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Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Pro Rota Per Annum
Closing date
20 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Obstetrics and gynaecology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Families and Integrated Community Care Division as a Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology with Special interest in Obstretic/Labour ward lead. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an ambitious organisation serving a population of more than 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and with tertiary services across Lancashire and South Cumbria with a population of 1.7 million. Whatever you are looking for in your next career move, you will find it at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTH).
Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidates with interest in obstetrics, labour ward/obstetric lead, and clinical governance, to join a dynamic consultant team as 10th member for a permeant post. The successful applicants will be expected to provide general obstetrics and gynaecology services, contributing to 60 hours of delivery suite presence, contributing flexibly to the needs of the department to address performance targets in gynaecology and obstetrics. We offer flexible working options with working from home where feasible.
About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the picturesque Fylde Coast. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents -it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

We recommend that all individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Job description
Job responsibilities

We have a forward-thinking Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology committed to developing and improving services for the women of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. There are currently 8 substantive consultants within the department, each with a special interest.

The Womens and Childrens Unit is a new 13.3m extension to the existing Womens Unit to bring together womens and childrens services. There is an Antenatal and Gynaecology Clinic, a dedicated Maternity Day Unit and Maternity Ultrasound Department, the Delivery Suite and Alongside Midwifery Led Unit.

There is an active Gynaecology Day Suite where Colposcopy and ambulatory gynaecology procedures are carried out. The unit deals with an average of 3000 deliveries per year. This building also houses a large level 2 neonatal unit. The gynaecology beds are integrated into the female surgical ward and there is an early pregnancy assessment unit.

Person Specification
  • Full GMC Registration with a current Licence to Practice
  • Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Relevant CCT or equivalent (equivalence must be confirmed by PMETB/GMC by date of AAC).
  • Entry onto The GMC Specialist register or eligibility for entry within 6 months of the date of the AAC.
  • Higher Medical Degree
Expertise in generalist field
  • Knowledge and skill relevant to the management of patients.
Expertise in subspecialty field
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and patients
  • Ability to work efficiently and timeously
  • Completion of Appropriate Advanced Training Skills Modules to support skills for the post (or equivalent experience) Advanced labour ward Practice
  • oMedical education or PG certificate
  • oColposcopy
  • oUrogynaecology ATSM
Team Working
  • Ability to lead others, think strategically
  • Effective Team Player
  • Willingness to participate in teaching
  • Teaching and evidence of participation in postgraduate teaching. Medical education ATSM
Research & Publications
  • Evidence of publications of a high standard relating to specialty
  • Evidence of ongoing research in specialty
Clinical Audit
  • Evidence of interest and depth of experience in medical audit
Management and Administration
  • Proven ability to lead a clinical team
  • Commitment to effective departmental management and management of a multidisciplinary group
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Proven management experience Understanding of resource management and quality assurance.
  • Evidence of management training
Personal and Interpersonal Skills
  • A willingness to accept flexibility to meet the changing needs of the NHS in Scotland
  • Effective communicator and negotiator
  • Demonstrate effective leadership
  • A willingness to develop special interests which conform to the needs of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
  • Ability to operate on a variety of different levels
  • Open and non-confrontational
  • Agreement to live within 15 miles of Trust or within 30 minutes by car.
  • Car owner with full driving licence.
  • Experience of supervision of other staff.
  • Understanding of principles of Clinical Governance.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details
Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Whinney Heys Road



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