CONSULTANT IN OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY
Closed for applications on: 27-Sep-2022 00:01
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 27-Sep-2022 00:01
- Blackpool Victoria Hospital
- Whinney Heys Road
- FY3 8NR
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Fixed term: 6 months
- Full time - 10 sessions per week
- £88,364 - £119,133 Per Annum
- Salary period
- (NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant)
- Main area
- Locum Consultant.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.
We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.
We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance. Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.
This is an exciting opportunity for 2 candidates to join a dynamic consultant team as the 9th and 10th member for a locum post for 6 months periods. The successful applicants will be expected to provide general obstetrics and gynaecology services, contributing to 60 hours of delivery suite presence, 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
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, the Delivery Suite and Alongside 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.
Working for our organisation
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. 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.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please ensure you read the Job description and Person Specification attached to the advert in full before applying.
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If the role you have applied for requires a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check we will administer this as part of your pre-employment checks. Please note, you will be required to repay the cost on appointment. This will be collected via a salary deduction. You can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months from your salary or as a one-off payment on commencement in post. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered. Currently the charges are - Basic DBS check £22.00, Standard DBS check £22.00 and Enhanced DBS check £42.00.
You are encouraged where possible, to register for the DBS update service. This is an annual registration fee of £13. By registering for the update service you will not have the additional cost of repeated disclosures.
Should you withdraw your application, you may be required to reimburse the cost of the DBS check.
DBS checks remain free of charge for volunteer positions.
By submitting an application for this vacancy you are confirming your agreement to the above in the event you are successfully appointed.
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Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be judged against this.
Please note that every effort will be made to keep the vacancy live until published closing date, though there may be instances where such interest is generated, that for administrative reasons the post may close earlier.
Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.
The Trust does not offer interview expenses to shortlisted candidates unless indicated in the advert.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- 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
- Knowledge and skill relevant to the management of patients.
- 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) including (or equivalent experience)
- Labour ward management
- ATSM or equivalent experience in • Acute gynaecology and early pregnancy • Medical education • Benign gynaecology-Hysteroscopy • Vulval disease • Colposcopy
- Ability to lead others, think strategically
- Effective Team Player
- Evidence of relevant Continuing Professional Development
- Evidence of satisfactory compliance with appraisal requirements
Teaching & Training
- 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
- 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.
Further details / informal visits contact
- Raymond Gill
- Job title
- Administration Manager
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01253 956940
- Additional information
For all formal and informal enquires please contact Raymond Gill, Administration Manager on 01253 956940 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org