Job Description


Full time or Part time
Fixed term 3 months
Salary Scale - £ 80,653 - £ 107,170 per annum (pro rata)

NHS Forth Valley seeks to appoint an enthusiastic individual to join a dynamic GI service in Forth Valley.

The successful applicant will be required to contribute to the general clinical Gastroenterology and GI endoscopy service. Existing sub-specialty roles within the department include inflammatory bowel disease, hepatology, viral hepatitis, nutrition and upper GI pathology.

The GI service functions as a fully integrated unit with all members contributing to a team-based approach to patient care and this appointment will play an important role in the continuing development and redesign of Gastroenterology services. The existing Gastroenterology senior staff comprise eight Consultants and five GI specialist nurses. We have a fully equipped endoscopy department with 4 rooms (1 screening room) and an endoscopy team to include colorectal and upper GI surgeons as well as five nurse endoscopists. We have a close working relationship with surgical colleagues for complex inpatient care (hepato-pancreato-biliary disease, inflammatory bowel disease, acute gastrointestional bleeds) and weekly upper GI / HPB / colorectal / IBD multi-disciplinary team meetings.

At present 6 of the 8 existing GI Consultants also contribute to the acute general medical receiving and it is expected that this appointment will carry a similar responsibility to unscheduled care in acute medicine.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department and meet key staff. Informal enquiries should be directed by telephone to Dr David Watts, Gastroenterologist and Clinical Director for Medical Specialties, on or to Dr Stuart Paterson, Gastroenterologist and Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology, on

Applicants will be expected to have a wide range of experience in Gastroenterology and possess the MRCP (UK) or equivalent.

Applicant Information, including the job description for the post is available from Medical Workforce by telephone on or by email at [email protected]

This post is open primarily to applicants who do not require a work permit to take up employment in the UK. Any applications from applicants who do require a work permit will be considered only if no suitable UK or EEA national is identified for the post. Further immigration information is available on:

To apply, applicants must submit a fully completed Medical and Dental application form to the above address by 12 noon, Thursday 19th September 2019

Applicants should have full GMC registration and a licence to practise. Applicants who are not yet in receipt of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) are required to provide documentary evidence of eligibility to apply at the time of application.

Interview date TBC.

Please quote reference MD0919329 on all correspondence.

NHS Forth Valley is an equal opportunities employer.

Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme

About Disability Confident A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident .

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