Consultant in Gastroenterology CG 1907

Consultant in Gastroenterology Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh CG 1907

NHS Lothian

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Consultant in Gastroenterology

Reference: CG 1907

NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

Applications are welcome for the above Permanent, full time (40 hours per week) post based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.


NHS Lothian University Hospital Services are seeking a Consultant Gastroenterology to join a team of established NHS consultants and Academics providing emergency and elective Gastroenterology services to Lothian.

The posts will be based in Edinburgh, one of UK’s most desirable places to live.


A full range of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Transplant Services are offered with special interests encompassing IBD, hepatology, therapeutic endoscopy and transplantation. The unit is well supported by specialist GI Radiology, Pathology, Specialist nurses and Surgical Services. The unit also has close links to the University of Edinburgh.


Duties and Responsibilities

This post will be based in the Luminal Gastroenterology Unit of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and involve both out-patient and in-patient activities.

The weekly timetable separates in-patient and out-patient duties. The standard week will include two outpatient clinics and up to three endoscopy/procedure lists. Endoscopic sessions will include both upper and lower procedures and the applicant should be fully trained at both.

Every 7th week will comprise in-patient duties including responsibility for acute gastroenterology patients in ward 205 and elsewhere in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, triage of referrals to the GI service, and urgent endoscopies. The post-holder will contribute to the out-of-hours acute bleeding service.

Clinical duties will include outpatient and inpatient care to address NHS Lothian Waiting Times targets with a commitment to on call for Gastroenterology.

Key Requirements

Evidence of regular appraisal

Learning and continuous professional development

GMC Licence to practise. Additional post-graduate qualifications, e.g. MD/ PhD/MSc desirable.Experience in General Gastroenterology essential. Experience in Endoscopy essential.


More detailed departmental and specialty information can be found in the job description available via email address / link below.


Informal inquiries should be made to:

Dr Colin Noble, email:


For fuller information and job description detailing the minimum requirements for this post and details of how to apply, please visit https://apply.jobs.scot.nhs.uk or email . Please quote reference number CG 1907.


We cannot accept CV’s as a form of application and only a completed online application form will be accepted. Personal information will not be sent with the application for short listing. The application form will be identified by the candidate number only to ensure that all applicants are treated equally.


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Closing Date: 5th July 2020

Interview Date: 4th August 2020 (am)

Reference: 40432364

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