At Bath Fertility we are looking for a consultant that is experienced in general infertility and assisted conception, is knowledgeable and has enthusiasm for teaching, training and research.
Bath Fertility has developed a reputation as one of the most successful IVF providers in the UK, with a 25-year proven track record. As part of the world leading CARE Fertility group the successful candidate will be working closely with our teams of Consultants, Nurses and Embryologists who both the expertise and experience to help our patients, even with the most complex fertility diagnosis.
At Bath Fertility, we also take pride in being able to offer a workplace that:
- Is state of the art and is equipped to the latest standards.
- Enables you to develop and learn new skills – through conducting research and by learning from our other highly experienced consultants.
- Has a great working environment - we're a close-knit team who are driven to ensure we provide high quality service.
- Work for a world leading IVF Group that continually invests in the mist advanced technique available in the world.
General Consultant Duties:
The post holder will provide clinical services in the field of reproductive medicine as part of a multidisciplinary team. They will be responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of clinical care are delivered in line with CARE objectives as well as national standards. They will work closely with the Medical Director, the medical community of the organisation and the wider multidisciplinary team to provide standardised practice across the organisation in addition to continually striving to improve and develop services further. They will be expected to actively participate in clinical governance and quality management of the local service.
The post-holder will work with the Medical Director and colleagues in the management of the rota to ensure activity is achieved and consistent safe cover is available.
- To consult and assess patients
- To plan patient treatment
- To undertake patient treatments e.g. IUI
- To undertake the assessment of emergency admissions, arranging appropriate onward referral where appropriate
- To correspond/liaise with satellite doctors/general practitioners/referrers/other specialists
- To correspond and communicate with patients (e.g. by phone, email, letter)
- To ensure the consenting of all patients prior to treatment is undertaken
- To ensure there is effective communication with other team members
- To attend clinical and team meetings as appropriate
- To work in theatre, undertaking egg collections, embryo transfers, and other fertility related procedures
- To be involved in Patient Information Events and other educational events for patients.
- To undertake the supervision and training of other staff from all disciplines
- To complete clinical notes and documentation (including financial documentation) in accordance with CARE protocols & policies.
- To participate in audit, clinical risk management and clinical governance in accordance with CARE protocols & policies.
- To participate and contribute in the regular review and updating of clinical procedures, protocols and patient documentation
- To attend and contribute to Quality Management meetings and Ethics Committee meetings.
- To promote CARE services through media interviews and educational meetings.
- To undertake Continuing Professional Development appropriate for the maintenance of professional certification/revalidation with the GMC
- To provide weekend clinical cover on a rota basis in line with the contractual agreement
- To comply with the GMC Good Medical Practice recommendations and CARE clinical protocols and guidelines
- To provide clinical cover at other CARE clinics as and when needed
- To provide clinical support to nursing staff providing emergency telephone advice, when on call.
- To comply with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s Code of Practice, the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014, the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 and the Data Protection Act, with special reference to patient confidentiality.
- To comply with the Health and Safety policies with particular reference to procedures to be followed in the event of a fire and to report all accidents and untoward incidents to the Health and Safety officer.
- To undertake mandatory training as required, including health and safety, fire, manual handling.
- Actively participate in CARE’s performance management processes and competency assessment processes, including annual appraisal in line with GMC requirements.
- To comply with Infection Control policies and procedures.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Group Medical Director, Mark Wilcox by email [email protected] To find out more about Bath Fertility, please visit our website at carefertility.com