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NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Obstetrics & Gynaecology - General Buckinghamshire United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

*** GMC Registration Required ( General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 month of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification.
***Location: Buckinghamshire United Kingdom
***Speciality: Obstetrics & Gynaecology - General
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £79,860 to £110,465 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** Exact location details provided upon receipt of application / CV

Overview

Our NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

We have the opportunity for a Locum Obstetric Consultant to join our team at our clients NHS Trust in Buckinghamshire.

You will be joining us at a time of significant transformation within our maternity service. The client is striving for excellence across the service, from our community care to our labour suite and birth centres. Our tertiary centre provides specialist care and general maternity care to women from across Buckinghamshire.

The changes made to our clients service in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have increased the need for obstetric consultants who can work with their existing team. The hospitals have excellent collaboration with the midwifery colleagues, and are supported by a fantastic business team. All of their staff are encouraged to contribute to service improvement. When you join the hospital maternity family, you will be encouraged to do this not only through clinical work, but also through participating in leadership task groups focused on a variety of improvement objectives.

Although the posts will predominantly be to support the general obstetric service, the NHS facility are able to offer special interest sessions to candidates depending on their area of interest and prior experience.

Applicants must have a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and must be registered in the GMC’s specialist register.

Buckinghamshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty and ranks as one of the top rural areas to live in the UK*. Stretching from the outskirts of London to the Midlands, the county offers a unique mix of bustling towns alongside the rolling Chiltern Hills and the River Thames. Country walks run between picturesque villages whilst the superb travel links give quick and easy access to the cities of London, Oxford, Milton Keynes and Birmingham.

Department

The Maternity and Gynaecology department includes all hospital and community based obstetrics, gynaecology and midwifery services. Consultants contribute to our obstetrics and gynaecology service, of which you have obstetric consultants, gynaecologists, and combined obstetrician and gynaecologists.

The hospital based services are split between the two sites. Both have a labour suite which is associated with a level 3 Neonatal Unit, dedicated obstetric anaesthetic service, and inpatient and outpatient obstetric services. There is a 3 tier junior doctor 24 hour presence. The  fetal medicine centre accepts regional referrals, and is delivered across the two sites. There is a dedicated maternal medicine service, with multi-professional clinics including obstetric haematology, renal, and medical. There is a strong research presence in the department, with Buckinghamshire contributing to, and leading, national and international clinical trials.

Obstetric ultrasound is currently provided on the hospital campuses, by our radiology team and midwifery sonographers. Our obstetric consultants also lead specialist scan clinics including fetal growth surveillance, preterm birth.

The gynaecology service includes urogynaecology, reproductive medicine, benign and emergency gynaecology, and gynae oncology. The service is in the process of an exciting transformation project, with several aspects of the service relocating from the main site to the Buckinghamshire treatment centre.

There are fortnightly obstetric consultant meetings (via MSTeams) and quarterly departmental meetings.

General Duties- guideline only

  • Provision with the multi-professional team of high quality maternity and gynaecology care, both inpatient and outpatient.
  • Provision of reciprocal cover for periods of leave.
  • Continued responsibility for the care of patients in his/her charge and the proper functioning of the department.
  • These duties are subject to review from time to time in the light of the changing requirements of the service. If alterations to the described duties are required these will be mutually agreed between the appointee, his/her Consultant colleagues, and the Trust.
  • The person appointed will be required to devote substantially the whole of his/her time to the duties of the post and give them priority at all times.

Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates.

Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust's requirements and the individual's particular expertise.

A draft job plan is provided below. The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.

Day AM PM
Monday Ward Round/ Antenatal clinic Case review meeting
Tuesday Gynae outpatient clinic -----
Wednesday Labour suite (3 out of 4) Labour suite (3 out of 4)
Thursday Antenatal clinic/ Elective CS list (alternating) Maternal medicine specialist clinic
Friday Case review meeting -----

Salary

This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £79,860 to £110,465 a year with eight thresholds.

The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.

Teaching/Research

The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

  • To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements
  • To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients.

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities

Confidentiality

All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) - We can provide guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT - Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term, permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals.

We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

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