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A Teaching Trust of the University of Birmingham

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:

Speciality Doctor

CLINICAL UNIT:

OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY

TENURE:

Permanent

ACCOUNTABLE TO:

Medical Service Head


1. INTRODUCTION TO DEPARTMENT/SPECIALITY The Obstetrics unit is a modern busy dept seeing around 4,500 deliveries per annum and provides high risk obstetrics care. The Gynaecology department provides wide range of services including colposcopy, rapid accesses Post Menopausal clinic, Menstrual disorder clinic, Early pregnancy Assessment clinic. and urodynamic clinic. Apart from routine gynaecological surgery the unit provides minimal access surgery, and urogynaecology. Dudley Group of Hospital provide acute services in the borough and those are complimented by community and Primary Care Trust. We are looking to expand the maximum numbers in order to provide robust senior service. Department is supported by 8 consultants and 10 middle grade doctors and 7 SHOs.

2. JOB SUMMARY The post holder will be placed in middle grade rota and is responsible for day to day work. You follow the weekly rota to see your placement during that week. You report to work without any delay. Gynae OPD at Corbett Hospital and commences at 8.30am. You would be there for the day with lunch break. Your oncall (both obs/gynae)-8.30am till 9.00pm. During week day night oncall you would be with another middle grade doctor and an SHO. Weekend night oncall and day oncall by only one middle grade and SHO. With your experience you should be able to manage the unit when you are oncall with the help of the oncall consultant. You should be able to perform elective and emergency procedures like Caesarean sections, instrumental delivery, laparoscopy and laparotomy. There is always a senior doctor or a consultant available in case of difficulty situation. Your commitment to oncall rota is 1:5 with 12 PAs which includes 1PA for Audit and Admin.

3. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 3.1 Duties of postholder 1) Attached to the Consultant 2) Responsible for the in-patients and daily ward rounds, including both Obs/Gynae ward. 3) Gynaecology Clinic and Antenatal clinic with the Consultant 4) Placed in middle grade oncall rota. 5) Assisting /performing surgical procedures (Obs/Gynae) with indirect supervision. 6) Attend audit and clinical governance meeting 7) Discharge summaries 8) Comply with the Trust rota regulations and policies 9) There may also be a requirement to undertake other similar duties as part of this post in order to provide a quality service. These will be consistent with the level of responsibilities outlined above.


These are subject to change, as required by the needs of the service. 3.2 On Call Requirements The post holder will be required to participate in an on-call rota. Full shift oncall rota. Maximum hour of work 12 and 13 hours per shift. 1in 5 weeknights, 1in 10 week end nights and 1 in 10 week end days Complied with EWTD 3.3 Appraisal The post-holder will undergo regular appraisal throughout the post and will be required to undergo continuing professional development.

WORK SCHEDULE 4.1 Proposed weekly timetable Week 1 21.0009.00

Monday Night oncall

Tuesday Night oncall

Wednesday Night oncall

Thursday Night oncall

Friday off

weekend

Monday 8.30-17.00oncall

Tuesday Day time 9.00-17.00

Wednesday Day time 9.00-17.00

Thursday 8.30-17.00 oncall

Friday Day time 9-13.00

Monday Day time 9.00-17.00

Tuesday Day time 9.00-17.00

Wednesday Day time 9.00-17.00

Thursday Day time 9.00-17.00

Friday Day time 9-13.00

weekend off

Monday 8.30-20.30 oncall

Tuesday 8.30-20.30 oncall

Wednesday off

Thursday off

Friday Night oncall 21.00-09.00

weekend Night oncall 21.00-09.00

Monday off

Tuesday off

Wednesday Day time 9.00-17.00

Thursday Day time 9-13.00

Friday Night oncall 20.30-08.30

weekend Night oncall 20.30-08.30

Monday off

Tuesday off

Wednesday Day time 9.00-17.00

Thursday Day time 9.00-17.00

Friday Day time 9.00-17.00

weekend off

Monday Day time 9.00-17.00

Tuesday Day time 9.00-17.00

Wednesday 8.30-20.30 oncall

Thursday 8.30-20.30 oncall

Friday OFF

weekend OFF

Monday Day time 9.00-17.00

Tuesday Day time 9.00-17.00

Wednesday 8.30-17.00 oncall

Thursday Day time 9.00-17.00

Friday Day time 9-13.00

weekend OFF

Monday Day time 9.00-17.00

Tuesday Day time 9.00-17.00

Wednesday Day time 9.00-17.00

Thursday

Friday 8.30-21.00 oncall

weekend 09.00-21.00 ONCALL

off

Week 2 weekend off

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

OFF


Week 10 20.3008.30

Monday Night oncall

Tuesday Night oncall

Wednesday Night oncall

Thursday Night oncall

Friday off

weekend off

Day time duties (9am -5PM) is allocated equally as followsAntenatal clinic, Gynae OPD, PMB clinic and Gynae Theatre and CME/Admin The post holder will be required to be present on site for the duration of their work. Rota work has been prepared by Mr. M S De Silva, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Medical Staff Co-ordinator.

5. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES All staff are expected to adhere to policies and procedures in the Trust, which establish standards of good practice and follow any codes of conduct, which are relevant to their own profession. 5.1 LOCATION The Trust provides services from three sites. You may be expected to work at any of the Trust locations. This post will be based at Russells Hall Hospital. 5.2 CONFIDENTIALITY Patient and/or staff information is confidential. It is a condition of NHS employment that you will not use or disclose any confidential information obtained in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. 5.3 CODE OF CONDUCT All staff are expected to adhere to policies and procedures in the Trust which establish standards of good practice and follow any codes of conduct which are relevant to their own profession. The post holder will adhere to Trust Infection Prevention and Control policies and ensure that their clinical practice is of the standard outlined within those policies at all times. 5.4 NO SMOKING The Trust has a Smoke Free policy. All Health Service premises are considered No Smoking Zones, other than designated staff smoking areas. 5.5 HEALTH AND SAFETY The Trust has a duty of care to employees and will ensure that, as far as is reasonably practicable, adequate training, facilities and arrangements for risk avoidance are in place. All Trust employees are required to comply with relevant Health and Safety legislation and the Trustâ€&#x;s policies relating to Health & Safety and Risk Management. In particular, they have a duty to:


Take reasonable care of both their own and others‟ health and safety. Report any adverse incident (including “near misses”) in accordance with the Trust‟s Policy. Report any concerns regarding both general health and safety and the well being of patients and staff, in accordance with Trust Policies. Undertake or participate in risk assessments, as appropriate. Support the Trust in complying with relevant legislation and/or directives from relevant external organizations, such as the Health & Safety Executive. To use facilities and equipment provided in the interests of health and safety in an appropriate manner, in order to minimize risk and avoid compromising health and safety. This will include not intentionally or recklessly misusing facilities and equipment. 5.6 SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS All staff have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of patients, their families and carers. This includes practitioners who do not have a specific role in relation to safeguarding children or adults, you have a duty to ensure you are:Familiar with the Trusts safeguarding policies. Attend the appropriate training for safeguarding Know who to contact if you have concerns about an adult or child‟s welfare. The Trust will provide training and has in place policies and procedures to provide staff with guidance on safeguarding adults and children; these can be accessed via the HUB. Additional help and advice is available from the designated safeguarding leads Designated Paediatrician for Safeguarding Children Named Lead Nurse for Safeguarding Children Designated Lead Doctor for Safeguarding Adults Named Lead Nurse for Safeguarding Adults Named Midwife for Vulnerable Women


6. PERSON SPECIFICATION – Specialty Doctor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology Essential Criteria Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience Degree from a recognized university Completed at least 4 years full time postgraduate training (or it‟s equivalent if part time) at least 2 of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or shall have equivalent experience and competencies Full GMC registration MBBS or equivalent medical qualification ALS/ATLS/APLS or PALS Up-to-date knowledge of clinical issues related to speciality Careering in and outpatients, operative procedures including caesarean sections/laparoscopy i.e. relevant to the subject Audit: evidence of active participation in audit. Teaching: evidence of interest and experience in teaching Personal Qualities / Attitude / Skills Language Skills: demonstrable skills in written and spoken (have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English or have scores in the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Professional integrity and respect for others: capacity to take responsibility for own actions and demonstrate a non-judgmental approach towards others. Effective communication skills: demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication and capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation. Empathy and sensitivity: capacity to listen and take in others‟ perspectives. Works in partnership with patients: always considers patients preferences when discussing treatment options. Always considers the full impact of clinical decisions on the patients, Practice shared decision making. Directs and supports patients to access the information they need to support decision making. Team working: demonstrated experience working in a team, values the input of other professionals in the team. Managing others & team involvement: capacity to work co-operatively with others and demonstrate leadership when appropriate. Capacity to work effectively in multi-professional teams. Demonstrates initiative and resilience to cope with setbacks & adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.

Desirable Criteria

Specialty knowledge exam Research Skills: evidence of relevant academic and research achievements (see notes).

Flexibility Innovative Able to deal with conflicting demands Effective time management Methodical, organised approach to work Desire to undertake research and understanding of research methods

How Identified CV/Application Form Original Certificates Registration details Interview

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Essential Criteria Personal Qualities / Attitude / Skills continued‌ Problem solving & decision making: capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems & make decisions. Organisation & planning: capacity to organise oneself and prioritise own work. Demonstrates punctuality, preparation and self-discipline. Committed to ongoing professional development: Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining professional skills and knowledge relevant to the job Flexible approach to work: able to adapt and work with employers to deliver improved patient care. Equality and diversity: promotes equality and values diversity Computer literate

Desirable Criteria

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7. SUPPORTING INFORMATION 7.1 Dudley Group of Hospitals Based in the heart of the Black Country, The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute services to the Borough, and these are complimented by the community and psychiatric services provided by the newly formed Dudley Primary Care Trust. Although the Dudley Metropolitan Borough comprises a population of 311,500 residents, Dudley Group of Hospitals have traditionally served a larger catchment area including, to the east, a significant number of Sandwellâ€&#x;s residents, and to the west, South Staffordshire with a total catchment population of 410,000. The Dudley Group of Hospitals consists of three new hospitals with the main hospital and only inpatient unit being Russells Hall Hospital and two smaller satellite hospitals at the Guest and Corbett providing outpatient, investigative, therapy and Day Hospital services. 7.2 Our Vision The Dudley Group of Hospitals Vision is to be: „Your Hospital of Choice' This means that we intend to provide an improving range of services for our population and commissioners, including general, specialist and, if appropriate, some community services. The ambition is to provide services of high quality, which attract patient and GP support, as demonstrated through Choice, and to have a deserved reputation for the quality of care and environment that attracts the best staff to work here. 7.3 Our Values This Vision will be achieved through working to a set of Values: Care - We are passionate about what we do. Respect - We respect one another. Pride - We take pride in everything we do. Responsibility - We take responsibility for our actions. Effectiveness - We deliver what we promise. Partnership - We work as one team.

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