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Training Clinical Fellowship in Obstetric Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine


Main area
Women’s Health - Ultrasound
Fixed term - 12 months (Rotation Gap)
Full time - 40 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
29,213 - 33,034 pa plus London weighting
21/06/2019 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a number of full-time two year Training Fellowships at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) to develop skills in Obstetric Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine.  The primary aim is to receive training in Obstetric Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine.  Our training programme includes daily teaching sessions in the form of ultrasound and fetal medicine case discussions and an opportunity to further enhance your skills in Teaching and Research.  A certificate of training will be provided to all successful trainees at the end of the Fellowship.

Candidates do not need to be experienced in obstetric ultrasound but should be willing to complete training in obstetric ultrasound.  Candidates will function as a supervised trainee until they have achieved competencies in scanning at 11-14 weeks, the anomaly scan and assessment of fetal well-being.  Assuming successful completion of these competencies, it is anticipated that the trainee will progress to a senior position after one year of training. The senior role will include obstetric ultrasound work and training of junior doctors, alongside time tailored to indiviual’s experience, including sessions in the Fetal Medicine Unit. Further opportunities for training and professional development will be available in Maternal Fetal Assessment, Antenatal Clinic and Labour Ward. The aim of the special interest session is to develop the individual and support their career progress.

During the period of training the post-holder will be closely supervised by a team of Consultants and experienced doctors in Fetal Medicine. You will observe and actively assist in the management of a wide range of conditions. These will range from screening for fetal abnormalities to involvement in complex conditions diagnosed prenatally, such as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. You will be able to attend specialist clinics in multiple pregnancy, preterm birth and perinatal clinics.

The trainees will have the opportunity to develop their research interests in fetal-maternal medicine or take part in ongoing research studies, providing appropriate level of experience, such as those around developing fetal imaging and therapeutic interventions, fetal stem cell regenerative medicine and new treatments for fetal growth restriction, pre-eclampsia and prevention of preterm birth.

The applicant will work at UCLH only and will be based in the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing. The applicant will work at the Ultrasound Screening Unit of the Integrated Antenatal Service, providing the scanning service for routine ultrasound antenatal assessment in the three trimesters.

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly and this will include working extended hours, providing ultrasound cover on evenings or on a Saturday and/or Sunday morning from 9am to 3pm with compensatory leave during the week.


GMC registration is not an essential criteria to partake in this training programme, but candidates will be encouraged to obtain GMC registration with license to practice if possible.

Doctors registered in the General Medical Council (GMC) with license to practice will be recruited onto the job description ‘Junior Fellow’. Doctors with GMC licence to practice are expected to contribute the O&G Rota for one day per week and encouraged to work on the out of hours rota in a 1/18 tier. The salary will reflect the O&G rota contribution according with the level of experience.

Candidates not possessing the GMC license to practice will be recruited onto the job description ‘Sonographer’

Interview date: 04.07.2019 - Fetal Medicine Level 1, EGA

Skype Interview will be available

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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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