Job summary

The department of gastroenterology of University Hospitals Sussex at St Richard’s and Worthing Hospitals is looking to further expand our close-knit, enthusiastic team who are passionate about delivering high quality care and innovative service development. We are seeking to appoint a substantive consultant colleague who is independently proficient in ERCP.

Our new colleague will work predominantly Worthing Hospital with the potential to also support HPB endoscopy services in St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester.

Worthing Hospital sits 200m from the sea with a backdrop of the South Downs National Park. It is 20 minutes west from the vibrant city of Brighton and Hove and 30 mins east of Chichester harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as the beautiful sandy beaches of the Witterings. Worthing also benefits from direct train links to London, Brighton, Gatwick, Chichester, Portsmouth harbour and Southampton airport.

Our new colleague will be joining our team during an exciting period in our organisation following the recent mergers that created University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, now the fifth biggest Trust in England. The Trust also hosts Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Worthing Hospital is also a training site for the regional Endoscopy Training Academy, founded in 2002 within our Trust.

Main duties of the job

  • Provision of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy services including ERCP in University Hospitals Sussex in Worthing and St Richard’s Hospitals
  • Support the department of gastroenterology in providing outpatient services in University Hospitals Sussex at Worthing Hospital
  • Contribute to the provision of care on our gastroenterology inpatient unit in Worthing Hospital
  • Contribute to the out of hours GI bleed rota and weekend gastroenterology inpatient unit on calls; please note there is no GIM on call responsibilities in this role
  • The department is very keen to support sub-speciality interests of an enthusiastic candidate including expansion of our diagnostic and therapeutic EUS service as well as developing a cholangioscopy service

About us

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do

Date posted

28 December 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

279-MSMW1069

Job locations

Worthing Hospital

Lyndhurst Road

Worthing

BN11 2DH

Job description

Job responsibilities

The clinical duties of the post include the following:

  • To provide high quality care to patients on acute wards in partnership with consultant colleagues
  • To provide gastroenterology outpatient clinics service
  • To perform diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy including ERCP
  • To participate in on call duties as agreed between the appointee and clinical director for gastroenterology
  • To take a shared role in the development of the gastroenterology service in conjunction with the management team and consultant colleagues in gastroenterology
  • To participate in medical care and clinical governance
  • In due course, to provide professional supervision, direction and training to the junior medical staff
  • In due course, to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • To attend meetings of the department of gastroenterology and division of medicine

On-call commitment:

  • 1:11 Monday-Thursday out of hours GI bleed on call for St Richards and Worthing hospitals
  • 1:10 weekend cross site GI bleed on call combined with targeted gastroenterology inpatient ward rounds and emergency floor in-reach

Please refer to the attached job description for further information.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The clinical duties of the post include the following:

  • To provide high quality care to patients on acute wards in partnership with consultant colleagues
  • To provide gastroenterology outpatient clinics service
  • To perform diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy including ERCP
  • To participate in on call duties as agreed between the appointee and clinical director for gastroenterology
  • To take a shared role in the development of the gastroenterology service in conjunction with the management team and consultant colleagues in gastroenterology
  • To participate in medical care and clinical governance
  • In due course, to provide professional supervision, direction and training to the junior medical staff
  • In due course, to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • To attend meetings of the department of gastroenterology and division of medicine

On-call commitment:

  • 1:11 Monday-Thursday out of hours GI bleed on call for St Richards and Worthing hospitals
  • 1:10 weekend cross site GI bleed on call combined with targeted gastroenterology inpatient ward rounds and emergency floor in-reach

Please refer to the attached job description for further information.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification

Essential

  • Basic medical degree

Desirable

  • Recognised teaching qualification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant Postgraduate qualification or appropriate specialist qualification
  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practice
  • CCT in gastroenterology and GIM or equivalent (equivalence must be confirmed by GMC by date of AAC)
  • Entry onto the GMC Specialist Register or eligibility for entry within 6 months of the date of the AAC

Desirable

  • Higher Degree

Experience

Essential

  • Broad experience of gastroenterology & subspecialist working
  • Independently competent in ERCP
  • Experience and ability to work in multi-professional teams
  • Understanding of: NHS / Clinical governance / Resource constraints

Desirable

  • Independently competent in colonoscopy
  • Independently competent in EUS
  • Evidence of managerial skills: Achievements / Course attended
Person Specification

Education and Qualification

Essential

  • Basic medical degree

Desirable

  • Recognised teaching qualification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant Postgraduate qualification or appropriate specialist qualification
  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practice
  • CCT in gastroenterology and GIM or equivalent (equivalence must be confirmed by GMC by date of AAC)
  • Entry onto the GMC Specialist Register or eligibility for entry within 6 months of the date of the AAC

Desirable

  • Higher Degree

Experience

Essential

  • Broad experience of gastroenterology & subspecialist working
  • Independently competent in ERCP
  • Experience and ability to work in multi-professional teams
  • Understanding of: NHS / Clinical governance / Resource constraints

Desirable

  • Independently competent in colonoscopy
  • Independently competent in EUS
  • Evidence of managerial skills: Achievements / Course attended

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

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UK Registration

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

Additional information

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).

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