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Locum Consultant in Gastroenterology

Consultant YC73

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Consultant YC73
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 Sessions)
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum pro rata
Salary period
07/10/2022 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.

We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. 


Job overview

We are inviting applications for a Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist posts, one replacement (following retirement) and the other a new post, working across the geographical areas covered by the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will join a multi-professional team based on the Blackpool Victoria Hospital site and will also give clinical opinions at community hospitals within the Trust when requested by Consultant colleagues.
Applicants should possess full GMC registration and be registered on the Specialist Register or within 6 months.
The post holder will be employed by the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.The endoscopy department has 5 endoscopy rooms performing diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures including EUS and ERCP. We are the administrative site for delivering bowel cancer screening as well as bowel scope for the region.

Please see Job description for detailed information.

The AAC Interview date: TBC

Working for our organisation

Blackpool Victoria Hospital is a large district hospital with attached Lancashire Specialist Cardiothoracic Centre. It provides services to a population of 330 000 people and is situated in the popular seaside resort of Blackpool on the Lancashire Coast. There are good transport links and we are within easy reach of Manchester, Liverpool and the Lake District. The surrounding area includes the affluent townships of Poulton and Lytham St Annes which are both in short commuting proximity with highly rated schools of Excellent by Ofsted, good quality dining, many picturesque locations, affordable high quality housing and offer a varied range of outdoor, cultural and social activities. Remuneration packages may be applicable to allow for relocation.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The appointees will join a team of 5 existing Consultant Gastroenterology colleagues and will support delivery of high quality patient care, endoscopy in our JAG accredited unit, management of outpatients as well as inpatients in the gastroenterology ward. The appointees are expected to participate in an ‘out of hours’ GI Bleed Service. There is no acute general medical on-call commitment.

The appointees are expected to have a broad background in general gastroenterology and endoscopy skills. Depending on sub-specialist expertise there are opportunities to expand current Hepatology, HPB (EUS and or ERCP), UGI or luminal services and advanced endoscopy services.  Research and teaching interests through links with the University of Liverpool and Lancaster are actively supported. There is also the exiting opportunity of developing subspecialty interest with support from existing Consultant colleagues if required [including through ongoing post-CCT in-house training and mentorship from experienced Consultant colleagues).

Person specification

Legal Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or eligible for inclusion within 6 months of interview date
  • Full registration with the GMC

Qualifications and Training

Essential criteria
  • MB ChB or equivalent
  • MRCP or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Higher degree (MD/PhD)

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written.
  • Effective teaching skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload and to delegate responsibility and supervise staff.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire a multi-disciplinary team and work sensitively within teams and across organisations
  • Involvement and evidence of implementation of service development and managing change in a healthcare setting
  • Leadership skills- ability to take responsibility, show leadership and make decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
Desirable criteria
  • Computer and IT skills
  • Educational qualification or working towards.

Management skills

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of NHS organisation and core values of NHS
  • Understanding of the management responsibilities of NHS consultants
  • Participation in a management training course

Knowledge / Research

Essential criteria
  • Commitment to CPD and requirements of clinical governance and audit
Desirable criteria
  • A proven track record in self- directed research
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals

Adherence to the Values of the

Essential criteria
  • People Centred
  • Compassion
  • Positive
  • Excellence

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverVeteran Aware

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Butcher
Job title
Head of Department
Email address
Telephone number
01253 951639