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Job overview

Head Medical are pleased to invite applications from Consultant Gastroenterologists for a post with our client based in Dorset with interviews taking place on 23rd May.

This is a new appointment to join five Consultant Gastroenterologists and any subspecialty interest that complements the existing department be considered, however expertise in inflammatory bowel disease or hepatology would be desirable. 


This post serves a population of approximately 250,000 and is situated in the historic town of Dorchester in an attractive part of Dorset. The area is served by high quality schools and is close to some of the most beautiful coastline in the UK. This is an opportunity to combine a stimulating and fulfilling role in an environment that offers excellent quality of life and a healthy work-life balance.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities:

The department of gastroenterology provides services to West Dorset and South Somerset, with over 1500 new outpatient referrals to the department anticipated in the next year, and over 8000 endoscopy procedures per annum.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide, to a high standard, the full range of specialist diagnosis, treatment, and care to patients with gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disease in Dorset to a level consistent with the Trust’s vision of “Delivering compassionate and safe healthcare”.
  • Participate fully in the provision of general Gastroenterological inpatient, outpatient, and endoscopic services.
  • Take part in weekday specialty Gastroenterology take when covering the ward, with no commitment to the general medical take.
  • Take part in the out of hours GI bleed endoscopy rota (1 in 7).
  • Participate fully in the ongoing development of the Gastroenterology service, in line with national and NICE guidelines.
  • A sub-specialty interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease or Hepatology would be particularly welcome although any sub-specialty interests that complement the existing department would be welcomed.

Person specification (essential criteria) 

  • GMC Registration with Licence to Practice.
  • Higher UK clinical qualification (MRCP) or overseas equivalent.
  • Awarded CCT or on Specialist Register. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, get in touch with Karen to have a confidential chat to learn more. Share with friends/colleagues as we have a referral bonus for successful referrals. (T&C's apply).  


For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Karen today.

karen@headmedical.com / +44 (0)131 240 5261

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