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Senior Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology (IMT3+)

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£37,068 to £57,570 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Specialist doctor, Gastroenterology
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

A Gastroenterology Clinical Fellow position at IMT3+ level has arisen. The post is designed to deliver clinical care to in-patients (IP) under the responsibility of the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Consultants at St George's Hospital.

This represents an opportunity for an enthusiastic doctor to join a dynamic clinical team in Gastroenterology. The appointee will join four Gastroenterology registrars, three IMTs and three FY doctors and work with 15 consultants, in a highly supportive environment with consultant presence on the unit between 09.00 to 13.00, which offers the ideal setting for a trainee to develop further the required skills of a Gastroenterology registrar.

The majority of the time will be spent on normal working days (8.30am-5pm) on Allingham ward (the home Gastroenterology ward) and relevant outlying wards, including assessment and review of Gastroenterology IP referrals in other areas of the Trust, e.g. AMU.

As well as the Gastroenterology department offering the full range of inpatient, outpatient and endoscopy Services to the local community, St George's Hospital is also a national endoscopy training centre and the SW London Bowel Cancer Screening Centre, the SW London regional centre for intestinal failure and HPN, and the regional hub for viral hepatitis.

Main duties of the job

Focusing, where possible, on outcomes qualitative as well as quantitative. The following responsibilities are common to all posts in the Trust:

  • To have responsibility for the Health, Safety and Welfare of self and others and to comply at all times with the requirement of the Health and Safety Regulation
  • To ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and its amendments
  • To work in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities policy to eliminate unlawful discrimination in relation to employment and service delivery
  • To ensure skills are up-to-date and relevant to the role, to follow relevant Trust policies and professional codes and to maintain registration where this is a requirement of the role
  • To comply with St. George's Healthcare No Smoking Policies
  • To undertake such duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade and the needs of the service.

About us

With over 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, we are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Our main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The appointees will:

  • Develop clinical knowledge and skills in general gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Further develop clinical skills in managing the acutely ill patient
  • Develop leadership skills, through managing a team of junior doctors on thegastroenterology and hepatology ward
  • Gain a basic introduction to endoscopy
  • Undertake an audit project in gastroenterology or hepatology

Person Specification
Qualifications and Training

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full registration with GMC
  • > 12 months experience working in Emergency or Acute General Medicine
  • To have achieved provider status in at least one of ALS, ATLS and APLS
  • Postgraduate diploma (MRCP, MCEM, MRCS)


  • Additional relevant clinical experience, preferably including working at middle grade level in Gastroenterology
  • Life support course instructor

Knowledge and Skills

  • Competent in relevant procedures, including ascitc drains
  • Able to prioritise clinical need
  • Able to work independently, but aware of own limitations and knows when to ask for help from consultant or colleague in other specialties
  • Understands principles of patient confidentiality and data protection
  • Understands principles of audit
  • Computer literate


  • Experience of ultrasound
  • Has a critical and inquiring approach to knowledge and experience
  • Experience of audit
  • ECDL proficient or equivalent

Maintaining clinical competence

  • An awareness of how to sustain career development


  • Understands CPD

Organisation / Management experience

  • Able to manage time and prioritise workload
  • Experience of managing junior medical staff

Teaching / Research

  • Interest in and ability to contribute to teaching and learning of more junior doctors and medical students


  • A track record of teaching. Publication(s) / oral presentation(s)

Teaching and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to communicate clearly in written and spoken English
  • Ability to develop rapport with and discuss treatment options with patients in a way they can understand
  • High level of ability to establish good working relationships with others in a multidisciplinary team


  • Evidence of leadership qualities (within and outside medicine)

Personal attributes

  • Recognises stressful situations and responds appropriately, resilience
  • Initiative, common sense, enthusiasm
  • Respects individuals' rights, interests, beliefs, preferences and cultures


  • Other work experience / outside interests





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