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Consultant in Gastroenterology

£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
13 Feb 2022

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Hospital, Gastroenterology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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To ensure the continued delivery of high-quality care to patients within the trust and to contribute to the further development of the Gastroenterology service.

Main duties of the job

The appointed consultant would be expected to contribute to the on-going service improvement programme developing:

  • Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)
  • Cost Improvement programme (CIP)
  • Implementing evidence based new ways of working when necessary

We also encourage consultants to apply for fellowship of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, to which we are an affiliated member.

About us

With over 4,000 staff (known as TeamQEH), the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn is one of the biggest employers in West Norfolk, supporting the health and wellbeing of the local community. QEH has 518 beds, 18 wards, a budget of circa £220m and provides a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services to those who live in the three counties of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

We are passionate about our journey of improvement. Our vision is to become the best rural district general hospital for patient and staff experience in the UK. We strive to deliver services that our local communities can be proud of, and to deliver exceptionally high standards of care, consistently for our patients and their families. Team QEH are one of the most research-active organisations for our size in the UK, recruiting 2,188 patients in 20/21, and were ranked 27/507 nationally for Covid related research. We have a wide-ranging and diverse portfolio of clinical studies and are recognised as one of the fastest trusts in the country from set up to recruitment.

TeamQEH is proud to be an inclusive employer, with many active staff networks. We have also been recognised as an exemplar employer by BAPIO (British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) and offer outstanding health and wellbeing initiatives to support our staff and to implement our learning from the pandemic.

Job description
Job responsibilities



  • To provide specialist care for Gastroenterology/Hepatology patients including, in-patients, in-reach/review of referrals, day unit treatments, out-patient clinics and endoscopy lists.
  • To provide service work to maintain endoscopy and clinic waits to comply with national and local targets.
  • Maintenance of the highest standards in the care of patients with Gastroenterology conditions
  • To share with colleagues responsibility for the day-to-day management of Gastroenterology.
  • To participate in the 1:8 GI Bleed non-resident 24 hour on-call rota.
  • To take part in the General Medical on-call rota, (currently 1 in 18), as first on-call 8:30 till 20:30 and second on call 9:00 till 14:30 at weekends.




  • Teaching and training of junior staff, medical students and other healthcare professionals.
  • To act as clinical/educational supervisor to locally employed doctors and doctors in training programmes of a variety of grades and experience as appropriate.
  • To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.
  • To provide leadership and support for the effective development of the service.
  • To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • To further develop clinical protocols, guidelines, and concise care bundles.
  • To carry out responsibilities with due regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To be aware of the responsibility of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors and staff and attend all relevant health and safety training.
  • To ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard.
  • To carry out annual performance reviews with each member of their staff.
  • To agree annual personal development plans with their staff and support them with any training or development requirements to fulfil their role.
  • To attend all relevant management training in health and safety, risk assessment etc.
  • To participate in personal objective setting and review, including the creation of a personal development plan and the Trusts appraisal process.

Additional DutiesThis job description is not intended to be exhaustive but provide an indication of the range and complexity of the work to be undertaken.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • MRCP UK (Full) or equivalent experience




  • MD/PhD or research experience.




  • Full Registration and a licence to practise with the General Medical Council.
  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register; eligible for entry on Register or within six months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine at time of interview
  • JAG accreditation in Upper and Lower GI endoscopy
  • High quality diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy
  • High quality skills in general and acute medicine and ability to manage medical takes

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult BMJRef: BMJ-56460/426-WM166MS-21MG


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