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Consultant in Gastroenterology/Hepatology & General Medicine

Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified doctors for this post that is based at the Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The successful applicant will join 5 Consultants and is a new post created to enhance the gastroenterology service within Bolton. Particular areas for development include hepatology, including viral hepatitis, therapeutic endoscopy and nutrition.

The person appointed will work within the Division of Acute Adult Medicine. The acute services are based at the Royal Bolton Hospital, which has 622 beds The appointee and the present gastroenterologists will run an integrated ward-based service, sharing a total of 26 beds. Endoscopic procedures are performed in a purpose-built dedicated Endoscopy Unit and since becoming a bowel cancer screening centre, we have been able to upgrade our KeyMed endoscopy equipment. The successful candidate will take a full part in the therapeutic workload of the department and with the appointment of a sixth gastroenterologist, it is envisaged that the gastroenterologists will provide a seven day gastroenterology service

Currently, there are specialised out-patient clinics in inflammatory bowel and liver disease. There is support from specialist nurses in alcohol, IBD and nutrition, alcohol counsellors, psychologists and dieticians.

The appointee will be expected to join the on call rota for GI bleeding alongside the upper GI surgeons. It is also expected that the successful candidate will initially take part in the General Medicine on-call alongside 18 other general physicians. This commitment will be re-evaluated as we move towards seven day working in gastroenterology. When on call, all regular fixed commitments cease.

This Trust is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Successful candidates will be subject to appropriate disclosure by the DBS.

Applicants must be within 6 months of obtaining CCT or be on the Specialist Register for Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr George Lipscomb, Consultant Gastroenterologist – clinical Lead ( ( Phone number removed ) ), Dr Kieran Moriarty, Consultant Gastroenterologist ( ( Phone number removed ) ), Dr Padmakumar, Consultant Gastroenterologist ( ( Phone number removed ) ), Dr Mahesh Bhalme, consultant Hepatologist (  ( Phone number removed ) ), Dr Salil Singh Consultant Gastroenterologist (  ( Phone number removed ) ) Dr Brian Bradley, Associate Medical Director ( ( Phone number removed ) ), or Mr Steve Hodgson, Medical Director ( ( Phone number removed ) ).

The Trust is performing very well both operationally and financially. The Care Quality Commission has recently (August 2016) rated us as “good” – one of only about 25% of trusts in the country to achieve this standard. The CQC report said “There was a very positive culture throughout the trust. Staff of all grades were committed to continually making improvements to the quality of care delivered.”. The full report can be seen on both the CQC and the Trust internet pages.

The rating is the latest in a string of notable achievements for our organisation. For instance responses in the latest national inpatient survey put the trust amongst the best in the country (31st out of 148 trusts and 15th for care and treatment) and we are one of only a few trusts to have finished the last financial year (at the end of March 2016) in surplus, winning us national awards and recognition.

The aims of this Trust are to improve the health of and provide the best possible care to the population in which we serve and ensure that our staff have joy and pride in their work. We are striving to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities in which we serve. We value our staff and can offer excellent opportunities for further training and development. We are keen to reflect our local population and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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