Consultant in Obstetrics

Brighton, East Sussex
30 Apr 2018
20 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Subspecialist in Fetal Medicine

The Women’s Directorate

The Women’s Directorate is jointly based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) site in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) site in Haywards Heath and it is within these two centres that the majority of in-patient and outpatient activity occurs.

Elective in-patient and day-case gynaecogical surgery occurs predominantly at the Princess Royal, whilst gynaecological oncology and most emergency gynaecology are managed at the Royal Sussex site. The Maternity unit is also divided across the two ends of the trust with consultant-led services at both RSCH and PRH utilising common protocols across the trust. High risk obstetrics is concentrated at RSCH with ready access to the Level 3 neonatal unit.

There are approximately 3600 deliveries per year at RSCH and approximately 2,500 deliveries at PRH. Both sites have the full range of antenatal services available to patients including specialist clinics such as maternal medicine and perinatal mental health clinics. Both sites have ambulatory obstetric units and the obstetric triage units function 24/7. Routine foetal diagnostic work is undertaken in-house with strong referral pathways to tertiary foetal medicine units for more complex care.

The Post

The Women’s Directorate is looking to develop our tertiary fetal medicine service by introducing this new post as Consultant Obstetrician with subspecialist training in Fetal Medicine. This is an exciting time for the Directorate with a number of strategic objectives currently in progress including the expansion of the fetal medicine service; we would welcome applicants interested in leading this and developing the service to its full potential.

This is a full time substantive position (10 PAs) for a Consultant in Obstetrics. The post holder will be expected to work across both sites with on-call cover for Obstetrics based at the Royal Sussex County site. The successful applicant will be actively involved in the acute and elective Obstetrics and will be subspecialty trained in fetal medicine. It is expected that the successful applicant will lead the Fetal Medicine Service at BSUH, dealing with fetal anomaly referrals from within the Trust, but also to work towards further developing a tertiary service for the surrounding Trusts.

You will be expected to work closely with the screening team and neonatologists and paediatric surgeons as well as the Imaging department. The post holder should be able to perform anomaly scans and manage common fetal anomalies and ideally the ability to perform amniocentesis and CVS. The post holder will also be expected to provide satellite clinics at neighbouring Trusts and form networks with other fetal medicine units.

As a teaching hospital the Women’s Directorate is also committed to contributing to medical education, the post holder being expected to provide and support teaching across the Directorate.

When completing the application form please ensure you complete the section relating to your CCT date. If you have already have your CCT please confirm when you will be on the GMC Specialist Register. Please be aware you only have 12 months from your CCT to join the specialist registrar otherwise you will have to go through the CESR Route.

In addition to supplying us with your referee details for the last 3 years please also provide us with the contact details of your Responsible Officer for Appraisal and Revalidation

In the interest of equal opportunities, we want to make sure that information about candidates is provided in the same format so all applicants should fill in the standard application form on the NHS Jobs website and attach their CV.

Closing date 20 May at 9am.

For further details / informal visits contact: Mr Tosin Ajala Women’s Clinical Director on 07825907012 or

Please ensure that you have read the Job Description in full before applying and that referees provided are your Line Managers over the last 3 years.

It is also important that any gaps in your employment history during this period are accounted for.

The Trust welcomes applications from everyone, especially those from underrepresented groups. There are a number of initiatives to support staff members from diverse backgrounds including:

  • Belief Initiatives and Support
  • Charity/ Volunteering
  • Diversity &Inclusion Training
  • Disability Support
  • Early Careers Initiatives
  • Ex- Armed forces Initiatives
  • Home working/ Flexible working Initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • General Accessibility
  • Staff Network Groups

If you need more information, or help with the application process, please see the HR Mission Statement (to the right) or contact the HR Employment Services Team on 01444 448692 or 01444 448616.

All staff members have a responsibility to treat colleagues, patients and clients with respect and to ensure that work environments remain secure, inclusive and mutually supportive.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications, however under the Residence Labour Market Test non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals ensures equity of access and the delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences and needs

Please note we are a Smoke Free Trust. Smoking is not permitted on any of the Premises, grounds or in any Trust owned vehicle.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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