Consultant Gastroenterologist

Posted 6 days ago by NHS Forth Valley
Full Time (10 PA, including up to 2 SPA)
Salary Scale - £ 80,653 - £ 107,170 per annum

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic individual to join a dynamic GI service in Forth Valley. The postholder will represent the ninth consultant gastroenterologist joining the existing team of eight.

The successful candidate will not only be required to contribute to the general clinical Gastroenterology and GI endoscopy service but also to support the development of a subspecialty interest which complements the existing team. Current sub-specialty interests within the department include inflammatory bowel disease, hepatology, pancreatobiliary disease, viral hepatitis, interventional endoscopy, nutrition and gastrooesophageal disease. An active contribution to the clinical research portfolio of the unit would be expected.

The GI service functions as a fully integrated unit with all members contributing to a team-based approach to patient care and this appointment will play an important role in the continuing development and redesign of Gastroenterology services. The existing Gastroenterology senior staff comprise eight Consultants and five GI specialist nurses. We have a fully equipped endoscopy department with 4 rooms (1 screening room) and an endoscopy team to include colorectal and upper GI surgeons as well as five nurse endoscopists. We have a close working relationship with surgical colleagues for complex inpatient care (hepato-pancreato-biliary disease, inflammatory bowel disease, acute gastrointestional bleeds) and weekly upper GI / HPB / colorectal / IBD multi-disciplinary team meetings.

At present 6 of the 8 existing GI Consultants also contribute to the acute general medical receiving and it is expected that this appointment will carry a similar responsibility to unscheduled care in acute medicine.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department and meet key staff. Informal enquiries should be directed by telephone to Dr David Watts, Gastroenterologist and Clinical Director for Medical Specialties, onor to Dr Stuart Paterson, Gastroenterologist and Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology, on.

Applicant Information, including the job description for the post is available from Medical Workforce by telephone onor by email at

This post is open primarily to applicants who do not require a work permit to take up employment in the UK. Any applications from applicants who do require a work permit will be considered only if no suitable UK or EEA national is identified for the post. Further immigration information is available on: -visas-and-immigration

Reference: 36998781

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