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Consultant in Obstetrics

Employer
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Jun 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Obstetrics and gynaecology
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Applications are invited for the posts of Consultant in Obstetrics at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH).

The Directorate of Women and Children’s Services is looking to appoint two full-time (10PA) Consultant Obstetricians to join our team:

  • Post 1: Consultant in Obstetrics with an interest in Fetal Monitoring
  • Post 2: Consultant in Obstetrics with an interest in Maternal Medicine

These two new posts which will increase Consultant service provision, supporting the service to meet requirements from the recent national Ockenden review in Maternity services. 

We are a busy tertiary level unit that takes referrals from the surrounding area in both Fetal and Maternal Medicine and have one of the largest level 3 Neonatal Units in the country. By joining us, you will enhance our obstetric team who are dedicated to promoting excellence in care for women and their babies within Cambridge and across the Eastern region.

Main duties of the job

You will be fully registered with the GMC and ideally have a CCT in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

As part of our commitment to supporting the medical workforce in the part they play in delivering an excellent caring service to patients, all newly appointed Consultants attend our five-day Consultant Development programme within a year of joining the Trust. Leadership is a key requirement of doctors’ professional work and this innovative programme is designed to support Consultants to hone the leadership and management skills they need to succeed at CUH.

Working for your organisation

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are a dynamic and forward thinking team that is keen to recruit colleagues who will work flexibly and adapt to the changing needs of the service we provide. There are approximately 5700 deliveries annually and we aim to strengthen the provision of high risk pregnancy care and Consultant provision within our Maternity Service.

The successful candidates will work within a team of 15 Obstetricians and 11 Gynaecologists, and will participate in the out of hour’s services in Obstetrics only in a non-resident on-call rota. They will be expected to deliver antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care to the highest standards and contribute to Consultant Delivery Unit cover (’Hot Days’) and a 1 in 14 on-call rota. 

These posts will lead to increased direct Consultant labour ward cover and twice daily delivery unit ward rounds seven days a week, supporting the service in meeting Ockenden recommendations.

We also expect the appointees to participate in MDT training and have experience in managing women with complex medical conditions, in line with our status as a regional Maternal Medicine Network Hub for the Eastern region.

There is opportunity for candidates to develop areas specific to their obstetric area of interest. We have specialist MDT clinics in Diabetes, Cardiology, Endocrine, Epilepsy, Haematology, and Renal Disease. We also have specialist antenatal clinics for Perinatal Mental Health and Preterm Labour as well as our specialist Fetal Medicine Service. We are the regional unit for Abnormally Invasive Placenta.

The appointees will be expected to participate in both undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and training within the Rosie Hospital as part of Cambridge University Hospitals.

There is opportunity for candidates to develop areas specific to their obstetric area of interest.

Please refer to the Job description and Person specification attached for further details on the main responsibilities and duties for this post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Miss Shazia Bhatti, Specialty Lead for Obstetrics at shazia.bhatti@addenbrookes.nhs.uk or Miss Hannah Missfelder-Lobos, Clinical Director for Women’s Services at hannah.missfelder-lobos@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

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