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Job summary

Main area
General Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Permanent: none
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
10 sessions per week (GI Bleed Rota, Consultant of the week Rota)
Job ref
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Royal Lancaster Infirmary or Furness General Hospital
Lancaster or Barrow in Furness
£93,666 - £126,281 per annum
Salary period
17/07/2024 23:59
Interview date

Employer heading

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust logo

Consultant - Gastroenterology - FGH / RLI

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

''Creating a great place to be cared for and a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a CoS for the post by assessing their circumstances against criteria specified on the website.

Job overview

For the full details of this vacancy please see the Recruitment and Advert Brochures attached

Both Lancaster RLI and Barrow FGH vacancies offer an attractive  Recruitment and Retention package. Details of this can be discussed prior to application via [email protected].

Do you want to be part of a Team with an appetite for innovation and driving change?

Are you looking for an interesting and rewarding job in a stunningly beautiful location with excellent transport links and within easy reach of Edinburgh, London (2 hour train journey), Manchester and Liverpool?

For those considering relocating, the area has many new housing developments, a bustling local business economy and a variety of dining, entertainment and leisure activities. As a Trust, we are keen to attract enthusiastic and committed individuals and in return, can offer an attractive relocation package to the right candidates.

Interview date to be confirmed

Application for this substantive post will only be accepted if you hold full GMC registration with a license to practice and entry on the Specialist Register or anticipating being in receipt of CCT/Professional Portfolio (formally CESR) within six months of interview.


Main duties of the job

 You will join a team of eight existing consultants supported by 1 Nurse Consultant, 3 Advanced Nurse Practitioners and 7 Clinical Nurse Specialists. Our department has a reputation for being friendly and supportive with particularly good working relationships and there is capacity for a wide variety of sub-specialty interests to be accommodated and developed. Specialty interests of current Gastroenterologists include Bowel Cancer Screening, IBD, Hepatology and ERCP / Therapeutic endoscopy.

The Trust operates a 7 day bleeding service and the job plan for these posts include a 1 in 7 GI bleeding rota that incorporates a 24/7 bleed service at weekends whilst on-call. 

There are two posts one will be based at Royal Lancaster Infirmary; and the other at Furness General Hospital.   Travel to our other sites to carry out Cross Bay GI Bleed cover and Endoscopy Sessions / Clinics will be required

The Trust has a keen interest and extensive involvement in Medical and Dental Education at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. We work in partnership with Lancaster Medical School and Health Education England North West to provide quality education and training which meets the requirements of these regulatory bodies as well as the Trust’s high standards of patient care.

Consultant Gastroenterology Physicians must hold full GMC with a licence to practice and be on the Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining your CCT award at the time of interview.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.



Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Full registration with the General Medical Council, MRCP or equivalent. Entry on Specialist Register or in receipt of CCT within six months of interview (Gastroenterology and General Medicine)
  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining (UK) CCT in Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine
  • JAG accredited for upper and Lower diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.
Desirable criteria
  • Higher degree (MD, PhD) Specialist interest and expertise to complement colleagues
  • Membership of appropriate professional society (ies)


Essential criteria
  • Broad exposure to Gastrointestinal diseases and the management of these.
  • Comprehensive patient management, ability to train/supervise junior medical staff and medical students
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team work Attendance at educational skills or teaching course

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of the managerial role of a consultant in the NHS Regular attendance and participation at audit meeting
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team work Attendance at educational skills or teaching course

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident leaderArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardNHS Pastoral CareStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Step into health

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

John Keating FGH Contact, Julia Moradi RLI Contact
Job title
Consultants in Gastroenterology
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
Additional information

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