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Consultant Gastroenterologist

Employer
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Walsall
Salary
Depending on experience £93,666- £126,281 per annum
Closing date
17 Dec 2023

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Profession
Specialist doctor, Gastroenterology
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Job overview

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic Consultant Gastroenterologist as part of departmental expansion and continued development of specialised services.

The successful candidates will join a friendly and progressive team of gastroenterologists and will be encouraged to develop a subspecialist interest, complement the existing team and to support further development of the service.

The endoscopy unit is newly equipped with Olympus Evis X1 systems in each of the endoscopy rooms. As well as OGD's , lower GI endoscopies ERCP with spyglass , EUS, capsule endoscopies and high resolution oesophageal pH and manometry studies are undertaken.

Outpatient services are provided from a modern outpatient department and patients requiring biologics / iron infusions or therapeutic paracentesis are treated in the Medical Day Case Unit.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust collaborates closely with The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, is a member of the Black country ICS and has close links with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham .

This post is pending RCP approval.

Please note, interviews will take place on the 3rd of January 2024.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilities of the post:
  • Take responsibility for patients under your care.
  • Provide a consultation service and advisory service to other clinical colleagues in other specialities within the Trust and Primary Care.
  • Participate in the development of the gastroenterology service, treatment protocols and guidelines and the greater knowledge in the management of gastroenterology conditions.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with medical colleagues in other specialities and participate in regular clinical meetings and other post graduate activities.
  • Take responsibility for the professional supervision and development of trainee doctors within the speciality.
  • Demonstrate a firm involvement in Clinical Governance, Risk Management and Clinical Audit - including the development and maintenance of appropriate systems and practices to ensure continued safe clinical practice.
  • Ensure own practice is up to date this includes responsibility for own Clinical Professional Development and Appraisal.
  • Participate in the GI bleed OOH rota.
  • Comply with all relevant Trust Policies and Procedures.

There is no General Medicine on call component to this job.

About us

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trustis an integrated Trust and the only provider of NHS acute care in Walsall, serving a population of 286,700, providing inpatient and outpatient services at the Manor Hospital as well as a wide range of services in the community. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services under one roof.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic Consultant Gastroenterologist as part of departmental expansion and continued development of specialised services.

The successful candidate will join a friendly and progressive team of gastroenterologists and will be to encouraged to develop a subspecialist interest, complement the existing team and to support further development of the service.

We currently have 8 substantive consultants and are looking to appoint two more. We have 3 Gastroenterology specialist trainees, 1 Trust grade, 2 senior clinical fellows, 6 foundation year trainees 1 Clinical fellow and 1 GPVTS. We are supported by a team of Specialist Nurses 3 IBD nurses, 2 liver nurses, 3 alcohol nurses, 2 upper GI/HPB cancer nurses and 1 nutrition nurse. There are 4 Clinical Endoscopists .

The endoscopy unit is newly equipped with Olympus Evis X1 systems in each of the endoscopy rooms. As well as OGDs , lower GI endoscopies , EUS, ERCP including spyglass , capsule endoscopies and high resolution oesophageal pH and manometry studies are undertaken.

Outpatient services are provided from a modern outpatient department . The new to follow up ratio is usually 1:2, however the new appointees would be encouraged to have their clinic rules depending on their specialist interest with adequate time for patients as stipulated by the Royal College of Physicians. A typical 4 hour clinic for a single consultant would have 4 new patients and 7 follow up patients.

Patients requiring biologics / iron infusions or therapeutic paracentesis are treated in the Medical Day Case Unit.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust collaborates closely with The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, is a member of the Black country ICS and has close links with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham .

Walsall forms part of the Birmingham hepatitis C ODN and the vast majority of patients are treated locally either from out-patients or in the community clinic.

KEY DUTIES OF THE POST
  • Take responsibility for patients under your care.
  • Provide a consultation service and advisory service to other clinical colleagues in other specialities within the Trust and Primary Care.
  • Participate in the development of the gastroenterology service, treatment protocols and guidelines and the greater knowledge in the management of gastroenterology conditions.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with medical colleagues in other specialities and participate in regular clinical meetings and other post graduate activities.
  • Take responsibility for the professional supervision and development of trainee doctors within the speciality.
  • Demonstrate a firm involvement in Clinical Governance, Risk Management and Clinical Audit - including the development and maintenance of appropriate systems and practices to ensure continued safe clinical practice.
  • Ensure own practice is up to date this includes responsibility for own Clinical Professional Development and Appraisal.
  • Participate in the GI bleed OOH rota.
  • Comply with all relevant Trust Policies and Procedures.

There is no General Medicine on call component to this job

PROPOSED JOB PLAN

The proposed job plan splits the workload into a hot week and elective weeks. A final job plan will be agreed following discussion with the successful candidate and the Clinical Director.

Hot week: 1 in 7 weeks

During this week the consultant will be responsible for in-patients on the GI ward, doing daily ward rounds and in-reach Monday - Friday. A consultant ward round will also be done on a Saturday morning. The consultant will also provide clinical supervision for trainees.

GI bleed out of hours on call

Discussions are currently ongoing as to whether this remains linked to the hot week commitment or is separated out and frequency reduced .

Elective weeks

This is when elective activity is undertaken ie endoscopy lists, out-patient clinics, admin and SPA activity.

Generally the overall split in job plan is 7.5 DCC and 2.5 SPA ( 1PA of that SPA relates to required Trust roles).

Person Specification
Essential
Essential
  • Basic Medical Degree
  • Full MRCP or equivalent
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register for Gastroenterology
  • JAG accreditation for diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy and for independent colonoscopy
  • Current ALS qualification, i.e. within the last 3 years or requirement to obtain within 3 months of appointment
Desirable
  • Higher Medical Degree
Personal Circumstances
Essential
  • Full GMC Registration and Licensable to Practice
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and within a multi-disciplinary team
Clinical Experience
Essential
  • Evidence of Higher Specialist Training in Gastroenterology (or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from date of interview)
  • Must possess a wide experience in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine at senior level
  • Independent in therapeutic upper and lower GI endoscopy
Clinical Effectiveness
Essential
  • Experience of conducting clinical audit/ QI project
  • Ability to use the evidence base and clinical audit to support decision-making, prompt decision making and handling of complaints
Research, Innovation and Service Improvement Experience
Essential
  • Ability to teach clinical skills to medical staff/students and other disciplines
  • An understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, initiatives and issues
  • Evidence of research experience & published work
Desirable
  • Previous teaching experience


Employer details
Employer name

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Manor Hospital

Pleck Road

Walsall

WS2 9PS


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