Consultant in Gastroenterology

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Worcester, Worcestershire
£88,364 to £119,133
Closing date
25 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Gastroenterology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester

1 post

We are looking to fill a vacant post in our excellent Gastroenterology service, and are therefore inviting applications from dynamic and motivated individuals to expand our current complement of 7 consultants.

The new appointee would have general luminal gastroenterology and endoscopy skills. Expertise in other sub-specialty interests is encouraged. This could include hepatology, nutrition, ERCP, EUS, capsule endoscopy, GI physiology, IBD or therapeutic endoscopy.

We are would also be interested in a Gastroenterologist to contribute to the development of the endoscopy academy.  We have recently been awarded “spoke” status in the new West Midlands endoscopy academy and completed the build of a new 3 room unit with teaching facilities in Kidderminster treatment centre. 2 more rooms are currently being built. There would be capacity within the job plan to develop a teaching interest with a view to contributing to the development of the endoscopy academy and in the longer term delivering teaching on a regular basis in addition to JAG approved endoscopy courses.

Our trust comprises 3 inter-linked hospitals including Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Alexandra Hospital - Redditch and Kidderminster Treatment Centre.  Successful appointees would be expected to work across sites with an in-patient ward base at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. We serve a population of 600,000 and currently provide out-patient gastroenterology at three sites and an in-patient service at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. 

An on-call endoscopy and referral service is provided to Redditch by the on call Gastroenterology consultant.  ERCP, EUS, oesophageal and colonic metal stenting, complex therapeutic colonoscopy, VCE and bowel cancer screening are all performed. Weekly multidisciplinary meetings are held to review all cases of GI and HPB cancer. There are also monthly MDT meetings for IBD and GI pathology meetings.

The service is currently supported by 4 IBD specialist nurses who manage the helpline for symptom management, drug side effects & complications. They also manage the video capsule endoscopy service and biologics service.  In addition we have a Liver CNS and a nutrition nurse to help support the patient pathways further. We provide training for 3 gastro SpRs from the West Midlands deanery, increasing to 4 in September. We also have an MTI trainee in Gastroenterology.

There are a number of new developments under way to help improve our patient flow and give our patients a better experience.  These include the redevelopment of the Aconbury block at our Worcester site with redevelopment of the A&E department and same day emergency care and a high care GI bleed bay. These will significantly increase the capacity we have to care for acutely ill patients.

Please note that although the Job Description states 1.5 SPA for new consultants moving down to 1 SPA after the first year, this is now incorrect and current trust guidance is for all consultants to receive 2PA SPA to allow full participation in educational, academic, governance and leadership activities.

For more information or to arrange a visit to the department, please contact Dr Ian Gee, Consultant Gastroenterologist via e-mail or for an informal chat please meet with us at the BSG meeting in June.

To apply, please click Apply Now. 

Reference - C9365-23-7171-1
Closing date:  25/06/23
AAC date  18/08/23

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