Doctors - Consultant Gastroenterologist (Hepatologist)

  • Department Hepatology
  • Salary £82,096 - £110,683
  • Closing Date 06/12/2020
  • Location Shrewsbury and Telford
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC450A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist


The role

We are inviting applications for this replacement post to meet our increasing demand for Hepatology and Gastroenterology services within Shropshire. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated colleague to help develop existing services to provide the highest quality of care for all patients.

The post holder will integrate with the current specialities offered by the existing team, which include: inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition, hepatology, GI physiology, bowel screening, EUS, ERCP, BCSP and colonic EMR.

The post will be given the opportunity to develop sub speciality interests that complement those of the current team. This can be explored further during pre-application enquiries.

Applicants must possess recognised training and broad experience in Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine and full registration with the GMC. Applicants must be on the GMC’s Specialist Register, or be within 6 months of achieving CCT in Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine.

The Department

The department is currently made up of 12 consultants. The team is supported by specialist nurses in upper GI cancer, nutrition, endoscopy, viral hepatitis, bowel screening, IBD and research in addition to a junior medical team which includes 4 specialist trainees. We have two JAG accredited endoscopy units at the Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal Hospitals. We provide outpatient and endoscopy services in both hospitals. Gastroenterology and Hepatology inpatients are admitted to a war on the Shrewsbury site which is co-located with surgery.

Currently, consultants also provide AMU in-reach and inpatient referrals service for patients at both the Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal Hospitals. Gastrointestinal bleeds are only admitted to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Out of hours activity for consultants is limited to endoscopy and review of specific gastroenterology inpatients at weekends with no contribution to the acute medical take.

Our Hospitals

Our Hospitals are located in Shrewsbury and Telford and are brimming with exemplary teams of hardworking individuals.

It is a particularly exciting time to join the Trust as we have recently started working collaboratively with the Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. We are one of only 5 UK hospitals to receive this support, from what is regarded as the safest hospital in the world. This collaboration means employees can benefit from the KPO (Kaizen Promotion Office) and value Stream work, gaining valuable help and guidance regardless of your level of expertise. It poses a unique opportunity to make a difference and we hope you will want to be a part of our journey. More about this can be found under further links.


Shropshire is a beautiful county located between the West Midlands and North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hills it is anything but sleepy. The county is bustling with idyllic towns including Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, with plenty to do regardless of your interests. More information can again be found under further links.

We are ideally located between the north and the south making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery.

We want you to find out more about the department and our hospitals, and we invite you to contact us with any questions you may have, or arrange a visit. For an informal discussion, please contact:

Dr Elizabeth Harrison, Clinical Lead and Consultant Gastroenterologist on 01743 261000 Extension 1480

Dr Ulrich Thalheimer, Consultant Hepatologist on 01743 261000 Extension 1480

Ms Sabeena Khanna, HR Business Partner Scheduled care on 01952 641222 ext 4826

We look forward to hearing from you.

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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