An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant in Gastroenterology to join a Health Board in North Wales that promotes equality and diversity. If you love a challenge, have a passion to help others or simple fancy a fresh start, then this Health Board has all the ingredients. The post if suitable for overseas consultants, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Gastroenterology holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor or Consultant grade.
Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed.
WHAT IS HEALTH BOARD LIKE?
The Health Board is largest health organisation in Wales, that are developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations.
The Health Board have a budget of £1.3 billion and a workforce of over 17,000 staff. Providing primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of around 700,000 across of North Wales. They continuously develop their workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture.
Besides their three main hospital sites, they are also responsible for community hospitals, health centres, clinics, mental health units, community teams, GP practices and other NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists. They plan to improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society.
WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The Team is consist of 4 gastroenterologists, 1 Gastroenterology Specialist Registrar, and 4-6 Junior Doctors. The department also has 2 IBD Nursing Specialists, 3 Liver Nurse Specialists, 2 Nutritional Nurse and 2 Gastro Nurse Specialists/Nurse Endoscopists. The Gastroenterology inpatients are predominantly on one Ward which has 27 beds.The Gastroenterologist on the ward sees referrals from other specialties and takes over care as needed. There is shared care of complex inflammatory bowel disease patients with the surgeons.
The Nutrition Team manages both enteral and parenteral nutrition with two Clinical Nurse Specialists, Specialist Dieticians and input from the Consultant Chemical Pathology. They have a number of patients on Home Parenteral Nutrition. There is a Dietician led coeliac clinic. The Endoscopy Department is supported by 4 Gastroenterologists, 2 upper GI Surgeons who provide the Upper GI Cancer Centre service for North Wales, 4 Colorectal Surgeons and 3 Nurse Endoscopists. The team is able to offer a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy services along with bowel screening service.
The appointee will be expected to bring innovation and vision to develop the service to ensure it is fit for the future needs of the population we serve whilst ensuring that current service provision continues to be high-value and delivered to the highest standard. The post holder is expected to participate in training for CMT trainees. There is a weekly teaching session to cover the College GIM curriculum, and small group teaching for the Membership is arranged as required.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN NORTH WALES?
North Wales has a vast national park, purpose built mountain biking trails, a breath taking coastal path, soaring zip wire, food festivals and world class sport and adventure around every corner. The North Wales is equipped with sport and leisure centres that provide opportunities for a wide variety of sporting, fitness and recreational activities. Not only does it have lots of activities for you, it also has a wide selection of private housing is available, both traditional and modern in towns, villages and rural settings.
For doctors with family, the educational standards are consistently high in both the primary and secondary sectors. There are several well established independent schools within North Wales and the surrounding area that cater for both day pupils and boarders. The regional University with its excellent scholastic reputation has a thriving student community.
You can say goodbye to heavy inner city commuter traffic, and enjoy a breath-taking commute across North Wales.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THIS HEALTH BOARD?
With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD.
Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
UK based applicants