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Consultant in Gastroenterology

Ayr / Kilmarnock
This position is now closed to applications.

The existing Gastroenterology team at University Hospital Crosshouse provides abroad range of specialist services for the population of North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and Arran. We require expansion in the consultant workforce to meet an increasing demand for specialist services. We are therefore seeking to appoint two motivated and enthusiastic colleagues to work with the current team based at University Hospital Crosshouse and University Hospital Ayr (1 x new post and 1 x replacement post).

Our current team of 2 Consultants provides a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient service for a population of 220,000 and is supported by 2 Gastroenterology Specialist Nurses, 2 Endoscopy Nurses, and 2 Speciality Doctors. We also work closely with our colleagues in University Hospital Ayr. There are teaching and research links with the University of Glasgow and Glasgow teaching hospitals. The duties of the post are biased towards the provision of specialist Gastroenterology services. The post also includes an ongoing commitment to the supervision of in-patient general medical patients, receiving duties in the new Acute Medical Receiving Unit (1:15) and participation in the out of hours medical on-call rota (1:8.5 weekends and 1:15 nights).

We are looking to recruit a consultant to join our Ayrshire Gastroenterology team. The post will be based at University Hospital Ayr, and the successful applicants will join our existing consultant Gastroenterologist, and a full support team. The job plan is in general gastroenterology, but sub-specialist interests will still be considered. Applicants must have the appropriate range of Gastroenterological experience, along with excellent diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy skills.

There is an active programme of postgraduate education to which all doctors are invited and encouraged to participate in. We have excellent library facilities and access to a high-fidelity simulator within our Education Centre.

The terms and conditions of service are those determined by the New Consultant Contract (Scotland) 2004. The posts are offered on a 10 programmed activity basis (including 2 SPAs), but opportunities may exist for Extra Programmed Activities to be undertaken subject to service requirements and in accordance with national terms and conditions of service. Applications from individuals who may wish to work on a parttime or job share basis will be considered.

Applicants will be appropriately experienced with Full GMC Registration, including a current Licence to Practice. Applicants must also be on the Specialist Register of the GMC or be within 6 months of the anticipated award of a CCT or CESR in Gastroenterology at the time of interview. Dual Specialist registration in General Medicine is desirable but not essential. Evidence of eligibility of inclusion on the Specialist Register will require to be provided at time of application.

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Lorraine Porteous on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please complete the short form below and upload your completed application form along with your CV and cover letter.

If you do not receive an automatic acknowledgement, please contact Melissa Scholes on 0141 212 7555.