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Advanced Endoscopy Clinical Research Fellow

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£37,737 to £59,336 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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This is a new post available for 12 months but up to 24 months starting in September 2024 (or earlier if the successful candidate is available) which provides an exciting opportunity for a senior trainee in Gastroenterology or other suitable applicant. It has been established to support the growing demands for endoscopy in the Health Board whilst providing dedicated training in specialist advanced procedures and opportunities for involvement in world leading endoscopy based research as Research Fellow with the CONSCOP2 and FORE-AI trials.

We have strong links with other training centres in Japan and Europe and can facilitate a 2 week advanced endoscopy travel fellowship towards the end of the 12 month period. Suitable applicants should be competent (JAG accredited or equivalent) in diagnostic gastroscopy and colonoscopy. The post is aimed at endoscopists who wish to gain advanced skills and experience. It would suit those who aspire, for example, to become bowel cancer screening colonoscopists or consultant endoscopists and be in the forefront of AI in Endoscopy training and research.The successful candidate will have the opportunity to further research leading to publications / qualifications on an endoscopy based project with Prof Dolwani that is already funded (supported through NIHR). It may suit individuals either post CCT or towards the latter half of their training provided they are JAG accredited as above.

Main duties of the job

The Advanced Clinical fellow will be required to perform clinical work undertaking Endoscopy lists.

The appointee will work closely with the multidisciplinary team, undertake clinics and inpatient work.

The appointee will be expected to undertake audit, and be encouraged to take on clinical research projects depending on the interests of the successful applicant.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board was established in October 2009 and is one of the largest NHS organisations in the UK. We have a responsibility for the promotion of health and well-being of around 475,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, the provision of local primary care services, running of health centres, community health teams, hospitals - providing treatment and care when health and well-being isn't the best it could be.

We are increasingly focusing the planning and delivery of our care based on neighbourhoods and localities to help ensure people receive care as close to home as possible where it is safe and effective to do so. We also provide specialist services for people across South Wales and in some cases the whole of Wales.

The Health Board also serves a wider population of 2.5 million people across South and Mid Wales and manages a number of services of a regional and sub-regional nature namely cardiology, cardiac surgery, PICU, neurology, neurosurgery, medical genetics, bone marrow transplantation, renal transplant and toxicology. On-site services include 24/7 PCI, stroke thrombolysis, ophthalmology, maxillo-facial, trauma, general medicine, general surgery, urology and paediatrics. From September 2020, University Hospital of Wales is designated as the first Major Trauma Centre to launch in Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The range of advanced training offered will be tailored subsequent to discussion with the successful candidate and will include some of the opportunities listed below:
  • EMR of colorectal polyps including complex lesions
  • Assisting in Upper & Lower GI ESD
  • Assisting in Laparoscopic assisted EMR procedures
  • EMR of Barretts lesions
  • Surveillance of high and moderate risk familial lower GI cancers (eg: HNPCC, FAP, MAP & others)
  • Surveillance of high risk familial upper GI cancers
  • Assisting & undertaking colonic stents
  • Development of advanced simulation tissue models for endoscopy training
  • IBD surveillance chromocolonoscopy
  • Image enhanced upper & lower GI Endoscopy (using new technology)
  • Acute GI bleed management
  • Faculty on endoscopy courses
  • Interpretation & reporting capsule endoscopy

Please see Job Description for further details

Person Specification



  • MRCP/FRCS or equivalent
  • Training in Radiation Protection or agreement to attend next available course
  • (state higher qualifications if applicable)


  • Intercalated Degree
  • MSc, MD or PHD



  • Full training and JAG accreditation (or equivalent) in diagnostic upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic KPIs in line with national guidance


  • Experience of level 2 polypectomy skills



  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice
  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Up to date with current medical practices


  • Experience of participation in Endoscopy based audit



  • Experience of managing patients with a range of common Gastrointestinal procedures
  • Interest in research


  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and concluding research projects with publication

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Llandough

Penlan Road


CF64 2XX

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