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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/06/2022.

Locum Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Job Reference: 365-A-22-179666

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£84,559 - 114,003

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:

  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system. Key to making all of this happen, and making sure that our teams are empowered and equipped with have the skills, tools, techniques and mindset to drive continuous improvement in every part of our Trust is our single improvement methodology

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.

Applications are invited for full-time Consultants in Obstetrics & Gynaecology


This appointment is for full-time Consultant Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. These posts have arisen due to maternity leave and retirement and will be for the duration of 12 months. The successful applicants will cover the Obstetric on call rota out of hours. Duties will involve Antenatal clinics, Caesarean Section lists, General Gynaecological clinics and theatres. If the successful candidate holds skills in areas such as outpatient hysteroscopy, Colposcopy, fertility or minimal access surgery then there would be an opportunity to work in these areas. The applicant should have the appropriate training and experience to fulfil the requirements of this post and be on the Specialist Register.


Applicants should have evidence of advanced labour ward skills.


The post will be countywide. The successful candidates will join a cohesive team of 19 consultants working between the 3 acute hospital sites with all on calls and emergency commitments at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital (WRH). All on call and in-patient Obstetrics is based at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital (WRH) Site in Worcester. The annual number of births is c.5300-5800. All consultants work in a countywide role with some clinical sessions at WRH and additional sessions at other acute hospital sites (Kidderminster Treatment Centre (KTC) and the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch (AHR)) and possibly local community sites (Evesham, Malvern, Tenbury Wells, Bromsgrove).

Consultants contribute either to the obstetric on call (1:10), gynaecology on call (1:7.5) or to both Obstetrics and Gynaecology rotas comprising 1:20 Obstetrics (24 hour cover) and 1:15 Gynaecology (worked as hot week Friday 13:00-Friday 13:00). The expectation of this post is to join the Obstetric only on call rota with the opportunity for some weekday daytime gynaecology on call.

You will be responsible for the clinical care of Obstetrics and Gynaecology patients, working independently in elective and emergency situations but with the knowledge that you can rely on a very supportive team of consultant colleagues within the Directorate.

The successful candidates must have CCT accreditation in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the time of commencing in post. Ideally the candidates should have subspecialty or ATSM training in Advance Labour Ward.

Worcestershire is a largely rural county with excellent transport links to the South West, Midlands and South East. Worcester has a world famous cathedral and is home to Worcestershire County Cricket ground, Worcester Warriors Rugby Club and Elgar’s Birthplace museum. The Malvern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty are on the doorstep. There are excellent local schools, both private and state. The Trust has close links with Worcestershire University which is currently bidding to become a Medical School. Worcestershire is a wonderful place to live and work.


The new terms and conditions for consultants (England) 2003 apply to this post.


For an informal discussion please contact Miss Rachel Duckett (Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology & Clinical Director)

Important information about your application

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  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working.

We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Guidelines on COVID Vaccinations

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. The Trust continue to support the COVID vaccination and believe that all staff should be fully vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, their colleagues and our patients.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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