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Clinical Fellow – Perinatal Mortality Review Tool / Each Baby Counts

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We are seeking a highly experienced Clinical Fellow to be a part of the new strategic direction at RCOG’s Lindsay Stewart Centre for Audit and Clinical Informatics (The Centre), working to improve women’s lives globally through the development of safe, high-quality clinical care throughout adolescence, reproductive and post-reproductive years.

 

  • Salary: Up to £47,000 per annum pro rata
  • Location: London
  • Contract: Full time (35 hours per week), fixed term contract / secondment until 31 January 2020

 

About us

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is a professional membership association dedicated to improving women’s health care across the world. We do this by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and working with partners to advocate for women’s health and health care across their life course. We are a global leader in this specialist area and are in our 90th year, supporting 16,000 members in the UK and internationally.

We are a values-led organisation placing high standards, innovation, openness, inclusiveness and trust at the centre of all we do.

 

About the role

This is an exciting role for a person with senior clinical experience in midwifery, obstetrics and/or neonatal care, and implementation of quality improvement projects to work on the National Perinatal Mortality Review Tool (PMRT), a collaboration led by MBRRACE-UK and the University of Oxford, and the Each Baby Counts Programme (EBC), the RCOG’s national quality improvement programme to reduce the number of babies who die or are left severely disabled as a result of incidents occurring during term labour.

The successful candidate will spend 50% of their time contributing to the ongoing development of the National Perinatal Mortality Review Tool (PMRT) and the remaining 50% of the role will be based in The Centre working on projects including the EBC programme.

PMRT is designed to help clinicians to review the circumstances and care leading up to and surrounding stillbirths and neonatal deaths in a systematic way; identify any sub-optimal care factors; develop action plans as a consequence; provide parents with information about why their baby died; and minimise the administrative burden of data collection on staff. In this role, you will lead on PMRT implementation, refining and developing the tool in response to user feedback in conjunction with the PMRT lead and software development team. A central focus of the role will be engaging with PMRT users in Trusts and Health Boards and providing interactive demonstrations and support, giving talks/demonstrations at regional or local meetings around the UK.

The post holder will also lead on the analysis of the EBC data and contribute to the writing of the progress report.

You will be a key team member working closely with members of the RCOG Clinical Quality teams and the PMRT teams, reporting to the Director of the Lindsay Stewart Centre and accountable to the Vice President, Clinical Quality and Senior Director, Clinical Quality.

 

Requirements

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Full registration with the GMC/Current holder of National Training Number in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or NMC registration
  • Clinical experience in maternity and/or neonatal care with risk management, quality improvement and/or clinical leadership experience
  • A commitment to evidence based medicine and detailed knowledge of current service configuration and the NHS
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrable experience of interacting with clinical staff at a senior level
  • Agreement from host organisation to be released to fulfil roles.

 

Benefits

As an important member of the team you will be located in our well-resourced offices overlooking Regent’s Park, with a move planned for November 2019 to brand new bespoke offices in London Bridge. We offer a friendly working environment with an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working hours
  • First class pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Subsidised gym membership

 

How to apply

Please return your completed application form and equal opportunities form to jobs@rcog.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 31 March 2019

If you have further questions you can contact the HR Department on 020 7772 6453.

 

At RCOG we are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. We value diversity, promote equality, and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.