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Locum Gastroenterology Consultant with Nutrition

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year PER ANNUM
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Gastroenterology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

BHRUT being one of the busiest NHS trusts in Greater London performs over 18,000 GI endoscopy procedures per year in JAG accredited units and aims to develop to attract tertiary referrals for complex polyps with the aid of complex EMR, ESD and hybrid procedures. We are already the referral centre for TEMS procedures for NE London. The Endoscopy Service is hosted within the Division of Surgery, and is delivered by clinicians in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Upper & Lower GI Surgeons and 3 Clinical Endoscopists. The post will provide flexible cover for the endoscopy service in Queens Hospital and King George Hospital. This is an opportunity to join a busy, dynamic multidisciplinary team to help us improve the service that we provide to our population with a view to developing JAG training courses at our Trust which the successful applicant can contribute to. We undertake a number of procedures including Diagnostic and therapeutic OGD and Colonoscopy, EMR, Colonic stenting; ERCP, EUS (radial and linear), Capsule Endoscopy, Oesophageal pH and manometry studies and both sites are JAG accredited. You will be JAG accredited and have the opportunity to develop your skills further in independent lists. Excellent training is available in the modality of your choice. You will be able to develop your interests further and have the chance to participate in ongoing research activity in the department as well as contribute to audit and development of guidelines.

Main duties of the job

As a Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist, you will provide operational, organisational and strategic leadership to the brilliant multidisciplinary Nutrition team and also work as a consultant colleague within the Gastroenterology services with the team responsibilities. You will be involved in the provision of designated lists per week (both inpatient and outpatient, emergency, and non-emergency).

You will have the opportunity to develop your training needs outside of these sessions, in any of the sub specialties listed below.

Advanced Endoscopy (ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Video Capsule Endoscopy) Clinical Nutrition & Intestinal Failure Inflammatory Bowel Disease (complex tertiary IBD, adolescent IBD and clinical trials) GI physiology

Lists would be weekdays but if unable to accommodate service demand, they may on occasion be during evening or weekend.

The successful candidate will have a broad experience in the management of both Gastroenterology inpatients and Gastroenterology outpatients. He or she needs to be fully competent in all aspects of upper and lower GI endoscopy as well as management of GI bleeding.

There will be on call commitments and full registration with the GMC is essential.

About us

Our Trust is one of the largest acute trusts in the country and the biggest provider of acute healthcare services in NHS North East London and the City (NELC).Our dedicated workforce of 6,500 staff and volunteers serve our local population of around 750,000, from a wide range of social and ethnic groups. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in southwest Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county. Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London. As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive for our teams to innovate and change. We are tackling the backlog in many ways including having super-clinics in the evening and weekends; using state-of-the art diagnostic equipment; and streamlining the way we work.

Job description
Job responsibilities

BHRUT runs a busy but very well-developed Gastroenterology service. This is based across 2 hospital sites: Queens Hospital and King George Hospital. Main Duties of the Post

Endoscopy (inpatient and outpatient) Service lists are at 12 points with training lists at 10 Ward based Gastroenterology inpatient care Gastroenterology outpatient clinic service Contribute to a 1:14 on call GI bleed rota Active participation in clinical governance and departmental meetings Educational and clinical supervision of junior staff Active participation in teaching and training of juniors The post will also provide flexible cover for the endoscopy service in Queens Hospital and King George Hospital

Person Specification

  • MRCP or equivalent
  • CCT in Gastroenterology/attainment of CCT via 'European Community Rights'
  • Full registration with GMC


  • MSC
  • Higher research degree - MD Res / MD
  • Experience of managing postgraduate training

BMJRef: BMJ-123102/162-0524-BS-E


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