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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/12/2019.

Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Job Reference: 236-OCO-O&G-CON-SUB-F

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Obstetrics and Gynaecology with an special interest in Subfertility
Oldham, Oldham

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

The Oldham Care Organisation provides a full range of hospital services including; emergency care, critical care, a comprehensive range of elective and non-elective general medicine (including elderly care) and surgery, a neonatal unit, children and young people’s services, maternity services and a range of outpatient and diagnostic imaging services.

Oldham Care Organisation promotes a supportive and open culture which is focused on learning and improvement. Since spring 2016, the hospital has made an enormous amount of improvement to its services particularly in Maternity, Critical Care and Urgent and Emergency Services. Inclusivity and team work has been one factor for an improved CQC rating, supporting one another for the benefit of our patients.

As well as our great working culture, Royal Oldham is a leading hospital service in many ways because it has:

  • One of only 3 neonatal intensive care units in the area
  • One of the largest ‘hybrid’ theatre suites in Europe providing innovative care to a variety of patients performing over 600 operations a year
  • State of the art on-site pathology service covering the region. Receives 9 million requests for support a year

Department and Job Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a substantive consultant to join the team in the Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O&G) Department at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

As part of a multidisciplinary team you will deliver a high quality, evidence based service and have continuing responsibility for the care of patients in your charge. With your specialist interest in subfertility you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to provide expert advice in the formulation of patient centred care plans for these patients.

Each post has O&G resident night duty responsibility at The Royal Oldham Hospital which is a 1:10 model supported by an O&G non-resident rota.

You will have a broad experience Obstetrics and Gynaecology, hold full registration with the General Medical Council and be on the Specialist Register in Obstetrics & Gynaecology or within six months of entry onto the Specialist register (CCT or equivalent) at the date of interview.

These are whole time equivalent posts however we welcome applications from candidates who wish to work full time or part time

Team/Departmental Information

The Directorate management team comprises of:

Clinical Director Dr Morag Preston

Directorate Manager Mr Richard Klimiuk

The multidisciplinary team provides a full range of Obstetrics and Gynaecology services, both on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

The services provided at The Royal Oldham Hospital:

  • Full suite of Inpatient and Outpatient Obstetric Services
  • Elective Gynaecology Services – Inpatient and Day Case
  • Emergency Gynaecology Services – including a Gynaecology Assessment Unit and inpatient ward
  • General Outpatient Gynaecology Services and additionally subspecialty clinics in Gynaecology, Urogynaecology, Subfertility, Colposcopy and Hysteroscopy

It’s an exciting time to join the department and be part of our improvement journey. You will have an ideal opportunity to influence the development of new services during this significant period of change.

In return you will have identified time for continuing professional development and will be supported to develop specialist interests to align with your career goals.

Outside of work you can have the best of both worlds as The Royal Oldham Hospital is within easy reach of Manchester City Centre with its vibrant city living and plethora of leisure and social opportunities or alternatively you are minutes away from beautiful countryside villages within easy access of the Lancashire and North Wales coasts or the hills of the Pennines and Lake District – we have it all & so can you!

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the Trust and meet members of the clinical and management team and other senior members of staff. Appointments can be made for a visit at any point prior to the date of interview.

All communication to applicants will be via the email address provided on your application form and all further correspondence will be through email, therefore please ensure that you regularly check your emails after the closing date for the post.

We are an equal opportunities employer, positive about disabled people and a no smoking organisation.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr M Preston, Clinical Director

Tel: 0161 778 3862



Dr Gaity Ahmad, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Tel: 0161 627 8161



Richard Klimiuk, Directorate Manager

Tel: 0161 627 8668



If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

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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.

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