We are inviting applications for this replacement post to meet our increasing demand for Hepatology services within Shropshire. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated colleague to help develop liver services to provide the highest quality of care for all patients with liver disease. The department has an established liver service providing in and out-patient services, a viral hepatitis service, prison in-reach, alcohol liaison team, fibroscan clinic, nurse-led clinics and Hepatology research.
The post will integrate with the current specialities offered by the existing Gastroenterology team, which include: inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition, GI physiology, bowel screening, EUS, ERCP and colonic EMR.
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 is currently made up of 11 Consultants (including 1 locum). The team is supported by specialist nurses in upper GI cancer, endoscopy, viral hepatitis, bowel screening, IBD, research as well as a junior medical team including 3 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. The majority of gastroenterology inpatients are at the Shrewsbury site co-located with surgery. Currently the Gastroenterologists also care for patients on a single ward at the Telford site though it is anticipated that with requirements for GI bleeding co-location and Trust priorities for reconfiguration that there will shortly be a single ward based at the Shrewsbury site. 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.
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.
The post is for 10 Programmed Activities and 5% on call supplement
Shropshire is a beautiful county located between the West Midlands and North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hills. The county is bustling with idyllic towns including Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, with plenty to do regardless of your interests.
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.
Any candidate who wishes to be considered for part-time or flexible working is welcome to apply.
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 John Jones, Deputy Medical Director and Consultant Gastroenterologist on 01743 261065 Extension 1604
Dr Kara Rye, Consultant Hepatologist on 01952 641222 Extension 5601