An opportunity for a Gastroenterology Consultant to work for an established NHS Trust that prioritises the highest quality care and experience for their patients, as well as ensures the wellbeing of their dedicated staff, who have been exemplary throughout the pandemic. This is a great opportunity for overseas Gastroenterology Doctors who want to establish themselves in the NHS, and grow their consultant career. The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.
WHAT IS THE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LIKE?
They were established as an NHS Trust in April 1991, and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008. Since then, the Trust provides a good quality, safe, and effective healthcare to the people of several counties. The Trust manages three different hospitals/centres. The Trust is currently responsible for the provision of a range of community services for people across several areas, working in partnership with local GPs and another NHS Trust.
The NHS Trust employs almost 5,000 members of staff, have 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health. The Trust established a campaign that encourages all staff, regardless of their role, to introduce themselves to the patients and visitors whom they come in contact with and they feel strongly that they should support the campaign to ensure this basic human touch is adopted by all.
The NHS Trust truly gives importance not only to their patients, but also to their staff members - the Trust believes that in order to give their patients the best quality, compassionate care, they also need to look after their colleagues!
WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The Gastroenterology Department is part of the Division of Medicine and Emergency Care. The gastroenterology service is Consultant led and is committed to delivering the highest possible standards of clinical care. The Department has recently received further investment and is now funded for x8 full time Consultants. Supporting these Consultants are one Specialty Doctor, two Specialty Trainees (ST3+), two CMTs, one GP Trainee one F2, one F1, two WTE hepatology / liver Advanced Nurse Practitioners and one WTE inflammatory bowel disease Clinical Nurse Specialist.
The gastroenterology in-patients are located on one ward. The department has use of a Planned Investigations Unit (PIU) and a purpose-built Treatment Centre for day case treatments / procedures. The Endoscopy Unit is based at Leighton Hospital. The Endoscopy Unit has recently been refurbished and provides 5 modern endoscopy rooms, one of which is equipped with digital imaging facilities. The post holder will be provided with secretarial support, office facilities and a computer with appropriate IT support and Internet access.
The successful applicant will be required to undertake outpatient clinics, endoscopy, in-patient ward rounds and participate in an out of hours upper GI bleed rota when this commences later in the year.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION?
The NHS Trust is located in North West England, where it is historic, ceremonial and beautiful. There are parks, open spaces & museums amongst many other things. If you enjoy a walking with beautiful scenery, you can go to several parks where it is also allowed to go cycling & horse riding. There are several schools to choose from!
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?
The Trust supports the requirements for continuing education as laid down by the Royal College and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities. In addition, the post holders will be required to attend mandatory and essential training in line with Trust policy. CESR is supported in the role, with peer support and mentorship.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
UK based applicants