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Senior Clinical Fellow in Ambulatory Obstetrics & Fetal Medicine

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£37,068 to £57,570 a year + On Calls & London Weighting.
Closing date
17 Dec 2023
We seek an enthusiastic, experienced team player to join our award-winning academic department to help cover an HEE gap for a period of 6 months from 2ndOctober 2023. The successful candidate will join a busy, thriving department that is forward looking and innovative. We are the sector leaders in many aspects of obstetrical and gynaecology practice. Candidates must have 12 months or more registrar-level experience in UK obstetric practice.

Please be advised out of training doctors in our Trust are paid on the old 2002 contract

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will undertake clinical duties and training in our award-winning and nationally recognised ambulatory obstetric unit and our Fetal Medicine Unit. Basic obstetric ultrasound knowledge is required and the successful candidate will be supported and trained in more advanced fetal ultrasound. The fellow will assist in recruiting for the department's research studies. When on call the post holder will be on the three-tier rota covering obstetrics and gynaecology in a 1:8 on out of hours call frequency as the Specialist Registrar. A Specialty Registrar ST3-7 and Speciality Trainee ST1-2 also cover out of hours alongside the Specialist Registrar.

The appointee will also be expected to see patients under consultant supervision in the outpatient clinics including the one-stop ultrasound clinics, gynaecology clinics and the early pregnancy/acute gynaecology unit. The fellow will be trained to independent level in undertaking fetal anomaly, wellbeing scans (including Doppler evaluation) and be exposed to a wide range of normal and complicated pregnancies. The candidate would have the opportunity to devlop Intermediate Ultrasound scan skills (previously the RCOG Intermediate Ultrasound modules). Support completing ATSMs in related fields is available.

It is expected that the successful candidate will undertake clinical audits and undertake quality improvement projects (QIP) under consultant supervision as well as contributing to our research output

About us

We provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best preforming Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children's unit at West Middlesex - in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

Job description
Job responsibilities

In addition to their clinical role the successful candidate will be expected to be actively involved in the organisation and coordination of the multiple minimal access training courses run within the department. They will perform this role in close collaboration with existing faculty. Prior experience in medical education and training provision is strongly desired as well as an open and enthusiastic personality to bring the best out of delegates as well as working with medical industry to provide support.

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications
  • Full GMC registration with licence to practice
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Obstetric ultrasound intermediate RCOG competencies
  • 12 months middle grade/Registrar-level experience in NHS O& G practice
  • Competencies signed off for nonrotational forceps and rotational vacuum delivery
  • Experience with obstetric scanning
Personal qualities
  • Strong team player
  • Kind, affable and resilient

Employer details
Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

369 Fulham Road


SW10 9NH

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