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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Locum Consultant.
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Fixed term: 6 months
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Blackpool Victoria Hospital
£84,559 - £114,003 Per Annum
Salary period
31/08/2022 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.

We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. 


Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for 2 candidates to join a dynamic consultant team as the 9th and 10th member for a locum post for 6 months periods. The successful applicants will be expected to provide general obstetrics and gynaecology services, contributing to 60 hours of delivery suite presence, contributing flexibly to the needs of the department to address performance targets in gynaecology and obstetrics. We offer flexible working options with working from home where feasible

Main duties of the job

We have a forward thinking Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology committed to developing and improving services for the women of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. There are currently 9 substantive consultants within the department, each with a special interest.


The Women’s and Children’s Unit is a new £13.3m extension to the existing Women’s Unit to bring together women’s and children’s services. There is an Antenatal and Gynaecology Clinic, a dedicated Maternity Day Unit and Maternity Ultrasound Department, the Delivery Suite and Alongside Midwifery Led Unit.


There is an active Gynaecology Day Suite where Colposcopy and ambulatory gynaecology procedures are carried out. The unit deals with an average of 3000 deliveries per year. This building also houses a large level 2 neonatal unit.  The gynaecology beds are integrated into the female surgical ward and there is an early pregnancy assessment unit.

Working for our organisation

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please ensure you read the Job description and Person Specification attached to the advert in full before applying.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration with a current Licence to Practice
  • Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Relevant CCT or equivalent (equivalence must be confirmed by PMETB/GMC by date of AAC).
  • Entry onto The GMC Specialist register or eligibility for entry within 6 months of the date of the AAC.
Desirable criteria
  • Higher Medical Degree


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge and skill relevant to the management of patients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and patients
  • Ability to work efficiently and timeously
  • Completion of Appropriate Advanced Training Skills Modules to support skills for the post (or equivalent experience) including (or equivalent experience)
  • Labour ward management
Desirable criteria
  • ATSM or equivalent experience in • Acute gynaecology and early pregnancy • Medical education • Benign gynaecology-Hysteroscopy • Vulval disease • Colposcopy

Team Working

Essential criteria
  • Ability to lead others, think strategically
  • Effective Team Player


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of relevant Continuing Professional Development
  • Evidence of satisfactory compliance with appraisal requirements

Teaching & Training

Essential criteria
  • Willingness to participate in teaching
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching and evidence of participation in postgraduate teaching.
  • Medical education ATSM

Research & Publications

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of publications of a high standard relating to specialty
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of ongoing research in specialty

Clinical Audit

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of interest and depth of experience in medical audit

Management and Administration

Essential criteria
  • Proven ability to lead a clinical team
  • Commitment to effective departmental management and management of a multidisciplinary group
  • Proven organisational skills
Desirable criteria
  • Proven management experience Understanding of resource management and quality assurance.
  • Evidence of management training

Personal and Interpersonal Skills

Essential criteria
  • A willingness to accept flexibility to meet the changing needs of the NHS in Scotland
  • Effective communicator and negotiator
  • Demonstrate effective leadership
  • A willingness to develop special interests which conform to the needs of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
  • Ability to operate on a variety of different levels
  • Open and non-confrontational
  • Agreement to live within 15 miles of Trust or within 30 minutes by car.
  • Car owner with full driving licence.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of supervision of other staff
  • Understanding of principles of Clinical Governance.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverVeteran Aware

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Raymond Gill
Job title
Administration Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01253 956940
Additional information

For all formal and informal enquires please contact Raymond Gill, Administration Manager on 01253 956940 or via email at raymond.gill1@nhs.net