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Locum Consultant in Gastroenterology with Interest in Hepatology

Job Reference: 196-LCON484

Employer:
Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Gastroenterology with Interest in Emergency Gastroenterology
Location:
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London
Salary:
From £77,913.00 p.a excl.

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.


Gastrointestinal Medicine and Surgery
Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Locum Consultant in Gastroenterology with Interest in Hepatology

From £77,913 p.a. excl. LZ
Full Time-10 PAs
Fixed Term-12 months

 

The Department of Gastroenterology is seeking a new full-time (10 PA) locum consultant gastroenterologist with interest in hepatology who will help us meet the challenges of our expanding clinical, academic and training portfolio.

The department offers a wide range of services to patients with gastrointestinal and liver disorders, including endoscopic ultrasound, tertiary interventional endoscopy, pancreato-biliary procedures, oesophageal pathophysiology, enteral/parenteral nutrition, inflammatory bowel disease, hepatology services. The hepatology team is supported by a nurse specialist and a specialist pharmacist.

The main purpose of this post is to support the hepatology service in providing high and consistent quality care to the increasing number of patients liver disease referred to our department by primary or secondary care providers and to patients admitted through the emergency department. The main task for the post holder will be to offer improved outcomes, better cost effectiveness and shorter hospital stays, even via the implementation of novel models of inpatient care. This job includes 2 PAs dedicated to regular support to the emergency department and provision of specialist input to the Alcohol Care Team, aimed at admission avoidance, early transfer under specialist care and integrated management of patients with alcoholic liver disease.

The post holder is expected to contribute to the delivery of an effective outpatient service, particularly focused on innovative follow up strategies, on supporting the prevention of unnecessary admissions and promoting safe and timely discharge. Participation in the endoscopy service and training is another integral part of this post.

Applicants should have a CSST in Gastroenterology or be within 6 months of achieving it, and ideally subspecialty training or documented experience in tertiary centre hepatology. A research background would be welcome as the department has an interest in developing the academic side. Experience in an intestinal failure unit would be an advantage.

General enquiries, about the job or for an informal discussion about this post should be directed to Dr Phil Berry, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist (philip.berry@gstt.nhs.uk), Dr Giovanni Tritto, Service Lead of Gastroenterology (giovanni.tritto@gstt.nhs.uk), Dr John Archer, Medical Lead of the Alcohol Care Team, and Clinical Toxicology Consultant (john.archer@gstt.nhs.uk). Candidates would not be expected to visit the hospital or contact the wider service members until after short-listing.

As an organisation, we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This includes offering services to patients in the evenings and at weekends. As a result, any offer of employment to a consultant post will be subject to you agreeing to work a new more flexible pattern of working in the future if required and in accordance with the provisions of the new Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust consultant contract.

 

To apply online, please visit NHS jobs quoting reference number-196-LCON484

Closing date: 05/08/2019 midnight

Interview date: 03/09/2019

 

Please note that we will only accept online applications. If you experie

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General enquiries, about the job or for an informal discussion about this post should be directed to Dr Phil Berry, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist (philip.berry@gstt.nhs.uk), Dr Giovanni Tritto, Service Lead of Gastroenterology (giovanni.tritto@gstt.nhs.uk), Dr John Archer, Medical Lead of the Alcohol Care Team, and Clinical Toxicology Consultant (john.archer@gstt.nhs.uk). Candidates would not be expected to visit the hospital or contact the wider service members until after short-listing.




Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

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



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