This is a full-time 6 month fixed term post created in response to growing local demand for endoscopy services. The Endoscopy Service is hosted within the Division of Surgery, but is delivered by clinicians in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Upper & Lower GI and Hepatobiliary Surgery. The successful applicant will either hold accreditation in Gastroenterology, Hepatology or Surgery, or be taking time out from a recognised training programme, following approval by their training programme director. They will be independent in diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. The post holder will work flexibly across the endoscopy suits in South Bristol Community Hospital (SBCH), Weston Hospital and the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI).
Main duties of the job
Patient Care: The post holder will provide lower and upper diagnostic endoscopy procedures. The responsibilities include accurate reporting on procedures and ensuring rapid request of next steps when necessary. This role will require exceptional patient care. Service Development and Research: The successful appointee is expected to take a full role in the delivery of the Trust’s wide agenda for Governance. The Trust believes in an open learning environment with a clear risk management strategy that allows innovation and improvement in care whilst placing patient safety at the centre of our values. The Consultant will take an active part in the department audit arrangements.
The post holder will:
– Take an active part in the department’s audit arrangements
– Support and, where appropriate, lead improvement projects for the department
– Participate actively in departmental meetings
Communication: The post holder will be required to communicate effectively and professionally with a range of staff. This will include sensitive information and via a range of routes. Communication will be required with administrative, management, nursing and clinical colleagues across a range of specialties and areas. Training: The post holder will have opportunity to attend lists of advanced endoscopy procedures and train in procedures such as ERCP, EUS and SpyGlass.
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.
27 April 2023
Hospital medical and dental staff
Doctor – other
£51,017 to £58,398 a year pa pro rata
Bristol Royal Infirmary
Upper Maudlin St
For a more detailed job description including the main responsibilities and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.
Knowledge and Experience
- Evidence of thorough and broad training and experience in relevant specialty and evidence of current training in ERCP/EUS
- Able to take responsibility for delivering service endoscopy without direct supervision
- Up to date knowledge and experience of relevant specialty
- Knowledge of NHS priorities with reference to specialty
- Understanding of clinical governance and the individual responsibilities it implies
- Knowledge of the principles of clinical audit and evidence of participation
- Knowledge of the principles involved in research and involvement in research
- Evidence of peer review research papers
- Experience in clinical trial recruitment
- Experience of supervising trainees
Skills and Abilities
- Skills in upper and lower diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
- Ability to manage acute GI bleeding
- Ability to communicate affectively, both in writing and verbally
- Ability to work with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
- Positive approach to evidence based practice
- Experience of PEJ and NJ placement
Qualifications and Training
- Endoscopy train the trainers
- Educational qualification
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