Senior fellow in obstetrics and gynaecology

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Online applications are invited for a full time post as a senior fellow (ST3+) in obstetrics and gynaecology commencing ASAP.  This post is fixed term for 12 months. This post is not recognised by the post graduate dean for training.

This post is for a full time position although applications for less than full time positions are welcome

This is a post starting ASAP in Obstetrics and Gynaecology based in the Princess Anne Hospital at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. UHS provides services to 1.3 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire, plus specialist services such as neurosciences, cardiac services and children's intensive care to more than 3 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands.

The Trust is also a major centre for teaching and research in association with the University of Southampton and partners including the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust.

The Southampton Maternity Service spans the acute hospital setting and the community ensuring that women receive care across the continuum from before pregnancy to postnatal periods. The unit is co-located with a large tertiary Neonatal Unit with a total of 36 cots.

In 2017 there were approximately 6000 births occurring on three sites:  the Princess Anne Hospital labour ward (obstetric led births); the co–located Broadlands Birth Centre (midwife-led births); and the stand-alone New Forest Birth Centre (NFBC) at Ashurst. For women who are considered to be at low risk, midwifery led care is encouraged and a choice of birthplace is offered inclusive of home birth. There is a regional fetal and maternal medicine service and high-risk antenatal clinics are increasingly focused on specific conditions with women referred to specific clinics if they have congenital heart disease, endocrine disease, epilepsy, drug use, monochorionic twins, previous preterm labour or other relevant medical co morbidities.

UHS provides an extensive range of general and specialised tertiary level gynaecology services also based at the Princess Anne Hospital. These include advanced laparoscopic, gynae-oncology, urogynaecology and pelvic floor surgery. There is also a well-developed early pregnancy diagnostic and management service. Out-patient facilities include comprehensive obstetric and gynaecology ultrasound services, hysteroscopy, colposcopy, urodynamics, the Complete Fertility Unit and women’s physiotherapy.

This post therefore provides opportunities to experience a diverse range of obstetric and gynaecological services in our busy tertiary unit.

There is a three tier rota and this post is part of the 2nd on call tier with a resident Senior Registrar (ST6/7 or post-CCT Fellow) or Consultant present at all times and a Senior House Officer (F2, GPST1/2, ST1/2) first on-call.  Consultant obstetric presence on labour ward is now at 100+ hours and as such supervision is ideal for those at junior registrar level to build upon existing practical skills and decision making.

Weekly timetabled activities include outpatient clinics and theatres in addition to on call sessions and facilitate progression as per the RCOG speciality training curriculum.

There is an active practice education department with regular educational sessions including PROMPT and monthly Maternity Quality, Education and Safety, Together (MQUEST) sessions. Participation in clinical governance activities is supported and expected. The department provides undergraduate training for medical students from the University of Southampton and in addition to informal teaching there are opportunities for participation in formal teaching sessions and student mentoring.

Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists) which will be published and available at time of offers.

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Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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15 January 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £47,132 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

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