Consultant in Gastroenterology

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
£82,096.00 - 110,683.00
Posted
05 Oct 2020
Closes
02 Nov 2020
Ref
295-VR-40115
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Contact Details

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS BIRMINGHAM NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Consultant in Gastroenterology – 2 posts – General Gastroenterology with sub-speciality interest (which may include hepatology).

Applications are invited from dynamic and motivated individuals, for 2 substantive posts with a view to a job plan including general gastroenterology, GI on call and sub-speciality GI or hepatology and endoscopy depending on skillset.   

The trust comprises of 4 inter-linked hospitals including Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals. The successful appointee may work across some of the 4 sites (but no more than 2) dependant on job planning and service requirements, but are likely to be either Queen Elizabeth or Good Hope centric depending on skillset of the successful applicant.

The combined trust serves a population of 1.3 million and we currently provide in-patient care at Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands & Good Hope and out-patient services to all sites. We have a total of 14 endoscopy rooms across the 4 sites, carrying out over 40,000 procedures per annum with a new 4 roomed endoscopy unit planned to open on the Heartlands site in October 2022 to replace the existing 2 room facility as well a new 2 roomed unit opening at Solihull in December in addition to the current 2 roomed unit sited there.

All usual endoscopy plus ERCP, Spyscope cholangioscopy, EUS, Capsule Endoscopy, double balloon enteroscopy, complex therapeutic colonoscopy and bowel cancer screening as well as a specialist Barretts service including HALO are all catered for. The trust procured new Olympus hardware in the none-Queen Elizabeth endoscopy rooms in 2017 and is completing  a managed endoscopy services contract currently to replace existing kit at Queen Elizabeth as well as new endoscopy reporting software about to be installed across the trust

The department is very busy and has a strong foundation in complex IBD, endoscopy, HPB work and parenteral nutrition. We work closely with our upper and lower GI surgical colleagues, GI radiologists. We are well supported by specialist nursing teams for IBD, Upper GI & colorectal, nutrition as well as the GI dieticians and nurse endoscopists. We have a full range of upper and lower GI physiology services across the trust too.

There are GI bleed rotas covering the 4 sites and there is no general medicine on call. In-patient occurs at Heartlands, Good Hope and Queen Elizabeth with some general medicine inpatient work at the Good Hope & Heartlands currently

For more information or to arrange a visit to the department, please contact Dr Marcus Mottershead, Consultant Gastroenterologist via e-mail marcus.mottershead@uhb.nhs.uk or Jess Hutchings, Ops Manager jessica.hutchings@uhb.nhs.uk  or 0121 424 0435.

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