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Speciality Doctor - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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This post is for a Speciality Doctor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. This is a whole time post offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Medic to join a dynamic, rapidly expanding team delivering multidisciplinary acute care in St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals.

The successful candidate will be expected to have full GMC registration at the time of appointment. Candidates without GMC will progress if shortlisted for interview, though will be expected to have GMC registration at the time of appointment.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will join a team of 14 Consultants within the directorate who currently provide services for General Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Feto-maternal Medicine, Urogynaecology, Menstrual disorders, Menopause, Subfertility, Outpatient hysteroscopy and Gynaecological Oncology. The directorate is supported by 8 SAS Doctors (2 Associate specialists and 6 Specialty doctor), 5 Specialty Trainees 3+ and 2 Junior Doctors (2 ST 1& 2, 5 GPSTs, 2 F2).

The Obstetrics & Gynaecology Directorate is based at Whiston Hospital in St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust with some outpatient services and Day surgery at St Helens hospital (all outpatient hysteroscopy/PMB & colposcopy clinics and urodynamics clinics are at St Helens hospital in the DTC). The directorate currently delivers over 4000 babies per annum. All services are provided in the directorate and are all consultants led including satellite clinics at Runcorn, Widnes, Newton and Haydock. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has 15 cots, is level 2 and is housed adjacent to the Delivery suite, and currently undertakes care of neonates from 27 weeks gestation. The Directorate is committed to expanding the role of the midwife. There is an excellent level of co-operation between the Doctors (at all levels), Midwives and Nurses in the unit that ensures that the quality of care delivered is optimal at all times. There are designated Core Midwives in charge of labour ward suite.

About us

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and one of the few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 360,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the Northwest, North Wales, and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:
  • Acute Trust of the Year - HSJ Awards November 2019
  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC - Inspection August 2018
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in the Northwest for quality of care (NHS Staff Survey 2021)
  • Best place to work in the Northwest (NHS Staff Survey 2021)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2021 the Trust scored the highest marks in the Northwest for the following areas.
  • Standard of care
  • Best place to work
  • Care of patients being the Trust's priority
  • Staff engagement
  • Staff morale
  • Compassionate and inclusive
  • Providing a safe environment for staff

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post is a 10 PAs full time position on the Specialty Doctor nationally agreed scale. The post will involve work in Gynaecology outpatient clinics, antenatal clinics, delivery suite, obstetrics and gynaecology theatres. Special interest sessions will be encouraged and provided as far as possible depending on skills and completed ATSMs or equivalent. The on call commitment will work out about 1:8. There will be opportunities to embark on new ATSMs as appropriate. It would be expected that any successful candidate would take an active role in the service provision of the department. In addition they would be expected to have active participation in education and audit.

Person Specification
  • Applicants must be eligible for full registration with the GMC at the time of appointment
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCOG or equivalent medical qualification
  • Further Higher Degree CCT/CESR or equivalent
Knowledge & Experience
  • Experience of a broad range of medical/surgical specialties
  • Experience of Obstetrics & Gynaecology as a specialty trainee or has equivalent experience and competencies
  • Participated on/experience of 2nd/3rd on call in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Evidence of achievements of ST1/ST2 competencies or equivalent relevant to Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Evidence of competence to manage Obstetrics & Gynaecology emergencies through continuous work-based assessments, portfolio evidence, including logbook documentation, if appropriate
  • Experience & ability to manage junior medical staff
  • RCOG ATSM or Equivalent and demonstrable experience including that relating to a special interest, Intermediate US skills module, LW ATSM, ATSM in acute gynaecology, advanced antennal practice, ambulatory gynaecology, colposcopy or similar
  • Ability to teach clinical skills to Junior Doctors
  • Commitment to continuing medical education
  • Publications in preferred journals

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A £38 million (PFI) investment has re-built and modernised both Whiston and St Helens Hospitals, resulting in modern state of the art health care facilities for the treatment and care of patients. St Helens Hospital was completed in 2008 and Whiston Hospital in 2010. 
The Trust provides a full range of acute inpatient, outpatient, day case and emergency services to local communities of St Helens, Knowsley, parts of Halton and Liverpool. The Regional Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit also extends its services to the whole of Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man.
As a Trust, our aim is to provide a high quality service to all patients. We strive to meet the best standards for professional care whilst being sensitive and responsive to the needs of individual patients. Our valued workforce is recognised for their unique skills and talents with our teams of experts winning national awards on a regular basis. 

Our Achievements

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of nine in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.


Life in Merseyside

Merseyside, which includes the great city of Liverpool, is within easy reach of North Wales, the Lake District and the Peak District and provides an interesting mix of rural and urban life.  Liverpool is a vibrant, music city which has undergone a renaissance in recent years and has recently been named European City of Culture.

High quality schools are available in Liverpool, Wirral and Rainhill areas. The area has many sports facilities including championship golf courses, several sailing clubs and one of the finest windsurfing venues in Britain. ‘Merseysiders’ are renowned for their friendliness and quick-witted humour and the region sports two of the finest football teams in the Premier League.  
The town of St Helens is renowned for its glassworks and rugby. The district has a population of around 340,000 and is of mixed residential, industrial and rural character. It is situated on the edge of Merseyside, between the open countryside of Cheshire to the south and Lancashire to the north.
Manchester City Centre is a short 23 miles from Whiston Hospital; accesses to motorway networks are a short 5 minute drive (including M62 and M6). 
Both Whiston and St Helens Hospitals are within easy reach of the City of Liverpool (20 minutes by car), and access to motorway networks (including M62, M6, M57 and M58) is also convenient. 

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0151 290 4566
Whiston Hospital
Warrington Road
L35 5DR
United Kingdom
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