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Locum Consultant- Gastroenterology

Job Description

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit has commenced and is due to be completed 2017, and plans to extend the neonatal unit are underway.

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts promises to work as part of a team, be supported to maintain high standards and appreciate every individual. We are committed to investing in our workforce by recruiting to Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professional and HealthCare Science vacancies.

We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans.


We are looking to appoint a Locum Consultant to commence as soon as possible to join five other Consultant Gastroenterologists. This is a replacement post. The post is for 10 Programmed Activities (PAs) per week plus 1 Additional PA available subject to negotiation.

The successful candidate will form a team of 6 Consultants committed to delivering a high quality of care to our local population. The department is supported by 2 specialist trainees on gastroenterology training program, 1 trust doctor along with core medical and foundation year trainees. The department is also supported by Upper GI, IBD, nutrition and colorectal specialist nurses. There are 2 endoscopy nurses trained in flexible sigmoidoscopy and another 2 being trained in OGD and flexible sigmoidoscopy. The post is for 10 basic Programmed Activities (PAs) with one additional PA available per week.

The main duties of the post will include the provision of upper and lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopies (diagnostic and therapeutic); participation in the GI out of hours 1:6 on-call rota; a comprehensive Outpatient service for Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine; teaching and training of junior medical staff, medical students and physician associate students from Birmingham Medical School. There are no general medical on call commitments and the successful candidate will be encouraged to develop a subspecialty interest to complement the interest of other colleagues.

The Gastroenterology services are rapidly evolving at the trust. There was already provision for diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP. A business plan to provide Endoscopic ultrasound and 24 hour pH manometry has also been approved.

Walsall is a vibrant town within commutable distance from Birmingham and other surrounding towns. There are excellent selective, comprehensive and private schools and recreational facilities in the area.

The successful candidate must: possess full GMC registration with a Licence to Practice; a basic medical degree (eg MBBS or equivalent); Full MRCP (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate relevant experience and training to undertake this post.

Further information or arrangements for an informal visit may be made by contacting Dr M Cox, Clinical Director via his secretary on  ( Phone number removed )  extension 7509.

Salary YC73 £76,001- £102,465

Closing Date 6th November 2016

We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans we are recruiting to a number of clinical and non-clinical vacancies across the trust.

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.*


References from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover this period. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

Please review the attached Job description and person specification carefully before applying to ensure that you meet the essential job requirements.

Candidates should be aware that, regardless of country of origin, their ability to communicate in written and spoken English to the standard required to carry out the post, will be assessed during the selection process.

We will communicate with you via email, therefore it is essential that you provide a valid email address and check your account regularly.

Referee email addresses should be provided on your application form.

Following the closing date, if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks you may assume your application has been unsuccessful.

We reserve the right to close this job early. Interested applicants are therefore advised to apply as early as possible.

If a large number of applicants meet the essential criteria then random selection will be applied.

We are committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible and committed to equal opportunities.

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