Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a substantive Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist. The post holder will have Obstetrics and Gynaecology experience to support the Clinical Director in Quality Improvement and in meeting labour ward standards as per RCOG guidelines and as part of the Clinical Business Unit (CBU) along with meeting other CBU requirements in gynaecology. The post holder will work closely with colleagues in continuing the development of services and resources within the CBU.

Our Labour ward (Barnsley Birthing Centre, BBC) and specialist Gynaecology services were refurbished in June 2015 and we have a modernised birthing centre with 3 private water birthing suites. Our Gynaecology Inpatient ward offers 6 beds alongside a newly furbished Ambulatory Care unit. The job plan will allow the service the ability to flex the sessions to meet specific demands.

This post is required to commence as soon as possible to support and progress the service.

It is recommended that anyone interested in this post contacts the Clinical Leads to discuss Job Plan and duties.

Main duties of the job


The Obstetric service provides a comprehensive local service, and the team manage all midwifery services in the hospital and the community. Progress towards improved continuity of care has been considerable and the development of the role of midwifery staff has been significant. The unit has been praised for its early adoption of Saving Babies Lives recommendations and progress in achieving recent requirements nationally.

There are multidisciplinary specialist clinics such as Medical Disorders, Fetal Medicine, Perinatal Mental Health, Preterm Clinic etc.

The post is envisaged to support the obstetrics and gynaecology service due to the increase in demand in both these areas. In addition, routine acute inpatient and outpatient Obstetrics & Gynaecology service will be expected to be delivered by the successful candidate on a timetabled basis.


There are well established services providing, in addition to General Gynaecology, accredited specialised clinics including Colposcopy, Urogynaecology, 2 week wait Cancer referral, Hysteroscopy, Vulval,EPAU and Termination services. There is a new Gynaecology Day Assessment unit providing service over 5 days during the week

The Obs & Gynae Department is currently supported by 10 Consultants, 2 Specialty Doctors, 8 whole time equivalent tier two doctors, and 9 whole time equivalent tier one doctors.

Proposed Job Plan (subject to change) with days and PAs to be discussed

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide with consultant colleagues, an effective Obstetrics and Gynaecology service to Barnsley Hospital, including:

Working closely with the multidisciplinary team to provide a high quality Obstetric and Gynaecology service

Advising clinical colleagues on matters within his/her sphere of expertise

Liaising with other health care organisations, Social Services, General Practitioners and voluntary organisations as required

Responsibility for keeping services up-to-date and giving direction to future developments

Contributing to postgraduate and continuing medical education activity

Undertaking medical teaching examination and accreditation duties as required

Contributing, if appropriate, to the training of nurses, midwives, paramedical, scientific and technical staff

Participating in the formal appraisal of junior medical staff in accordance with guidelines from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Postgraduate Dean. A commitment to continued professional development audit and personal appraisal.

To participate in developing a satisfactory and consistent quality of clinical services by establishing appropriate systems, agreeing standards and ensuring standards are met

Participating in audit and ensuring outcomes are implemented

Contributing towards research projects within the hospital

To contribute towards the achievement of the Trusts strategic direction and business plans

Contributing to the management process with the Trust through participation in planning, project or liaison groups as appropriate and the development of clinical networks, as appropriate.

Co-operating with the Clinical Director for Obstetrics and Gynaecology whose role forms part of the management arrangements for Barnsley Hospital

Person Specification



  • Full GMC registration
  • MRCOG or equivalent
  • CCST or equivalent
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register or eligibility for entry within 6 months of the date of the Advisory Appointments Committee


  • Special interest accreditation ATSM or equivalent experience in obstetric medicine
  • Higher Degree
  • Evidence of research and or publication

Skills and Attributes


  • Good leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies
  • Enthusiasmandabilityto work under pressure
  • Goodorganisationaland management skills
  • Supportive and tolerant
  • Abilitytoworkwithina multidisciplinary team
  • Caring attitude to patients
  • Resident within 10 miles or 30 minutes of hospital



  • Clinical training and experience in general obstetrics and gynaecology equivalent to that required for a UK CCST
  • Appropriate training in Special interest of choice
  • Experience of supervising junior medical staff & Medical students


  • Evidence of management and administration experience

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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