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Senior Clinical Fellow (ST3+ equiv) in O&G

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

Job Details

The Senior Clinical Fellow will work under the supervision of the Consultants in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and will:
  1. Provide Registrar level support to the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department.
  2. Participate in the 1:12 ST3+ rota, including on call
  3. Attend ward & board rounds both with the Consultants, Specialty Training Doctors / Foundation Year 2 doctors. The post holder may also be responsible for unaccompanied ward rounds.
  4. Work under the supervision of and be responsible to their respective Consultant, or the on-call Consultant and, ultimately the Clinical Director.
  5. Contribute regularly to departmental teachings and meetings, Journal club.
  6. Undertake, exceptionally, to perform additional duties in occasional emergency and unforeseen circumstances.
  7. In case of difficulties of any kind, the post holder will seek the advice of the appropriate consultant but not expected to participate in any work beyond their level of expertise.
  8. Communicate effectively with patients, relatives and carers.
  9. When not directly supervised, Consultant advice and cover is always available. In case of difficulties of any kind, the post holder will seek the advice of the appropriate consultant.
  10. So far as is consistent with the proper discharge of the above duties, the appointee undertakes to deputise from time to time for absent colleagues.


Main duties of the job

Key tasks of the Post:
  • The post holder will provide Registrar level support to the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department.
  • The appointed applicant will participate in the 1:12 ST3+ rota, including on call
  • Attend ward & board rounds both with the Consultants, Specialty Training Doctors / Foundation Year 2 doctors. The post holder may also be responsible for unaccompanied ward rounds.
  • Work under the supervision of and be responsible to his/her respective consultant, or the on-call consultant and, ultimately the Clinical Director.
  • Regular contribution to departmental teachings and meetings, Journal club.
  • Undertake, exceptionally, to perform additional duties in occasional emergency and unforeseen circumstances.
  • In case of difficulties of any kind, the post holder will seek the advice of the appropriate consultant but not expected to participate in any work beyond their level of expertise.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, relatives and carers.
  • When not directly supervised, Consultant advice and cover is always available. In case of difficulties of any kind, the post holder will seek the advice of the appropriate consultant.
  • So far as is consistent with the proper discharge of the above duties, the appointee undertakes to deputise from time to time for absent colleagues.
  • The appointee undertakes, exceptionally, to perform additional duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.


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. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

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

The appointee will have Full UK General Medical at the time of application. Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advert 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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Miss Amrita Viegas

Job title: Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Email address: Amrita.viegas@ldh.nhs.uk

Person Specification
Eligibility
Essential
  • Full GMC registration with a Licence to Practice
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice
  • Evidence of achievement of ST1/CT1 competences in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at time of application and likelihood of achieving ST2/CT2 competences in Obstetrics and Gynaecology by the start date of the post
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
Language and Communication Skills
Essential
  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with students, patients and colleagues
  • Applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English
  • Applicants have scores in the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent equal to those required for recruitment to MMC specialty training programmes
  • If applicants believe that they have adequate communication skills but do not fit into one of the examples they need to provide evidence
  • Effective communication skills: Demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication and capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation
  • Able to communicate well with colleagues, parents and children
  • Empathy and sensitivity: Capacity to listen and take in others' perspectives
  • Works in partnership with patients: Always considers patients preferences when discussing treatment options and considers the full impact of clinical decisions on the patients
Desirable
  • 360 feedback
  • Patient survey feedback and reflections.
Personal Skills
Essential
  • 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
  • Problem solving & decision making: capacity to use logical /lateral thinking to solve problems & make decisions
  • Organisation and planning: capacity to organise oneself and juniors to prioritise own time management. Demonstrates punctuality, preparation and self-discipline. Understands importance of information technology
  • Flexible approach to work: able to adapt and work with employers to deliver improved patient care
  • Equality and diversity: promotes equality and values diversity
Desirable
  • Able to adapt to work with employers to deliver
  • Leadership skills: experience in leadership
  • Demonstrates skills needed for effective delegation within the team: 360 feedback
  • Driver with a valid license or ability to arrange own transport
Qualifications
Essential
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCOG part 1, 2
  • Post graduate Medical Diploma (MRCP/MRCS/MCEM/MRCPCH/MRCOG/MRCGP)
Desirable
  • MRCOG part 3
Clinical Skills
Essential
  • Relevant specialty clinical knowledge: capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge relevant to the job, specialty knowledge exam
  • Clinical judgement: experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk. Knows when to seek help, able to prioritise clinical need
  • Practical skills: shows aptitude for practical skills, required for the job
  • Proven ability to work effectively in different clinical settings required in the job
  • Competent to perform instrumental delivery and uncomplicated LSCS & ERPC
Desirable
  • Specialty knowledge exam / PG cert in medical education
Commitment to Clinical Governance/Improving quality of patient care
Essential
  • Clinical governance: Capacity to be alert to dangers or problems. Demonstrates awareness of good decision making. Aware of own limitations. Track record of engaging in clinical governance: reporting errors, learning from errors
  • Audit: evidence of active participation in audit
  • Teaching: evidence of interest and experience in medical student and junior doctor teaching
  • Research: understanding of the principles of research
Desirable
  • Research skills: Demonstrates understanding of the principles of research, evidence of relevant academic and research achievements
  • Teaching: evidence of experience in teaching where required in the job.


Employer details
Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ


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Company

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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