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Consultant Gastroenterologist

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£88\,364 to £119\,133 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jul 2023

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Hospital, Gastroenterology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking to appoint a Consultant Gastroenterologist to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP), to work in a team of nine gastroenterologists and eight hepatologists. The role will provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient gastroenterology care. Applicants with an interest in endoscopy, nutrition and complex IBD are encouraged.


Main duties of the job


Inpatient Ward cover:

7 day service across Gastroenterology ward.

Outpatient Clinics:

2 PAs of Outpatient activity will be rostered weekly or as per annualised rota.

Outpatient clinics run Monday - Friday both am and pm. These clinics are a combination of new and follow up patients and are primarily telephone contact but there are some face to face bookings.


2 PAs of endoscopy activity will be rostered weekly or as per annualised rota.

Endoscopy On call:

1:15 with prospective cover.

Out of hours bleeds- conducted in emergency theatres*

*Compensatory rest will be allocated via annualised rota.


About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.


Job description

Job responsibilities


Please see attached job description for full details on the role and responsibilities and for more information on the Gastroenterology department.


Person Specification

Education & Training


  • MRCP (UK) or equivalent
  • GMC registration for both Gastroenterology and General internal medicine or eligible for admission within 6 months of interview.


  • higher degree
  • Evidence of sub specialty or other specific training

Skills and Experience


  • Able to manage patients with complex gastroenterology disease
  • Skilled endoscopist. Competent at therapeutic upper GI endoscopy, including management of GI bleeding.

Research and Audit


  • Active involvement in clinical audit


  • MD or PHD
  • Evidence of continuing research.
  • Willingness to supervise post-graduate research.
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Experience of clinical trials



  • Ability to teach clinical and practical skills.


  • Experience of undergraduate teaching



  • Ability to communicate with both patients and staff.

Interpersonal Skills


  • Ability to form constructive and effective professional relationships with patients and staff.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to delegate appropriately.


  • Leadership skills

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