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Consultant Hepatologist

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£95,828 to £128,443 Per annum including London zone allowance
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Specialist doctor, Hepatology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are delighted to offer an exciting opportunity to work as a Consultant in Hepatology within Kings College Hospital. The post-holder will work within the multi-disciplinary team providing and further developing care for in-patient and out-patient specialist Hepatology. The post will be based at Denmark Hill, working with all colleagues within the Liver Unit and the Liver/Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Care group. In addition, the individual will be required to play an active role in the general workload of the Care Group while having a significant commitment to teaching and training of junior staff.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual who has an interest in advanced chronic liver disease (ACLD), taking leadership and provide an effective link into transplant assessment and contribute to pre-assessment, improving quality and management of patients with chronic liver disease. Creating strong working relationships across the region as a key contact, promoting the current pathways and supporting existing referring hospitals to ensure timely patient advice and support.

Site: (Denmark Hill)

Consultant in Hepatology & Specialty Services

£93,666 - £126,281 p.a + London Zone Allowance

Full-time 10 PAs


Main duties of the job

  • Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of Hepatology patients at King's College Hospital.
  • To run the inpatient and outpatient service for both local and regional patients with advanced chronic liver disease.
  • With colleagues, to contribute to the Liver Transplant assessment service with a specific aim of providing an effective interface between transplant assessment and the ACLD service.
  • To further develop the regional care service for patients with advanced chronic liver disease, in conjunction with colleagues at King's and South East England
  • Active participation in clinical research
  • To share with colleagues responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Hepatology department
  • Teaching and training of junior staff, medical students and nursing colleagues
  • To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • On call commitment of 1 in 8, Category A

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and around 14,000 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King's College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

The trust-wide strategy Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we can take Team King's to another level.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  1. Together with other colleagues, to provide a high quality care service to patients. This includes all aspects of treatment and relevant management duties for the proper functioning of the Care Group.
  2. Shared responsibility with other colleagues for providing 24 hours, 7 days a week cover for the Unit on a rota basis. Responsible also for covering colleagues periods of annual leave and short-term sickness as detailed in your contract.
  3. Provide clinical supervision of junior medical/dental practitionersas a shared responsibility with other consultant colleagues.
  4. Responsible for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to CPD and clinical governance initiatives.
  5. Responsible for outpatient clinic commitments in peripheral hospitals as agreed with the Care Groups management team where part of the service structure.
  6. Contribute to the Care Groups research interests in accordance with the Trusts R& D framework.
  7. Contribute to the audit programmes, Morbidity and Mortality, Clinical Governance programmes and Learning from Deaths.
  8. Take an active role in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the Care Groups Business Plan. This may include assisting with discussions regarding service plans and developments with internal and external agencies.
  9. Conduct all activities within the contracted level of service and operating plan for service(s).
  10. Exercise professional leadership for all staff working in the specialty. This will include fostering and developing projects focused towards these ends and ensuring that the momentum of post-qualification professional education and other appropriate training is maintained.
  11. Work in conjunction with clinical and other professional colleagues to ensure that the productivity of staff within the specialty is maintained and their job satisfaction is enhanced. This may include involvement in the appraisal process for peers and/or junior colleagues.
  12. Undertake Care Group management duties as agreed with the Care Group/Departmental Manager/Clinical Director.
  13. Be aware of, and comply with, all Trust infection prevention and control policies, to include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental and food hygiene.
  14. Prepare for and undertake the protective interventions that you are responsible for in a manner that is consistent with evidence-based practice and maintaining patient safety.
  15. Kings is committed to providing Consultant led 7-day services and in the event of future developments the post holder would be expected to contribute equally with other Consultant colleagues.


  1. You have a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of yourself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance responsibilities associated with this post.
  2. You are required to observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations, including complying with statutory and Trust core training.
  3. You are required to observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.
  4. You are required to be responsible, with management support, for your own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.
  5. The postholder has an important responsibility for, and contribution to make to, infection control and must be familiar with the infection control and hygiene requirements of this role. These requirements are set out in the National Code of Practice on Infection Control and in local policies and procedures, which will be made clear during your induction and subsequent refresher training. These standards must be strictly complied with at all times.
  6. All employees must hold an '' email account, which will be the Trust's formal route for email communication. You are therefore required to check this regularly and to deal with such communication promptly.
  7. The Trust is committed to the Health and Wellbeing of all its staff and offer a range of guidance and services to support them, including
  • Local occupational health support
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides a wide range of support for work and personal issues, including relationship problems (personal and at work) anxiety/depression finance/debt work overload legal matters bullying consumer issues bereavement pressure/stress child care and care of the elderly/disabled.
  • Wellbeing hubs
  • Proactive local organisational systems to support staff following a serious incident
  • Availability of local initiatives and resources to promote workforce wellbeing
  • Coaching and mentoring, peer review groups and participation
  1. This job description is intended as a guide to the general scope of duties and is not intended to be definitive or restrictive. It is expected that some of the duties will change over time and this description will be subject to review in consultation with the postholder.

Person Specification

  • Registerable medical qualification MRCP or equivalent


  • MD or PhD


  • Within six months of the expected date of CCT (or equivalent) on the day of interview Full registration with GMC and Name on Specialist Register on date of taking up appointment.

3.Training and Experience

  • Wide experience in all aspects of Hepatology, culminating in award of CCT or equivalent in Gastroenterology/Hepatology


  • Experience in day to day organisation of General Medical services in a busy Teaching Hospital


  • Familiar with current structure of Health Service and conversant with recent initiatives and changes

Management and Leadership

  • Able to demonstrate leadership capability within multi-disciplinary teams.


  • Management course and/or qualification

Audit & quality improvement

  • Thorough understanding of principles of medical audit and quality improvement. Must be able to demonstrate ability to lead change.


  • Relevant research experience in one or more aspects of Hepatology


  • Experience of conducting or supporting clinical research. Publication of original research, relevant review articles or case reports


  • Experience of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and exam preparation.


  • Teaching skills course/qualification

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