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Consultant Gynae-Oncologist

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Obstetrics and gynaecology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Derriford Hospital provides gynaecological oncology services, along with Royal Cornwall Hospital, as the West Peninsula Gynaecology Cancer Service for a catchment of approx. 1m in the Southwest peninsula.Each hospital treats approximately 180 new patients each year. A weekly video-linked multi-disciplinary team meeting discusses all new cases and cases of recurrent disease in both hospitals.
Main duties of the job

University Hospitals Plymouth is now using pioneering robotic technology to carry out some Gynae cancer surgery. There are three to four gynaecology routine oncology lists per week, with strong links with colorectal, plastics and urological services. Laparoscopic surgery is well established as the routine treatment of endometrial, early-stage cervical cancer, and early-stage ovarian cancer, being and an important component of the Enhanced Recovery programme.
About us

We provide comprehensive training and education for a wide range of healthcare professionals. The Trust works in partnership with both Plymouth University Peninsula Medical School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of Exeter Medical School.

We also support the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter in the delivery of courses for the Faculty of Health and Social Work. With university campuses in Plymouth, Exeter, Truro and Taunton, along with teaching facilities in Bristol, the Faculty of Health and Social Work is one of the largest providers of nursing, midwifery, social work and health professional education and training in the South West.

Job description
Job responsibilities

An opportunity has arisen at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust for a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist within the Womens and Childrens Care Group with the subspecialty of gynaecological oncology. This post will be appointed on the national contract terms and conditions.

Applicants are expected to be excellent clinicians with evidence of additional skills within the subspecialist area but with a focus on surgical, research and leadership skills.

This post is programmed for 10 PAs with an optional (depending on Departmental requirements) general gynaecological on-call component of approximately 1 in 8.

Person Specification
Education, qualifications and special training
  • Full GMC registration as a Subspecialist Gynae Oncologist
  • MRCOG (UK or equivalent, 'equivalence' must be confirmed by PMETB/GMC by date of AAC)
  • National/International reputation, Other medical qualifications, Experience outside specialty, An appropriate medical education qualification
Research & Clinical Audit
  • Evidence of a research interest and clinical audit
  • Personal publications
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm to continue with research and clinical audit
  • Presentations at local / regional / national / international meetings.
  • Publications and presentations in area of gynaecology
  • Relevant audit projects
  • Statistical knowledge.
  • Demonstrate experience in having supervised trainee medical staff
  • Interest and experience in medical education
  • Evidence of enthusiasm and experience of teaching undergraduate, post graduate and other healthcare professionals
  • Desire to be involved in Peninsula Medical School
Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Well-presented CV
  • Demonstrate evidence of ability to communicate and operate well with both patients and other healthcare professionals `
  • Good organisation skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Able to work in an MDT
  • Enthusiasm and ability to work under pressure
  • Caring attitude to patients
  • Information technology skills.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate evidence of ability to communicate and operate well with both patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Evidence of management and administration experience
  • Evidence of interest and ability in management.
  • Management qualification
Practical Requirements
  • Ability and willingness to work hours of the job, shifts, provide out of hours oncall with any reasonable adjustment to take account of any local requirement or disability.
  • To be available within 30 minutes traveling time from Derriford Hospital when on-call
Particular skills and experience
  • Ability to treat the full spectrum of Gynae cancer.
  • Evidence of recent practice in Gynae oncology
  • Demonstrate evidence of good general training and experience in obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Laparoscopic and/or Robotic management of Gynae cancer
  • Demonstrate evidence of wide based knowledge.
  • Attended appropriate training courses/meetings in the last 6 years covering the spectrum of the entire specialty

Employer details
Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Derriford Hospital

Derriford Road



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