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Clinical Fellow (ST3+) in Reproductive Medicine

Barts Health NHS Trust
£43,923 to £63,152 per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

Job Details

Barts Health NHS Trust are currently welcoming applications for a full time Clinical Fellow (ST3+) to join the Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, based at St Bartholomew's Hospital. This appointment will initially be for 12 months on a fixed term basis which can be extended to two years.

The Fertility service at Barts Health is one of the largest NHS services and has excellent clinical results. The Centre receives referrals for secondary and tertiary diagnosis and treatment, and offers a wide range of services, including all forms of male and female outpatient diagnostic assessment, assisted reproduction technologies including IUI, IVF, ICSI, sperm and ovum donation, surrogacy, a full range of sperm retrieval techniques, and male and female fertility preservation for acute and chronic conditions including oncological.

The Centre also offers specialised menopausal, gynae-endocrinology, andrology clinics, and general benign gynaecological and reproductive surgery.

Barts Health CRM is a recognized training centre for:

RCOG-HEE Sub Specialist training in Reproductive Medicine.

HEE training centre for Clinical Scientist Programme (STP).

RCOG ATSM in Subfertility & Reproductive Health

RCOG Intermediate Gynaecology Ultrasound module

RCOG ATSM in Menopause

BFS training modules

Main duties of the job

This is one-year post with a possibility of extension for a second year depending on clinical and research assessment.

The post holder will be trained in all aspects of general fertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART). Activities will include outpatient assessment, ultrasound scanning, monitoring of ART treatment (ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination, IVF treatment, ICSI, ovum donation, surrogacy etc), transvaginal oocyte retrievals and tubal patency assessment including hysterosalpingograms and Hycosys. They will also be exposed to sperm retrieval techniques and trans-abdominal oocyte retrieval as well as reproductive surgery.

The post holder will also have the opportunity to participate in the Fertility Preservation program, Menopause and Fertility-BRCA clinics.

The post holder will be encouraged to get involved in all aspects of Clinical Governance within the Fertility Department. The post holder will be encouraged to take an active part in each HFEA, CQC, ISO inspection and the preparation and implementation of the post-inspection action plans

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will join a team of 4 Clinical Fellows (all ST3+) and a senior team of 4 consultants and 2 Specialist grade doctors. They shall be allocated an educational supervisor to oversee their training in reproductive medicine.

The Barts CRM is active in basic and clinical research. The post holder will be encouraged to participate in these activities. Protected time will be allocated for research, depending on the holders participation and clinical workload.

All clinical fellows are encouraged to present their research projects regularly and attend meetings, national and international, with further opportunities to publish these in peer review journals.

The post holder may be asked to participate on the Registrar / Senior Registrar on call rota with out of hours commitments (evening and weekends) for obstetrics and gynaecology at the Royal London Hospital (currently 1:5 rota). The details will be discussed at the interview and a finalise decision taken before the successful candidate start the post.

Person Specification
Qualifications and Higher Qualifications

  • MBBS/MB ChB or equivalent MRCOG


  • MD, MSc

Knowledge Clinical experience in Specialty and Sub Specialty

  • 5 years Obstetrics & Gynaecology (approaching ST5 or above) with matching competency records


  • Ultrasound scanning
  • Competence in ART procedures

Academic achievement and Research

  • Publications in peer reviewed Journals, Presentation in National and International meetings

Training expected

  • Previous training in Infertility Centre

Management/Audit Experience

  • Appropriate to grade

Personal Skills

  • Mature all rounder Sympathetic to patients Good communication skills Interest in Research


  • Good organizational skills

Personal Circumstances

  • Registered with GMC





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