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Senior Fellow in Intestinal failure and Nutrition

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£55,329 a year
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

We are inviting applications for the position of Senior Fellow in Intestinal failure and Nutrition at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. This post is embedded within the nutrition team, which consists of 4 specialist nurses 4 specialist dieticians and 5 pharmacists with administrative support. The team is led by 2 consultant gastroenterologists, 3 consultant colorectal surgeons and a Professional Lead (who has extensive intestinal failure experience). The team look after approximately 200 patients on home parenteral nutrition and see between 35 and 65 patients daily receiving parenteral nutrition in hospital.

These patients are very complex. Inpatients are reviewed regularly, with parenteral nutrition prescriptions altered to fit the clinical picture. Outpatients frequently also need close monitoring, and a key part of the job is to help manage this.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder would be expected to work with the team, but also find educational opportunities within gastroenterology to match their needs. Other opportunities to develop skills in general gastroenterology through clinic and endoscopy work are encouraged. They would also be able to do more interventional procedures such as gaining more complex venous access, should this be suitable for them.

There is no on call associated with this job, which is based on a 40-hour week, Monday to Friday. Work in the morning principally involves seeing inpatients receiving parenteral nutrition. Afternoon work will either involve the weekly clinic/review meeting or seeing drop-in outpatients with line/other issues.

The post is offered as a fixed term 12 months contract. The post-holder will be allocated an educational supervisor who will assess progress and help mentor the successful candidate.

About us

Gastroenterology in Leeds is based at St Jamess University Hospital. We also provide outpatient services at Leeds General Infirmary and Wharfedale General Hospital. We are a large yet cohesive department. We provide care for all aspects of gastrointestinal disease to a large local population and receive tertiary referrals into our subspecialty services.

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest trusts in the UK. The Trust has a values-led strategy known as The Leeds Way and is committed to high quality patient-centred care and academic and educational excellence.

Leeds is a vibrant city with stylish shopping arcades, a range of theatres, museums and sporting events, excellent transport links and within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales which provide a base for lots of outdoor activities such as cycling and walking.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description
Job responsibilities

We have 2 inpatient wards in the modern Bexley wing at SJUH. Both wards have excellent, well established teams of nursing staff and we are well supported by our experienced GI pharmacists, dieticians and radiologists.

We operate up to 8 endoscopy rooms across Leeds, the majority of which have recently been refurbished with state-of-the-art equipment. We provide a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including bowel cancer screening, ERCP, interventional EUS, advanced EMR/ESD, stenting, capsule, double balloon and spiral enteroscopy and biliary manometry.

Our trainees gain valuable experience in managing complex patients within our subspecialty services. These include a large IBD service (supported by a team of IBD nurse specialists and weekly MDT with our radiologists and IBD surgeons), enteral and parenteral nutrition (including home PN), small bowel disease and pancreaticobiliary medicine.

There is a strong research background to the unit with our three academic consultants (Prof. Hull, Prof. Ford and Dr Subramanian). The research unit is based in the Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine (LIMM) on SJUH site. There are existing research programmes in the molecular biology of colorectal cancer and IBD and current clinical research projects in IBD and endoscopy.

Person Specification

  • Evidence of achievement of CT1& 2 level competencies in medicine (as defined by the curricula relating to Core Medical training)
  • Demonstrates awareness of the basics of managing medical/surgical conditions, including emergencies.
  • Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems
  • Evidence of competence in management of emergencies and in-patients through continuous work-based assessments, and portfolio evidence.
  • Evidence of competence to work without direct supervision where appropriate
  • Demonstrate current ALS certification or equivalent Awareness of GMCs Good Research Practice guidance (General Medical Council, 2010)


  • MRCP full diploma or equivalent
  • At least 6 months experience in gastroenterology/nutrition


  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice

Clinical, Academic, and Personal Skills

  • Communication Skills: Demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication & capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation
  • Empathy & Sensitivity: Capacity to take in others perspectives and treat others with understanding sees patients as people Demonstrates respect for all
  • Organisation & Planning: Capacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively Capacity to prioritise own workload & organise ward rounds

Additional Requirements

  • Professional Integrity: Demonstrates probity (displays honesty, integrity, aware of ethical dilemmas, respects confidentiality)
  • Capacity to take responsibility for own actions

Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills

  • Applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues demonstrated by one of the following i
  • That applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English or
  • Achieved the following scores in the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in a single sitting within 24 months at time of applicationOverall 7,Speaking 7,Reading 7,Writing 7
  • If applicants believe they have adequate communication skills but do not fit into one of these examples they must provide supporting evidence.

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