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Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Gastroenterology

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,419 to £53,179 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Care Group: Child Health Medical Hepatology

King's College Hospital (Denmark Hill) / PRUH & South Sites

Senior Clinical Fellow (MT04 or MT05) in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Full-time 40 hours per week

Until September 2023

Applications are invited for a middle grade / clinical fellow post (Equivalent to ST4+) based at the Paediatric Liver, GI and Nutrition centre at King's College Hospital to provide efficient, patient centred care. The successful candidate will cover the Paediatric Gastroenterology service during the daytime

Main duties of the job

To provide middle grade cover to the Paediatric Gastroenterology services at Paediatric Liver, GI and Nutrition centre. The post will provide experience in managing a variety of GI conditions (at a tertiary level) such as inflammatory bowel disease, short gut syndrome, intestinal failure, enteral and parenteral nutrition, pancreatic & liver diseases in addition to managing more common pediatric GI complaints such as gastro esophageal reflux, constipation, diarrhea and feeding problems. There are specialist clinics for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease, feeding problems, constipation and allergy. King's College Hospital serves as a national referral hospital for many specialties including Paediatric Hepatology and Bowel transplantation

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

Kings is a key partner in one of London's foremost Academic Health Science Centres, King's Health Partners (KHP). KHP is one of only six Department of Health-designated AHSCs in England. It brings together a world-leading research-led university Kings College London and three successful NHS Foundation Trusts: Kings College Hospital, Guys and St Thomas, and South London and Maudsley.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our dedicated workforce and join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation for innovation and the desire to make a difference.

You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a Licence to Practice and have equivalent experience and competencies relevant for the role.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years), therefore 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.



To work with other middle grade performing day-to day care of the Gastroenterology patients in Rays of Sunshine Ward and/or Day Case Unit.

To maintain high quality communication both spoken and written with patients, parents, GPs and referring consultants

To attend endoscopy sessions (3 lists per week, under GA), Gastroenterology outpatient clinics (4 clinics per week) and also look after Gastroenterology patients who attends Phillip Isaac Day Case unit for hydrogen breath tests, Urea breath tests, impedance pH study, food challenge, pancreatic function tests, Video capsule enteroscopy and mono clonal antibody infusions. Opportunities are available to get experience in therapeutic endoscopic procedures including bleeding control (variceal banding, injection, clips etc), RNY loop enteroscopy & balloon enteroscopy, polypectomy, PEG and stricture dilation.

Attendance on consultant led ward rounds and MDT meetings and opportunity to attend adult gastroenterology meeting. Opportunities to attend specialist clinics such us joint GI/Liver clinic, Short Gut clinic, Gastro/Allergy clinic, Feeding clinic, coeliac clinic, adolescent transition clinic endoscopy review clinic and tertiary level constipation clinic.


Assistance in conjunction with specialist registrars/consultants with the teaching of undergraduate medical students.


Involvement in the research interests of the department and audit will be encouraged.

The objectives of the post include:

  1. Developing & understanding of all aspects of assessment and management of Gastrointestinal, Nutritional, Pancreatic and liver problems in children at tertiary level
  2. Developing diagnostic skills in upper, lower endoscopy and enteroscopy in children
  3. Developing endoscopic therapeutic skills in basic interventional procedures such as polypectomy
  4. Developing administrative skills in dealing with colleagues in respect to appropriate service cover
  5. Opportunity to attend appropriate courses and research
  6. Contact with adult tertiary level specialist care provision for gastroenterology & hepatology & nutrition

Person Specification
Achieved Grade

  • Grade Achieved


  • Years of Experience


  • Skills acquired

Research and Audit

  • Research and Audit

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We are one of London's leading hospitals with a world-class reputation, but our roots lie in the heart of our community.

Every day we care for patients from some of the most deprived communities in the capital and from some of the wealthiest. Our globally renowned specialties – including liver, diabetes and sickle cell – are largely driven by the health problems of our ethnically diverse local community.

King's is also one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals. We train 400 doctors, 275 nurses and 750 dentists each year, in partnership with King’s College London.

We have a reputation to maintain, so we are looking to recruit great people. Whether you work in medicine, nursing, administration, scientific services or patient support, we want you to keep up our high standards… and push them even higher.

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By trying new things and working hard, we do more with less: that’s the King’s way. We’ve built our reputation by finding ways to be excellent, even in challenging times. As a result, we are now one of the UK’s largest and busiest hospitals, providing a full range of services for people in the London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham as well as specialist provision for patients in the South East and further afield.

Our reputation extends beyond London and the UK. King’s is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, blood cancers and fetal medicine.

Making a difference to the community

As an NHS Foundation Trust, we reach out to the community and team up with local councils and groups to improve our services.

From working with police teams to tackle violent crime and anti-social behaviour, to lobbying for improvements to transport, King’s has the reputation and the influence to be more than a local hospital. In partnership with small businesses in the area, we are creating a two-way exchange of local services and skills.

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Our achievements regularly appear in the local and national media. From new surgical techniques to innovations in research, our reputation keeps growing.

The Channel 4 TV documentary 24 Hours in A&E was based at King's. The programme showed how our Emergency Department staff, and other medical and surgical teams across the hospital, worked together to treat seriously ill patients.

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Transferring the results of this research from bench to patient bedside is now quicker and easier thanks to the establishment of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.

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