Doctors - Consultant Gastroenterologist (IBD)

  • Department Gastroenterology
  • Salary £84,559 - £114,003
  • Closing Date 18/07/2022
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC2108-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts

Job overview

We are looking to appoint two Consultant Gastroenterologists with a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease to join our existing team. The Department of Gastroenterology provides a service to the county of Shropshire and Mid Wales and currently consists of 10 Consultant Gastroenterologists and 1 Consultant Hepatologist working within a single management structure across both hospital sites.

We are looking for enthusiastic and highly skilled individuals to join us. The post will attract 10 PAs. If suitable applicants were interested, this post could be filled on the basis of part-time, flexible working or job -share appointments. Subspecialty interest in inflammatory bowel disease is a requirement.

Main duties of the job

The post-holders will rotate with our other Consultant Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists to perform a Consultant of the week once every 9 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 25G and 25CR (outliers) at RSH. Total in-patient load is less than 30 patients. In addition, appointee will provide AMU-in-reach, undertake urgent inpatient endoscopy, discuss with relatives and review inpatient referrals. Please see illustrative timetable below.

You will also rotate to perform a Consultant of the Day. Currently this is 5 weekdays in a 9 week period. At present, during these days you will perform the AMU in-reach and review inpatient referrals.

When rotated off the ward, the ward round sessions will be replaced with elective activity.  There is no Acute Medical commitment apart from on-going in-patient care of patients transferred to the Gastroenterology.

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 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidates 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.

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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