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Full time - 40 hours per week
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North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Cumberland Infirmary or West Cumberland Hospital
Carlisle and Whitehaven
per annum (plus 10% premia)
06/10/2022 23:59

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Consultant in Gastroenterology


Job overview

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a dynamic and motivated Consultant gastroenterologist to join our team of 16 consultants including six consultant gastroenterologists and eight gastrointestinal surgeons as well as one specialty doctor in gastroenterology to provide an integrated digestive diseases service across north Cumbria. The North Cumbria GI Service is a new, cohesive and integrated department, combining the services of gastroenterology and endoscopy, upper gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, colorectal, emergency GI surgery.

While appointees will be appointed to a base unit, all members of the team will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the general gastroenterology service across the Trust.

The On-call commitment is negotiable but could include Out of hours GI Bleed cover and General Internal Medicine. The standard job plan attracts 10 PA's.

Relocation assistance of up to £8,000 may be available for successful applicants moving to the region.

The post currently attracts a discretionary recruitment premium of up to 10% (based on basic salary) per annum. This is pensionable, payable for up to 4 years and is reviewed by the Trust on an annual basis.

Please note: You must be on the Specialist Register in order to be eligible for appointment to this level of post.



Main duties of the job

The department has two dedicated GI wards within the Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle for the treatment of inpatients. The plan in the near future is to have all GI areas collocated. There is a dedicated 3-room endoscopy unit at The Cumberland Infirmary and the new endoscopy unit at West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven has 2 dedicated rooms in a new, state of the art facility. There is a specialist GI physiology lab on both sites.

Working for our organisation

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We’re responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of ‘safe, high quality care every time’.

  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.


Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • MBBS
  • Dual accreditation in Gastroenterology and General Medicine with the appropriate Royal College
  • MRCP (UK) or equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Entry on the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register via one of the following: • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) (the proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) • Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) • European Community Rights
Desirable criteria
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
  • Higher degree
  • Educational qualifications
  • ALS

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • High level of clinical experience and competence in specialty
Desirable criteria
  • A commitment to, and experience of teaching
  • An interest in developing links with Acute Medicine or Primary Care
  • Endoscopy experience
  • General Internal Medicine experience


Essential criteria
  • Experience of, and commitment to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of teaching basic clinical skills to undergraduates
  • Teaching of non-medical health professionals
  • Educational Qualification

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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.

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