Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Recruiter
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sunderland, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Oct 2019
Closes
24 Oct 2019
Ref
1276716081
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided outside this area. We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH), South Tyneside District Hospital (STDH), St Benedict's Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary, giving a total number of beds of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art ICCU at SRH. The Trust is continuing to invest in its infrastructure with: a new Emergency Department and Integrated Assessment Unit opened June 2017 at SRH; a state of the art Integrated Emergency Care Centre at STDH opened in 2012; in 2016 the Trust opened its new Endoscopy Unit at SRH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Surgical Centre at STDH in 2017; in 2017 the Trust opened its new state of the art MRI at STDH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Durham Treatment Centre providing satellite dialysis, out-patient clinics, imaging and day case procedures across a range of specialties. The Trust also provides an outreach service to our Durham patients for nephrology, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology. There is an onsite at SRH Fitness Centre and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

We're here to deliver the best care to the people we serve and our values are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for applications from those who will share the commitment to our values and will live and breathe the behavioural standards that support them - Compassionate and dignified, high quality, safe patient care always the first priority/Working together for the benefit of our patients and their families or carers/Openness and honesty in everything we do/Respect and encouragement for our staff

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Post 1: Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with an interest in high-risk pregnancy and obstetric ultrasound / fetal medicine

Post 2: Obstetrician and Gynaecology with a special interest that complements those already present in the department.

Please indicate on your application form which post you are applying for

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a flexible approach to provide an efficient service for patients/women who attend the Obstetrics and Gynaecology departments in Sunderland Royal Hospital and South Tyneside District Hospital. Applicants must be a holder of MRCOG, be eligible for the GMC Specialist Register in Obstetrics and Gynaecology within six months of the time of interview.Applicants must have experience in advanced antenatal care and general gynaecology.Applicants must also have excellent organizational and communication skills, be a good team worker and have experience in training undergraduates and postgraduates.

On the 1st of April 2019, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trusts merged to become one single organisation called South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (STSFT).

South Tyneside and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trusts have worked closely together for several years and created a formal strategic alliance in April 2016.

The Trust provides acute hospital and community based healthcare services to a population of around 430,000 people on South Tyneside and Sunderland. We have a dedicated team of around 8,100 staff who deliver outstanding care and work together to achieve the following:
  • More joined up services which allow us to deliver more specialist care closer to home.
  • A wider range of services and better standards of care.
  • A more sustainable and secure future for healthcare services across South Tyneside and Sunderland.
  • Rapid digital transformation, which put us at the forefront of NHS Trusts.
  • The capability to expand the work we do around research and innovation, finding new and exciting ways to improve how we care for patients.
  • More opportunities for our staff - we are one of the region's largest employers and want to be the employer of choice for those looking to develop their career in the NHS.

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top performing acute and community integrated Trust's in the country, is fully registered (with no conditions) with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is a new Trust as result of the merger between City Hospitals Sunderland NHSFT and South Tyneside NHSFT on 1st April 2019.

With an operating income of around £563 million and non-current assets of £241m, the Trust employs around 8,100 people, with a total consultant establishment of 400, excluding visiting consultants. The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

The Trust has been awarded the status of University Hospital by Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School and is a designated 'base unit' for the clinical curriculum as part of the University's Regional Medical School concept. The Trust also has strong links with Sunderland University and the newly established Medical School there. The Trust will be one of 5 providers of clinical studies for Sunderland Medical School.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital, South Tyneside District Hospital, St Benedict's Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary, giving a total number of beds of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art ICCU at SRH with individual glass rooms for the most vulnerable of patients.The Trust is continuing to invest in its infrastructure with: a new Emergency Department and Integrated Assessment Unit opened June 2017 at SRH; a state of the art Integrated Emergency care Centre at STDH opened in 2012; in 2016 the Trust opened its new Endoscopy Unit at SRH which has been built to cope with future capacity demands; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Surgical Centre at STDH in 2017; in 2017 the Trust opened its new state of the art MRI at STDH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Durham Treatment Centre providing satellite dialysis, out-patient clinics, imaging and day case procedures across a range of specialties for our Durham patients.

The Trust also provides an outreach service to our Durham patients for nephrology, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology. There is an onsite at SRH Fitness Centre and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

The Trust is a key partner in the central Integrated Care Partnership that makes up the Cumbria and North East Integrated Care System, with an ambitious system transformational programme both via the Path to Excellence programme but also as the Local Health Economy programme please see attached chart.

Further Information: Informal enquiries are welcome; please contact Mr SC Steele, c/o Rosanne Urwin, Medical Secretary, 0191-569-9781, ( Email address removed )

Before commencing/submitting your application form, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Process/Confirming Appointment Procedure Candidate Guidance

Important note on completion of the reference section of Application Form - In line with NHS Employment Check Standards, if you are successful at interview, the Trust, as part of the recruitment process will seek to confirm a 3 year employment/training/education history. 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 employer and/or educational establishment that cover the last 3 years. If you are currently a professional student due to qualify, please also provide the details of your mentor. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note - All new employees will commence in line with Trust Induction dates. This Induction will take place at either Sunderland Royal Hospital or South Tyneside Hospital, irrespective of where the job will be based.

Please quote the job reference number in all correspondence.

Please note this advert may close early should a high volume of applications be received

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.

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