Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology
Leeds Teaching Hospitals
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Required to fill these two new, 10PA consultant posts within the Paediatric Gastroenterology department at Leeds General Infirmary.
The department provides expertise in the management of Inflammatory Bowel disease (IBD), intestinal failure (IF) - being one of the first established IF centres in the country, enteral nutrition, dysmotility, functional GI disorders, eosinophilic GI disorders and GI problems in children with neurodisability. We provide onsite assessments for a broad range of paediatric subspecialties (Hepatology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Neonatology, Paediatric Surgery, Oncology, PICU etc.). There are very close working relationships with three specialist Consultant Paediatric Colorectal Surgeons, 3 bowel nurses, adult gastroenterologists with transition clinics and excellent support from Radiology (including 3 Interventional Radiologists) and Histopathology.
The successful candidates will deliver gastroenterology clinics and contribute to the on-call rota.
Main duties of the job
You should accreditation in paediatric gastroenterology in the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health if currently in a training programme within the UK, be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.
Applicants should have established skills in paediatric gastroenterology. Excellent communication and team working skills, a strong commitment to teaching and service development are essential.
A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.
Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.
If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:
Developing a first-class Paediatric Gastroenterology Service at Leeds Childrens Hospital.
Please describe what you think could be done to achieve this and improve the gastroenterology service at Leeds Childrens Hospital.
INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD VIA MS TEAMS: 1 November 2023
Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself. The Trust has a budget of £1.1 billion. Our 20,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat over 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A&E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.
Our vision is based on The Leeds Way, which is a clear statement of who we are and what we believe, founded on values of working that were put forward by our own staff. Our values are to be:
We believe that by being true to these values, we will consistently achieve and continuously improve our results in relation to our goals, which are to be:
1. The best for patient safety, quality and experience
2. The best place to work
3. A centre of excellence for specialist services, education, research and innovation
4. Hospitals that offer seamless, integrated care
5. Financially sustainable
The paediatric gastroenterology department at Leeds is a regional service for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of children who have, or may have, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal failure, coeliac disease, and a wide range of miscellaneous gastrointestinal conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, eosinophilic oesophagitis, gastroparesis, chronic diarrhoea, severe constipation, feeding difficulties, and functional disorders including recurrent abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome and cyclical vomiting.
2. OBJECTIVES OF THE POST
To deliver care to patients with gastroenterological and nutritional disorders at the Leeds Childrens Hospital
Supervision of patients on a 1:5 Consultant on-call rota to provide telephone advice and daily ward rounds
Contribute to Specialist Multi-disciplinary team meetings
Eligibility & FTP
Training, Research, Teaching & Audit
Management & Interpersonal Skills
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).