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Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
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Eastbourne District General Hospital
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
18/11/2017 23:59

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

Please download the Recruitment Information Leaflet for guidance on making a successful application



1 vacancy in Eastbourne DGH, 1 vacancy in Conquest Hospital

Our mission is to provide a wide range of safe and high quality healthcare, delivered by a skilled and caring workforce, committed to putting people first and striving for excellence.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our expanding Gastroenterology team as a Consultant Gastroenterologist. We are looking to recruit a Consultant to complement and enhance our existing experienced team, which currently comprises 9 consultants (including this post).

Based at Eastbourne District General Hospital the poster holder will be given the opportunity to develop sub speciality interests that complement those of the current team.

There is shared care of the inpatients under the Gastroenterology team. The successful applicant will have dedicated weekly sessions in our newly opened Endoscopy Unit. Wide experience in upper and lower GI diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy is essential. There are a number of Gastroenterology out-patient clinics including nurse led clinics. We are supported by 2 Nurse Endoscopists on both acute sites (further two in training) who undertake independent GI lists. There are 2 specialist IBD nurses and nutrition teams with specialist dietician led clinics on both sites. Weekly MDT meetings are held with video-conferencing for upper/lower GI malignancy and non cancer MDT with an excellent integrated service with surgery and diagnostic/interventional radiology.

Currently inpatients are cared for on dedicated Gastroenterology wards at both Eastbourne District General Hospital and Conquest Hospital. There is currently a 1:13 commitment to general medicine on call at Eastbourne (this is likely to be reduced upon commencement of an out of hours acute upper GI endoscopy service) and 1:16 at the Conquest.

You should have full GMC registration and be on the GMC’s Specialist Register for General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the date of interview, or be within six months of your CCT date.

The post will be offered on the terms and conditions of the new Consultant contract.

Appropriate office accommodation, secretarial and IT support will be provided.
The Trust serves a population of about 480,000 and employs over 7,200 staff. The Trust covers an area from Rye in the East, Seaford in the West and almost to Tunbridge Wells on its Northern boundary. East Sussex is a wonderful place to live, there is a combination of urban and rural development with areas of outstanding natural beauty and of considerable historic interest. There are excellent recreational and sporting facilities in the area and good rail links to London, to Europe via the Channel Tunnel or Eurostar and to international airports. There is a wide selection of schools in the area, both in the state and private sectors as well as higher education provision.

Candidates are encouraged to attend an informal visit prior to an interview.

This is initially a 6 month fixed term post pending the successful appointment of a substantive Consultant

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Phil Mayhead (Eastbourne District General Hospital) on 01323 417400 or Dr Simon Merritt, Chief of Medicine on 01424 758191.

If you have problems applying, contact

01323 417400 ext 3110