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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/04/2020.

Locum Consultant Obs & Gynae

Job Reference: 297-1920-2573

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
297 CC Medical Staff Gynaecology
£79,860 to £107,668 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.

Locum Consultant – Obs & Gynae

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a well-respected and high performing team to cover maternity leave for a period of twelve months.

The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead and forms part of the Trust’s Surgical Business Unit. The CQC has rated the department as ‘outstanding’

We are strongly committed to providing a modern, high quality Obstetrics & Gynaecological service for the women of Gateshead. We have developed a strong multidisciplinary team and there are excellent links with other Obstetrics & Gynaecology units within the region. We have a full obstetric service with approximately 2000 deliveries each year. Significant improvements to the Delivery Suite Estate are planned for 2020.

We offer a comprehensive service for general Gynaecology as well as specialised services for uro-gynaecology and outpatient hysteroscopy. We have a well-developed service for both medical and surgical termination of pregnancy and a nurse led Early Pregnancy Service. We run a rapid access clinic for women with pelvic masses or post-menopausal bleeding with strong links to the regional Gynaecological Oncology team who are based at QEH. The Gateshead Fertility Unit is also part of the O&G department.

Applicants or prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the Trust and meet prospective colleagues. Arrangements for visiting may be made by contacting Mr Ian Aird (Acting Clinical Lead) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sheriff Hill Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. Direct telephone +44(0)191 445 3246.

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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