We are one of the country’s top performing NHS Foundation Trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England.
We deliver care from 11 acute sites including an emergency care hospital, general and community hospitals, an outpatient and diagnostic centre, an elderly care unit and an integrated health and social care facility.
We are rated ‘outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 9,500 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 70 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.
We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.
We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.
Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.
Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Trust Doctor at Specialist Registrar level to join the Obstetrics & Gynaecology service within Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on a fixed term post (12 months).
The dynamic and innovative Obstetrics and Gynaecology Services Directorate manages principal maternity and gynaecological departments at North Tyneside General Hospital, Wansbeck General Hospital and Hexham General Hospital. The Directorate also provides outpatient services at Alnwick, Berwick, Cramlington, Blyth, and Morpeth. The range of operations performed reflects a diverse and interesting case mix from urban, industrial and rural communities.
In 2015 Delivery Suite, in patient Obstetric Service and Emergency Gynaecology was relocated to Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, sited near Cramlington.
The principal maternity departments have benefited from the Trust’s substantial capital investment and enjoy modern accommodation and state-of-the-art equipment. Staff are enthusiastic, friendly and motivated and work effectively as a team. Relationships with surgeons and other clinicians are excellent. The Directorate is on the Newcastle Specialist Registrar rotation and contributes to both undergraduate and post-graduate education.
Sub-specialty services include uro-gynaecology, specialist obstetric clinics, Rapid Access Clinic, AUB Clinics, Colposcopy, laparoscopic gynaecological surgery, and is a Cancer Unit.
In 2015 the acute obstetric service commenced at the newly opened Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (NSECH). This includes the Birthing Centre comprising of a delivery suite (consultant lead and co-located MLU) and post natal ward. A Pregnancy Assessment unit has also been integrated into the service at NSECH. There were 3,300 deliveries at the unit for 2016/17. Emergency Gynaecology is also based within NSECH working closely with the Emergency Department, Surgical Assessment Unit and the Surgical inpatient ward. The Trust is a national leader in the provision of Day Case Surgery for Hysterectomies. The service has also recently been assessed by the Getting It Right First Time team and has received exceptional feedback. Whilst also being rated ‘Outstanding’ when assessed by the Trusts internal quality panel system.
The successful candidate will be participating in 1:8 registrar rota (Band 1A).
The duties will involve cover for gynaecology and Antenatal clinics, theatres, special interest clinics and delivery suite on call.
Closing date for applications: 3rd March 2019
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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Operational Services Manager
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