County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
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Friendly and enthusiastic consultant team
We are looking for dynamic and motivated Consultant Gastroenterologists to join our friendly and enthusiastic gastroenterology team at the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT).
The CDDFT have been given an overall rating of “Good,” following the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection which took place in December 2019. This places us in the top 30% of acute trusts in the country.
This is an opportunity to join a highly motivated gastroenterology team in providing a comprehensive service of the highest quality. The service is looking to expand its sub speciality interests in ERCP/EUS, nutrition, IBD and Liver disease; however, we would welcome interest from candidates with interest in any sub speciality areas of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Successful appointees will join the existing 13 consultants (including 2 Consultant Endoscopists) in the delivery of high-quality provision of inpatient and outpatient Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endoscopy, and Clinical Nutrition services to this large Trust, incorporating University Hospital of North Durham, Bishop Auckland Hospital and Darlington Memorial Hospital.
Main duties of the job
The basic contract is for 10 programmed activities (PAs), with elective outpatient work, endoscopy, and inpatient care.
At the present, there will be a 1:5 Gastroenterology ward commitment to cover in patient activity on the gastroenterology ward during which time all elective commitments are cancelled (see timetable). The job plan is indicative only and is negotiable to take the candidates aspirations/special interest/part time working into account. There is no requirement to do G(I)M.The job plan includes GI bleed on calls.
We are one of the largest integrated care providers in England. Over 7,000 Staff serve a population of around 650,000 people in the North East,
We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.
At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust; creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services. The wellbeing of staff is important to us; we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented
Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents
The post-holder will be expected to undertake clinical work in conjunction with their clinical colleagues and other professional staff in order to maintain and develop the gastroenterology and endoscopy services.
The post-holder will be based at the University Hospital North Durham or Darlington Memorial Hospital.
We have a Gastroenterologist of the week (GOW) model where consultants rotate through a hot week system for 7 days (care for ward patients, acute GI problems elsewhere e.g. ITU, theatres). During the hot week, all elective activities are cancelled.
The now GOW week includes 5 clinical sessions (clinic, endoscopy and MDT) and includes a day off during the week.
Take part in the out of hours GI bleed endoscopy rota
Special Skills & Knowledge
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