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.
Consultant Gastroenterologist with an interest in Hepatology / Consultant Hepatologist
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.
The catchment population of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is approximately 650,000 people.
We’re looking for;
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 has the highest rates of alcohol-related liver disease, NAFLD/NASH and viral hepatitis in the region. In response, the Hepatology service was established in 2010 and has grown rapidly to become one of the largest in Southern England.
We are one of 15 national pilot sites for the Liver QuEST service accreditation project and are committed to delivering the highest standards of care for people with liver disorders. Our consultants and specialist nurses have taken an active role in national bodies such as the Lancet Commission, BSG, BASLNF, NIHR and NICE.
Our services for alcohol problems, NAFLD/NASH and HCV have received national recognition and we have a thriving clinical trials programme. In 2015, we became the highest recruiter to NIHR portfolio Hepatology studies of 42 comparable large acute trusts.
We work closely with our partners in primary care and public health to adopt a comprehensive, city-wide approach to tackling liver disease including a joint Health Needs Assessment and a CCG-supported algorithm for community assessment of liver fibrosis risk.
This is a great opportunity to join an enthusiastic and innovative unit.
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.
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