Consultant in Gastroenterology - Central Scotland

  • Head Medical
  • 02/11/2023

Job Description

Opportunity: A great opportunity has arisen for a highly-skilled, enthusiastic, motivated, newly qualified or established Consultant to join a Gastroenterology team of 4 consultants in Lanarkshire at a District University Hospital. Working as a  Consultant in Gastroenterology  -  The department  has its inpatient base on Ward 10.  Acute gastroenterology patients admitted via AMRU are as far as possible transferred to Ward 10 for ongoing specialist care. Strong links are maintained with the other medical and surgical specialties at UHM well as with the Liver Unit, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and GI services at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Outpatient clinics take place within the main Outpatient Department. The service is supported by 2 IBD nurse specialists and 1 liver nurse specialist who provide Biological Therapy for IBD, venesection and IV iron infusions in a dedicated Programmed Investigation Unit (PIU). There is significant scope to further develop nurse led pathways and this is being actively pursued. Upper and lower GI endoscopy takes place within a dedicated Endoscopy Unit which has the full range of therapeutic facilities, including a recent upgrade to Olympus endoscopy equipment (290 series). The consultant-provided endoscopy lists are supported by GI nurse-endoscopist sessions.Electronic reporting software (Unisoft) is used. The gastroenterologists plus a general surgeon provide emergency endoscopy on a dedicated morning slot five days per week. Successful applicants will fully participate in delivering both the inpatient and outpatient gastroenterology services. It is anticipated that the successful candidates will develop a specialty interest to complement the existing services.  An interest in liver disease or clinical nutrition would be welcome, but equally, the post would be entirely suitable for an appointee with a strong interest in luminal gastroenterology. What’s on offer for you? Salary scale between (£96,963 - £128,841) Comprehensive relocation package policy Parking available at Trust sites Work for a forward-thinking NHS Trust that is able to support many subspecialty interests   About the Trust: A leading NHS Health board responsible for improving the health and providing comprehensive health care to a population of approximately 650,000 people living within the North and South Lanarkshire local authority areas. This trust currently employs approximately 12,500 staff. Aim of this board is to develop a healthcare strategy that supports the development of an integrated health and social care system which has a focus on prevention, anticipation and supported self-management. Centrally located between Glasgow (c. 20 minutes) and Edinburgh (c. 40 minutes) you can easily commute or, should you wish to relocate, you can chose either a substantial Lanarkshire town or a more relaxed rural location and still have the attractions of two major cities on your doorstep. The county offers accessible links to major cities with easy access to major motorway/rail routes and international airports allowing you to travel across Scotland, the UK and beyond. Essential criteria MBChB or equivalent. MRCP (UK) or equivalent. Current full registration with GMC with a license to practice. Inclusion on GMC’s Specialist Register for Gastroenterology or within 6 months of CCT or CESR (CP) at interview. Desirable Criteria Previous NHS OR HSE Irish experience at consultant level Specialist GMC registration Postgraduate training Experience in person-centred quality initiatives Please get in touch with a copy of your CV or simply email  for more information. We would love to hear from you.