Doctors - Consultant Gastroenterologist (General)

  • Department Gastroenterology
  • Salary £88364 - £119133
  • Closing Date 15/02/2023
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC2111-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 10 PA

Job overview

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is looking to appoint a Consultant Gastroenterologist to join our existing team. The Department of Gastroenterology provides a service to the county of Shropshire and Mid Wales and currently consists of 8 Consultant Gastroenterologists and 1 Consultant Hepatologists working within a single management structure across both hospital sites.

Main duties of the job

A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidate and their Clinical Director and consultant colleagues, on behalf of the Medical Director within 3 months of starting in post. A full-time job plan is based on a 10 PA working week. The job plan will be reviewed annually and is a prospective agreement that sets out the consultant's duties, responsibilities, and objectives for the coming year. It covers all aspects of a consultant’s professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities. It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external and will include personal objectives, detailing links to wider service improvements and trust strategic priorities.

Any applicant who is unable, for personal reasons, to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with other consultant colleagues.

Working for your organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust’s catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire); Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin); and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) – all beautiful and unique.

Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes’ drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of  acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

We also provide services such as consultant-led outreach clinics at the Wrekin Community Clinic, Telford, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen and the Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch Community Hospitals.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post-holder will rotate with our other Consultant Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists to perform a Consultant of the week once every 7 weeks at RSH (subject to this appointment). During these single weeks, the post holder will carry out no elective activity and work on a single site. Instead, the post holder will cover the Gastroenterology ward and outliers (typically 5 daily consultant ward rounds: Monday to Friday), currently across ward 25 at RSH.

The post holder will also rotate with our other consultant Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists to perform the Gastroenterologist of the day (GOD) once every 7 weeks. During these days, the post holder will carry out no elective activity and perform in reach services for in-patient referrals for both sites. Over the course of the day the postholder will be required to review and complete E-Referrals triaging, Choose and book, and Advice & guidance.

Consultants participate in a 1:8 Gastroenterology on-call rota across both sites. This is primarily for the management of severe Upper GI Haemorrhage but may also be for urgent advice on the management of other Gastroenterology and Hepatology conditions. When on-call at the weekend, the Consultant will visit, and review Gastroenterology in-patients as required.

A typical clinic for an established consultant will have approximately 18 slots (one new patient = 2 slots, 1 follow up = 1 slot) but this will be dependent on experience and will may be altered if needed to reflect specialist interests. A newly appointed consultant will have 14 slots (dependent on experience and may altered if needed to reflect) and this will be reviewed after 6 months, and a plan made with a view to moving towards the departmental standard of 18 slots. Timescale and exact number will depend on the individual consultant’s experience and taking into account case mix

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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