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Consultant Gastroenterologist

Job Reference: 359-MSD0719

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Tunbridge Wells
£76,761 - £103,490 pa

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Physician with a special interest in Gastroenterology to be based at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. The successful applicant will hold a CCT in Gastroenterology and GIM or be within 6 months of obtaining this at the time of interview.

This is a replacement post and the holder will help develop a first class luminal gastroenterology service alongside 7 other colleagues, with a contribution to general medicine as part of a rota shared between 14 colleagues on the TWH site. A subspecialist in inflammatory bowel disease would be preferable.

The Gastroenterology department is a busy integrated unit with 6 endoscopy rooms and two dedicated Gastroenterology/General Medicine wards across two Hospital sites. All the endoscopy facilities have JAG accreditation for Training and provide Bowel Screening for its local population. The Trust has a 7-day endoscopy service and is looking to develop a 24/7 gastrointestinal bleeding service.

The Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust values equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We also promote flexible working to help staff achieve a healthy work-life balance.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries welcome to Dr Paul Blaker, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Clinical Lead for Medicine, on 01892 636 081 or

Please take time to customise your personal statement to ensure it accurately reflects the position you are applying for, and that your application is checked for errors / omissions prior to submission. Please note that incomplete applications may not be submitted for shortlisting. We experience high levels of applications for many of our vacancies and therefore recommend that you submit your application as early as possible in order to ensure it is considered if the vacancy is closed early.

Please contact the Recruiting Manager for an informal discussion should you have any queries relating to the role for which you are applying. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via an email as soon as possible after the closing date. Should you receive an invitation to attend interview, please confirm or decline your attendance. Interview slots will then be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

We support staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act to eliminate discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with protected characteristics.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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