Doctors - Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist

  • Department Gastroenterology
  • Salary £84,559 - £114,003
  • Closing Date 31/01/2022
  • Location Shrewsbury and Telford
  • Grade Locum Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MLC087-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts

Job Overview

We require an enthusiastic Gastroenterologist with a Specialist participation in other sub-specialties.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust provides District General Hospital clinical services to the population of Shropshire and mid-Wales with a dedicated Cancer and Haematology Centre at Shrewsbury. There has been centralisation of specialties such as Surgery, Stroke and Cardiac as well as Interventional Radiology to improve services.

Our team of highly motivated Consultants and Doctors span a vast range of specialties from Ophthalmology to Anaesthetics. You will work within a well-supported and multi-disciplined team, ensuring you reach your full potential. Our hospitals are forward looking and well equipped, providing you with the very best environment to work in.

For an informal discussion, please contact: Dr Harrison Consultant lead Gastroenterologist

Main Duties of the job

Rotate with our other consultant colleagues to perform a Consultant of the week once every 10 weeks at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.  During these single weeks, you will carry out no elective activity and work on a single site. Instead, you will cover the Gastroenterology ward and outliers (typically 5 daily consultant ward rounds; Monday to Friday), currently 25G and 25CR (outliers) at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH). In addition, you will provide AMU-in-reach, undertake urgent inpatient endoscopy, discuss with relatives and review inpatient referrals.

You will also rotate to perform a Consultant of the Day. Currently this is 5 weekdays in a 10 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

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

Shropshire is a beautiful county 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. 

Both hospitals are based in Shropshire, a short 20 minutes’ drive apart. Shrewsbury has recently been named in the ‘Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide’ as one of the top places to live in the country. It is a wonderful bustling place, with affordable housing, fantastic schools and great out-of-work activities for everyone. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Consultants participate in a 1:10 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.

The post holder:

Will be in possession of a recognised medical / dental qualification and full registration with the General Medical Council and continue hold a licence to practise.
Is advised to be a member of a recognised medical defence society or be suitably insured. Trust insurance does not cover work undertaken outside the Trust other than caring for patients and work of the Trust.
Will be expected to make sure that there are adequate arrangements for hospital staff involved in patient care to be able to contact him / her when necessary.
Will be expected to reside within 30 minutes or 10 miles by road of the base hospital whilst on call.
Will not be permitted to commence employment until a full medical examination has been completed with a satisfactory result or the Occupational Health Physician has satisfied himself that a full examination is not necessary. The completion of a satisfactory health questionnaire is a condition of employment.
Will not be permitted to commence employment until full clearance has been received from the Disclosure Barring Service.

You will be expected to complement and enhance the current service. The Consultants are supported by Specialist Nurses in Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nutrition, Upper GI cancer, Viral Hepatology, Chronic Liver Disease, GI Physiology and Bowel Cancer Screening. We carry out high resolution oesophageal manometry, 24hr impedance and 24 pH studies and in addition, we offer the BRAVO capsule (96hr pH telemetry service for selected patients).

There is a close working liaison with the Upper and Lower GI Specialist Surgical teams.


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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