This post would be suitable for any trainee who has successfully completed ST5. Previous experience in Maternal-fetal medicine would be advantageous but is not essential. Trainees must have MRCOG or equivalent. This post gives an opportunity to the successful candidate to develop experience and confidence in working at an acute London trust whilst also gaining research experience.
Main duties of the job
All fetal medicine training will take place at the Harris Birthright Centre, which is now located in the Fetal Medicine Research Institute in Windsor Walk, under the direct supervision of Dr Kametas, Professor Nicolaides or the other fetal medicine consultants.
Maternal medicine training will take place through specialist Medical and Obstetric clinics. Genetics clinics are held at the Harris Birthright on a weekly basis and are under the supervision of Dr Tessa Homfray.
The post has a requirement of alternate week cover for a 12-hour day on labour ward covering acute obstetrics and gynaecology and, in addition to this, participation in the ST6/7 rota on a 1 in 10 basis with prospective cover for both LW days and on-call.
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.
We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.
King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.
General Obstetric & Gynaecology duties which will include antenatal clinics, Gynae clinics, assisting in obstetric/Gynae theatre lists and labour ward/ Maternal assessment unit duties.
You will also have the opportunity to develop a specialty interest and attend clinics such Reproductive endocrinology, Colposcopy Gynaecology ultrasound or urogynaecology.
You have a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of yourself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.
You are required to observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations.
You are required to observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.
You are required to be responsible, with management support, for your own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.
- Medical Degree
- Minimum of 2 years' full time (or equivalent part time) hospital service in the ST3 grade or higher
- MRCOG Part 1 or equivalent
- Two years work experience in UK NHS environment
- MRCOG Part 2 or equivalent
- Distinctions or Prizes during undergraduate training
BMJ Ref: BMJ-82965/213-DH-3885