We are a pioneering Trust, on an exciting journey of healthcare transformation, with award-winning research and innovation, and a strong team ethos. We’re looking for positive clinical leaders who want to help us deliver first-class patient care to a fascinating and complex population and be part of something special.
As you would expect from a large teaching Trust, we prize training doctors, nurses and other health professionals and we already work closely with local universities and King’s College, University of London. We now have the exciting new opportunity of working with Kent and Medway’s new Medical School, jointly provided by the University of Kent and Canterbury Christchurch University, which opens in September 2020.
Main duties of the job
The Gastroenterology service is seeking candidates who are keen to help develop specialist GI services such as upper gi, barrett’s, pH monitoring / manometry, EUS, complex polypectomy whilst seeking to expand the ERCP service in East Kent. Colleagues with other specialist interests complimenting those already available are encouraged to apply. There are a number of posts being advertised in the service to support the implementation of seven day gastroenterology and endoscopic service.
Working for your organisation
The Trust has five hospitals providing a wide range of high quality services and opportunities for innovation. The William Harvey Hospital in Ashford has the full range of district general hospital services, as well as regional specialities, including the country’s best performing trauma unit. The Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, also provides district general hospital services, while Kent & Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury is a specialist services hub which provides adult medical care, inpatient renal, urology and vascular services and robotic surgery.
We have a clear clinically-led strategy to transform secondary care in east Kent to deliver outstanding standards across all specialties which build services around the characteristics of our patients and a commitment to refreshing our estate and facilities.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The gastroenterology consultant teams (when covering the wards) on each acute site provide early morning and afternoon review of the Emergency Floor to identify patients needing specialist care and will perform daily board and ward rounds of patients on the specialist GI / hepatology ward supporting the delivery of SAFER. The team are supported by a compliment of three specialist registrars, two SHOs and one FY1 doctor.
In addition to gastroenterology inpatient ward rounds, the post holder will perform two OPD clinics per week (seeing 5 new patients and 6 follow up patients) and two general endoscopy lists, plus a session dedicated to a specialist interest. Expertise in ERCP for one of the posts available would be welcomed and one session per week will be dedicated to this for the appropriate individual. The post holder may be expected to fulfil some of their clinical commitments on other sites in the Trust.