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Trust Junior Doctor in Intestinal Failure (ST 1/2 Level)

Job Description

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre.

Applications are invited for a Trust Junior Doctor in Intestinal Failure at ST1/2 level.

Some prior experience in Gastroenterology or nutrition would be helpful. MRCP Part 1 or the equivalent is desirable. The timetable will be that of a ward-based clinician.

The successful candidate would work within teams responsible for the day-to-day care of the 23 - 40 intestinal failure patients (21 on the Intestinal Failure Unit and 2-20 on outlier wards with nutritional requirements.

The successful candidate would be expected to insert PICCs (training for this will be provided) and there may be an opportunity to insert tunnelled Broviac/Hickmann catheters for long term intravenous nutrition in the Angio Suite in Northwick Park x-ray department. In addition, the postholder would learn to remove indwelling cuffed central venous catheters. Also, when help was required in either of the nutrition clinics they may be asked to assist in a supervised capacity.

This is not a deanery training post but contains many of the required training elements which could be incorporated into a portfolio. There are excellent opportunities for training and research on site, with weekly clinical meetings with the surgeons, radiologist and pathologist, a weekly IBD MDT, and monthly research meetings in nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease.

Our gastroenterology department is an internationally renowned centre of clinical excellence. The department has clinics three of the Trust’s hospitals – St Mark's, Central Middlesex and Northwick Park – and provides an extensive range of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services. We see both local and nationally referred patients. St Mark’s Hospital was one of the first in the world to develop expertise in intravenous nutrition. The Lennard-Jones Intestinal Failure Unit opened back in 1998 is one of only two in the United Kingdom to have national recognition for the treatment of severe intestinal failure. Operating from a maximum bed base of 21 the Unit receives over 100 new referrals a year, performs on average 50 IF surgery cases per year and manages 320 patients on home parenteral nutrition. This is the largest number cared for in any hospital in the UK and represents 25% of the HPN population in the UK.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Simon Gabe (Consultant) on ( Email address removed ) or Tanya Joseph (Service Manager) on ( Email address removed )

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

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