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Consultant in Gastroenterology

NHS
Portsmouth
£76,001 - £102,465 /Year
Full-Time

Job Description

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 650,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 130,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,000 staff and is the second largest employer in Portsmouth.

The Trust’s vision is to be the best hospital, provide the best care by employing the best people and to ensure our patients are the centre of all that we do. If you share the same values as Portsmouth Hospitals; Respect & Dignity, Quality of Care, Working Together and Efficiency we want you to work for us.


Queen Alexandra Hospital has a reputation for innovation and excellence, consistently delivering outstanding performance, whilst developing the skills and abilities of our staff

We are seeking applications to join a cohesive team of 10 Consultant Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists working in one of the largest acute hospitals in the country. The department is based at the state of the art hospital, Queen Alexandra in Portsmouth.

We are interested in recruiting those with a particular experience in IBD and / or nutrition but we are also keen to encourage general gastroenterologists with a broader field of expertise as we will actively encourage all sub specialty interests.

We’re looking for;

  • Applicants with entry on to the GMC specialist registrar via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview), CESR or European Community Rights.
  • Enthusiastic and forward-thinking individuals.

The Department

The gastroenterology and hepatology ward comprises of 35 beds. There is a new, purpose built, Gastroenterology Outpatient Unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital with full flexible sigmoidoscopy facilities and separate dedicated areas for Hepatology clinics.

Our catchment population of 650,000 provides a huge amount of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and specialist Endoscopy work – we are well recognised as delivering expert endoscopy with an international reputation. We have a fully comprehensive investigative GI service which includes Capsule Endoscopy and Double Balloon Endoscopy supported by excellent GI radiologists. There is a strong nutritional service which works in collaboration with Southampton to provide on site support for intestinal failure. We work closely with the upper and Lower GI Surgeons to provide fully integrated specialist care and we have a thriving Research team and CNS input.

What can we offer you?

Financial assistance if you need to move your main domestic residence as a result of your appointment.

Flexible working so you can balance personal interests, family life and work more effectively. We endeavour to offer terms and conditions of employment that are best suited to individual circumstances and priorities. Applicants who wish to job share/work part-time are welcome to apply.

Encouragement and support will be given so that you can continue your professional development. There will also be opportunities for further service development.

You will work with an enthusiastic and dedicated multidisciplinary team.

Staff benefits which include; childcare vouchers, onsite gym, swimming pool, cycle to work scheme, access to our beach hut and many more!

Close access to the beautiful countryside including South Downs and New Forest National Parks. Excellent seaside’s and sailing facilities and Portsmouth is only an hour and a half from central London. The area offers all the lifestyle opportunities of metropolitan, rural and coastal life.

Contact us today!

To discuss the role in more detail please contact Dr Amanda Quine, Clinical Director for Gastroenterology & Hepatology on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

Once you have submitted your application you will be invited to discuss the role and visit the department for a tour.

NB: Applicants who wish to submit a CV along side their application can do so when completing the NHS Jobs application.




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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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