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Consultant in Obstetrics with an interest in Fetal Monitoring

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2023

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Hospital, Obstetrics and gynaecology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Obstetrics with a special interest in Fetal Monitoring at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a (10 PA) full-time, substantive post which will increase Consultant service provision, supporting the service to meet requirements from the Ockenden review in Maternity Services. 

The Directorate of Women and Children’s Health is looking to appoint a substantive Consultant Obstetrician to join our team. This is a busy tertiary level unit that takes referrals from the surrounding area in both Fetal and Maternal Medicine and has one of the largest level 3 Neonatal Units in the country. By joining us, you will enhance our obstetric team who are dedicated to promoting excellence in care for women and their babies within Cambridge and across the Eastern region.

Main duties of the job

You will be fully registered with the GMC and ideally have a CCT in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

As part of our commitment to supporting the medical workforce in the part they play in delivering an excellent caring service to patients, all newly appointed Consultants attend our five-day Consultant Development programme within a year of joining the Trust. Leadership is a key requirement of doctors’ professional work and this innovative programme is designed to support Consultants to hone the leadership and management skills they need to succeed at CUH.

Working for your organisation

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are a dynamic and forward thinking team that is keen to recruit colleagues who will work flexibly and adapt to the changing needs of the service we provide. There are approximately 5700 deliveries annually and we aim to strengthen the provision of high risk pregnancy care and Consultant provision within our Maternity Service.

The successful candidates will work within a team of 15 Obstetricians and 11 Gynaecologists, and will participate in the out of hour’s services in Obstetrics only in a non-resident on-call rota. They will be expected to deliver antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care to the highest standards and contribute to Consultant Delivery Unit cover (’Hot Days’) and a 1 in 14 on-call rota. 

The holder of this post will be expected to take on the role of the Fetal Monitoring Lead for the unit, supporting the service in meeting Ockenden recommendations. We also expect the appointee to participate in MDT training and have experience in managing women with complex medical conditions, in line with our status as a regional Maternal Medicine Network Hub for the Eastern region.

There is opportunity for applicants to develop areas specific to their obstetric area of interest. We have specialist MDT clinics in Diabetes, Cardiology, Endocrine, Epilepsy, Haematology, and Renal disease. We also have specialist antenatal clinics for perinatal mental health and pre-term labour as well as our specialist Fetal Medicine Service. We are the regional unit for abnormally invasive placenta.

The appointee will be expected to participate in both undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and training within the Rosie Hospital as part of Cambridge University Hospitals.

Please refer to the Job description and Person specification attached for further details on the main responsibilities and duties for this post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Miss Shazia Bhatti, Speciality Lead for Obstetrics via email at or Miss Hannah Missfelder-Lobos, Clinical Director for Women’s Services via email at or alternatively contact Secretary to both Mrs Jayne Shorten via telephone on 01223 256979.         

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