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Specialty Doctor in Gastroenterology

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor

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NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
Fixed term: 1 year
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Hull Royal Infirmary
£51,000 - £80,000
22/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

The Department of Gastroenterology is primarily based at Hull Royal Infirmary and comprises 13 substantive consultant posts. The department has a 23 bedded ward with two endoscopy units - one at the Infirmary and one at Castle Hill Hospital.

The new appointee will work with the consultant team and existing specialty doctors to deliver the Gastroenterology service demand for the local population, with responsibilities for in- and out-patient care, and a commitment to specialty on call.

The department has extensive skill in Hepatology, Nutrition, IBD, GI physiology and therapeutic Endoscopy.  Existing competencies in endoscopy would be welcomed, but the role is flexible according to the skill mix of the successful applicant. Clinical experience in Gastroenterology is however mandatory.

Main duties of the job

A standard full time Job Plan will contain 10 programmed activities. 

On-call will be 1 weekend in 4 for Gastroenterology, working alongside the Gastroenterology consultant. There is no commitment to GIM on call or weekday on call.

Duties other than those clinical duties specified will be in accordance with the Job Plan agreed between the Appointee, the present Consultants and the Chief Executive.  The Job Plan allows time for Administration.

All appointments may be required to work on any of the Trust’s sites.

Secretarial support and appropriate office accommodation will be provided.

Working for our organisation

HUTH has two main hospital sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £500 million. The Trust employs over 9,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

The Trust provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 

Our vision is ‘Great Staff, Great Care, Great Future’, as we believe that by developing an innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver great care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Trust and our community.

We have developed a set of organisational values - ‘Care, Honesty, Accountability’ – in conjunction with our staff and these form the basis of a Staff Charter which sets out the behaviours which staff expect from each other and what staff can expect from the Trust in return. The values are reflected in our organisational goals for 2016-2021.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The timetable is flexible, and can be modified to reflect the interests and

expertise of the appointee. The provisional work programme is as follows:-











Gastroenterology Referrals








Department Teaching













Clinical Admin






Flexible clinical/SPA session


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • GMC registration and license to practice
  • MRCP

Clinical Experience

Essential criteria
  • Clinical training and experience in general medicine equivalent to completion of core training
  • Clinical experience in gastroenterology
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience in endoscopy
  • JAG certification for endoscopy/colonoscopy
  • Previous experience undertaking clinics in gastroenterology

Management and Administrative Experience

Essential criteria
  • Ability to contribute to the efficient and smooth running of service
  • Ability to organise and manage patient priorities
  • Experience of audit

Teaching Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of supervising FY1/2 doctors and medical students
  • Ability to teach clinical skills and knowledge
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of current assessment methods e.g. appraisal, DOPS and mini-cex and case based discussion

Research Experience

Essential criteria
  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical and surgical problems
Desirable criteria
  • Publications in journals
  • Previous gastroenterology research experience

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of good team working
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Enquiring, critical approach to work
  • Caring attitude to patients
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GP's, nurses and other agencies
  • Commitment to continuing medical education

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Greg Haire
Job title
Divisional General Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01482 674234