Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Lane, Norwich
6d ago

Salary : £79,860 - £107,668

Employer : Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Close Date : 17 / 03 / 2020


Due to vast investment Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are expanding out Gastroenterology department and as such we are looking to recruit a Hepatology Locum Consultant to join us at this really exciting time for a fixed term of 6 months

This role does not include any Acute Medicine cover.

This post has arisen a result of significant expansion of our outpatient hepatology service and a growing need to increase our upper and lower GI endoscopic provision in alignment with the opening of our brand-new state of the art 10 room endoscopy unit in the Quadram Institute.

In addition we are keen to increase our already well established academic profile and support the wider Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

Why Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital?

Norwich is home to our beautiful, purpose built hospital which is the 6th largest Acute Trust in the UK. Located on the same site as Norwich Research Park and next to world renowned University of East Anglia (UEA), we are a teaching hospital with a strong focus around career development and research.

In addition to this Gastroenterology has benefited from a huge investment with the construction of the state of the art Quadram Institute on site at NNUH.

We can now carry out 40,000 procedures each year making NNUH home to the largest Endoscopy Unit in Europe

The Quadram Institute which opened in December 2018 has also created new interfaces between food science, gut biology, human health and disease, capitalising on the world-class bioscience cluster based at the Norwich Research Park.

NNUH clinicians work alongside scientists to conduct research to improve human health and wellbeing throughout life.

To find out more visit the Quadram Institute website available via the links section on this job.

NNUH is also a centre for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programmes and we are also a centre of excellence for endoscopy training, offering approved courses for doctors and nurses.

We are fully JAG (Joint Advisory Group) accredited and at our last assessment the endoscopy team was congratulated for facilitating high quality patient care across all disciplines.

Why Norwich?

In Norwich a staggering 77% of people say they love their job. Less than 2 hours from London (yet a world away in terms of house prices and cost of living) and serviced by excellent transport links, Norwich is one of few UK cities that still retain a strong local identity and with that a strong sense of community people walk down the street and say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee order, you get to know about interesting local projects.

This strong sense of self along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the best city to work in.

Don’t take our word for it Gastroenterology Service Director, Alastair Watson chose to accept at Role at NNUH after experiencing Norwich hospitality first hand.

I knew very little about Norwich before I applied for the post. At my first visit I was put up in a good hotel and was impressed the friendly atmosphere.

The quality of life in Norwich is very high. House prices are very reasonable. One can live within walking distance of the city centre without breaking the bank.

Similarly, one can live in countryside with only short commute to the hospital either by car or bike. Norwich as a city ticks a lot of boxes.

It has excellent schools. Crime is low and one feels safe walking around. The historical aspects of Norwich remain very obvious with its city walls, medieval street plan and a Norman cathedral.

Sport is good with a premiership football team. There is a vibrant arts scene with an annual festival and both professional and amateur theatre and music.

In short, Norwich is one of Britain’s best kept secrets.

So do we ..

In return we can offer a suite of benefits including

  • Relocation pay, leave and support
  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • On site nursery
  • Variety of onsite restaurants, cafes and deli’s
  • Access to an excellent on site library
  • Dedicated workplace health and well-being services including sports clubs, counselling support and discounted complimentary therapy service.
  • For informal enquiries please contact Professor Alastair Watson, Service Director on 01603 597266. We encourage potential applicants to come and visit our amazing facilities and can assist with travel costs to support this.

    If this position does not suit your requirements we are also looking to recruit into several other posts within the Gastroenterology department, please visit the working for us pages on our website to find out more.

    To learn more about the Trust and the opportunities we can offer, please visit our web site and follow the link to working for us.

    We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

    The Trust operates job sharing and flexible working programme.

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