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Locally Employed Doctor - Registrar

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£51,017 a year
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Would you like to work for one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust works hard to be recognised as one of the best hospitals in England. To do this we strive to provide the best care, have the best people, and achieve the best performance.

We are looking to appoint to the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, which is a large acute hospital caring for a population of over 650,000. You will be involved in ward based clinical work and out-patient clinic activity, and there will be an opportunity for training in basic endoscopy.

The Trust is a major provider of under-graduate and post-graduate education working with three universities (Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth). The Trust also has a significant reputation in relation to research and development.

We have a strongly consultant led workforce with a region wide reputation for medical training and clinical excellence in many service and in relation to research and development. Our staff are our most valuable asset, their continual development and support is key to achieving our vision.

If you would like to come and join our team please apply.

Contact name: Dr Andrew Fowell, Clinical Director for Gastroenteroogy and Hepatology.

Contact telephone/bleep number: 023 9228 6255

Appointing Manager: Dr Andrew Fowell

Main duties of the job

Duties are detailed in a rota, including:

Participation in the registrars on-call rota for general medicine (shifts limited to 13 hours, 7 spells per annum of 3 or 4 nights with days-off in lieu daytime/evening on-call approx 1/fortnight weekend day shifts approx 1 in 7).

The Gastroenterology Specialist Registrars are responsible for the day to day running of the Gastroenterology Ward and outlying patients. This involves registrar led ward rounds and supporting juniors on the wards. They are also responsible for reviewing ward referrals to gastroenterology from other specialities, one or two afternoons per week.

There will be opportunities to undertake outpatient clinics under the supervision of a Consultant and for training in basic diagnostic endoscopy.

About us

The Trust is committed to driving excellence in care for our patients and communities and was rated good by the Care Quality Commission report published 2020 and became a University Hospital. We are ranked as the third in the country for research embedding education and training across the organisation and we continuously strive to achieve our core values which are at the heart of everything we do. The Trusts main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, starting life as a military hospital over a century ago and now one of the largest hospitals on the south coast and you may have seen us on the TV series Nurses on the Ward. The Trust provides comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. The Trust employs over 8,000 staff and are #ProudtobePHU our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because its the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for providing outstanding care and support for patients, colleagues and our community you will find a home at PHU. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veterans status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is an opportunity for a post MRCP trainee with an interest in Gastroenterology or a candidate with previous Gastroenterology or Endoscopy registrar experience.

The Gastroenterology ward comprises 36 beds on C5 Ward with a small number of specialty patients on outlying wards. The number of patients per team typically varies between 20-30.

This is a fully equipped endoscopy unit with facilities for Upper GI Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and ERCP including availability of x-ray screening. In addition there is an Oesophageal Laboratory with Manometry and 24 Hr pH. Currently around 16,500 procedures are performed each year.

The department has an enthusiastic air of innovation, a wide interest in teaching, numerous research activities and believes strongly in supporting the welfare and professional development of its staff. The department has close links with the Universities of Southampton and Portsmouth.

Previous experience in Gastroenterology is essential and experience of General Medicine would be advantageous. Although these posts are not recognised for training the postholders will receive the same level of high quality teaching, training and educational supervision as their colleagues in recognised posts. All candidates should be fully registered with the GMC before applying.

Person Specification



  • Able to demonstrate appropriate level of clinical knowledge
  • Knowledge and use of evidence based practice
  • IT skills
  • Effective, confident presentation ability
  • Experience in and outside speciality



  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practice
  • MBBS, MBChB or equivalent
  • Higher professional training in Gastroenterology Medicine desirable
  • BSc or MD desirable



  • Relevant service within Specialty.
  • Flexible working practice and a desire to assist the Service to innovate and move forward in a changing medical world

Clinical Skills


  • Demonstrable skills and experience
  • Understanding of clinical risk management



  • Evidence of participation in audit
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Publications
  • Prizes and honours
  • Logical thinking, problem solving and decision making

Employer details

Employer name

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust


Queen Alexandra Hospital

Southwick Hill Road




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