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Consultant Physician in Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
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Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£77,913 to £105,042 pro rata
18/11/2018 23:59

Outstanding Care, Outstanding Careers


Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

Outstanding Location

West Dorset with its outstanding scenery and rugged coastline is characterised by a number of small towns, each with a distinct identity. The coastline is protected by World Heritage as a site of outstanding natural beauty.

Dorchester is an intriguing mix of historic and the modern, with the new Brewery Square development offering a vibrant and sophisticated leisure and shopping complex.

The local schools are amongst the best in the country with a mix of public and private education.

The hospital is close to the town centre of Dorchester, and has excellent bus and rail networks, making the major centres of Bournemouth, Bath, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol easily accessible

Outstanding Rewards

NHS Discount Scheme – free to join and a huge range of discounts for NHS staff

Childcare Support – our staff receive discounted rates at Sunny Days Nurseries and we also provide a childcare voucher scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme – we run a Cycle to Work Scheme, offering savings on the cost of a new bike plus cycling equipment

Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes with an excellent package of benefits

Flexible working – a range options including compressed hours, term-time contracts and part-time working

Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals, local and corporate inductions, we recognise the great work of our staff through the Monthly Hospital Heroes Award and the Annual Gem Awards

Employee Support and Wellbeing– A free, confidential counselling service for both work and non-work related matters. A physiotherapy service is also available.

Outstanding Career


Applications are invited for the full time substantive post of Consultant Gastroenterologist at Dorset County Hospital. This is a new appointment to join five Consultant Gastroenterologists. Any subspecialty interest that complemented the existing department would be considered, however expertise in inflammatory bowel disease would be desirable. This post is located at Dorset County Hospital. The Trust serves a population of approximately 220,000 and is situated in the historic town of Dorchester in an attractive part of Dorset, served by high quality schools, and within easy reach of the beautiful Jurassic coast. 

This is an opportunity to combine a challenging and fulfilling role in an environment that offers excellent quality of life and a healthy work-life balance. The Gastroenterology Department is dynamic and progressive, the team comprising; one Specialist Registrar, Core Trainees and Foundation Doctors, 2 IBD clinical nurse specialists (CNS), 1 Nutrition CNS, 2 upper GI cancer CNS and 5 Nurse Endoscopists. We have a newly refurbished, endoscopy department with 3 rooms and the latest Olympus equipment, and provide Bowel Cancer Screening and Bowel Scope along with diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower GI endoscopy, and ERCP. The post-holder would contribute to in- and out-patient gastroenterology services and be part of a joint GI bleed rota with Poole Hospital (1 in 7), and weekday specialty post take review but no commitment to the GiM take. The post is full-time (10 PAs) and will be paid according to the new consultant contract salary scale. Less than full-time applicants will be considered. 

The successful candidate must possess full GMC registration with a Licence to Practise; a basic medical degree (eg MBBS or equivalent); full MRCP (or equivalent); JAG Accreditation for Upper and Lower GI endoscopy; eligibility for inclusion on the GMC’s Specialist Register (or entry expected within 6 months from interview date); relevant CCT or equivalent must be confirmed by PMETB/GMC by date of interview.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal discussions regarding this post would be welcomed. Please contact Dr James Shutt, Consultant Gastroenterologist on (01305) 255393 or Prof Alistair Hutchison, Medical Director on (01305) 255899.

If you have problems applying, contact

01305 255874