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Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist

Job Description

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the top-performing Trusts in the country, with an enviable patient satisfaction record, innovative services and cutting-edge technology. Rated fourth in the country for staff satisfaction we were recently chosen as one of the Health Service Journal’s best places to work.

We are a unique organisation delivering acute and community services coupled with integrated community health and social care that is organised around primary care.

As an integrated Trust, we employ over 3,000 staff and provide care that is judged as excellent by our patients. Responses to the national inpatient, outpatient, maternity and staff surveys regularly put us in the top 20% of Trusts in England.

We provide acute care based from North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. In our community hospitals across north Devon we provide community inpatient care and rehabilitation with a mix of GP and consultant-led beds.

Our community health and social care teams support people to live healthily and independently in their own homes. We do this by responding rapidly to avoid hospital admissions and providing support to enable patients to leave hospital as soon as is safe.

We also offer a range of pan-Devon specialist community services such as health promotion, sexual health and podiatry. This means that we are very different to other NHS Trusts and can offer a wide range of opportunities to staff.

But on top of all that, we’re based in Devon – a county that’s regularly voted as the best place in Britain to live. With world-class beaches, picture-postcard villages, excellent schools and dynamic cities alive with culture, Devon has it all. We are sure you’ll love it here so make that move to a better life.

Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist

Applications are invited for the post of Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist. This Fixed Term post will be for 3 months in the first instance with the view to extend subject to substantive appointment.

The successful applicant will work with the existing 3 Gastroenterology consultants, Nurse Specialists, Gastroenterology SpRs and other members of the team. There is an excellent, modern and fully equipped JAG accredited endoscopy unit involved with the national Bowel Cancer Screening Programme as well as teaching Gastroenterology and surgical SpRs. There are weekly academic and IBD meetings as well as weekly internal and videolink MDT meetings. The successful candidate will work with the existing Gastroenterologists and General Physicians for 11 programmed activities per week including a 1:11 on General Medical on-call rota and a 1 in 8 GI bleed rota. The successful applicant will be joining a friendly team of professionals and will be encouraged to take a role in developing and implementing the service. There is an active teaching programme including postgraduates and undergraduates from the University of Exeter medical school.

This post will be based at the NorthDevonDistrictHospital, which provides a service to a population of 160,000. This is expected to expand towards 200,000 over the next five to ten years. The Trust has links with the School of Postgraduate Medicine in Exeter and is an integral part of the PeninsulaMedicalSchool.

Ideally the postholder will require dual accreditation in Gastroenterology and General Medicine and be within six months of entry onto the specialist register (CCT); additional expertise in specific aspects of these fields would be desirable; they should be fully registered with the GMC with licence to practice.

For an informal discussion or visit, prospective candidates are welcome to contact Katherine Smith, Service Manager – Acute on  ( Phone number removed ) 

For an application form, job outline and information pack, please contact the Medical Staffing Department, Chichester House, North Devon District Hospital, Raleigh Park, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4JB, Telephone number  ( Phone number removed )  or via e-mail ( Email address removed )

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