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Consultant Gastroenterologist with a subspeciality interest in Advanced Colonoscopy

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Watford, Hertfordshire
£93,666 to £126,281 a year London Fringe £149 per annum
Closing date
31 Dec 2023

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Specialist doctor, Gastroenterology
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant Gastroenterologist with a subspeciality interest in Advanced Colonoscopy

We are seeking a substantive, full-time consultant gastroenterologist with a subspeciality interest in Advanced Colonoscopy.

You will join a team of eleven gastroenterologists at West Herts Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust who enjoy working together and supporting each other.

You should be a dynamic, competent clinician and endoscopist with a CCT in gastroenterology and general medicine and experience working within the NHS. To complement our team, you should demonstrate an interest in advanced colonoscopy. We been a screening centre for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) since 2008. The Lead for the BCSP service is Dr Macfarlane. BCSP lists are currently performed by two consultant Gastroenterologists and two nurse endoscopists. We perform complex EMR for large polyps. A colon capsule service has recently been established and it is expected that this appointee will take on this service.  Small bowel capsule endoscopy is currently largely outsourced to a neighbouring trust but there are plans to repatriate this service in the near future.

There may be options to develop additional subspeciality interests in conjunction with departmental needs.

This post has 10 programmed activities. There is a 1:11 on-call rota for “consultant of the week” inpatient cover and overnight on-call for GI bleed.

We are looking for the prospective candidate to start as soon as possible.

The Trust have agreed a proposal for up to 1PA of SPA time/week to be worked flexibly.

This change is in line with the Trusts’ flexible working agenda and recognition of the enormous contribution that this group of staff continue to provide to our staff and patients.

Successful candidates will be also eligible for a relocation allowance of up to £12,000 (if required).

Closing date: 31 December 2023.
Interview date: 18 January 2024.

To apply for this post, please kindly click on the Apply button quoting ref no: 360-A-4957

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