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Trust Doctor StR Higher in Hepatology

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£51,017 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are looking to appoint an ST Higher doctor in Hepatology at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. This post holder will work within the Hepatology team to provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient management for a specialist Hepatology service. The post will be ideally suited to a doctor with at least 2 years' experience that has completed Foundation and IMT Programme competencies and is now looking to gain knowledge and experience in Hepatology to support a future application for higher specialist training, whilst completing part 1 or 2 MRCP, or an applicant with MRCP part 2 seeking to gain specialty experience in Hepatology prior to higher medical training.

Although largely a ward-based role, the successful applicant will be permitted scope to develop according to the individual's training requirements, equivalent to a Registrar, including attending consultant led outpatient clinics, and contributing to departmental audit, service improvement projects and clinical governance.

Main duties of the job

The Hepatology team are looking for an individual to join the team and work closely with the clinical team across Shipley ward. Shipley ward consists of 20 Hepatology beds and consultant delivered ward rounds are conducted daily. The post holder will also be required to contribute to weekend Shipley ward cover on a rota basis.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information on the service line, role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • oMB BS or equivalent
  • oGMC full registration and licence to practice


  • oALS/ACLS or equivalent
  • oObtained or studying towards MRCP Part 1 or 2.



  • oCompleted Foundation years 1 and 2 competencies.
  • oExperience of basic life support and resuscitation skills
  • oKnowledge or experience working in the NHS for 6 months or longer.


  • oBroad medical ward experience
  • oCompetency in paracentesis



  • oCompetent in history taking and examination skills.
  • oOrganisational and communication skills.
  • oRecognises when to seek timely assistance from senior colleagues
  • oGood oral and written presentation skills.
  • oAccepts responsibility and participation in the management of emergencies
  • oComputer literacy.


  • oEvidence of understanding and application of clinical knowledge
  • oInterested in and understands principals of medical audit
  • oTeamworking skills
  • oExcellent communication skills



  • oAble to function successfully under pressure
  • oWillingness to learn

Teamworking Skills


  • oAble to establish good working relationships with other members of the multidisciplinary team


  • oProvide leadership and role modelling to Foundation Programme doctors and medical students



  • oContributes to departmental training / clinical governance sessions
  • oAble to organise own learning


  • oTo gain experience supportive of a training number in CMT of higher medical training

Management Ability


  • oSets realistic goals and deadlines
  • oGood organisational skills and time management

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