Consultant Gastroenterologist

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has become available to join our growing Gastroenterology department at Southport and Ormskirk NHS hospital trust. Our hard-working and forward-thinking team are keen to develop the service and would welcome similar minded candidates to join our department.

Applicants will require Basic Medical Qualification M.R.C.P. or equivalent, to be on the specialist register with a CCT in General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology or within 6 months of achieving this.

Main duties of the job

We work in a rotation pattern with time both on and off the ward. The Gastroenterology ward (11 B) is a 23bed unit with an experienced team. Whilst on-ward, we run an advice and guidance type service for referrals in a hot-week style model, whilst also covering In-patient Endoscopy.

Whilst Off-ward, Outpatient Clinics and Endoscopy services occur on both sites, with the timetable planned to avoid as much travel between sites as possible.

Most Endoscopy happens at the Ormskirk site with within the spacious and recently updated Treatment Centre, but high risk or complex procedures will be performed on the Southport site.

Wewill shortly commence work ona new Endoscopy suite at the Southport site.

We have non-medical Endoscopists that work over both sites, as part of an extended Gastroenterology team including Specialist Nurses in Inflammatory Bowel Disease,Upper GICancer and Alcohol.

About us

On call cover is currently 1:14, but with the introduction of this appointment we would look to move to a specialityGastroenterology On-call service1:6, allowing for24 hourGI Bleed cover.

Significant opportunities would be available to develop and shape services, working alongside our team to add to existing and newideas.

New consultants would be fullysupported andencouragedto flourish in our friendly andwelcoming department.

Career development isstronglyencouraged andopportunitiesto advance non-clinical interests are more actively available thanmany other trusts.

We work closely in the region with other hospitals, was established links with both Liverpool University Hospitals and the Cheshire and Mersey Endoscopy Network.

This collaborative approach has led to much closer working with benefits for all involved. We would be keen to continue and develop further links to improve services over the coming years.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note Job Plans will be discussed with the successful applicant and are open to amendments.

Advertising Date: 10 May 2022

Closing Date: 7 June 2022

Shortlisting: 8 June 2022

Proposed Interview date: August 2022

Person Specification



  • Basic Medical Qualification


  • MSc, MD or PhD

Higher Qualification


  • On the specialist register with a CCT in General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology or within 6 months of achieving this.



  • Knowledge and experience of Gastroenterology

Training Expected:


  • Extensive training and experience in Gastroenterology in an accredited training programme.



  • Participation in Clinical Audit


  • Evidence of service development

Teaching Experience


  • Experience of teaching / educational supervision


  • Evidence of service development

Teaching Experience


  • Experience of teaching / educational supervision


  • Educational qualifications /courses

Academic Achievements


  • Acknowledgement of evidence-based practice


  • Current publications



  • Research experience


  • Research degree

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust



Town Lane



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Michael Roberts


Date posted

10 May 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff




£84,559 to £114,003 a year Per Annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations


Town Lane



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