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Trust Doctor (ST3+ Level) Gastroenterology

Specialty Doctor MN37

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Specialty Doctor MN37
40 hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£31,217 - £49,086 + 1B banding
28/08/2019 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

This is replacement Specialty Doctor Post in Gastroenterology at Registrar level working across the geographical areas covered by the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Blackpool Victoria Hospital is a large district hospital with attached Lancashire Specialist Cardiothoracic Centre. It provides services to a population of 330 000 people and is situated in the popular seaside resort of Blackpool on the Lancashire Coast. There are good transport links and we are within easy reach of Manchester, Liverpool and the Lake District. The surrounding area includes the affluent townships of Poulton and Lytham St Annes which are both in short commuting proximity with highly rated schools of Excellent by Ofsted, good quality dining, many picturesque locations, affordable high quality housing and offer a varied range of outdoor, cultural and social activities.

The department currently has 6 permanent Consultants; one Locum Consultant in Gastroenterology providing wide range of specialist gastroenterology services, three Specialist trainees and two Trust Specialist Registrars in gastroenterology. The service is supported by Specialist nurses and Nurse Endoscopists.

This post has an excellent track record with all previous and current post-holder having been successful in obtaining a National Training Number in Gastroenterology. This post would therefore be suitable for those wishing to pursue a career in gastroenterology. Training in endoscopy and gastroenterology clinics will be offered as part of the post.

There is no expectation to participate in acute medical on-call but there is a rostered cover for inpatients on the ward along with other trainees.

The successful candidate will join a multi-professional team based on the Blackpool Victoria Hospital site and will also give clinical opinions at community hospitals within the Trust when requested by Consultant colleagues.

The post holder will be employed by the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The endoscopy department has 5 endoscopy rooms performing diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures including EUS and ERCP. We are the administrative site for delivering bowel cancer screening as well as bowel scope for the region.

Please see Job description for detailed information.

The Interview date: TBC

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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

Dr Senthil Murugesan
Head of Department
Telephone : 01253 951639