be no involvement in Hepatology care as this is provided separately. Development of a specialist interest would be supported. The post-holder will be expected to hold a CCST in both gastroenterology and general internal medicine and take part in a specialist gastroenterology take and endoscopy on call rota. There is currently no commitment to GIM take, with Gastroenterology providing its own GI take on AMU along with out of hours GI bleed cover and weekend ward rounds on our base ward.

The new consultant(s) will be involved in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient gastroenterology and endoscopy as part of an annualised job plan. The new consultant(s) will be involved in the training of Specialist Registrars, Core Medical trainees, Foundation trainees and medical undergraduates. The gastroenterology department functions as a team with 2 IBD Nurse Specialists, 2 Nutrition Specialist Nurses, 2 Specialist Registrars, Core Trainees and Foundation Doctors. There is a five room endoscopy unit equipped with the latest Olympus equipment. It is involved in Bowel screening as part of the South Devon Bowel Cancer Centre and provides advanced diagnostic & therapeutic services including VCE, RFA, EMR & ESD.

A commitment to the regular IBD, oesophago-gastric, HPB or colorectal cancer MDT meeting(s) will be encouraged depending on any specific interest; as well as a commitment to actively take part in all aspects of the clinical governance structure which underpins safe and effective care here at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

For further information or to arrange an appointment to discuss the post(s) please contact Dr Chris Hayward Service Line Director on telephone  ( Phone number removed )  or contact Sophie O'Brien, Gastroenterology Manager on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed ).

All applications must be submitted through NHS Jobs.

Closing Date: Monday 14th November 2016

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Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Many of our posts are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS). A copy of the DBS Code of Practice is available on request. Should the position that you are applying for be subject to a DBS check, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust will fund the cost* of your DBS check application. Should you decide to voluntarily resign from the Trust within two years from the start date of employment, you will be asked to meet the cost* of the original DBS application, which will be reclaimed from your last month’s salary. *Current cost of an enhanced DBS is £4400 per application.

All Applicants are required to detail referees on their application form covering the current & previous 3 years of Employment / Unemployment history.

Please note that if you are successful in your application & accept the position you agree that the Staff Health and Wellbeing Department can access your health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process & the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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