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Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The appointment will be whole time. Any Consultant who is unable for personal reasons, to work whole time, will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with Consultant colleagues.


Your normal place of work will be as discussed at interview and will be confirmed in Section 1 of your contract but you may be required to work in other locations of the Trust. In particular, flexibility is required across the three main Hospital sites (Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital, Glenfield Hospital). If your initial location is based at one of these sites, excess travel reimbursement will not apply for a permanent/temporary change to base.

Main duties of the job


The department is looking for a dynamic and energetic Obstetrician/Gynaecologist to contribute to the Tertiary level service to patients at University Hospitals of Leicester, NHS Trust.

  • To provide a gynaecology outpatient clinic
  • To provide a gynaecology operating list
  • To participate in the acute obstetric service at UHL, including Maternity Assessment Units, ward rounds, Caesarean section lists
  • Supervise and train junior medical staff.
  • Undertake sessions on the Delivery Suite i.e. participate in the hot week, and work closely with midwifery and other colleagues to engender a supportive and mutually respectful atmosphere.
  • Take an active role and leadership in the clinical governance process
  • Take part in multidisciplinary case discussions and care planning.
  • Teaching, complaint and incident management and administration.
  • To be involved in appraising and assessing juniors.
  • To contribute to ongoing research activities at UHL.

The service currently runs across two sites (Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital), and the successful candidate will be expected to work at both units as required. The obstetrics service will be centralised into a single site at Leicester Royal Infirmary as part of the New Hospital Programme.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centre.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do.

They are:

  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: (

Job description
Job responsibilities

The job plan will be subject to annual review, with any revisions sought by mutual agreement but it is expected that the successful candidate will work with the CMG management team to ensure that services are delivered efficiently and reflect best practice with processes and governance to match - this may require new and flexible ways of working in the future.

The job plan runs over a nine week period and consists of 2 types of working week:

  • Hot Week Delivery Suite Cover
  • Core job plan

The Consultants work in teams. The teams provide prospective cover for clinics, MAU and elective Caesarean section lists. Therefore there has to be a degree of flexibility for these sessions.

Person Specification
Qualifications / Training

  • MB BS or Equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration
  • MRCOG or appropriate specialist registration
  • Relevant CCT or equivalent ('equivalence' must be confirmed by GMC by date of AAC).


  • Membership of relevant Specialist Societies or Associations.
  • Higher degree eg MSc, MD, PhD or equivalent.

Experience / Clinical Skills

  • Fully trained in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Clinical Knowledge and Expertise: Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgment to problems demonstrates clear, logical thinking/analytical approach understands evidence based practice
  • IT Skills, ability to use web browser, excel, word etc.
  • Willingness to develop skills and experience in areas of interest
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Delivery of good acute clinical care

Job related special skills

  • Active involvement in audits and research.


  • Prepared to live within 10 miles or 30 minutes of the hospital communicate effectively (written and oral) with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies Empathy and sensitivity: Ability to listen and take in others' perspectives caring approach to patients.


  • Awareness of Service Development issues
  • Evidence of management experience

Communication Skills

  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication with patients and colleagues.
  • To be empathic and sensitive capacity to take others perspectives and treat others with understanding.
  • Highly Developed Emotional Intelligence


  • Highly developed emotional intelligence
  • High standard of presentation both written and verbal
  • Demonstrable track record of successful change management
  • Proven ability to maintain focus in a demanding environment

Audit/ Quality Improvement

  • Experience in, and commitment to medical audit.


  • Completion of formal courses in audit. oPublished Audit


  • Experience of, and commitment to teaching undergraduate and postgraduates
  • Enthusiastic and ability to inspire others


  • Post Graduate qualification or ATSM in medical education. Appraisal and assessment skills





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