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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/04/2020.

Senior Clinical Fellow - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Job Reference: 297-1920-2574

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
297 CC Medical Staff Gynaecology
£48,075 pa


Please note should your application be successful, we will contact you via the email address you have provided on your application form.


All references from current and previous employers will be sought and MUST cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Where possible this should be from two seperate employers. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

PLEASE NOTE it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their DBS certificate if a check is required for the post. There are two methods of payment either directly through the online portal using a credit or debit card or through deduction from your monthly pay over a maximum of three months.

All new entrants to the NHS will be appointed on the minimum of the pay scale in line with Agenda For Change Terms & Conditions.

Senior Clinical Fellow ( Post CCT) in Sub-fertility & Assisted Conception

The advertised post of Senior Clinical Fellow (Registrar) in Sub-fertility & Assisted Conception is to start in August 2020 on a full-time basis for twelve months with a possibility of an extension after this time.

The post offers an excellent opportunity to gain clinical experience in all aspects of fertility management and assisted conception in a highly successful tertiary level fertility unit. Gateshead Fertility Unit situated in purpose built premises in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead has an excellent reputation and consistently produces success rates amongst the highest in the region. The successful candidate will develop skills necessary to perform the full range of assisted conception procedures including transvaginal scanning for follicular monitoring, intra-uterine insemination, trans-vaginal egg collection and embryo transfer as well as the management of patients with fertility problems at a secondary care level.

The post is ideally suited for a candidate who has been awarded the certificate of completion of training (CCT) and preferably the Advanced Training Skills Modules (ATSM) in subfertility and Reproductive medicine

Although this post cannot be counted towards specialist training requirements, the post holder will have a named consultant as Educational supervisor and will have full access to appropriate study leave, annual leave and educational opportunities, as available to other training post holders in the department.

This is a full time post and contribution to the tier 2 on call system as part of a full shift system is expected. For full details of the post and the department, please see the attached document. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Mr Ian Aird, Lead Consultant for fertility services for an informal discussion and visit to the unit.

Applicants who have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date are to assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who may require sponsorship through the UK Border Agency to work in the UK. However, those candidates must be aware that appointment to the post may not be considered if a suitably qualified experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available and/or the post does not attract sufficient points. During the interview process, all candidates will be requested to provide appropriate original documentation to ensure their legal right to work in the UK may be verified.

Candidates who require sponsorship are strongly advised to visit the UK Border Agency website and familiarise themselves with what is required. There is a facility on this site to access the points based calculator and work through an example which should assist candidates in their understanding of the process.

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 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

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