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Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per annum
Closing date
16 Mar 2024

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Obstetrics or Obstetrics & Gynaecology (main interest of Obstetrics)

Obstetric facilities based at Airedale General Hospital include inpatient and outpatient maternity services. Over 2000 babies are delivered at Airedale Hospital each year.

Antenatal services are predominantly provided within the maternity unit at Airedale Hospital with 61% of women booked as high-risk requiring consultant led antenatal services during 2018/19. A consultant will also still lead on the delivery of a planned midwife led pathway if complications were to arise during pregnancy.

The Obstetrics and Gynaecology medical workforce is currently comprised of 9 consultants and 1 Associate Specialists who provide essential patient led services.

Airedale General Hospital work jointly with other local NHS providers in the region, including Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford District Care Trust, to help ensure we can deliver a patient led collaborative service and thereby promoting a culture of safety and improvement.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide clinical expertise and responsibility to the service in terms of knowledge, clinical activity and guidance as needed
  • Clinical and administrative responsibility for the proper functioning of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department
  • Develop standards, procedures and robust systems in the department to ensure safe, high quality and efficient patient care from the point of entry into the department to admission or discharge from the department
  • Supervision of the junior medical staff in the Unit who will have opportunity to learn on a one-to-one basis on both formal and informal rounds and also on ad hoc basis throughout the day
  • An active part in educational programmes for junior medical staff, including formal teaching sessions and clinical audits relevant to the needs of the Unit
  • To teach and train staff in other medical disciplines, nursing and support staff as appropriate
  • Maintain an up-to-date job plan and personal development plan
  • Register and participate in the appropriate CPD scheme with the RCOG
  • Issuing of advice to GPs on suitability of patients for admission to hospital

About us

  • Work with colleagues to provide a consultant-led service with the highest standard of care
  • Work with the multi-professional team to develop care pathways and clinical guidelines
  • Develop and maintain good working practices with wards, out-patients and the Obstetric & Gynaecology Department
  • Collaborate and promote close working links with colleagues, other departments and primary care
  • Offer educational, clinical support and leadership to junior medical colleagues, nursing colleagues and other members of the multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ensure appropriate information is made available to staff to measure clinical performance and enable meaningful benchmarks to be established and evaluated within your area of responsibility
  • Ensure there is a robust process for reviewing the quality of services provided, explaining the causes of success and failure and ensure the highest standards are maintained
  • Provide a role model of professional leadership, which underpins the corporate values and behaviours agreed by the organisation, ensuring these are understood and demonstrated by the medical workforce within your area and take remedial action where poor behaviours are demonstrated
  • Ensure that junior doctors training conforms to college requirements
  • Participate in the appraisal of medical staff within the department in line with the Trust's agree policy
  • Mentoring is offered to new and current consultant employees of the Trust

Job description
Job responsibilities


Job Planning will be based on a partnership approach. Consultants are asked to prepare a draft job plan which is then discussed and agreed with the Clinical Director and then presented to the Medical Scrutiny Committee for approval. Job plans will list all the NHS and any private duties of the consultant, the number of Programmed Activities for which the Consultant is contracted and paid, the consultants objectives and agreed supporting resources.

The duties and responsibilities set out in a Job Plan will include, as appropriate:

  • Direct Clinical Care duties including on-call work
  • Supporting Professional Activities
  • Additional NHS responsibilities determined against the agreed Trust tariff allocation
  • External duties

The Trusts strategy is to increase the use of its capital resources e.g. Theatre, Endoscopy and OPC to facilitate increased productivity and efficiencies which supports the growth of market share and business development.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration
  • MRCOG or equivalent
  • Training & experience equivalent to that required for UK CCT
  • Entry onto the Specialist Register in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or within 6 months of CCT date at interview


  • MD or higher degree


  • Experience of postgraduate and undergraduate teaching
  • Evidence of having undertaken audit work that has brought about change
  • Evidence of experience and commitment to the specialty.
  • Ability to offer an expert clinical opinion within the specialty.


  • Published research in peer reviewed journal




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