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
29 June 2022
Hospital medical and dental staff
£84,559 to £114,003 a year
Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust
University Hospital Of North Durham
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
- Full and specialist registration with GMC (and licence to Practice).
- Holder of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or be within 6 months of attaining CCT in Specialty at time of interview.
- Applicants wishing to apply for CESR are welcome to apply. Training in sub-specialty complementary to that of the existing Consultants
- Research degree, Masters degree
- or Teaching Qualification
- Certificate of Medical Education or other formal training programme
- Training in sub-specialty complementary to that of the existing Consultants
- Experience in Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and G(I)M.
- Must be proficient in Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy
- Experience of supervising training and teaching trainees
- Able to provide evidence of career planning through appraisal process
- Evidence of being up to date with professional development
- Experience of close liaison with community services
- Experience of service development
- Evidence of research experience and clinical effectiveness work
- Previous management experience
- Previous active involvement in audit
- Awareness of managerial role of a consultant in the NHS
- Able to demonstrate evidence of NHS management skills i.e. ability to organise and prioritise own work
- Ability to delegate appropriately to trainee/non-consultant
- Demonstrates ability to work effectively on strategic or long-term issues with colleagues within the NHS and with staff from other agencies
- Demonstrates ability to lead team and to operate as effective team member
- Demonstrates successful discharge of managerial responsibilities (if previous consultant experience)
- Demonstrates skills in planning, management and organisation.
- Teaching Experience
- Evidence of active teaching of undergraduates, junior doctors and nurses
- A strong commitment to undergraduate education
- An interest in teaching all grades of hospital and professional staff
- Personal Skills
- Willingness and ability to participate
- equally in a multi-disciplinary team.
- Able to cope with stress
- Good discipline and motivation
- Flexible team worker
- Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
- Demonstrates empathy when communicating with patients and relatives/carers, including the response to complaints
- Commitment to CME and CPD Willingness to undertake additional
- professional duties
- Demonstrates honesty, integrity and awareness of confidentiality and ethical issues relevant to emergency medicine
- Demonstrates interest and realistic insight into future role(s) of emergency medicine and external factors that may affect it
- Demonstrates punctuality, being able to organise self, and flexibility
- Demonstrates non-prejudicial or non-judgmental attitude to others
- Demonstrates self-awareness and ability to respond constructively to feedback
- Willingness to become involved in departmental research projects and to lead some research or academic development
- Extracurricular activities or achievements in local area
- Demonstrates awareness of health, social and economic challenges facing the community served by the relevant departments
Special Skills & Knowledge
- Good clinical skills
- To be able to offer expert clinical opinion on a range of problems within the service
- Understands factors affecting patient safety
- Experience and understanding of audit and conducting clinical audit
- Demonstrates awareness of developing situations in clinical environment
- Demonstrates ability to solve problems & make timely decisions, even when under pressure
- Able to use IT to enhance patient care
- Ability to use the evidence base and clinical to support decision making
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust
https://www.cddft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)
For questions about the job, contact:
Clinical Lead Gastroenterology
Dr D. Kejariwal
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