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Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Employer
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

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Job Details

Applications are invited for a Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynecology. This is an excellent opportunity within the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. Our complete commitment to developing careers means we're looking for proactive, motivated, forward thinking, and dynamic individuals to join our clinical team. This post is an important part of our ongoing development of Obstetric services at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. This is a new substantive post.

This post is based at Lister Hospital in Stevenage and comprises 10 core programmed activities (PAs) including both clinical sessions in both Obstetrics & Gynaecology and an on-call commitment.

The post holder will join an established consultant team offering a wide range of gynaecology and obstetrics specialist skills and experience, including specialist antenatal clinics for high-risk obstetrics, diabetes, fatal medicine, perinatal mental health, multiple pregnancy, gynae-oncology, colposcopy, infertility services, emergency gynaecology, early pregnancy complications, recurrent miscarriage, endometriosis, hysteroscopy and urogynaecology.

Main duties of the job
  • Providing clinical leadership for high-risk pregnancies
  • Providing clinical leadership and expertise in Obstetrics & Gynaecology supporting nursing and midwifery teams.
  • An active role in the provision of teaching and training for medical staff, nurses, midwives, and students.
  • Take part in the training of junior medical staff and medical students attached to the department
  • Maintenance of high-quality patient centred care
  • Shared responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service and participation in strategic planning
  • Active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and directorate clinical governance activity

Active participation in continuing medical education

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description
Job responsibilities
  • Providing clinical leadership for high-risk pregnancies
  • Providing clinical leadership and expertise in Obstetrics & Gynaecology supporting nursing and midwifery teams.
  • An active role in the provision of teaching and training for medical staff, nurses, midwives, and students.
  • Take part in the training of junior medical staff and medical students attached to the department.
  • Maintenance of high-quality patient centred care
  • Shared responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service and participation in strategic planning
  • Active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and directorate clinical governance activity

Active participation in continuing medical education

Person Specification
Qualifications/Training
Essential
  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register or, be within 6 months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview or, provide GMC confirmed eligibility for entry on the Specialist Register
  • MRCOG or appropriate specialist qualification
  • Obstetric Emergency Training Certificate (e.g., MOET, PROMPT, ALSO)
Desirable
  • MD or Ph.D./ Postgraduate academic degree
Previous Experience
Essential
  • Broad range of experience in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • RCOG Advance Labor Ward Practice ATSM or equivalent experience
  • Experience of supervising undergraduates, doctors in training and other colleagues
  • RCOG Advanced antenatal practice ATSM or equivalent experience
  • Ability to offer and be accountable for full and independent expert diagnostic opinion
  • Can evidence leading on patient safety issues and achieving a change in practice
Desirable
  • Other RCOG ATSMs that support the Dept needs
  • Published papers and original work in peer reviewed journals
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of audit, evidence based practice, and clinical quality improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrable experience and participation in research
Skills
Essential
  • Able to evidence engagement with clinical governance and the identification of errors and the learning from errors.
  • Evidence engagement with appraisal and revalidation
  • Able to show situational awareness and application of good decision making
  • Ability to effectively teach clinical skills
  • Ability to critically appraise published evidence
Knowledge
Essential
  • Demonstrate understanding of basic principles of audit, evidence-based practice, and clinical quality improvement initiatives
  • Comprehensive knowledge and insight regarding all the domains within the GMC standards of Good Medical Practice
Other Requirements
Essential
  • Demonstrates an interest and commitment to the specialty
  • Experience and evidence of engagement around the equality, diversity, and inclusion agenda. Able to actively support the development of a culture that recognises and promotes equality, values diversity, and actively leads by example in deploying these qualities. Understands the impact on equality, diversity, and inclusion issues in all aspects of service delivery and planning
  • Role model our Trust values every day
  • Understands and can demonstrate the values of the NHS constitution
  • Evidence of being up to date and fit to practice safely, and aware of own training needs


Employer details
Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust

Address

Lister Hospital

Corey Mills Lane

Stevenage

SG1 4AB


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