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Clinical Fellow Obstetrics

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on expereince
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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An exciting opportunity exists for the successful applicant to work as a Clinical Fellow in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University Hospitals of Leicester (NHS) Trust.

This post is for one year commencing as soon as possible with the possibility of further extension.

This appointment is suitable for candidates who have experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and can work at a minimum of ST4 level. Within this post there is an emphasis on developing and consolidating skills in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, contribute to the governance processes, updating of departmental policies and guidelines and where appropriate there are opportunities to undertake ATSMs.

Successful candidates will have a named educational supervisor in order to facilitate education and development, and where appropriate candidates will be supported to complete their training via the CESR pathway via our well established CESR training programme. Post holders will participate in the middle grade out of hours on call rota (1:9 LRI / LGH), working weekends and weekdays.

Post holders will be given the opportunity to gain experience in aspects of clinical management, leadership and governance, including root cause analysis and business case development, towards becoming a consultant, focusing upon clinical leadership, governance and managerial aspects

Main duties of the job

Duties will include ward management (for both Obstetric & Gynaecological patients), Labour Ward, Urogynaecology and exposure to both antenatal and Gynaecology clinics and Gynaecology theatre sessions.

The fellow will act as a middle grade Doctor capable of unsupervised duties, though under the direction of the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and work on a rota with Specialist Trainees (junior/senior) depending on level of experience. The programme will contain a mixture of antenatal clinics, gynaecology clinics, and gynaecology theatre sessions per week and on call commitments, covering all clinical aspects of obstetrics and gynaecology. Adequate level of knowledge and experience is required for this specialty. Competence in the management of obstetric and gynaecological emergencies is mandatory.

Duties will include ward management (for both Obstetric & Gynaecological patients), Labour Ward, Urogynaecology and exposure to both antenatal and Gynaecology clinics and Gynaecology theatre sessions. Contribute to clinical backfill for consultant leave where appropriate.

About us


The Leicester Royal Infirmary cares for 6,600 deliveries each year. The Leicester General Hospital has 4,200 deliveries as well as being the referral centre for transfers from Melton Mowbray. Two thirds of women begin their care with a midwifery lead. Consultants are encouraged to have a specialist service in obstetrics as well as standard setting in all aspects of care. Joint working with anaesthesia, haematology, endocrinology, renal medicine and cardiology is well established.

There are 4 Maternal / Fetal Medicine Subspecialists within the service and further development of Fetal Medicine is a priority. Sub-speciality training for Maternal-Fetal Medicine is established across both sites and there is currently a sub-speciality trainee post. Diagnostic and intervention procedures are available for most conditions and there are close links with neonatal physicians, surgeons and clinical geneticists.


There are sub-specialists in the following disciplines:



Reproductive Medicine


Sexual and Reproductive Health

Job description

Job responsibilities

The department is able to offer advanced training in Ambulatory Gynaecology, Benign Gynaecology, Emergency gynaecology and Early pregnancy, Reproductive Medicine, Maternal medicine, Advanced antenatal practice, Labour ward, Oncology, Urogynaecology.

The successful candidate will be expected to take an active part in Clinical Audit, Risk Management and Clinical Governance, organisation of clinical meetings, and teaching sessions

Undergraduate medical students are taught by the UHL throughout the medical course from years 1 to 5. Both ward and outpatient based clinical teaching as well as tutorial and lecture style teaching is undertaken. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduates and postgraduates as part of this post.

Person Specification



  • oHigher degree in the form of MD or MSc

Clinical skills - clinical knowledge & expertise


  • oAbility to apply sound clinical knowledge and judgement to problems oAbility to prioritise clinical need oAbility to maximise safety and minimise risk oRecognition of and ability to undertake the initial management of an acutely ill patient.


  • oCan independently manage labour ward and gynaecological emergencies

Academic skills


  • oDemonstrates understanding of research, including awareness of ethical issues oDemonstrates understanding of the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management, evidence-based opractice, patient safety, and clinical quality oimprovement initiatives oExperience of active involvement in clinical quality oImprovement measures (clear description, outcomes & appropriate experience for level of application). This can include: audit, guideline development, implementation of health policy, improved team working, leadership etc.' oDemonstrates knowledge of evidence-informed practice


  • Research skills: oEvidence of relevant academic and research achievements, e.g. degrees, prizes, awards, distinctions, publications, presentations, other achievements Teaching: oEvidence of interest in, and experience of teaching oEvidence of feedback for teaching.

Commitment to specialty - learning and personal development


  • oShows initiative/drive/enthusiasm (self-starter, omotivated, shows curiosity, initiative) oDemonstrable interest in, and understanding of, a career in obstetrics and gynaecology as practiced in the UK oCommitment to personal and professional development oEvidence of attendance at organised teaching and otraining programme(s) oEvidence of self-reflective practice.


  • oExtracurricular activities/achievements relevant to the specialty.

Personal skills


  • Demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication and capacity to adapt language to the situation, as appropriate oAble to build rapport, listen, persuade & negotiate oProblem solving & decision making oCapacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems/make decisions, indicating an analytical/scientific approach oEmpathy and sensitivity oCapacity to take in others' perspectives and treat others with understanding sees patients as people oDemonstrates respect for all oManaging others & team involvement oAble to work in multi-professional teams and supervise junior medical staff oAbility to show leadership, make decisions, organise and motivate other team members for the benefit of patients through, for example, audit and quality improvement projects oCapacity to work effectively with others oOrganisation and planning oCapacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively oCapacity to prioritise own workload and organise ward rounds oEvidence of thoroughness (is well-prepared, shows self-discipline / commitment, is punctual and meets deadlines. oVigilance and situational awareness: oCapacity to monitor developing situations and anticipate issues. oCoping with pressure and managing uncertainty oCapacity to operate under pressure oDemonstrates initiative and resilience to cope with changing circumstances oIs able to deliver good clinical care in the face of uncertainty.


  • oEvidence of involvement in management commensurate with experience oDemonstrates an understanding of NHS management and resources oEvidence of effective multi-disciplinary team working and leadership, supported by multi-source feedback or other workplace-based assessments oEvidence of effective leadership in and outside medicine.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, 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. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary

Aylestone Road



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