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Consultant in Obs and Gynae with Interest in Fetal Medicine

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Pro Rota Per Annum
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Families and Integrated Community Care Division as a Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology with Special interest in Fetal Medicine. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an ambitious organisation serving a population of more than 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and with tertiary services across Lancashire and South Cumbria with a population of 1.7 million. Whatever you are looking for in your next career move, you will find it at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTH).

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates with a special interest in fetal medicine to join a dynamic consultant team as the 10th member for a permanent post. The successful applicants will be expected to provide general obstetrics and gynaecology services, contributing to 60 hours of delivery suite presence, and contributing flexibly to the needs of the department to address performance targets in gynaecology and obstetrics. We offer flexible working options with working from home where feasible.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the picturesque Fylde Coast. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

We recommend that all individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Job description
Job responsibilities

We have a forward-thinking Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology committed to developing and improving services for the women of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. There are currently 9 substantive consultants within the department, each with a special interest.

The Women's and Children's Unit is a new £13.3m extension to the existing Women's Unit to bring together women's and children's services. There is an Antenatal and Gynaecology Clinic, a dedicated Maternity Day Unit and Maternity Ultrasound Department, Delivery Suite alongside a Midwifery-Led Unit.

There is an active Gynaecology Day Suite where Colposcopy and ambulatory gynaecology procedures are carried out. The unit deals with an average of 3000 deliveries per year. This building also houses a large level 2 neonatal unit. The gynaecology beds are integrated into the female surgical ward and there is an early pregnancy assessment unit.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration with a current Licence to Practice
  • Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Relevant CCT or equivalent (equivalence must be confirmed by PMETB/GMC by date of AAC).
  • Entry onto The GMC Specialist register or eligibility for entry within 6 months of the date of the AAC.


  • Higher Medical Degree

Expertise in generalist field

  • Fetal medicine ATSM
  • Familiar with the management of fetal anomalies, fetal growth restriction and placenta accreta spectrum disorders


  • Higher fetal medicine education
  • Able to perform prenatal testing

Expertise in subspecialty field

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and patients
  • Ability to work efficiently and timeously
  • Completion of Appropriate Advanced Training Skills Modules to support skills for the post (or equivalent experience) Advanced labour ward Practice
  • Knowledge and skill relevant to the management of patients.

Team Working

  • Ability to lead others, think strategically
  • Effective Team Player


  • Willingness to participate in teaching


  • Teaching and evidence of participation in postgraduate teaching. Medical education ATSM

Research & Publications

  • Evidence of publications of a high standard relating to specialty


  • Evidence of ongoing research in specialty

Clinical Audit

  • Evidence of interest and depth of experience in medical audit

Management and Administration

  • Proven ability to lead a clinical team
  • Commitment to effective departmental management and management of a multidisciplinary group
  • Proven organisational skills


  • Proven management experience Understanding of resource management and quality assurance.
  • Evidence of management training

Personal and Interpersonal Skills

  • A willingness to accept flexibility to meet the changing needs of the NHS in Scotland
  • Effective communicator and negotiator
  • Demonstrate effective leadership
  • A willingness to develop special interests which conform to the needs of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
  • Ability to operate on a variety of different levels
  • Open and non-confrontational
  • Agreement to live within 15 miles of Trust or within 30 minutes by car.
  • Car owner with full driving licence.


  • Experience of supervision of other staff.
  • Understanding of principles of Clinical Governance.




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