Consultant in Fetal and Maternal Medicine

Location
Liverpool, Merseyside
Salary
£76,761 - £103,490
Posted
22 Mar 2018
Closes
18 Apr 2018
Ref
159-DOC-5-18
Sector
Hospital
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Liverpool Women’s delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and their families. Each year we deliver over 8,300 babies, carry out over 10,000 gynaecological procedures, and care for over 1,000 poorly and preterm newborns, making us the specialist provider of health services for women, babies and their families in Europe.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, and, after featuring on One Born Every Minute, Miracle Babies and Special Baby Unit, our teams are famous across the world for their professionalism, skill and compassion.

Liverpool Women’s Hospital clinical services are currently being reviewed by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, following work done by our clinicians in presenting a powerful case for change in the Future Generations Strategy.

A useful information booklet is available about the proposed changes which can be downloaded from the Healthy Liverpool website facebook.com/healthylvpool. This booklet clearly states that ‘there is absolutely no threat to the services themselves – this is about making what we have even better and protecting services for the future’.

Liverpool Women’s has an excellent reputation and is a centre of excellence. It is an exciting environment to work in and a great place to develop your career for many years to come.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

The Trust is seeking a Consultant in Fetal and Maternal Medicine to join the fetal medicine unit which is one of less than twenty FMU’s compliant with national specialist commissioning requirement to provide tertiary level fetal medicine services.

This is a replacement post and It also is part of the Trust’s commitment to a five year operational plan to improve Patient Experience and Effectiveness, with the aim at providing a more consultant run service.

Here at Liverpool Women’s we specialise in the health of women and their babies - both within the hospital and in the community. Collectively our team of dedicated staff offer some of the most outstanding expertise and experience in this field. As one of two specialist tertiary centres in the UK for women’s services - we are dedicated to the care and well-being of our patients, with a renowned reputation for quality and innovation across the country and beyond.

There are many things that make us unique. For example, we are the UK’s only Trust that offers a 24 hour Emergency department for women, we have an enhanced Midwifery Team supporting the most vulnerable in our communities and we also work hard to ensure women have choice with a range of options on when, where and how to give birth. We are the first UK hospital to provide bedside neonatal care for all new-borns with the innovative Life-start trolley and our end of life team goes above and beyond.

We are always looking to the future too. We are a lead organisation in the 100,000 genome project, we were a pilot site for the national Personalised Maternity Care Budgets, and with the University of Liverpool we are actively researching ways to reduce stillbirth and pre-term labour. We have also just refurbished our Gynaecology outpatient and inpatient areas and have received approval of £15m funding to improve our existing Neonatal Unit. By being at the forefront of change we are able to provide our patients of today and tomorrow with the best possible patient experience.

Liverpool also has a rich history of evolving women’s health that goes back to 1796. Since the existing Liverpool Women’s Hospital was opened in 1995, the needs of our patients have changed. That is why in 2015 we embarked on our Future Generations Strategy which is looking to the long-term future and how our women’s services need to change. We are still at a relatively early stage on this journey but we hope that our services will evolve over the next few years and you could be part of this exciting journey with us.

Liverpool Women’s delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and their families. Each year we deliver over 8,300 babies, carry out over 10,000 gynaecological procedures, and care for over 1,000 poorly and preterm newborns, making us the specialist provider of health services for women, babies and their families in Europe.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, and, after featuring on One Born Every Minute, Miracle Babies and Special Baby Unit, our teams are famous across the world for their professionalism, skill and compassion.

At the Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, we are committed to providing equality of employment opportunity for all members of existing staff and applicants and oppose all forms of discrimination, victimisation or harassment on the grounds of race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or religion. The Trust will not tolerate discrimination by any of its staff.

Our work around Equality and Human Rights reflects our level of commitment to this and other aspects of the services we provide.

Proposed interview date 23/05/2018.  

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we’ve received sufficient applications.

Trust policy requires the cost of DBS applications be recovered via salary.The amount of £31(standard) or £49(enhanced) can be deducted from salary, in manageable monthly instalments for up to 3 months following commencement in post.

The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed,flexible working environment that supports staff & promotes welfare & development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity;we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community.We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment & selection process is accessible to all.Flexible Working applications will be considered.

If you are disabled and have special support needs in applying for a job, attending for an interview or in undertaking any tests as part of a selection process, please contact the Trust’s recruitment team on 0151 7064666 and someone from that team will ensure that the recruiting manager is aware of your particular needs. 

Please Note:new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.

Applicant requirements

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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