Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology – NHS Scotland – Kilmarnock

NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.​​​​​​​

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our friendly and progressive Obstetrics and Gynaecology service in Ayrshire in a replacement substantive consultant position.

The post is predominately gynaecological with a contribution to obstetric on call. The job plan will include gynaecology outpatients and regular elective gynaecology operating sessions undertaking major benign open and laparoscopic surgery.

There is the opportunity to develop a gynaecology special interest session to compliment the needs of the department. This could include PMB or colposcopy although other skills would be considered.

The on call contribution will be in both gynaecology and obstetrics with hot weeks of gynaecology and a day of obstetrics per week. There is flexibility to develop the job to suit the development needs and interests of the applicant to complement the department.

We see the successful candidates as individuals with leadership skills who will engage with and help develop our service, specifically with respect to quality improvement and safety.

We require candidates to be forward thinking and collaborative in their approach to the role and the development of the service across Ayrshire and Arran as we recover from the Covid pandemic. In addition to fixed duties, the posts offer excellent opportunities for both teaching and research.

Applicants must hold full GMC registration with a License to Practice and must be on the Specialist Register, or be within 6 months of the anticipated award of CCT on the date of interview.

Applicants must be proficient in major gynaecological surgery. Completion of RCOG ATSM qualification (or equivalent experience) in ‘Benign abdominal surgery, open and laparoscopic’ is desirable.

The terms and conditions of service are those determined by the new Consultant contract (Scotland 2004) and the post offers a 10 programmed activity basis. Applications from individuals who may wish to work on a part-time or job share basis will be considered.

The closing date for applications is 2nd June 2023. Interviews will take place the week beginning 19th June 2023.

Applicants wishing further information about the post are invited to contact
Dr Vivian Franklin, Clinical Director Obstetrics on 01563 825657 [email protected]
Dr Suzanne MacKenzie, Associate Medical Director for Women, Children’s and Diagnostics on 01563 825478
[email protected]

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As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom. Further information: Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.

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