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Consultant Gastroenterologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Digestive Diseases
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 PAs Per week)
Job ref
435-MQ152-22
Site
ELHT / Royal Blackburn
Town
Blackburn
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 Per Annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
18/02/2023 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional individual to join the dynamic gastroenterology team at ELHT. The successful candidate will join 11 other experienced substantive consultants, and will take a particular interest in specialist hepatobiliary work. ELHT is a Tertiary centre for hepatobiliary surgery and receives a high volume of external referrals for specialist hepatobiliary work, including interventional endoscopy.

 

The service has had significant recent investment and is undergoing a complete equipment refresh and has recently opened its 8th procedure room.

 

The post holder will work in a ward in an on/off ward system with a rotation of 2 in 8. When on the wards there will be daily consultant ward rounds with reduced elective activity and increased elective sessions when off the ward. Annual leave and study leave should be taken during the off ward periods.

 

There are 1.25 PA commitments to a 1:10 weekend rota for acute upper GI bleeding. The On Call duties also include review of selected patients on Gastroenterology wards in addition to some input to the Medical Assessment Unit.

 

The clinical director will consider time off in lieu of weekends worked.

Main duties of the job

 

  • To take a shared role in the development of the gastroenterology service in conjunction with the management team and consultant colleagues in gastroenterology.
  • To provide ongoing care of patients on acute wards at RBH in partnership and consultant colleagues.
  • To develop and promote services that minimise hospital stay and maximise opportunities for recovery and independent living.
  • To participate in on call duties as agreed between the appointee and Clinical Director for Gastroenterology
  • To take part in agreed provision of cover for consultant colleagues during leave.
  • To participate in medical C and clinical governance with particular reference to the junior medical staff.
  • In due course, to provide professional supervision, director and training to the junior medical staff.
  • In due course, to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • To attend meetings of the Directorate of Gastroenterology and any other pertinent management meetings as deems necessary.

 

The Post holder will also participate in the Out of Hour GI Bleed rota of 1:10.

Working for our organisation

The Trust is co-terminus with the local districts of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.  The main urban areas are Blackburn, Accrington, Darwen, Burnley and Rossendale and several other small townships.  Each of the local districts contains substantial rural areas including parts of the West Pennine Moors, the Ribble Valley, the Forest of Bowland, Gisburn Forest and Pendle Hill; some of the most outstandingly beautiful countryside in Northern England. 

 

The district is well served by road and rail.  There is a major railway line running East to West that connects Preston, Blackburn and Accrington to Burnley and Leeds.  There are good rail links to Manchester, Preston and Leeds and the main intercity network. 

The district is served by the M6 and M61 to the West, the M66 and M62 to the South, and the M65 to the East.  An extension of the M65 linking the M6 and M65 passing within one mile of the major hospitals was completed in 1997.

 

The district is within reach of the universities of Manchester, Lancaster, Liverpool and Leeds including UCLAN with which ELHT has forged strong links.  As well as being close to many urban centres, Blackburn and Burnley are also within easy distance of the Lancashire coast, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

 

 

 

 

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

 

  • To take a shared role in the development of the gastroenterology service in conjunction with the management team and consultant colleagues in gastroenterology.
  • To provide ongoing care of patients on acute wards at RBH in partnership and consultant colleagues.
  • To develop and promote services that minimise hospital stay and maximise opportunities for recovery and independent living.
  • To participate in on call duties as agreed between the appointee and Clinical Director for Gastroenterology
  • To take part in agreed provision of cover for consultant colleagues during leave.
  • To participate in medical C and clinical governance with particular reference to the junior medical staff.
  • In due course, to provide professional supervision, director and training to the junior medical staff.
  • In due course, to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • To attend meetings of the Directorate of Gastroenterology and any other pertinent management meetings as deems necessary.

 

The Post holder will also participate in the Out of Hour GI Bleed rota of 1:10.

Person specification

Education and Skills

Essential criteria
  • As per Job Description
Desirable criteria
  • As per job description

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Joe Collum
Job title
Clinical Director Digestive Diseases
Email address
joseph.collum@elht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01254 733425