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Consultant Obstetrician in Fetal Medicine

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
£88\,364 to £119\,133 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Obstetrics and gynaecology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Applications are warmly invited for a full-time (10PA) substantive Consultant, with a specialist interest in Fetal Medicine post in Obstetrics to join the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Directorate at Northampton General Hospital.

As part of the Obstetrics Team you will be supported in all aspects of the role, but you will also support, coach and impart your knowledge and experience to your team. The department has close teaching and training links to the East Midland Deanery and has a number of middle grade and junior trainees working within the team.


Main duties of the job


The department are happy to consider candidates with any obstetric special interest. However, the time-table will also involve a regular commitment to the gestational diabetes clinic.

The successful candidate will be working with a team of 3 other Fetal Medicine specialist, particularly working as a pair with one colleague. The team will take clinical responsibility of a defined cohort of patients both as outpatients and inpatients. There will be support from dedicated team of Specialist Midwives for Prenatal Diagnosis and counselling.

The department will develop job plan with the successful candidate and is willing to support further training to enhance their skills with Fetal medicine scanning with regular sessions at Tertiary Centre.

The successful candidate will be acting as the Lead Obstetrician for Saving Babies Life Care Bundle FGR Element and responsible for working towards CNST and Ockenden compliance. This role will be supported by a dedicated Specialist Midwife. This responsibility attracts additional PA to the basic Job Plan.

The department develops job plans that follows RCOG recommendations with respect to no Clinical Commitments post on call, SPA allocation, admin work, Training and supervision etc.

The Consultant should participate in Clinical Supervision, teaching and training of undergraduate medical students and post graduate trainees.

Please see attached Supporting Information document for further information.


About us


NGH is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

With over 200 consultants, a similar number of trainees and approximately 60 medical undergraduates throughout the year, NGH provides comprehensive care and extensive training opportunities.

With this in mind, we have built a state of the art emergency assessment unit (Nye Bevan building) and are developing new ways of working to streamline in-patient care and optimize working with our partners.

NGH has an excellent social centre with a large library, gym with swimming pool and the Cripps Education Centre where lunch and snacks are available in one of our restaurants. Frequent educational sessions run in the Centre for all staff and it serves as an oasis from clinical areas.


Job description

Job responsibilities


On call total 1.7 This consists of a 1 in 8 on call rota with prospective cover

DCC predictable 0.8 PA, (consisting of Friday evening 5-8pm cover 1 in8 and

Saturday and Sunday 8am-1pm cover 1 in 8 as part of weekend on call) unpredictable 1PA.

On call work is Band A

Please see attached Supporting Job Description document for detailed Job Description & Person Specification.


Person Specification



  • Entry on the Specialist Register in Acute Medicine (or entry expected within 6 months from the date of interview
  • MRCOG or appropriate specialist registration
  • Relevant CCT or equivalent ('equivalence' must be confirmed by GMC by date of AAC)
  • Entry onto the GMC Specialist Register or eligibility for entry within 6 months of the date of the AAC*



  • Clinical Training and experience in general obstetrics and gynaecology equivalent to that required for a UK CCST


  • Obstetric care ATSMs
  • Ultrasound Training



  • Evidence of management and administration experience



  • Experience of supervising junior staff



  • Good leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Caring attitude to patients
  • Enthusiasm and ability to work under pressure
  • Good organisational and management skills
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Caring attitude to patients
  • Prepared to live within 10 miles or 30 minutes of the hospital

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