Locum Consultant Gastroenterology

Locum Consultant Gastroenterology
  • £100 - £130 per Hour
  • Locum
  • Devon, United Kingdom EX31 4JB Devon Devon GBR EX31 4JB
Job Ref: VAC-157199
Sector: Medicine
Sub-sector: Consultant
Date Added: 28 November 2023

Client Name: Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Role: Locum Gastroenterology Consultant

Rates: £100-130

Shifts: Flexible and full-time

Location: South West England


  • Long term jobs and short shifts available
  • First sight of shifts across multiple NHS trusts
  • Competitive pay rates
  • A dedicated Recruitment Consultant
  • Free CPD courses and career support
  • Hundreds of new shifts available every day
  • Lucrative referral scheme
  • Revalidation support
  • Access to The Support Hub - our support service to help support your mental health and wellbeing and enable you to deliver outstanding care.
  • 24/7/365 service, we're available when you need us

Are you a registered doctor who wants to work in Gastroenterology? If you are passionate about providing the best general medical care and advice to entire communities, we would like to hear from you.

As a Gastroenterology Doctor at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, you will be responsible for patients of all ages and genders. You may have a specialism, however in this role, you will diagnose and treat a whole range of common diseases, injuries, and conditions. You will carry out tests and be able to interpret test results, offer preventative care, and make recommendations to patients that encourage a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing best practice. Dealing with both acute and long-term issues you will also make referrals to hospital consultants or other medical specialists as required.

A business with a future

Although life-saving treatment will be rarely required in the post of a Gastroenterology Doctor, you should have the skills and confidence to administer emergency procedures should they be needed. By choosing to build a strong and rewarding career at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust you will become a key element within their vision and display values of:

Collaboration and partnerships - we will work in partnership to improve the health of our communities

A great place to work - we will create a culture that retains, develops, supports, and attracts people to work as part of a team to deliver patient-centred care

Recovering for the future - we will deliver an equitable recovery and capacity for further change

Excellence and innovation in patient care - we will embrace new technologies and ways of working to deliver the best possible care and to enable people to stay well

General key skills

In addition to your qualifications, as Gastroenterology Doctor, you will have:

  • Previous Gastroenterology experience would be beneficial but other specialist areas will be considered
  • First class communication skills with different groups - ages, abilities, levels of seniority
  • A good bedside manner, empathy, and the ability to listen carefully to patients
  • Excellent time management skills
  • The ability to multitask and prioritise tasks
  • Strong organisation skills
  • The ability to work under pressure, to time constraints and in medical emergencies
  • Ability to display resilience and stamina
  • Excellent teamworking skills
  • Decisiveness and ability to take ownership for decisions

Main Duties/Responsibilities

As a Gastroenterology Doctor with Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, you will:

You'll run endoscopy services. You'll be expected to perform upper gastrointestinal (GI) examinations and have the opportunity to train in lower GI as well, procedures such as flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. You can complete additional training in hepatobiliary endoscopy (ERCP) or small bowel endoscopy, which involves learning wireless capsule endoscopy or enteroscopy.

A typical day may see you perform:

  • diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • small bowel endoscopy
  • endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) - an endoscopic technique mainly used to diagnose and treat bile duct and pancreatic duct conditions
  • endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • intestinal and liver biopsy
  • paracentesis (puncture of the wall of a cavity using a hollow needle)
  • insertion of parenteral nutrition line (intravenous feeding lines)



  • MBBS or equivalent medical degree
  • Full registration with the GMC
  • A full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Previous Gastroenterology experience would be beneficial but other specialist areas will be considered
  • At least 2 years post-graduate experience.
  • 6 months recent NHS experience within the last 3 years.

If you are looking for a Gastroenterology role that continuously strives to achieve excellence and embody its core values, apply today and work in an environment where everyone is inspired and empowered to be the best they can be.

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23/01/2024 08:03:17
GBP 100 130 Hour
Contact Consultant:
Amun Luther

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