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Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Gastroenterology at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. Applications with a specialist interest in Hepatology will also be welcomed.
Five Reasons why working and living in Cornwall is better than where you are right now!
1. Cornwall is a beautiful rural county which offers an outstanding quality of life and provides many opportunities for outdoor activities, with its sailing waters, surfing beaches and rugged coastal routes for walking and cycling.
2. Cornwall has an interesting variety of eating places, including celebrity-owned restaurants. Also not to forget cream teas and the infamous pasty.
3. Cornwall’s genuine people. The pace of life is gentle and community spirit is apparent. Many villages have their own identity and take pride in caring for their surroundings.
4. Cornish schools are of high quality in the main. Often comprising of small class sizes where children thrive.
5. Mild climate. Rarely experiencing frost and snow, many sub tropical plants thrive in the Cornish region making it the picturesque county we in the south west choose to call home.
The post-holder will join a cohesive and innovative team of nine consultants. All of which have a common goal of striving to provide the best care for their patients.
With a proven track record of improving their service, notable achievements in the last two years include:
* A £34 million refurbished Endoscopy Unit
* 3 JAG accredited Endoscopy Units
* Full Bowel Cancer Screening programme including age expansion and Bowel Scope Screening
* Alcohol Liaison Team
* Hep C service including community fibro scan and DAA nurse specialist
The post has arisen due to a backlog in clinic and endoscopy. Opportunity for on call and inpatient workloads will be arranged should the need arise.
The team are supported by two Registrars and a team of junior doctors. Clinics are provided at community hospitals throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Endoscopy takes place at three JAG accredited sites.
This is an exciting time for the department with a number of planned developments, in which it is hoped this post holder will play an active role. A specialist interest within the luminal field would be actively encouraged to expand the specialities current service provision.
The department is actively involved in the delivery of the education programme of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry [PCMD/University of Exeter Medical School and this post will be part of this provision. Consideration will be given to a suitable applicant being awarded a senior honorary academic title with the PCMD. Subject to academic performance, a joint academic/clinical appointment might be possible in the future.
Applicants are required to be on the GMC Specialist Register, or within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT/EU equivalent certification at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share. This post includes a relocation package of up to £8,000 being offered by the Trust to successful candidates.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Informal enquiries regarding this post should be addressed to: Dr James Bebb, Consultant Gastroenterologist. Email ( Email address removed ) or
alternatively please call ( Phone number removed ) .
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 Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.
Benefits include optional pension and life assurance. The Trust has a dedicated Childcare Co-ordination Team who can support and advise staff on childcare related issues.
We are committed to ensuring our staff are developed, engaged and supported to work in different ways to support a changing environment in which we operate and deliver services
The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust is a non-smoking organisation. Smoking will not be permitted on any of the sites.
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Non Medical vacancies: In submitting an application form, you authorise Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.
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.
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.
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