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Job Title: Locum Consultant Obs & Gynae with Gynaecology interest NHS Medical & Dental

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Venue: St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals

Job Description:


Locum Consultant Obs & Gynae with Gynaecology interest

NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant




£84,559 - £114,003 per annum


12 months (fixed term)


10/09/2022 - 23:59

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Full Job Description

Main area Obstetrics and Gynaecology Grade NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant Contract 12 months (fixed term) Hours Full time - 10 sessions per week (plus on-calls) Job ref 409-4140187 Site Whiston Hospital Town Prescot Salary £84,559 - £114,003 per annum Salary period Yearly Closing 10/09/2022 23:59

In the St Helen’s and Knowsley NHS Teaching Hospitals Trust family, everyone matters. Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We embrace people from all backgrounds, and we want you to bring our whole self to work where you feel respected and valued as an individual and part of our team. We expect kindness in everything you say and do. By committing to this, you will find a fulfilling, supportive and safe place to work at STHK.

Job overview This post is for a Locum Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with Gynaecology interest for a fixed term of 12 months. This is a whole time post offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Medic to join a dynamic, rapidly expanding team delivering multidisciplinary acute care in St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals.

This is a replacement post designed to improve the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Service in St Helens & Knowsley, and to share the general workload with the other Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The successful candidate will join a team of 11 Consultants within the directorate who currently provide services for General Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Feto-maternal Medicine, Urogynaecology, Menstrual disorders, Menopause, Subfertility, Outpatient hysteroscopy and Gynaecological Oncology. The directorate is supported by 7 SAS Doctors (2 Associate specialists and 5 Specialty doctor), 5 Specialty Trainees 3+ and 8 Clinical Fellows (2 STr 1& 2, 5 GPSTrs, 1 F2).

Applicants are required to hold Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (UK or equivalent qualifications), to be fully registered with the General Medical Council, and to be on the Specialist Register or due to obtain their CCT within six months of the date of interview. Main duties of the job Appointee will be expected to provide a high quality service with a responsibility for diagnosis, management and treatment of all patients referred to the speciality along with other consultants.

They will be responsible for the day to day management of patients under his/her care. Share with his / her consultant colleagues the responsibility for providing outpatient and in-patient services for the local population served by St Helens & Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust. Be required to foster relationships between various members of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Directorate and also with midwifery, nursing, professional, secretarial and technical staff.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to work flexibly in achieving high quality care, with particular emphasis on:

Ensuring targets for maintaining waiting time for outpatient appointments and clinics are achieved.

Ensuring the policies for communication with General Practitioners and patients are followed Ensuring that optimal use is made of all resources to the post. Working for our organisation Our latest achievements include:

  • Acute Trust of the Year – HSJ Awards November 2019

  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018

  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)

  • Best acute Trust in the Northwest for quality of care (NHS Staff Survey 2021)

  • Best place to work in the Northwest (NHS Staff Survey 2021)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2021 the Trust scored the highest marks in the Northwest for the following areas;

  • Standard of care

  • Best place to work

  • Care of patients being the Trust’s priority

  • Staff engagement

  • Staff morale

  • Compassionate and inclusive

  • Providing a safe environment for staff

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To provide consultant level input into obstetrics and gynaecology services. The on-call commitment is 1: 10 resident”.

An area of special interest which would complement those existing areas of special interest within the department would be welcomed.

Gynaecology operating will include majors and minor cases.

To provide a consultant led Labour Ward Session during the normal working week. The unit currently has achieved compliance with 60 hours consultant presence on the labour ward. We have introduced a consultant of the week system (LW “Hot week”) and all consultants are expected to be part of this arrangement with appropriate reflection in job plans. The Hot week will be 1: 11 weeks with this appointment on duty for LW and emergencies (with no other commitments); this averages out to 1 PA for LW duties in JP; 8am -6pm (Mon – Fri :accounts for 50 hours); On call (Non-Resident) consultant on site 9am – 2pm (Sat & Sun : accounts for 10 hours).

To provide other clinical sessions as indicated on the agreed job plan.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Full GMC registration and on Specialist Register or within six months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent at time of interview CESR candidates must have written GMC confirmation of successful application

  • MB ChB or equivalent medical qualification

  • MRCOG or equivalent medical qualification

Desirable criteria

  • Further Higher Degree

Knowledge & Experience Essential criteria

  • Evidence of achievement of competencies by time of appointment in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice

  • Demonstrates the necessary range, depth and breadth of competencies specified in the General Obstetrics & Gynaecology curriculum and applying to this post

  • RCOG ATSM or equivalent and demonstrable experience including that relating to a special interest to complement existing colleagues e.g. Advanced Labour ward practice ATSM and Subfertility and Reproductive health ATSM or Urogynaecology and Vaginal surgery ATSM ATSM

  • Demonstrable experience to manage a Labour Ward independently

Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of relevant research e.g. presentations, publications in peer reviewed journals

Skills Essential criteria

  • Demonstrate skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues

  • Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply clinical judgement to problems

  • Knowledge and experience to participate on the Consultant on call rota

  • Demonstrates ability to undertake robust audit / research within team structure

  • Evidence of appropriate teaching experience

  • RCOG ATSM or equivalent and demonstrable experience including that relating to a special interest to complement existing colleagues e.g. Advanced Labour ward practice ATSM and Subfertility and Reproductive health ATSM or Urogynaecology and Vaginal surgery ATSM ATSM

  • Demonstrable experience to manage a Labour Ward independently

Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of relevant research e.g., presentations, publications in peer reviewed journals

  • Special interest accreditation in e.g., Menopause ATSM or Acute gynaecology and early pregnancy ATSM

  • Evidence of relevant academic achievements, e.g. degrees, awards

Other Essential criteria

  • Up to date and fit to practise safely

  • Ability to adapt language as appropriate to the situation

  • Ability to build rapport, listen, persuade & negotiate

  • Ability to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems/make decisions

  • Ability to work effectively with others

  • Ability to work in multi-professional teams

  • Ability to supervise junior medical staff

  • Ability to take in others’ perspectives and treat others with understanding

  • Ability to manage/prioritise time and information effectively

  • Ability to prioritise own workload.

  • Basic IT skills

  • Ability to monitor developing situations and anticipate issues

  • Ability to operate under pressure, use own initiative & resilience to cope with changing circumstances

  • Ability to take responsibility for own actions

Transitional arrangements are in place for EU,EEA and Swiss Citizens following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Should you this apply to you, you are advised to familiarise yourself with these arrangements to ensure you continue to have right to work in the UK and how to evidence that right in the future. Please see the document attached to this vacancy. This requirement does not apply to Irish citizens, who can continue to freely enter, live and work in the UK.

The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action. Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received from which a shortlist can be confirmed therefore you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience. The Trust may contact you during the recruitment process for your feedback on your experience.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, welcome applications from everyone, and value the contribution of diverse talent, knowledge, experience, and skills. At STHK you will find supportive staff networks for Black and Minority Ethnic staff, LGBT+ staff, Disabled staff, Carers, Menopause and Veterans.

As a Disability Confident Leader, we generally offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. If you wish to apply under this Disability Confident interview scheme, there is an opportunity to indicate this on the online application form. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal or high-peak times we may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled and non-disabled people.

Any monitoring information gathered during the application process relating to protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is gathered for statistical purposes only and is not made available to recruiting managers at any stage of the recruitment process If you are having difficulty completing an online application, or require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact

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