Lead Clinical Endoscopist

Are you a Clinical Endoscopist looking for a new challenge?

An exciting opportunity has opened for an enthusiastic full time band 8a Clinical Endoscopist to join our Endoscopy team at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

The Trust is one of the largest Trusts in Kent. Working in Kent offers an excellent quality of life. This area boasts great transport links with easy access to a beautiful coastline / countryside and a great range of local amenities, shopping and nightlife.

This post is a replacement post commencing as soon as possible. Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust integrates two sites in which each one has a 3–room Endoscopy Unit sharing in-patient and out-patient facilities. The team offers care across both Trust sites.

There is currently a team of Consultant Gastroenterologists covering all aspects of in-patient and out-patient Gastroenterology, including ward rounds and on-call duties incorporating a comprehensive acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding service. There are close working relationships within the Trust with the Surgical Directorate and Specialist Nurses (IBD, Screening and Cancer services).

Our services include Oral Gastroscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy and Bowel Screening.

This role is 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Sunday. As a clinical endoscopist, you will need to demonstrate leadership skills, clinical supervision and education.

The successful applicant is required to provide some or all of the following services for which they have been authorized as competent.

  • Oral Gastroscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, diagnostic and therapeutic, Colonoscopy, diagnostic and therapeutic, Capsule endoscopy
  • Telephone advice
  • Attendance and participation at governance meetings
  • Triage of referrals
  • KPI auditing

We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics

Closing Date: 18th September 2020

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further details / informal visits contact:

Daniel Gaughan - General Manager -

Reference: 40883518

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