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Consultant Gastroenterologist

Employer
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Crewe
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pro rata
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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

Job Details

The Trust is seeking to appoint a Consultant Gastroenterologist to continue the development of the Gastroenterology and Endoscopy services at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Applications from individuals with a specialist interest in any area of Gastroenterology would be welcomed, although the Trust currently has a specific need for a Consultant with a specialist interest in liver disease, luminal gastroenterology or nutrition.

The successful applicant will join a progressive, successful, award winning Foundation Trust. They will be working in a Trust which is considered to be in the top 120 employers in the NHS and is performing in the top 10% of Acute Trusts, after being rated as GOOD by the CQC. The Trust is close to the urban centres of Liverpool and Manchester but benefits from a semirural location.

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC including a License to Practice, and be on the Specialist Register (or be within six months of obtaining their Certificate of Completion of Training).

The post is offered on a full-time basis however, the Trust would welcome discussion with individuals looking for a more flexible working pattern to support a different work life balance.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant, along with the existing Consultant Gastroenterologists will participate in the 'in hours' upper GI bleed service, whereby there will be a named Gastroenterologist of the Week who will be the point of contact for any referrals into endoscopy. This Consultant will determine the urgency and priority of the endoscopy required. Daily in-patient slots are protected for any referral to endoscopy

There is an out of hours Consultant Gastroenterologist/ GI bleed rota which operates on a 1 in 8 frequency and will include weekend and bank holidays. At the weekend / bank holiday the Consultant on call will attend site for three hours between 09.00am and midday to conduct a ward round to see new referrals,discharges and acutely unwell patients. They will also provde in-reach into the Acute Medical Unit. Following this, the on-call is non resident. Weekday out of hours on-call is non resident after 5:00p.m. unless there is a requirement to come in for an emergency endoscopic procedure.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post is offered at 10 PA but under the terms of the 2003 Consultant Contract, candidates who wish to conduct private practice would be required to offer an additional programmed activity.

The 10 PA job plan is split into 8 PAs of Direct Clinical Care and 2 PAs of Supporting Professional Activity per week as follows:

8 PAs for Direct Clinical Care (DCC) including outpatient clinics, endoscopy, and admin

2 PAs for SPA including one core SPA is for private continuing professional development, appraisal and personal KPIs. The second SPA will consist of audit, service developmental, junior doctor supervision and research.

Person Specification
Ability
Essential

  • Recognised ability to work within and provide leadership to the multidisciplinary team
  • Effective communicator
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to clinical risk management and the implementation of clinical governance

Experience
Essential

  • Appropriate Gastroenterology experience

Qualifications
Essential

  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via: o CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) o CESR or o European Community Rights

Experience
Essential

  • Appropriate upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy

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Company

We put you first:  Involving you in decisions which affect you and making time to learn from what you tell us to get it right for patients and staff every time.

We strive for more:  Setting ourselves high standards, encouraging innovation and sharing best practice to be the best we can be and deliver great quality, safe care.

We respect you:  Embracing diversity and treating
everyone with understanding, dignity and compassion to support and care for the people we work with and for.

We work together:  With colleagues and partners to go beyond traditional boundaries and deliver care which truly benefits our patients and meets their individual needs and wants.

About Us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008. We have 500 hospital beds and employ more than 5,000 members of staff, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children’s health. The Trust is also responsible for the provision of a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal, working in partnership with local GPs and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. During the pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its ‘Be Safe Be EquiPPEd’ campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE. We were also credited nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives. At Mid Cheshire, we really value our staff and appreciate that to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues

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