An opportunity has arisen to gain experience in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine (GIM) in a supportive and educationally-focussed environment.
This post provides registrar-level experience in a teaching hospital with all the main medical sub-specialities. It would particularly suit doctors who have completed CMT and also individuals with equivalent experience. Posts will provide excellent experience and training for those looking to progress to speciality training and also for those looking to go down the non-Consultant career grade or SAS route.
As a Senior Clinical Fellow you would work under the supervision of the Gastroenterology Consultants on the Preston Site, who lead the ward team on a fortnightly rotational basis.
There will be opportunities to see in-patient Gastroenterology referrals and attend some specialist out-patient clinics. When not covering the wards the successful applicant would be expected to attend a wider number of speciality clinics as well as endoscopy sessions.
The post is fixed term and will provide very good training in Gastroenterology with exposure to some tertiary specialist services.
Main duties of the job
The Senior Clinical Fellow post will share the in-patient duties with another specialist registrar with an element of prospective cover. Whilst covering the wards the post-holder would be expected to participate in ward-rounds and ward multi-disciplinary team meetings. There are near-daily Consultant ward rounds providing ample opportunities for teaching and development on a dedicated Gastroenterology ward.
There are a variable number of outlying medical patients who are shared between existing medical teams. There will be opportunities to see in-patient Gastroenterology referrals and attend specialist out-patient clinics such as Viral Hepatitis, Nutrition and Hepatology. When not covering the wards the successful applicant would be expected to attend general and specialist clinics as well as endoscopy sessions. The post is permanent and will provide very good training in Gastroenterology with exposure to some tertiary specialist services.
The post will have a GIM on call element acting at registrar level if the applicant has attained the appropriate experience and competence. The current registrar GIM on call comprises a 1:10 rota. Duties will comprise those expected of an on call medical registrar (managing acutely unwell patients admitted under the department of medicine, seeing urgent referrals for medical problems in patients on surgical wards and providing advice and support for a number of more junior trainees).
The Gastroenterology department provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for all gastrointestinal conditions including disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, bowel and liver.
We are the upper GI oesophago-gastric cancer centre for the region, as well as an accredited centre for bowel cancer screening. Colonoscopies are performed to detect and prevent cancer and complex polypectomy and endoscopic mucosal resections are undertaken. We have regular interventional lists for Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and endoluminal stenting with the support of GI Radiologists. We also perform Endoscopic Ultrasound for the assessment and staging of upper GI tumours, and both benign and malignant hepatopancreatobiliary disease.
Video capsule endoscopy is routinely performed for outpatients and also inpatients with intestinal bleeding. We have Joint Advisory Group accredited endoscopy units at both Chorley and Preston.
Open access endoscopy and direct to test fast track gastroscopy and colonoscopy services are well established. We provide a range of breath tests including for bacterial overgrowth, lactose intolerance and helicobacter pylori.
The multidisciplinary nutrition service manages intestinal failure and other complex nutritional problems in both primary and secondary care. Our central vascular access team supports the placement, management and removal of indwelling vascular access devices.
Please refer to the attached Job description, Person specification and Specialty/ Trust Brochure for further details on:
- What we can offer
- Job Plan/On-call Requirements
- The Team
Qualifications/Experience and skills
- Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
- MBChB or equivalent
- MRCP Part 1
- At least three years working in hospital medicine following primary medical qualification
- At least 2 years working in GIM or a medical speciality
- Effective communication skills/Good organisation skills/works well within a multidisciplinary environment/Team working/Positive and enthusiastic approach to care of patients
- Meets Professional health requirements in line with GMC standards/Good medical practice
- Full MRCP
- Valid ALS
- Completion of core medical training or equivalent
- Experience in Gastroenterology
- Computer litercay
- Experience of required practical procedures
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