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Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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
Following a thorough review of our demand and capacity we are expanding our Consultant Workforce. We are looking for four new Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Consultants with a range of skills, to join a forward-looking department.

Our Maternity services are rated highly for Safe and CNST and our midwifery workforce is over established as we have successfully retained all our student midwives for the past three years.

In addition we have for a number of years been able to demonstrate innovation with high day case rates, low lengths of stay, and innovative use of outpatient procedures. We also have recently introduced use of robot surgery for cancer surgery and are piloting a move to use this more widely for endometriosis surgery.

These posts will be appointed on the national contract terms and conditions

Main duties of the job

The successful applicants will be joining a committed and friendly team of Obstetric & Gynae Consultants.

These posts are programmed for 10 PAs with an optional (depending on Departmental requirements) general gynaecological on-call component of approximately1 in 16 nights/ 1 in 16 on calls

Services currently offered include Uro-gynae, Fertility, Endometriosis, Colposcopy, Outpatient hysteroscopy, Emergency Gynae/EPU, Day assessment unit, Foetal medicine, specialist antenatal clinics, and our own maternity theatres.
About us

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is the largest hospital in the south west peninsula, providing comprehensive secondary and tertiary healthcare.

Our geography gives us a secondary care catchment population of 450,000 with a wider peninsula population of almost 2,000,000 people who can access our specialist services. The population is characterised by its diversity - the rural and the urban, the wealthy and pockets of deprivation, and wide variance in health and life expectancy. Population ageing is a recognised national trend, but is exacerbated locally by the drift of younger people out of the area and older people in. The proportion of our population aged 85 or over is growing ahead of the national average by approximately 10 years, giving Plymouth the opportunity to innovate on behalf the nation in services for the elderly.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will share the available operating sessions with their consultant colleagues but to ensure that skills are maintained this will frequently be achieved through joint operating lists.

The post holder will be expected to contribute towards the directorates teaching and audit responsibilities. Attendance at regular CME and morbidity/mortality meetings is considered essential. There must take an active role in risk and incident along with quality improvement tasks.

The post holder must participate in CPD activities to meet the requirements of revalidation.

Person Specification
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Education, Quals and training
  • Full GMC registration
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification Be eligible for full registration with, and hold a current licence to practice from the GMC at intended start date.
  • An appropriate medical education qualification
Skills and Exp
  • Full registration with the GMC at time of appointment
  • Application form Interview Evidence of competence in Basic and Advance Life support as described in the present Foundation Programme curriculum. Completion of the RCOG Basic Practical Skills course in Obstetrics & Gynaecology by the time of appointment. No other equivalent qualification will be accepted
  • Good Medical Practice including: Good clinical care Maintaining good medical practice Good relationships and communication with patients Good working relationships with colleagues Good teaching and training Professional behaviour and probity Delivery of good acute clinical care
Research & Clinical Audit
  • Audit Demonstrates understanding to the basic principles of research
  • Experience of active involvement in quality improvement measures (clear description, outcomes and appropriate experience for the level of application). This can include audit, guideline development, implementation of health Relevant audit projects. Statistical knowledge. policy, improved team working, leadership etc.
  • 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
  • Training the trainers course or equivalent
  • Formal qualification in teaching
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

Employer details
Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Derriford Hospital

Derriford Road



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