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Locum Consultant Hepatologist

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 Per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Job Details

The post will be based at King's College Hospital and the proposed Job Plan is attached. There will be an average of 8.5* Programmed Activities of Direct Clinical Care, with the remainder being allocated for Supporting Professional activities related to professional revalidation. The On-Call commitment is for a 1:7 rota which is classed as Category A. The post will contribute to the portal hypertension on call rota.

*Following work undertaken to transform the way clinical care is delivered at King's, all new consultant appointments will comprise 1.5 SPAs. 1 SPA is for activities relevant for appraisal and revalidation. 0.5 SPA is for particular interests such as Research or Teaching.

Main duties of the job

As a senior employee of the Trust you will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Trust's patients.

The provision of a first class clinical service

Effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty

Sustaining and developing teaching and research in conjunction with King's College London

Undertaking all work in accordance with the Trust's procedures and operating policies

Conducting clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trust's service plans

Maintaining the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty, the Care Group or the Trust

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 more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The Trust-wide strategy of 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 aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

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 by 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.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The appointee will be expected to develop a research activity either in basic sciences or clinical hepatology and teaching. The post-holder will be based at Kings College Hospital/KHP. Office space and secretarial support will be provided at Kings College Hospital.

a high standard of patient care and contribute to service development.

1. To provide effective leadership of all staff engaged in the speciality.

2. To provide paediatric advice to the Trusts on the basis of agreed protocols

3. To provide outpatient services in paediatrics gastroenterology and develop liaison services in the region

4. Take part in combined paediatric gastroenterology, clinics and ward rounds

5. Liaise closely with adult gastroenterology services in both Trusts.

6. Clinical responsibility for patients allowing for proper delegation to and training of staff

In relation to clinical work, the successful candidate will be expected to:

1. Undertake all work in according with the Kings College Hospital NHS Trust procedures and operating policies

2. Conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements within the parameters of the business plan

3. Maintain the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the speciality, care group, division and Trust.

4. Clinical supervision of junior medical staff as a shared responsibility with other consultant colleagues.

5. Responsible for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to Continuing Medical Education and clinical governance initiatives.

6. To contribute to departmental research interests in accordance with the Trusts R& D framework.

7. To contribute to the Audit Programme.

8. To 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 both internal and external agencies.

9. To conduct all activities within the contracted level of service and operating plan for Paediatric Gastroenterology services.

10. To 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. To work in conjunction with clinical and 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 junior colleagues.

12. To undertake Care Group management duties as agreed with the Clinical Director.

13. To be aware of, and comply with, all Trust infection prevention and control policies, to include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental and food hygiene. To undertake annual training/updates in infection prevention and control.

14. To be accountable for implementation of the Code of Practice within own department/area of responsibility.

15. To 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.

Person Specification

  • Registerable medical qualification
  • MRCP, MRCPCH or equivalent
  • Hold CCT in paediatric gastroenterology,hepatology and Nutrition or equivalent non UK training qualification or alternatively will obtain within 6 months of interview date.
  • Name to be on Specialist Register on date of taking up appointment


  • Other higher degree or diploma (e.g., MD)


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


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

Audit, Research and Publications

  • Thorough understanding of principles of medical audit. Must have undertaken and completed audit projects.


  • Relevant research experience in one or more aspects of paediatric hepatology.
  • Publication of relevant review articles or case reports.

Training and Experience

  • CCT or equivalent in Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Wide experience in all aspects of paediatrics culminating in award of CCT or equivalent in paediatrics
  • Training and experience in hepatology and transplantation


  • Experience and exposure to adolescent care


  • Experience of post-graduate teaching and exam preparation.


  • Teaching skills course/qualification





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