NEWHAM UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
TRUST GRADE IN GASTROENTEROLOGY & GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE (ST3+ EQUIVALENT)
Full Time - from 4 September 2023 until 3 Match 2024
Applications are invited for the post of Trust Grade doctor in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine at Newham University Hospital for a period of 6 months in September 2023. This is an innovative, new full-time post designed for doctors who are at ST3+/senior SHO/registrar level as a developmental opportunity prior to taking up a higher specialty physician training post. It is designed for doctors who will have completed internal medicine training (IMT) (or its equivalent). The post holder would be given the same training and on-call opportunities as the other Specialist Registrars (SpRs) on the North-East Thames (NET) gastroenterology rotation program, who are working in this hospital.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will contribute to the acute General Medical service at Newham University Hospital (NUH). This involves full commitment to the general medical on call rota on a 1:6 frequency with prospective cover (ST3+ level). They will participate in the acute management of gastroenterology and hepatology inpatients.
The post is whole time based at Newham University Hospital. The post holder requires MRCP (or European equivalent), up to date ALS training and previous NHS medical experience. The doctors will be based on the wards delivering daily care of medical inpatients under the gastroenterology team.
They will see dedicated patients in weekly consultant delivered Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinics and will be trained in endoscopy with weekly endoscopy lists. In addition, there are various weekly cross site MDT meetings and teaching sessions, which the junior doctors can attend. In addition, the post holder will be allocated a clinical and educational supervisor and take part in audit and quality improvement projects.
Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers. The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients. Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our We Care values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together. We strive to live by our We Care values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.
Newham in Plaistow, east London, is a busy district hospital and part of Barts Health NHS Trust, which is the largest trust in the NHS. It was created on 1 April 2012 by bringing together three trusts: Barts and The London NHS Trust, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust and Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust. The London Borough of Newham serves a population of over 373,000. It has one of the youngest and most ethnically diverse populations in the country. We have close links with Barts and the London Medical School and they send us clinical students from October to December in various blocks. Doctors of all grades are encouraged to help with teaching in conjunction with the clinical teaching fellows.
Although the hospital is relatively small, it has a high turnover of patients and there is a lot of pathology. This offers excellent experience of a wide range of acute and chronic conditions with varying degrees of complexity. We are very interactive & supportive and like to teach. We have an excellent reputation for offering high standards of training for all grades of junior doctor in practical procedures and outpatient clinics. Our consultants sit on gastroenterology and internal medicine ARCP and ST4 interview panels. Several of our trainees have gone on to get specialist national training numbers (NTNs) in gastroenterology. We want to support our trainees and help them progress with their career.
- MBBS or equivalent Full GMC Registration
- MRCP (UK) or equivalent
- A minimum of 3 years post qualification experience
- ALS certification
- Intercalated BSc or equivalent
- Higher degrees including MSc, PhD or MD (where research thesis not part of first medical degree
- Medical knowledge commensurate with grade.
- Experience working as a doctor in the NHS.
- Previous experience at registrar or senior SHO/IMT1-2 level in the UK.
- Demonstrable experience in teaching and other aspects of education
- At least 4 months experience in gastroenterology or hepatology at ST level or equivalent
- Experience with upper /lower GI endoscopy
- As befitting the specialty
- Completion of at least one audit Demonstrated ability to influence change in an organisation
- Evidence of teaching experience
- Evidence of relevant academic & research achievements, e.g. degrees, prizes, awards, grants, distinctions, publications, presentations, other achievements Evidence of a portfolio of audit projects including where the audit loop has been closed Evidence of completion of a course in research methodology Evidence of completion of training in clinical governance Evidence of involvement in teaching students, postgraduates and other professionals Evidence of participation in a teaching course