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Senior Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

Main area
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 40 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£51,017 - £58,398 per annum
Salary period
06/07/2022 23:59

Job overview

Applicants are invited for a  full time senior training fellowship post in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton, commencing asap for 12 months with possible extension. 

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust provides services to some 1.9 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire, plus specialist services to more than 3.7 million people in central southern England, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. UHS is one of the largest acute teaching trusts in England with a staff of 13,000 and a turnover of more than £1bn in 2020/21.  The Trust is a major national centre for teaching and research. 

PAH functions a district general unit and also provides tertiary services for patients across the Wessex region in the areas of gynaeoncology and fetal / maternal medicine within the Wessex fetal and maternal medicine unit.  It is a registered urogynaecology mesh removal centre and a BSGE accredited endometriosis centre.  

Main duties of the job


Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities



This is a full-time post in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, based at the Princess Anne Hospital. The main clinical duties of the post will be:

  1. To further develop clinical skills in obstetrics and gynaecology.
  2. To be involved in the delivery of care in general obstetrics and gynaecology, including out of hours commitment.
  • Sessions to include: 2 labour ward or gynaecology on call per week.
  • Special interest sessions 3 per week including theatre/clinic
  • Take part in rostered emergency work including delivery suite and gynaecology on call.


This post may be of particular interest to candidates wishing to gain further experience and work towards their Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR).  This post could be extended to allow the successful candidate to undertake ATSM modules in their area of special interest.



Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

Successful candidates will have an educational framework equivalent to training grade doctors, and there will be a named educational supervisor assigned at the start of the post. The opportunity for Continued Professional Development (CPD) is highly supported and encouraged by the Trust, with options available to take study leave. All licensed doctors must meet the GMC requirements for revalidation and there will be an annual appraisal to support this process.

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

Basic Salary -  MT04        £51,017       Basic Salary – MT05       £58,398     

Salary will be assessed based on experience and skills. Eligibility criteria for appointment to a Nodal Point 5;

  • Have a minimum of 6 years of Specialty training
  • Hold relevant higher specialty exam (e.g FRCP, FRCA, FRCS)
  • A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates they meet the criteria for progression (in line with the Curriculum for the speciality similar to deanery trainee)

Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 

Interviews will be held on Friday, 15 July 2022

Job Reference: MT0746 - This vacancy closes on or before: 5th July 2022


Person specification

Qualifications and training

Essential criteria
  • MBBS/MBChB or equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration
  • MRCOG part 1
  • Experienced to ST3 level or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • MRCOG part 2&3 or equivalent
  • Further higher degree
  • Evidence of research and publications

Previous or relevant experience

Essential criteria
  • Ability to manage a busy high risk labour ward and obstetric and gynaecological emergencies
  • Previous second on call O&G experience in Acute Hospital settings
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of training in O&G skills and drills e.g. PROMPT, ALSO, MOET

Aptitudes and skills

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group
  • Appropriate knowledge base consistent with 3 years of prior specialist O&G training
  • Teaching and assessment skills
  • Appropriate career progression consistent with personal circumstances and level of application. Evidence of CPD
  • Ability to motivate others.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in clinical governance
  • The ability to make significant contributions and developments to established services
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Up to date Statutory and mandatory training

Special Requirements of the post

Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel independently between hospital sites or for necessary patient visits/on calls

Living the Trust values

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Alison Torrens
Job title
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
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