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Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£105,401 per annum
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Hospital, Gastroenterology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) seek to appoint consultant gastroenterologists to Glan Clwyd Hospital. The recruitment is both for replacement and expansion of the department to support specialist areas (particularly ERCP, hepatology and nutrition) and the introduction of a formal out of hours networked gastrointestinal bleed service. They will join a team of two consultant gastroenterologists, 1 StR, 1 Clinical Fellow, 2 IMT or equivalent, 1 FY2 and 2 FY1. The department of medicine provides ward based care, the gastroenterology firm based on ward 9 which was refurbished as part of the hospital redevelopment programme.

There is a nutrition support team, for which one of the successfully appointed candidates will be expected to provide clinical leadership. The team comprises of two nutrition nurses, dietician, and pharmacist. There is a weekly MDT and ward round which is worked flexibly as one session.

Inflammatory bowel disease patients are supported by the department of gastroenterology with an IBD nurse / endoscopy nurse (awaiting funding for a second nurse).

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will share inpatient and outpatient general gastroenterology workload. Currently there is no formal on site out of hours endoscopy service, but the Health Board is developing a service which the post holders will be expected to participate in subject to further negotiation once the framework of this service is established. It is agreed that the post holders will not participate in the general medical on call, although this is available should the candidate wish to do so. The department would provide an in reach service to optimise patient management and discharge from the acute medical unit. This will be a weekday service, extending to a weekend service on the introduction of a formal out of hours GI bleed rota.

The post holders will be expected to contribute to regular endoscopy sessions in the dedicated endoscopy unit based at Glan Clwyd. The unit has three endoscopy rooms (two operational until further refurbishment of the recovery area) with endoscopy provided by dedicated endoscopy staff providing upper and lower GI endoscopic diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic service, with ERCP in the department of radiology. The unit provides the EUS service for North Wales and is a bowel cancer screening accredited unit.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Full Job Description and Person Specification is included in all additional documents. Please refer to these.

Person Specification

  • GMC Registration
  • Full MRCP
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CCST/CCT in Gastroenterology and general medicine (proposed CCT date within 6 months of the interview), certificate of eligibility for specialist registration (CESR), or European Community Rights


  • Higher Post-Grad qualification


  • At least 4 years supervised training in an appropriate Gastroenterology SpR equivalent training programme
  • Experience in Endoscopy, independent at diagnostic and therapeutic OGD and colonoscop


  • Subspecialty interest in nutrition Subspecialty interest in ERCP Subspecialty interest in hepatology


  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues in an MDT setting


  • Management Experience

Teaching/ Audit Experience

  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems
  • Experience of audit
  • Ability to perform workplace based assessments


  • Active commitment to teaching
  • Evidence of audit participation and design





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