Senior Clinical Fellow Hepatology

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,398 a year n/a
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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One advanced Hepatology full-time fully-funded Fellowships are available at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. They are designed to complement the existing hepatology and gastroenterology service and offer advanced training in hepatology. These posts will involve 12 months as an advanced Hepatology Fellow (including 2-3 hepatology clinics per week, benign hepatology MDT, liver histology, IgG4 MDT, and review of inpatient referrals). The hepatology fellowships are designed to complement each other, such that the Fellows develop a broad range of subspecialist hepatology knowledge and management skills. Typically, the Hepatology SCF will spend 6 months fulfilling each advertised role, such that the SCF will gain advanced knowledge of viral, immune-mediated, and metabolic liver disease, including in advanced liver disease pre- and post-transplant. As with all our SCF posts, the principle is that there are 6 clinical and 4 academic sessions/week, the academic sessions being allocated 1 each to clinical trials, a personal project, teaching and administration. As with all 6 Senior Clinical Fellows in Oxford, one of the endoscopy sessions is flexible and may need to be worked on a Saturday. The John Radcliffe provides an integrated service with Horton General Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the Hepatology and Gastroenterology out-of-hours cover rota, and to weekday emergency endoscopy and ward referral weeks at < =1:12 frequency. The latter provides an opportunity to enhance management of hepatology inpatient referrals, and endoscopic management of variceal haemorrhage.

About us

Clinical activity will be under the supervision of Dr Emma Culver (Fellowship Programme Director), and Dr Jeremy Cobbold (Hepatology Lead), or nominated Consultant colleague. Hepatology is one of the particular strengths of the department, with a combination of clinical and basic science expertise whose integration is a singular feature of our translational unit. Drs Collier, Cobbold, Culver and Saffioti run the clinical hepatology department, with clinical and research support from Prof Barnes, Prof Klenerman, and Dr Pavlides. All the consultants contribute to the general hepatology service including a Hepatologist of the Week service supporting inpatient,2emergency, email consult and the daycase unit. There are a number of subspecialty clinics. Dr Cobbold has an interest in metabolic liver disease, risk stratification of chronic liver disease, and runs pre- and post-liver transplant clinics. Dr Collier runs the regional viral hepatitis service, has an interest in cholestatic liver disease, wilsons disease and post-transplantation. Dr Culver runs the national IgG4-related disease service, and the regional autoimmune liver and cholestatic liver disease service, and the multidisciplinary HCC clinic. Dr Saffioti and Dr Pavlides support the metabolic liver service and general hepatology clinics. As an active research unit they are supported by 5 hepatology research nurses and a trial manager, and there are currently 28 open interventional and academic clinical trials.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the Hepatology and Gastroenterology out-of-hours cover rota, and to weekday emergency endoscopy and ward referral weeks at 1:12 frequency. The latter provides an opportunity to enhance management of hepatology inpatient referrals, and endoscopic management of variceal haemorrhage.One of the significant strengths of our department are the multiple opportunities to attend clinical and research meetings throughout the week. Clinical meetings include liver histopathology, hepatology benign radiology, and clinical multidisciplinary meetings including the viral hepatitis, autoimmune and IgG4 MDTs. Uniquely our department also has a weekly academic afternoon with a range of clinical and research focussed learning opportunities. There is also a weekly journal club, which once a month makes way for an IgG4 Systemic Disease Regional MDT. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to departmental research through the management of hepatology clinical trials and other projects or audit, under appropriate guidance. It would suit someone wishing to develop specialist expertise beyond that acquired through general hepatology training before a Consultant post (ie UK year 6 or equivalent). The Unit is well recognised for its international diversity and the posts attract the best trainees from many areas of the world.

Person Specification



  • Full registration with GMC



  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Completion of General Professional Training and 3 years (or equivalent) as Registrar in Gastroenterology


  • Higher degree



  • Trained in clinical gastroenterology, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy (> 500) and colonoscopy (> 200)
  • 3 years as Registrar in Gastroenterology
  • Research experience
  • Able to make independent management decisions, supported by consultant staff


  • Recent publications in the field of hepatology.
  • Good Clinical Practice certificate for clinical trials

Skills and Knowledge


  • Sufficient leadership, organisational, communication, professional and personal skills to undertake effectively the role of a senior clinical fellow (Senior Registrar equivalent) in a large teaching hospital.
  • Good personal and interpersonal skills. Excellent spoken and written English. Communication skills should be highly developed.
  • Experience of teaching undergraduates and trainees
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • First author publications and presentation at international meetings (DDW, ECCO, UEGW or equivalent)


  • Knowledge of the organisation of the NHS and the Government's agenda for modernisation.
  • Willingness to commit to at least 12 months' in the post
  • Computing skills: ability to use word processor, spreadsheet programme and web browser.
  • Management training and experience

Other Requirements


  • First author publications and presentation at international meetings (DDW, UEGW or equivalent)

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

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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

Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital



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