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Consultant Gastroenterologist


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Full time 10 PA's
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Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£79,860 to £107,668 per annum
29/01/2020 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''


Do you want to be part of a Team with an appetite for innovation and driving change?

Are you looking for an interesting and rewarding job in a stunningly beautiful location with excellent transport links and within easy reach of Edinburgh, London (2 hour train journey), Manchester and Liverpool?

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust covers a large geographic area which encompasses the Furness peninsula, the city of Lancaster and the Lake District. We provide a comprehensive range of acute and support hospital services to a population of 350,000 based around Morecambe Bay. One of the largest employers in the area, we have approximately 6,000 staff working across five sites; Furness General Hospital (Barrow in Furness), Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Westmorland General Hospital (Kendal), Ulverston Community Health Centre and Queen Victoria Centre (Morecambe). Our hospital sites are close to the beautiful Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, there is excellent schooling, both state and private. The trust is flexible on distance between home and work in order for you to make the most of the surrounding areas of outstanding natural beauty. Indeed, ensuring you get a positive work life balance is important to us so whether it’s fell walking, running or cycling that floats your boat then this is one of the best places to be based!

For those considering relocating, the area has many new housing developments, a bustling local business economy and a variety of dining, entertainment and leisure activities. As a Trust, we are keen to attract enthusiastic and committed individuals and in return, can offer an attractive relocation package to the right candidates.

The Gastroenterology Team are looking to appoint two Consultant colleagues who are committed to delivering high-quality services across the breadth of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

You will join a team of eight existing consultants supported by 1 SAS doctor, 3 Advanced Nurse Practitioners and 7 Clinical Nurse Specialists. Our department has a reputation for being friendly and supportive with particularly good working relationships and there is capacity for a wide variety of sub-specialty interests to be accommodated and developed. Specialty interests of current Gastroenterologists include Bowel Cancer Screening, IBD, Hepatology and ERCP / Therapeutic endoscopy.

The Trust operates a 7 day bleeding service and therefore the job plan for these posts include a 1 in 5 GI bleeding rota that incorporates a 24/7 bleed service at weekends whilst on-call. 

The posts will be based at Royal Lancaster Infirmary; however, travel to our other sites to carry out Endoscopy Sessions / Clinics will be required.

The Trust has a keen interest and extensive involvement in Medical and Dental Education at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. We work in partnership with Lancaster Medical School and Health Education England North West to provide quality education and training which meets the requirements of these regulatory bodies as well as the Trust’s high standards of patient care. UHMBFT provides one of the main NHS settings for students from Lancaster Medical School as we co-ordinate, deliver and quality assure the clinical component of Lancaster Medical Schools MBChB degree programme.

Consultant Gastroenterology Physicians must hold full GMC with a licence to practice and be on the Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining your CCT award at the time of interview.

Interview expenses will be paid from point of entry to the UK

We are working with our Recruitment Partners, Global Exec. Solutions (GES)



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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