Consultant Intestinal Failure & Clinical Nutrition Gastroenterology

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per annum
Closing date
25 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, Gastroenterology
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant Intestinal Failure & Clinical Nutrition Gastroenterology

This advertisement is for a substantive post within the Department of Gastroenterology at the NNUH including the Quadram Institute. We are looking to attract high quality applicants who have an interest in Clinical Nutrition and intestinal failure. We can accommodate a range of sub-specialist interests, candidates with a research interest and those who are looking for part time and or a post-retirement post.

This post has arisen due to the need to maintain our inpatient and outpatient clinical nutrition and intestinal failure service and a growing need to increase our upper and lower GI endoscopic provision in alignment with the opening of our endoscopy unit in the Quadram Institute (see below), a drive to increase our academic profile and support the wider STP (Sustainability and Transformation Partnership).

This opportunity has been deliberately left open to allow candidates to develop their own subspecialist interests whether that be clinical, endoscopic, nutrition, physiology, research, or some combination of the above.

A candidate who is unable for personal reasons to undertake the duties of a whole-time post will receive equal consideration. For consultants wishing to move from existing posts we offer flexible working opportunities. If such a candidate is appointed to this post, content will be modified as appropriate in consultation with the Gastroenterology and GI Endoscopic Service Director.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to be proficient in emergency endoscopy including management of varices (not necessarily gastric varices). The out of hours on call commitment will include emergency gastroenterology and hepatology referrals and emergency endoscopy cover for the Trust as part of a formal upper GI bleeding rota that the department offers 24/7 service in accordance with NICE guidelines.

Out of hours endoscopy cover is supported by 2 on-call endoscopy nurses and most cases are scoped in the endoscopy department although emergency theatres and full anaesthetic cover is available for severe cases. ERCP/EUS experience is not required for these posts. We currently have a small bowel capsule service, but if a post holder wished to undertake these, this would also be supported.

All consultants, including the appointee, will be expected to be involved in implementing the Trust's Clinical Governance programme. This includes active participation in clinical audit, quality, clinical guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal, and risk management.

The successful applicant will share an office, equipped with a personal computer and full access to trust IT systems, with 1 other consultant. There will be full secretarial support

About us

The Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) is one of the busiest teaching trusts in England. We serve over 900,000 people across Norfolk, North Suffolk and surrounding areas for specialist services. In 2016/17 our 7,500 members of staff delivered 816,000 outpatient appointments, 90,000 day cases and 90,000 inpatient admissions from our two hospitals.

  • The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is located on the Norwich Research Park and serves the population of Norfolk and Norfolk Suffolk and further afield for specialist services. It opened in 2001 and is a 1,200 bed teaching hospital with state-of-the-art facilities. We provide a wide range of secondary and tertiary services, including Accident and Emergency. The trust will be commemorating 250 years of a hospital in Norwich in 2021.
  • Cromer and District Hospital is located in Cromer on the North Norfolk coast and serves the North Norfolk population. It was redeveloped in 2012 to replace the 1930s-founded hospital. We provide a wide range of consultant-led outpatient services, day case operations and a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU). The trust is commemorating 150 years of a hospital in Cromer in 2017/18.

Our vision is to 'provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most', Our PRIDE values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please read the attached detailed job description for full duties and responsibilities of this full time Consultant post in Gastroenterology

Person Specification

  • Full GMC with licence to practice


  • MRCP
  • CCT in General Medicine & Gastroenterology or equivalent (must be confirmed by PMETB/GMC)
  • Entry on GMC specialist register or eligibilty for entry within 6 months of the AAC date


  • Higher degree


  • Overseas nationals must have equivalent of 5 years training in the NHS required for the specialty


  • Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest


  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English


  • Interest in gastroenterology including treatment of both in-patients and out-patients and endoscopy


  • Sub-specialty interest in Advanced Endoscopy

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