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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/03/2020.

Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist

Job Reference: 428-A-20-13502

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£79,860 - £107,668

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Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.

This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided in our region. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.

It is anticipated that the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will merge in the summer of 2020 to form East Dorset Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is a condition of employment that all staff being recruited in the period before merger will work across all sites pre and post-merger.

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation

Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist

We are looking to recruit a Locum Gastroenterology Consultant with a view to advertising a substantive post later in the year. The successful candidate will join our existing team of 6 Consultants in a friendly, forward thinking department in the lovely coastal location of Poole in Dorset.

This is a locum (and subsequent new post) have been created to help deal with the increasing demands of endoscopy, outpatient work and ward care and is primarily based at and designed to expand and support the gastroenterology department at the Poole Hospital site. However, given the outcome of the clinical services review in Dorset and the imminent merger of Poole and Bournemouth hospitals, both departments are working closely together. We anticipate becoming a single department of gastroenterology from 2020.  Cross site working will be expected post-merger.


There is a broad range of established subspeciality experience across both the Poole and Bournemouth gastroenterology departments, so we would be happy to accommodate any subspeciality interests. We will actively support the post holder to develop this interest further through dedicated time in their job plan and speciality sessions at both sites can be arranged if desired.

The post holder will be involved in the provision of a full range of gastroenterological services including out-patient clinics, inpatient care and participation in a 1:11 acute GI bleed/Gastroenterology on call rota. The post will involve a GIM commitment which is currently envisaged to include a 1:17 on call for GIM.

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has 623 beds and serves a population of around 300,000. The Trust offers a comprehensive range of acute services and has the major Emergency Department for Dorset. Poole hospital is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and the provision of high quality patient centered care: ‘The Poole Approach’. The Hospital and Department of Gastroenterology run extensive educational programmes and there are plenty of opportunities for continuing professional development and research including close links with Bournemouth University.

Our enthusiastic and forward thinking Gastroenterology team currently includes; the 6 consultants, nurse specialists and 2 specialist registrars.  3 CMT/ACCS trainees and 3 FY1 doctors support the firm. We provide a wide spectrum of services including IBD, hepatology, nutrition, bowel cancer screening and GI stenting with an excellent team of specialist nurses (IBD, iron deficiency anaemia, Coeliac disease, upper and lower GI cancer, nutrition and hepatology). There are close working relationships with the upper and lower GI surgeons, radiologists pathologists and oncologists (Poole Hospital is the cancer centre for Dorset).

The JAG-accredited endoscopy department is well equipped with 3 rooms, Olympus and Pentax endoscopes and Scope-guides. Poole is the lead centre for the Dorset Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, age extension has taken place and NHS Bowelscope has recently commenced with the support of our nurse endoscopists. We provide capsule endoscopy and high-resolution manometry on site.

The successful applicant will possess MRCP or equivalent and have a CCT for Gastroenterology and General Medicine, or be within 6 months of obtaining this on the day of the interview.

For informal enquires, additional information or a discussion please contact Dr Imogen Williams, Gastroenterology Lead (01202 448470) and/ or Dr Sally Parry, Endoscopy Lead (01202 448470).

For further information about the Trust visit the Trust's website.

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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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