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Locum Specialist Grade in Fetal Medicine

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Depending on experience £83,945 to £95,275 per annum FTE
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Fetal Medicine Specialist Grade, Centre for Fetal Care, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital

The Centre for Fetal Care (CFC) is one of 6 NHSE commissioned level 3 fetal medicine units in England and receives referrals for fetal medicine from within NWL and nationally. The CFC is a major training centre for RCOG subspecialty fellows and other training doctors. Research on fetal growth restriction, multiple pregnancies, 3D diagnostic images, fetal neurology and other areas is actively undertaken in the unit which has a national and international reputation in these respects.

Main duties of the job

This post is designed to provide continuity of care and training oversight on the Centre for Fetal Care, with the post holder expecting to be present on site on most working days. The post holder will have oversight and management responsibilities in respect of MDT meetings, sessional medical staffing rotas and administrative matters. Providing an important liaison link between fetal medicine/obstetric consultants, trainees, midwives and other staff is an important focus of the post. The post holder will be a specialist in fetal medicine with extensive ultrasound, counselling and invasive testing expertise.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full JD and person specification is provided.

The post is configured at 0.8 WTE and the provisional job plan, subject to change, is available in the full JD.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Full GMC registration: On GMC's register with a Licence to Practice or eligible to apply for GMC registration and a Licence to Practice
  • CCT in obstetrics and gynaecology or equivalent ('equivalence' must be confirmed by GMC by date of AAC)
  • On GMC's Specialist Register or within six months of being admitted to the register by the date of the interviews

Knowledge/ Skills


  • Experience with invasive fetal medicine procedures independently
  • Experience of working in tertiary Fetal Medicine Unit
  • Demonstrable ability to supervise subspecialty trainees
  • IT Skills and computer literacy



  • Experience of independently managing high-risk pregnancies
  • Knowledge of appraising performance and dealing with poor performance

Leadership/Team working/management skills


  • Demonstrates appropriate senior leadership qualities
  • Develops effective relationships across teams and contributes to work and success of these teams - promotes and participates in multidisciplinary and interprofessional team working
  • Able to take responsibility, show leadership, make decisions.
  • Have proven skills in leading, motivating, developing and managing the performance of colleagues
  • Management of staff

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups


  • Recognises and takes responsibility for safeguarding children, young people and adults
  • Level 3 safeguarding accreditation

Education & Training


  • Experience of teaching and training undergraduates/postgraduates and junior medical staff

Research & Audit


  • Keeps up to date with current research and best practice in area of practice.
  • Understanding of principles of clinical audit

Language Skills


  • Able to speak and write English to the appropriate standard necessary to fulfil the job requirements

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Queen Charlottes & Chelsea Hospital


W12 0HS

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