• Full Time
  • London TW7
  • 93,666 - 126,281 £ / Year

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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  • £93,666 – £126,281 a year

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  • Full-time


London TW7

Full job description

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust wishes to appoint an enthusiastic, forward thinking Substantive Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with a special interest in Gynaecology Oncology (Rapid Access), Out Patient Hysteroscopy and Colposcopy. The successful candidate will join a large consultant team providing general and specialised obstetrics and gynaecology services to the local population of West London and neighbouring areas. The post will be based at the West Middlesex University Hospital site. The responsibility of the post holder is to provide support in running Rapid Access clinics, colposcopy clinic, gynaecology theatres and Outpatient hysteroscopy services. The successful candidate will work with established consultants and members of the multidisciplinary team. The appointment will be 10 PAs and includes a hybrid on call commitment for Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

The on call pattern for consultants is going through a consultation process at present and there is possible changes in the on call pattern anticipated upon its completion. The successful candidate will have a change in the on call pattern when this is implemented.

The appointee will provide a high quality Obstetrics and Gynaecology service, in conjunction with consultant colleagues already in post. It would be expected that the consultant offers continuous responsibility for the care of patients named under their team.

Whilst this post is initially and primarily based at the West Middlesex site, all appointments may require cross-site working to varying degrees.

In particular we are looking for a colleague to support the Gynaecology Oncology clinics (Rapid Access), theatres, Outpatient Hysteroscopy and the colposcopy service. These services are already established, and the successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop these specialist services further.

We provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children’s, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We’re one of the best preforming Trusts in the country. We’re also one of the top trusts to work for – our staff say they’re engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Good’ in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of ‘Good’. We’ve also been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for ‘use of resources’ by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children’s unit at West Middlesex – in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

You will support the Gynaecology Oncology clinics (Rapid Access), theatres, Outpatient Hysteroscopy and the colposcopy service. These services are already established, and the successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop these specialist services further.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate an active interest in the management of high-risk women with early pregnancy and acute gynaecology problems as well as women requiring termination of pregnancy care. It is expected that the successful individual will provide a unified multidisciplinary approach to the care of women with early pregnancy and acute a gynaecology problems, as well as being able to support and develop the termination of pregnancy services within our unit.

There will be dedicated time for teaching medical students (tutorials, ward, clinic and theatre-based learning) and for post graduate teaching and training (Friday post graduate afternoons are statutory sessions for all staff). Regular audits will be required and supervision for Quality Improvement Projects (QIP) undertaken by the trainees. Involvement in general management and committee work for the hospital will also be encouraged.

The Department has weekly educational meetings at which cases are reviewed and discussed and, audits are presented The Directorate holds monthly Consultant meetings, Gynaecology and Perinatal morbidity and mortality meetings and Maternity Forum.

Roles to include:
1.0 Provide a consultant led service in Gynaecology Oncology (Rapid Access) clinics, theatres and Outpatient Hysteroscopy clinics. Participate in the multi-disciplinary meetings and contribute to the on-call rota.

1.1 Evolve and write, in line with Trust governance policies, pathways for patients seen within the Oncology services.

1.2 Work with the multidisciplinary team to undertake a senior role in the general provision of Obstetric and Gynaecological Services at West Middlesex Hospital.

1.3 Contribute to the resident night on-call rota.

1.4 Provide senior leadership in the management of high risk patients antenatally, intrapartum and postpartum in close co-operation with other specialties.

1.5 To provide general gynaecology services in outpatients, theatre and emergency care.

1.6 Facilitate the triage of emergency gynaecology operations as per NCEPOD recommendations to avoid operating out-of-hours (i.e. 17h00 to 08h00) whenever feasible.

1.7 Attend all theatre cases to perform surgery, unless satisfied a trainee is competent to perform the operation with indirect supervision.

1.8 Assessment and delivery of immediate medical attention of deteriorating elective post-op gynaecology patients.

1.9 Obstetric on call commitments as part of the departmental on call rota.

1.10 Support obstetric colleagues with advice/ surgical assistance, e.g., major obstetric haemorrhage.

1.11 Support the Emergency Surgical Consultant with a consultant gynaecological opinion/ ultrasound.

Please refer to our detailed job description for more information

To apply for this job please visit www.chelwest.nhs.uk.