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Consultant in Obstetrics

Employer
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gloucester
Salary
£88,364 to £119,113 a year per annum
Closing date
19 Oct 2022

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This is a less than full time (8PA) post, working exclusively within Gloucestershire Hospitals Trusts.

Job purposeThe post-holder will help provide specialist Obstetrics services, as well as on call in Obstetrics during the daytime and overnight, , together with appropriate teaching and supervision of junior doctors and medical students. He/she will be expected to work closely with general practitioners, Gynaecology and Obstetrics staff to provide a seamless service and deliver high quality outcomes within national targets.

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements: To ensure the provision of a first class clinical service- To provide effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty- To sustain and develop teaching and research wherever appropriate- To undertake all work in accordance with the Trust's procedures and operating policies- To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trust's and Division's services plans- To maintain the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty, the Women and Children Division or the Trust

Clinical responsibilities- The appointee will be expected to share responsibility for the delivery of high quality care to the patients presenting to the Department- To examine and treat patients within the Department as required by clinical demand

Main duties of the job

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements: To ensure the provision of a first class clinical service- To provide effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty- To sustain and develop teaching and research wherever appropriate- To undertake all work in accordance with the Trust's procedures and operating policies- To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trust's and Division's services plans- To maintain the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty, the Women and Children Division or the Trust

Clinical responsibilities- The appointee will be expected to share responsibility for the delivery of high quality care to the patients presenting to the Department- To examine and treat patients within the Department as required by clinical demand- To support the clinical decision making of junior medical and nursing staff- To provide on call support out of hours. To attend the Department out of hours as per agreed protocols - To remain contactable and available when on call / on duty - To carry out regular ward rounds in a timely fashion

Education and training- To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of MMC and related requirements- To participate in the undergraduate teaching programme

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.

The Women & Children's Division are well established and are focused on continued service improvement.

The teams are based at Gloucester Royal Hospital with outpatient activity taking place and at Cheltenham General and Gloucester Royal hospitals.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Clinical Governance

You will play a significant role in the Clinical Governance team for Obstetrics, including Obstetric Risk management..

You will chair the perinatal mortality meetings, and be involved in networking in perinatal mortality reviews

You will collaborate with the Risk team in response to and implementation of recommendations from HSIB reports

You will be expected to undertake all work in accordance with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust procedures and operating policies

You will attend accredited conferences and meetings to update personal level of clinical practice, teaching and management skills in line with CME requirements.

Please review the job description for further details

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
  • Full GMC registration
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCOG
  • Entry on Specialist Register (or entry expected within 6 months)
  • ATSM Advanced Labour Ward Practice
  • ATSM
Desirable
  • Additional degrees, diplomas or postgraduate thesis relevant to specialty
Clinical Experience
Essential
  • Clinical training and experience in Obstetrics and general gynaecology equivalent to that required for a UK CCT
  • Recent experience and familiarity of UK hospital systems and practices (or equivalent).
  • Demonstrate ability to work as a member of multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to lead emergency obstetric services in and out of hours
  • Experience in clinical governance and Obstetric Risk management
  • Experience in leading quality improvement projects
  • Knowledge of and experience in perinatal mortality review
  • Outpatient hysteroscopic procedures and MVA management of miscarriage
Desirable
  • Experience at consultant level
  • Experience in running preterm birth clinic
Knowledge/Skills
Essential
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills, both written and verbal to lead and support staff through change processes
  • Strong planning and organisational skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workload and resolve unforeseen problems as they occur.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to deal appropriately and professionally with confidential, complex and sensitive information. Attention to detail and accuracy


BMJRef: BMJ-94108/318-22-CONSULTANTOBSGYNAE
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