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SCF in O&G Ultrasound Scanning - Early Pregnancy

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£37,068 to £57,570 per annum
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

Job Details

Applications are invited for the above full time Senior Clinical Fellow post with a specialist interest in Early pregnancy scanning for this 660 bedded acute hospital serving a local population of approximately 400,000. The appointment will be made in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Service NHS Medical and Dental Staff (England) 2002. This is a fixed term post available immediately. The Clinical Fellow will be based at Luton & Dunstable Hospital and will be part of the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Team.

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and delivering high quality clinical care.

Main duties of the job
  • To engage in working in the Obstetric Ultrasound Department, Early Pregnancy and Fetal medicine department.
  • The successful post holder who will join a dedicated team of Sonographers, EPC staff and Fetal medicine team will be expected to independently perform obstetrics and gynaecology scans and report in line with the departmental protocols
  • Develop an interest in and demonstrate excellence in one or more clinical sub-specialities of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Expectation to be involved in managing the Obstetrics and Gynaecology clinical workload and will be expected to partake in aspects of the middle grade rota at some stage
  • To be competent with the department computer and ultrasound reporting systems.
  • To regularly undertake the national practice self-audits, checking images for quality and keep updated with governance processes and technical knowledge
  • To prepare and advise patients in advance and during ultrasound procedures.
  • To discuss with medical and midwifery staff regarding the outcome of scans, including referring patients on directly to Consultants.
  • To communicate highly sensitive and complex information to patients and relatives, including, fetal abnormalities or death.
  • Demonstrate organisational skills by managing scan lists and good working relationships with colleagues and good communication with patients.
  • To participate in departmental research and audit

About us

Our Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton.

As part of our continued response to COVID19 the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (the 2014 Regulations) was updated and approved by Parliament. This meant that full COVID19 vaccination would become a condition of employment in all NHS roles which have face-to-face contact with patients and service users from 1 April 2022 unless exempt.

The Government subsequently announced that, given the changes to the Omicron variant, they believe it is no longer proportionate to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for NHS staff. The Government's decision is subject to Parliamentary process. This will require further consultation and a Parliamentary vote to be passed into legislation.

As this role is within scope of the current legislation COVID19 vaccination status will remain part of our routine Occupational Health check.

Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and your patients from the virus. If you're still unsure, you can find lots of information on COVID-19 vaccines and the booking process on the NHS Website.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post is subject to full GMC registration at the time of application

The appointments will be subject to full Occupational Health Clearance and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the successful candidates prior to commencement.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.If you have not received correspondence inviting you for interview within 28 days of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCOG part 1, 2
  • Certificate / experience in early pregnancy and gynaecology ultrasound
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at the time of appointment.
  • Evidence of completion of competencies or equivalent relevant to general surgery at time of application, and projected completion of ST7/8 competencies or equivalent relevant to general surgery by time of appointment in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice
Clinical Skills
  • Organisational and time management
  • Excellent communication and counselling skills
  • Ultrasound skills and ability to use ultrasound systems
  • Ability to make and implement management plans and clinical protocols
  • Ability to maintain high quality clinical records.
  • Personal management skills, including time management and paperwork satisfactorily.
Personal Skills
  • Team working: demonstrated experience working in a team, values the input of other professional in the team.
  • Managing others and team involvement: capacity to work co-operatively with others and demonstrate leadership when appropriate. Capacity to work effectively in multi-professional teams.
  • Coping with pressure: capacity to operate under pressure. Demonstrates initiative and resilience to cope with the setbacks & adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Demonstrates understanding of clinical research principles, methodology and ethics with a potential to contribute to research
  • Clinical Audit experience
  • IT Skills
  • Participation in research projects, evidence of publications, posters and abstracts.
  • Governance experience.
  • Postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Experience in EPC scanning, taking ATSM etc
  • Acting independently and managing own workload on a day to day basis
  • Experience of working as part of a multi- disciplinary team
  • Entry into a specialist training or equivalent programme in obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Independent reporting at Advanced practice level

Employer details
Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Lewsey Road



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About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020 following the merger of Bedford Hospital and the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.Previously the hospitals were run by two separate NHS trusts, Bedford hospital NHS Trust and Luton and Dunstable University Hospitals Foundation Trust.By combining the two hospitals we have been able to ensure the clinical sustainability of both sites and ensure that key services such as A&E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics can remain at both sites.Both hospitals deliver a full range of acute hospital services to a population of around 700,000.The new integrated Trust employs a combined workforce of approximately 8,000 staff, the largest NHS employer in Bedfordshire. The hospitals are supported by an army of 500 volunteers whose invaluable work helps the delivery of services.

Bedford Hospital

Working at Bedford Hospital

The Trust’s ethos is ‘every patient matters’, our vision is to provide patient focused high quality acute hospital care to meet the needs of our local community and we are constantly working with our staff to find new ways of working to ensure that our vision is achieved.

About Bedford

Whether you like high-octane thrills or you’re interested in history and the arts, if you want to entertain the family, or simply want to relax and enjoy quiet, unspoilt countryside, come and visit Bedford and north Bedfordshire.

The county town of Bedford is in one of England’s smallest counties, flanked east and west by tourist hotspots like Oxford and Cambridge and just a 35 minute train journey from central London.

Renowned as having one of the finest riverside settings in the country, enjoy panoramic views of the River Great Ouse from the restored Castle Mound; all that remains of Bedford castle, which was destroyed in the siege of 1224.

Bedford Borough is a vibrant area to live in with an abundance of leisure opportunities for residents and visitors. We pride ourselves on offering a fantastic programme of cultural events throughout the year, and providing a wide range of affordable health opportunities, through our quality parks, award winning leisure centers’ and sports development work.

The nearby town of Milton Keynes has a large shopping mall and is a short bus or train ride away. Road and transport links are fantastic from Bedford to the whole of the UK and Europe.

Luton airport is only 30 minutes by car or direct by train, other airports nearby are Stanstead, Birmingham, Heathrow and Gatwick, all within 1hour and 30 minutes by train or car.

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital is a top performing hospital and we are proud to care.

The Trust employs a diverse range of people in many different roles. In addition to doctors, nurses and therapy staff we employ people in a variety of other areas including administration, scientists, estates, technicians and support staff who all work together to deliver the best patient care. Our focus on excellence and patient safety remains our highest priority.

Staff are our most valuable asset and central to the delivery of safe, effective, excellent patient care.

The Trust strives to ensure staff feel valued, empowered, confident, motivated and focuses on developing staff to maximise their potential.

As an employee of the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital you can take advantage of a number of benefits that are available for all L&D staff which can be viewed here.

Why work for us?

Our way of working at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is about providing great patient care but it’s also about attracting and retaining excellent staff to provide that care. It’s about the qualities, knowledge and skills you bring to your role in the Trust and the support, development and job satisfaction you expect in return. It’s about sharing common priorities for improvement and embracing our Trust values while caring for our patients but also while working together as colleagues.

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