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Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist

Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum pro rata
Closing date
20 Apr 2024

Job Details

This post is for a Locum Consultant in Gastroenterology This is a whole time post offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated doctor to join a dynamic, rapidly expanding team delivering multidisciplinary acute care on the Whiston & St Helens sites of Mersey & West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (MWL).

Due to the short time frame and service demands, the successful candidate must hold full registration with the GMC and have existing right to live and work in the UK, at the time of application. Candidates who are not GMC registered or do not hold existing right to live and work in the UK, at the time of application will not progress through to the shortlisting stage.

Main duties of the job

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will be responsible for managing any complaints or clinical incidents relating to a patient under their name during attendance at an OPD clinic or endoscopy.

Clinical Responsibilities

The appointee will be expected to undertake 10-12.5 BSG points per endoscopy list

depending on the list length & patient mix. Productivity is monitored using our Thrive tool.

Within OPD clinics, there is an expectation that the appointee will review, within a general

gastroenterology clinic, 8 NEW or 16 FU patients or a combination of the 2. This may be

subject to review for a sub-speciality clinic.

When on Gastroenterology wards weeks, there is an expectation that the appointee will be responsible for the management of 16/17 inpatients, including liaising with allied health professionals and family/carers.

Professional Responsibilities

The appointee will be expected to undertake CPD as per the requirements of the GMC/RCP and undertake annual appraisal. They will be subject to GMC revalidation.

About us

The Secretary of State has approved the partnership between St Helens & Knowsley and Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.

From 1stJuly we have come together as a single organisation under the name Mersey & West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Trust delivers acute hospital care, intermediate care, community, and primary care services to a population of over 600,000 people with a combined workforce of around 9000 dedicated and skilled staff from 17 locations including Whiston, Southport & Formby, St Helens, Ormskirk and Newton hospitals.

The Trust provides regional services for burns, plastic surgery and spinal injuries to more than 4 million people across Mersey and West Lancashire, Cheshire, the Isle of Man and North Wales.

Our Vision is to deliver 5 Star Patient Care:

  • CAREthat is evidence based, high quality and compassionate
  • SAFETY that is of the highest standards
  • COMMUNICATION that is open, inclusive and respectful
  • SYSTEMS that are efficient, patient centred and reliable
  • PATHWAYS that are best practice and embedded, but also respect the individual needs of patients

Our achievements include:

  • Trust rated Outstanding by CQC Inspection August 2018
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers & Health Service Journal)
  • Awarded National Preceptorship Accreditation (2023) for our Nursing & AHP Preceptorship Programme

Please see our Wellbeing & Benefits booklet for more information on our staff benefits. Accessible version available upon request.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • To observe the provisions of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures.
  • To actively participate in annual performance review to identify personal development needs.
  • To attend Trust Statutory and Mandatory training sessions as required and any other training courses relevant to the post.
  • To fully comply with the relevant sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act. The post holder must also understand and implement Mersey and West Lancashire Hospitals NHS Hospitals Trusts Statement of Policy on Health and Safety at Work and the Trusts corporate Health and Safety Policies and Procedures. The post holder is required to follow all applicable rules and procedures relating to Health and Safety at Work and to take all responsible precautions.
  • To be aware of the confidential aspects of the post. To keep up to date with the requirements of information governance undertake mandatory training and follow Trust policies and procedures to ensure that trust information is dealt with legally, securely, efficiently and effectively. Breaches of confidentiality will result in disciplinary action that may involve dismissal. You must maintain the confidentiality of information about service user staff and organisational business in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) and Caldicott principles
  • To ensure that when creating, managing and sharing information records, it is done in an appropriate way, subject to statutory requirements and agreed security and confidentiality policies, procedures and guidelines. All employees are responsible for implementing and maintaining data quality, ensuring that records are legible and attributable and that their record keeping is contemporaneous.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC registration at time of application
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCP or equivalent medical qualification


  • MD/PhD or equivalent medical qualification
  • European Specialty Examination in Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ESEGH).


  • Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to Gastroenterology/GIM problems.
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in order to manage, supervise and/or offer expert clinical opinion on the management of a range of gastroenterology problems both emergency and elective within speciality including diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.
  • Evidence of recent relevant CPD


  • Demonstrates the necessary range, depth and breadth of competencies specified in the Acute Medicine curriculum and applying to this post.


  • JAG accreditation in diagnostic & therapeutic upper GI endoscopy (or equivalent experience)
  • JAG accreditation in diagnostic & therapeutic lower GI endoscopy (Flexible Sigmoidoscopy) (or equivalent experience)
  • JAG accreditation in diagnostic & therapeutic lower GI endoscopy (Colonoscopy) (or equivalent experience)


  • Demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication & capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation.
  • Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice)
  • Able to build rapport, listen, persuade & negotiate
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, GPs nurses and other agencies in relation to the role.
  • Capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems/make decisions
  • Demonstrates capacity to work effectively with others.
  • Able to work in multi-professional teams
  • Capacity to manage/prioritise time and information Effectively
  • Has basic IT skills
  • Capacity to operate under pressure. Demonstrates initiative & resilience to cope with changing circumstances
  • Capacity to take responsibility for own actions.
  • Demonstrates respect for all.

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