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Locum Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year + OOH
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Locum Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology This is a 10 PA locum appointment for a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at St Jamess Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds. The post will be available immediately for a period of 6 months with a possibility of extension to 12 months. This post will deliver 10 PAs supporting the Obstetric and Gynaecology team across Leeds General Infirmary and St James University Hospital. This is a new post and has been developed to address an increase in demand for the service. Specifically this post requires applicants with enhanced surgical and laparoscopic skills. We want to encourage the successful candidate to develop a specialist interest within their job plan, supported by the wider Obstetric and Gynaecology team following discussion with the Department. The post will be based at St Jamess University Hospital and the Leeds General Infirmary.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant should be a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists MRCOG and should be on the Specialist Register or within six months of being admitted to the Register for trainees if currently in a training programme within the UK, or have references which have been authorised by the Deputy Medical Director and Clinical Director. Applicants should have established skills in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Excellent communication and team working skills, a strong commitment to teaching and service development are essential. Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital, which can be arranged by contacting: Dr Thomas Everett Clinical Director 0113 2064059 Dr Hlupekile Chipeta Lead Clinician 0113 2067252 Dr Elizabeth Bonney Lead Clinician 0113 2064059 Jo Haigh General Manager0113 2064059

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This post is a locum post for a period of 6 months with a possibility of extension to 12 months.


This is a 10 PA locum appointment for a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.

This post will deliver 10 PAs supporting the Obstetric and Gynaecology teams across Leeds General Infirmary and St James University Hospital.

This post has arisen as part of the replacement of Consultant staffing within the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Womens Clinical Service Unit (CSU) and the beginning of longer term workforce planning for Building the Leeds Way the opening of a the new hospital incorporating Maternity Services.

Obstetric Departments

Womens Clinical Service Unit (CSU) in Leeds provides comprehensive secondary care for the local population and enjoys a position as a regional centre for all subspecialties. There are 23 obstetric Consultants within the Womens Clinical Service Unit.

We were recently rated Good by the CQC.

The St Jamess Maternity Unit, which is located in Gledhow Wing, deals with approximately 4,700 deliveries per year. The Leeds General Infirmary Maternity Unit, located within Clarendon Wing, has around 4,900 deliveries per annum. Each Unit has a General Antenatal Outpatient Department, an Antenatal Day Unit, Maternity Assessment Unit, Fetal Assessment Unit and Obstetric Ultrasound Department. Consultant presence is currently around 85 hours per week at each unit. Fetal Medicine is based at LGI.

Antenatal Outpatients

In addition to high risk antenatal clinics, there are a variety of specialist clinics run in conjunction with the relevant Physicians on either the St Jamess or LGI site. These include a Cardiac Clinic, Renal Clinic, Diabetic Clinic, Substance Abuse Clinic, Endocrine Clinic (thyroid, adrenal and pitutary), Teenage Pregnancy Clinic, Preterm Prevention Clinic, Obstetric Haematology Clinic and a Rheumatology clinic.

The Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit is located at St Jamess and, although it comes under the auspices of Gynaecology, there are naturally close links between the Obstetric Departments and EPAU. A recurrent miscarriage clinic is run from the EPAU providing both a diagnostic service and support in early pregnancy.

Fetal Medicine

The Fetal Medicine Unit runs clinics five days a week at LGI offering invasive prenatal diagnosis, diagnosis and management of congenital anomalies, rhesus disease including in-utero transfusion.

The Building the Leeds Way project is an exciting development that involves, amongst other projects, the construction of a major new hospital at the Leeds General Infirmary site. On completion, the maternity services from both current sites will merge to this new hospital, creating one of the largest and newest maternity units in the country.


The postholder will join a team of 11 consultants. There is also a large team of nurse specialists who deliver clinical expertise in sub-specialty areas of Urogynaecology, Colposcopy and Hysteroscopy. The CSU provides secondary and tertiary services for Leeds, Yorkshire and significant parts of the North of England.

The Leeds Centre for Womens Health comprises a gynaecology ward, the gynaecology day-case unit, acute gynaecology and early pregnancy unit (GATU & EPU) and is based on the St Jamess site. Our outpatient facility is located close to the inpatient unit, and enables the team to undertake more procedures in the outpatient setting and with the necessary facilities for assessment, diagnosis and treatment, usually on the same day. This department has recently incorporated gynaecology ultrasound scanning facilities to streamline the pathway. This hub is the home of the gynaecology nurse specialists, who already deliver a higher volume of nurse-led diagnosis and treatment clinics than any other centre nationally.

We work closely with community gynaecology services and launched the Integrated Gynaecology Service in partnership Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust in 2018. This has been very successful and enabled both teams to care for patients in the right setting.

For full job description and personal specification, please see documents attached.

Person Specification
  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Experience of Labour ward management at a high level and demonstrate full range of skills necessary to provide expert care in a tertiary referral obstetric unit
  • Possess a high level of clinical competence in general gynaecology and should be able to care for women with acute gynaecological illnesses independently.
  • ATSM in Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Advanced antenatal practice labour ward practice, Abortion care
Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills
  • MB BS or equivalent
  • MRCOG - Candidates should hold or be within six months of obtaining a CCST in General Obstetrics & Gynaecology or have equivalent training and experience and be listed on the Specialist Register
  • MRCOG - Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists or equivalent international qualification.
  • At the time of the interview applicants must be on the Specialist Register.
  • Applicants must provide information regarding their status from the GMC and/or relevant Royal College at the time of applications, in order for their application to be progressed further.
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely.
  • Should have completed a recognised training programme labour ward practice.
  • Applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English.
  • Achieved the minimum score of 7 across all 4 of the following categories in the academic International English Language Testing System IELTS in a single sitting within 24 mths at time of applicattion
  • Achieved the minimum Grade B across all 4 of the following categories in the Occupational English Test OET in medicine in a single sitting within 24 months at time of application
  • ATSM in Menopause Care, Hysteroscopy, Advanced antenatal practice, labour ward practice
Clinical, Academic, and Personal Skills
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances.
  • Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.
  • Experience of participation in regular clinical audit.
  • Well organised and skilled in good time management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team.
  • Understanding of current issues in the NHS.
  • Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff.
  • Previous attendance on Appraisal Techniques and Small Group Teaching Workshops.
  • Attendance at recognised management course.
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice
  • Eligibility to work in UK
  • Medically fit to fulfil ALL aspects of the post, and be able to respond quickly to emergencies, as necessary. Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice).
  • Hold full GMC Registration with a license to practice.
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview)
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CESR (or) European Community Rights

Employer details
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Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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