Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
The closing date is 16 May 2021
We are keen to appoint enthusiastic and committed Paediatric Gastroenterologist to join the team at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. This post is replacement post for a colleague who is retiring. You will be joining team of 2 other Paediatric Gastroenterologist.
We provide tertiary level Gastro service at MTW with close networking relationship with tertiary hospitals in London. The new Consultant will be able to work on cross sites but mainly Gastroenterology work including upper and lower GI diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies. There is possibility of doing outreach clinic. There is no on call commitment in this job.
Main duties of the job
To provide a high standard of care to any patient for whom you have clinical responsibility. This will include any patients referred to you and cared for by you personally or by members of your team and, in addition, any patients of consultant colleagues when you are covering on-call or for annual leave.
To participate in clinical and other service activities and developments with the aim of ensuring a high standard of patient care across the Trust.
To work in close co-operation with other medical, professional and managerial colleagues, both within and outside the specialty, to provide high quality health care to the Trusts patients, and to make a contribution to future thinking about the Trusts strategic direction.
To participate fully in and share leadership of the clinical governance of the specialty covering its Trust-wide activities. To attend clinical governance half-days as detailed in the Trusts Guide to Job Planning unless on agreed leave or while attending emergencies.
The Trust was formed in April 2000 by the merger of the Mid Kent Healthcare Trust and the Kent & Sussex Weald NHS Trust. It provides general hospital services to a population of approximately 460,000 in West Kent and North East Sussex, and some specialist services to a considerably larger population. Its major hospitals are the Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury and Maidstone Hospital.
The Trusts Headquarters are at Maidstone Hospital. The Trusts Chairman is Mr David Highton, the Chief Executive is Mr Miles Scott and the Medical Director is Dr Peter Maskell. The clinical director for Paediatrics is Dr Hamudi Kisat. The General Manager is Nicola Cooper and the Matron is Jackie Tyler. The area has very good schools (in both the state and private sectors), lovely countryside and excellent transport links to London (which is 45 minutes away by train).
The post-holder will share responsibility with the current gastro consultants for the provision of PGHAN services in South East England. The consultant will provide 9-5 cover for the service, including support of all patients locally, a consultation service for other departments and telephone advice. The Consultant will provide dedicated Paediatric Gastroenterology Clinics and be able to accommodate Rapid Access Clinic patients within 3 Gastroenterology Clinics per week. The post holder will be required to undertake both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures and be part of the Paediatric GI investigations Hub at Maidstone which involves overview of day case pH studies, impedance and breath tests.
The post-holder may need to do outreach clinics in his/her geographical area of responsibility. He/she will be responsible not only for the clinics but also for providing general advice on any children with GI problems in that area together with providing a lead for shared care arrangements. To provide a high standard of care to any patient for whom you have clinical responsibility. This will include any patients referred to you and cared for by you personally or by members of your team and, in addition, any patients of consultant colleagues when you are covering on-call or for annual leave.
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.
Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/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.
From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
19 April 2021
Hospital, medical and dental
£82,096 to £110,683 a year