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Fixed Term Consultant Obstetrician

NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time: 10 sessions per week
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Southmead Hopsital
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
Salary period
26/01/2021 23:59

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 We are looking for an Obstetric Consultant to join a dynamic team of 18 Consultants in Women’s Health at Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol. This is a locum post to cover Maternity leave. This is opportunity to join our team at one of the largest Maternity Units in the Country with approximately 6300 births per annum and a NICU (Level 3).

We are looking for a colleague to run an general antenatal clinic, Caesarean section list, Day assessment sessions and delivery suite cover.

We are the home of PROMPT, PRactical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training, which is used in many hospitals in the UK and worldwide.

We have an expanding Obstetrics governance team which now incorporates QI, Practice Development, Audit and guideline, Multi-professional training, Patient safety and there would be opportunities to be part of this team.

The excellent Obstetrics services are well recognised nationally and we have been awarded 10/10 in maternity safety actions by CNST in 2018. We currently work closely with interventional radiology in the management of placenta accreta/percreta cases for Bristol and often the wider region. Pan Bristol services for both vascular surgery and Urology have been centralised at North Bristol Trust since the opening of the Brunel Building in May 2014 which has helped with the development of this service for women with abnormal placentation.

North Bristol NHS Trust is the largest Trust in the South West region and one of the largest Trusts in the country. Last year the Trust treated over 100,000 inpatients, over 350,000 outpatients, 90,000 emergency department patients and helped deliver over 5,500 babies. It employs more than 9,500 staff, has approximately 1,050 inpatient beds and income in excess of £540 million.

The Trust moved the majority of its acute services to the Brunel Building in May 2014 which is regarded as one of the best hospital facilities in Europe, on the Southmead Hospital site. The Trust has teaching status and is linked with the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. The women and children’s services are delivered on the same site in a closely adjacent building.

Applicants are required to be on the Specialist Register and have CCT in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or be within six months of obtaining it by the interview date. Full registration with the GMC is essential. The post is based at Southmead Hospital. The appointee will be required to reside not more than 30 minutes travel by road from base hospital, for on-call purposes. Experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices or equivalent is essential. The successful candidates will be employed under Terms & Conditions of Service for Consultants (England) 2003.

Further details available from, Dr Sonia Barnfield, Specialty Lead for Obstetrics

If you are shortlisted we will contact you via email with details of your interview of which you will need to confirm your attendance. Therefore it is important that you check your online account regularly.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Sonia Barnfield