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Locum Consultant - Gastroenterology

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
General Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Fixed term: 12 months (Locum Consultant)
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
10 sessions per week (GI Bleed Rota, Consultant of the week Rota)
Job ref
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
03/01/2023 23:59

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

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

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?

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 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.

The interview date for this position is to be confirmed.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will play an important medical role in the delivery of 
care to both inpatients and outpatients within the Trust footprint.
The post holder will be supported to develop an area of special 
interest which ideally compliments the existing consultants. These 
interests include Bowel Cancer Screening, Nutrition, Upper GI 
cancer, Hepatology, HPB, ERCP and EUS, research and 
neuroendocrine tumours.
The post holder will consolidate and support the development 
Gastrointestinal services for the local population.
The role also involves participation in training and educational 
activities in addition to practice to maintain clinical excellence within 
the service.
A seven day Bleeding Service is in operation. The post holder 
would be expected to contribute to 7 day endoscopy provision at 
RLI. The rota is currently a 1:5 during the weekdays and 1:8 for 

 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. The post will be Locum Consultant post pending successful CESR Application.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Qualifications and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Achieved Grade how many years?
  • Gastro and Gen Med Experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Step into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Suzanne Lofthouse
Job title
Medicine Service Manager
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