Consultant Gynaecologist - Special Interest in Cancer Unit/Diagnostics

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 04 June 2024

Job summary

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to join our well integrated team.

The post is aimed at a highly flexible candidate who is able to offer excellent care in diagnostic cancer services and complex operating. The interested candidate will understand national NHS targets and offer efficient cancer care through a multidisciplinary approach and liaising with the regional oncology MDT. The expansion will attract an individual who is patient centred and keen to work with the team to flexibly cover theatres, 2 week wait cancer clinics to enable best use of resource and deliver a 52 week service.

In addition to the challenges of the role, we can offer you a commitment to teaching, education, research and audit.

Candidates for the post must be registered medical practitioners and on, or eligible to join, the Specialist Register within six months of the date of the Appointments Committee.

Please read attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Main duties of the job

This expansion post aims to consolidate cancer diagnostics: delivering a flexible 52 week service and fully utilising theatres, 2 week wait clinics and diagnostics to achieve an excellent service for our patients. The candidate should demonstrate independent working and excellent laparoscopic skills to drive improvement within the cancer service.

For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact:Dr Michelle Russell (Clinical Director) michelle.russell5@nhs.net or Dr Rachel O'Donnell (Gynae-oncologist) on 0191 2825031, or via email at rachel.odonnell1@nhs.net.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion. We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Date posted

07 May 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-CON-24-115

Job locations

Gynaecology Specialty - RVI

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 4LP


Job description

Job responsibilities

Managerial: Provide expert opinion on patients with general gynaecology problems and take independent responsibility for their clinical care. Manage general gynaecology and the diagnostic cancer service. Undertake operating lists at the RVI/DTC. Provide the appropriate post-operative care for these patients. Contribute to the general organisation and running of the Gynaecology services within the Trust, working in close collaboration with colleagues. Participate in the departmental on-call for general gynaecology with a 1 in 12 rota. Co-Lead the diagnostic oncology service. Assist the Heads of Department, Directorate Manager and Clinical Director in the timely investigation of complaints working to provide reports within the timeframe set out by Trust policy Undergo Continued Medical Education (CME) in accordance with guidelines stipulated by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Participate fully in all aspects of Clinical Governance including audit and risk management. Undertake an appraisal. It is a condition of employment that so far as is reasonably practicable, all employees must minimise the risk of infection to themselves, colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors and, in so doing, must:o be familiar with, and adhere to Trust policies and guidance on infection prevention and controlo attend Trust Induction Programme(s) and statutory education programmes in infection prevention and controlo include infection prevention and control as an integral part of your continuous personal/professional developmento take personal responsibility so far as is reasonably practicable, in helping ensure that effective prevention and control of health care acquired infections is embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently by you and your colleagues.

Administrative: Undertake administrative duties in relation to the care of his/her patients and in relation to the running of the Departments of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecology in co-operation with the Heads of Department, Specialty Manager and Clinical Director.

Research: The Trust welcomes and encourages research as a high profile activity that compliments the service provided. The emphasis being studies that fall within the National Institute of Health Research Portfolio. Research development will be encouraged

Teaching: Participate in the teaching of undergraduate medical students from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in all parts of the course but specifically in stage 3 and 5 during the attachments in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Active involvement in the clinical supervision of all postgraduate trainees in the department with specific responsibility for a small number of individuals as educational supervisor under the direction of the college tutor. The incumbent will be expected to contribute to the teaching of ATSM and subspecialty trainees. Participate in the teaching and training of any other health care professionals within the directorate

Job description

Job responsibilities

Managerial: Provide expert opinion on patients with general gynaecology problems and take independent responsibility for their clinical care. Manage general gynaecology and the diagnostic cancer service. Undertake operating lists at the RVI/DTC. Provide the appropriate post-operative care for these patients. Contribute to the general organisation and running of the Gynaecology services within the Trust, working in close collaboration with colleagues. Participate in the departmental on-call for general gynaecology with a 1 in 12 rota. Co-Lead the diagnostic oncology service. Assist the Heads of Department, Directorate Manager and Clinical Director in the timely investigation of complaints working to provide reports within the timeframe set out by Trust policy Undergo Continued Medical Education (CME) in accordance with guidelines stipulated by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Participate fully in all aspects of Clinical Governance including audit and risk management. Undertake an appraisal. It is a condition of employment that so far as is reasonably practicable, all employees must minimise the risk of infection to themselves, colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors and, in so doing, must:o be familiar with, and adhere to Trust policies and guidance on infection prevention and controlo attend Trust Induction Programme(s) and statutory education programmes in infection prevention and controlo include infection prevention and control as an integral part of your continuous personal/professional developmento take personal responsibility so far as is reasonably practicable, in helping ensure that effective prevention and control of health care acquired infections is embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently by you and your colleagues.

Administrative: Undertake administrative duties in relation to the care of his/her patients and in relation to the running of the Departments of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecology in co-operation with the Heads of Department, Specialty Manager and Clinical Director.

Research: The Trust welcomes and encourages research as a high profile activity that compliments the service provided. The emphasis being studies that fall within the National Institute of Health Research Portfolio. Research development will be encouraged

Teaching: Participate in the teaching of undergraduate medical students from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in all parts of the course but specifically in stage 3 and 5 during the attachments in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Active involvement in the clinical supervision of all postgraduate trainees in the department with specific responsibility for a small number of individuals as educational supervisor under the direction of the college tutor. The incumbent will be expected to contribute to the teaching of ATSM and subspecialty trainees. Participate in the teaching and training of any other health care professionals within the directorate

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Specialist Skills

Essential

  • Primary Medical Qualification
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Entry onto the GMC Specialist Register (within 6 months from the date of the AAC)
  • ATSM BAS/Cancer Unit lead

Desirable

  • Higher Degree
  • Special skills training in the specialty
  • Colposcopy
  • Gynaecological ultrasound

Clinical Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of experience in the specialty
  • Evidence of a substantial commitment to the specialty
  • Ability to offer an expert clinical opinion within the speciality
  • Ability to take independent responsibility for the clinical care of patients referred to a tertiary centre

Desirable

  • Independent operating particularly advances laparoscopic skill
  • Exposure to morbidly adherent placenta

Management and Administration Experience

Essential

  • Involvement with management and project leadership within the specialty
  • Evidence of involvement in authoring or reviewing clinical guidelines
  • An understanding of Clinical Governance

Desirable

  • Proven management and administrative experience and understanding of management goals
  • Evidence of leadership / project management
  • Evidence of having implemented change
  • Experience in developing and implementing new technologies

Teaching

Essential

  • Experience of supervising junior medical staff
  • Experience of participation in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Ability to teach clinical / technical / practical skills

Desirable

  • Attendance at courses to develop teaching skills
  • Postgraduate qualification in medical education

Research

Essential

  • Evidence of involvement in and understanding of research methodology and publication of findings
  • Research/critical review of literature
  • Publications in the last five years

Desirable

  • Higher degree

Audit

Essential

  • Evidence of participation in audit

Desirable

  • Evidence of having changed practice as a result of audit
  • Evidence of having revisited the audit to assess improvement

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Alignment with the Trust's values
  • Flexible approach to service delivery and committed approach to development
  • Committed to share in professional, managerial and teaching responsibilities necessary to fulfil the obligations of the Directorate to the Trust and its workforce
  • A commitment to personal / unit CPD
  • Ability and willingness to work the on-call rota
  • Ability and willingness to work a more flexible pattern of working in the future if required, including evening and weekend work
Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Specialist Skills

Essential

  • Primary Medical Qualification
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Entry onto the GMC Specialist Register (within 6 months from the date of the AAC)
  • ATSM BAS/Cancer Unit lead

Desirable

  • Higher Degree
  • Special skills training in the specialty
  • Colposcopy
  • Gynaecological ultrasound

Clinical Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of experience in the specialty
  • Evidence of a substantial commitment to the specialty
  • Ability to offer an expert clinical opinion within the speciality
  • Ability to take independent responsibility for the clinical care of patients referred to a tertiary centre

Desirable

  • Independent operating particularly advances laparoscopic skill
  • Exposure to morbidly adherent placenta

Management and Administration Experience

Essential

  • Involvement with management and project leadership within the specialty
  • Evidence of involvement in authoring or reviewing clinical guidelines
  • An understanding of Clinical Governance

Desirable

  • Proven management and administrative experience and understanding of management goals
  • Evidence of leadership / project management
  • Evidence of having implemented change
  • Experience in developing and implementing new technologies

Teaching

Essential

  • Experience of supervising junior medical staff
  • Experience of participation in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Ability to teach clinical / technical / practical skills

Desirable

  • Attendance at courses to develop teaching skills
  • Postgraduate qualification in medical education

Research

Essential

  • Evidence of involvement in and understanding of research methodology and publication of findings
  • Research/critical review of literature
  • Publications in the last five years

Desirable

  • Higher degree

Audit

Essential

  • Evidence of participation in audit

Desirable

  • Evidence of having changed practice as a result of audit
  • Evidence of having revisited the audit to assess improvement

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Alignment with the Trust's values
  • Flexible approach to service delivery and committed approach to development
  • Committed to share in professional, managerial and teaching responsibilities necessary to fulfil the obligations of the Directorate to the Trust and its workforce
  • A commitment to personal / unit CPD
  • Ability and willingness to work the on-call rota
  • Ability and willingness to work a more flexible pattern of working in the future if required, including evening and weekend work

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Gynaecology Specialty - RVI

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 4LP


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Gynaecology Specialty - RVI

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 4LP


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

HR Advisor

Rachel Richardson

rachel.richardson22@nhs.net

Date posted

07 May 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-CON-24-115

Job locations

Gynaecology Specialty - RVI

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 4LP


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