The post holder will work within the Fetal medicine unit, the antenatal clinic, the day assessment unit and on delivery suite. There will be a smaller gynaecology component to the job to allow maintenance of gynaecology skills. There will be an on call component to the role and the post holder should be able to act at senior registrar level within both obstetrics and general gynaecology, providing support to junior team members as required.
Main duties of the job
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic doctor to join the current Obstetrics and Gynaecology team as a specialist clinical fellow (ST5-7 level) at Barts Health NHS Trust for 1 year.
The post will be based at The Whipps Cross University Hospital . This is a non-training post but will provide valuable experience in maternal-fetal medicine and high risk obstetrics for those wishing to secure future posts, including at consultant level for applicants who already hold CCT.
The successful applicant should have already achieved basic obstetric ultrasound skills. There will be an out of hours component to the job as a senior registrar with responsibility for supervising a more junior SpR on delivery suite and covering gynaecology emergencies.
Opportunities will be given to work with the Fetal medicine team together with attending the range of maternal medicine clinics offered at Whipps Cross. Post holders will be trained in obstetric ultrasound and the management of maternal medical conditions as well as in high risk antenatal and intrapartum obstetrics. There will also be opportunities to develop obstetric leadership skills and obstetric ATSM's may be supported depending on the candidates interests. Successful candidates will be encouraged to participate in teaching, research, audit and journal club. In line with our commitment to improving the working lives of our junior doctors, the duties and hours are fully compliant with the New Deal initiative.
Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.
The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.
Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.
We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.
The post holder will be a key member of the team responsible for the treatment and care of women with fetal-maternal medicine complications and high risk obstetric complications, both antenatally and intrapartum. They will provide clinical care as well as support for audit, research and service development within the department.
Qualifications and knowledge
- Able to work as a senior registrar on delivery suite
- Experience in the UK as senior registrar on delivery suite
- Good communication skills Able to work within a multidisciplinary team Basic obstetric ultrasound skills
- Intermediate obstetric ultrasound skills or equivalent Obstetric ATSMs
- To be eligible for registration with GMC
- Evidence of involvement in audit/quality improvement