Consultant Physician specialising in Gastroenterology

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are working together to deliver an integrated gastroenterology service across the two boroughs. Work is underway to set up this service which aims to simplify and improve the patient pathways and enable cross-site working.

We are seeing two consultants to join our expanding team and department. There are opportunities for you to develop your own interests in a variety of sub-specialties including advanced complex polyp removal, IBD, hepatology, ERCP, EUS, capsule endoscopy and bowel cancer screening.

The Barnsley gastroenterology team are active in a wide range of research activities including participation in many NIHR portfolio studies, and there is an exciting opportunity to expand this across both sites to become a leading centre for research in both South Yorkshire and the wider Yorkshire and Humber footprint.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to provide a service in Gastroenterology including participation in the out of hours GI bleeds rota and a consultant of the week model for inpatients.

To contribute to the multi-disciplinary team working

To liaise with other organisations as required

To advise clinical colleagues on matters within his/her sphere of expertise

To offer advice to medical, nursing, managerial and other staff on appropriate matters

To carry out medical teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required

To contribute to postgraduate and continuing medical education activity including Continuing Professional Development

To contribute if appropriate to the training of nurses, paramedical, scientific and technical staff

To participate in medical audit on a regular basis and to help develop it.

To contribute to the management process within the Trust through participation in planning, project or liaison groups as appropriate. In particular the post holder would be fully involved in specialty level business meetings. This is an increasingly important aspect of the post in the current financial climate

To support the Clinical Director with appropriate advice in regard to the development of services at BFHT & TRFT

To work within the framework of policies and procedures relevant to Medical and Dental staff

About us

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

As an employee of Barnsley Hospital, you will find that we are committed to the fair treatment of our staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all, welcome applications from a wide range of candidates and select interviewees based on their skills, qualifications, and experience.

We take equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff really seriously, this could include flexible working, part-time, job share and remote working from home. Please talk to us during the interview process to discuss any flexibility that you may require.

We hope that you will choose to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Both Barnsley & Rotherham Hospitals have well-established departments of Gastroenterology, offering a comprehensive range of gastroenterology and endoscopic services. Consultant colleagues have interests in Endoscopy (including Endoscopic Ultrasound, Capsule endoscopy, advanced therapeutic endoscopy), Nutrition, Hepatology and Hepatobiliary medicine. There is also an expanded team of clinical nurse specialists and non-medical endoscopists. We have three liver nurse specialists doing Fibroscan and hospital / community-based clinics, four Inflammatory Bowel Disease nurses across the two sites and a nurse led Capsule endoscopy and iron-deficiency service at Barnsley Hospital.

We offer diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy including complex EMR with the opportunity to develop this further in conjunction with Dr Said and Dr Soliman, diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy and ERCP, capsule endoscopy and stenting for upper and lower GI malignancy.

Both sites have full JAG accreditation and are centres for bowel cancer screening in South Yorkshire; Both endoscopy units have the latest Olympus 290 series stacks and endoscopes and stat of the art equipment and accessories.

The Gastroenterology team are active in a wide range of research activities including participation in many NIHR portfolio studies, and there is an exciting opportunity to expand this across both sites to become a leading centre for research in both South Yorkshire and the wider Yorkshire and Humber footprint. Abstracts are regularly presented at national and international meetings.

The departments are regularly involved in teaching upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy both locally and nationally as well as delivering a well-received therapeutic endoscopy-training day as part of the South Yorkshire Gastroenterology Training programme. There is also an active endoscopy nurses monthly teaching program.

We receive students from Sheffield and Cyprus medical schools. The Job attract an Honorary Senior Lecturer status with Sheffield medical school.

Among our Gastroenterology consultants cohort is the lead for Integrated clinical services in Gastroenterology across South Yorkshire and an ex-RCP regional advisor. Four of the consultants are faculties on national colonoscopy training courses and one has a mentorship status with the Bowel Cancer Screening program.

We work in close collaboration with the Gastroenterology colleagues in both Sheffield and Leeds teaching hospitals with easy access to tertiary referrals services.

Arrangement for Acute Admissions

Currently, all acute admissions are channelled through the respective Acute Medical Units (AMU). Patients are admitted under the care of the AMU consultants in an unselected manner and are referred to other consultants according to the needs of each patient. General Medical Consultant presence on AMU has now been extended to 12 hours in keeping with the RCP guidelines.

This post-holder would not be expected to participate in the GIM on-call.

Person Specification



  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration, and on the specialist register OR
  • Full GMC registration, and within 6 months of specialist registration in Gastroenterology due to completion of or application via CESR with the submission completed at time of application.



  • Experience in the management of a Gastroenterology caseload
  • Skill in diagnostic and therapeutic upper G/I, Endoscopy and Colonoscopy.
  • Experience in GIM adequate to manage GIM ward caseload and on call.
  • Adequate experience in participating in an acute GI Bleeds rota
  • Willingness and ability to fulfil the key elements of the job description including the flexibility in the work pattern required
  • Possession of the clinical skills required to perform the job including general gastroenterology outpatient work
  • Ability to cope with the demands of a DGH based Consultant
  • Ability to lead and develop the service
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual, multi-professional and team basis with all levels of staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively, written and orally
  • Ability to empathise
  • Ability and evidence of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to be flexible to meet service demands
  • Understanding of clinical governance and the individual responsibilities it implies

Additional Criteria


  • Ability to critically assess published research and incorporate it into clinical practice where appropriate
  • Evidence of effective teaching to medical students and doctors in training and to the multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience using a variety of methods.


  • Knowledge of multidisciplinary clinical audit principles
  • Evidence of direct involvement in 2 specific medical audits
  • Evidence of past involvement in a research project
  • Knowledge of the EWTD and changes in junior doctor training
  • Evidence of formal management training
  • Training and/or evidence in areas such as leadership, planning and change management.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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