Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Quality Improvement Fellow

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,790 to £53,132 a year per annum pro rota
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

View more

Applications are invited for this 12 month post of Clinical Fellow in Endoscopy and Quality Improvement. This is an exciting and unique opportunity designed to provide a wide range of change management experience for a higher trainee who wishes to make a commitment to quality improvement and medical leadership as part of their career.

Main duties of the job

The twelve-month post has some degree of flexibility: typically five sessions per week developing and delivering quality improvement projects. These will be focused on the Endoscopy Department with a particular emphasis on the GI cancer pathways. This will also include time to work towards a postgraduate qualification in Quality Improvement or Medical Leadership.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is an acute hospital located in the east London Borough of Hackney. We are a merged hospital and community service trust. Homerton Healthcare is attached to the St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry (part of University of London).

Homerton became one of the first ten NHS foundation trusts in the country in April 2004. This allows the Trust to secure certain freedoms to facilitate innovation in the way services are developed and provided.

The Gastroenterology Department at the Homerton Hospital provides a comprehensive service for patients with gastroenterological problems whilst being fully committed to developing, teaching, training and research at all levels. There are specialist weekly IBD, Nutrition, Pancreatobiliary and Liver & Hepatitis clinics with support from nurse specialists and dieticians. The department includes 7 full time consultants, 1 nurse consultant, 3 specialist nurses, 2 nurse endoscopists, 2 NE Thames Gastroenterology ST3+ registrars, a SIM gastroenterology Fellow, an Acute Medicine ST3+ registrar, a Core medical trainee and 2 foundation doctors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder will provide fixed and/or flexible cover for endoscopy lists and outpatient clinics. The post will include three flexible service endoscopy/clinic sessions per week. The work intensity will vary depending on the number of lists cancelled by other endoscopists and will likely include some Saturday or evening working. There may also be a need to cover Gastroenterology outpatient clinics within the service sessions when there is increased demand in the out-patient services. There are no on-call commitments for this post.

The remaining 2 clinical sessions are available to meet the post-holders training needs. There will be opportunities to learn specialist endoscopic procedures eg therapeutic colonoscopy, ERCP/EUS or to attend specialist clinics including hepatology, nutrition or IBD.

The post-holder will also be committed to initiating, supervising and conducting a program of rolling audits (JAG/GRS audits) within the department as part of clinical governance requirements and to perform other tasks required to fulfil the criteria set by the global rating scale in endoscopy such as the development of guidelines. This will give the Fellow a unique insight into the overall performance of the department and excellent first-hand experience of meeting the demands of JAG quality standards.

There are strong links to academic medicine within the department and the post holder will have the opportunity to participate in research in the endoscopy unit if desired. As well as taking an active role in all activities within the department, the successful candidate will also be expected to have a strong commitment to teaching, including the teaching/training of junior registrars and nursing staff in endoscopy related activities.

The post would typically be taken as an Out of Program Experience (OOPE) from their specialist training program. Prior agreement must be sought with the relevant Specialty Training Committee (STC) and Shared Services

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full registration with a licence to practice from the General Medical Council, or eligible for same
  • Completion of core training examinations (where appropriate)
  • Satisfactory progression through gastroenterology training (ST3+) as demonstrated by satisfactory RITA or ARCP outcomes


  • Prizes or distinctions.
  • Higher qualification or training in Medical education
  • Presentation of work at a national or international meeting.
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals.

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Completion of core training competencies
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching ability
  • Evidence of leadership ability
  • Familiarity with current IT software packages
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching
  • JAG accreditation in Diagnostic Upper GI Endoscopy


  • Team building skills
  • JAG accreditation in Diagnostic Sigmoidoscopy / Colonoscopy



  • Experience in facilitation of simulation courses
  • Demonstrated interest in simulation and medical education


  • Train-the Trainers for simulation course or equivalent
  • Evidence of development of educational programmes

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton University Hospital, NHS trust

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert