23784D Specialty Doctor Permanent by sSO47VQ4





REF:          23784D





Applications are invited from enthusiastic doctors to develop skills and experience as a
Specialty Doctor within the Sandyford Sexual Health Service, based at Sandyford Central
in Glasgow but covering sexual health services throughout NHS Greater Glasgow and
Clyde. Posts to commence as soon as possible.

Sandyford offers a comprehensive range of Sexual Health services, including
Genitourinary Medicine, Sexual & Reproductive Health and Counselling. The service
commitment and training opportunities would be tailored according to the successful
applicants’ core skills and development needs.

Applicants must hold a current DFSRH and letters of competence in contraceptive
procedures or equivalent, and have current letters of competence in subdermal and
intrauterine techniques. They must have previous experience of working in the field of
sexual health in community based services.

Applicants must hold full registration with GMC and have a minimum of 4 years post
experience, two of which must have been in relevant acute specialties or you will
demonstrate and evidence equivalent experience.
                   NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE

Specialty doctor in Genitourinary Medicine and Sexual & Reproductive Health

                                 Based at


                               40hrs a week

                            2/6 Sandyford Place
                             Glasgow G3 7NB
                         NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE

                                   JOB DESCRIPTION

POST:               Specialty doctor in Genitourinary Medicine and Sexual & Reproductive

GRADE:              Specialty Doctor

REPORTS TO:         Clinical Director of Sandyford

RESPONSIBLE TO: Clinical Director of Sandyford


Clinical Post – 10 PAs

To offer clinical sexual & reproductive health services including contraceptive procedures,
diagnosis & treatment of sexually transmitted infections to men and women across
Sandyford clinic sites.

There will be a formal training and induction programme.

1. Job Details

Job Title:   Specialty doctor in Genitourinary Medicine and Sexual & Reproductive

Employer:    NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Location:    Based at Sandyford, Glasgow but covering geographical area of service
             across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

2. Entry Requirements

 Candidates must be fully registered with the GMC and have the relevant period of
   postgraduate training and experience to meet the entry criteria for the specialty doctor
   grade, including a minimum of four years post-registration experience in relevant fields
   such as Sexual & Reproductive Health, Genitourinary Medicine, General Practice,
   Obstetrics & Gynaecology, or Forensic Medicine.
 Current DFSRH (or MFSRH) and Sexually Transmitted Infection Foundation
   certification or equivalent are essential.
 Previous experience managing sexually transmitted infections is essential.
 Current FSRH Letters of Competence in subdermal and intrauterine techniques are
 Desirable:
 LoCMEd and DipGUM are desirable.
3. Sandyford

Sandyford is the comprehensive specialist service for sexual, reproductive and emotional
health for Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The service covers a population of 1.1 million and
there are approximately 120000 client contacts per year.

Sandyford delivers an integrated range of services based around Genitourinary Medicine
and Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. There are also services targeted at population
groups including The Place (young people), Steve Retson Project (men who have sex with
men) and Sandyford Counselling and Support Services (SCaSS). Glasgow Archway
supports those who have been raped or sexually assaulted by providing forensic and
medical services, counselling and follow-on support for women, men and young
people.This service is hosted by Sandyford and there would be opportunity for suitable
candidates to undergo training to work within this unit.

Sandyford also is backed by a range of support services including counselling, community
access, public information, and a dedicated library service.

While mainly based in Sandyford Place, services are also delivered in integrated
community hubs and satellites across the Health Board.

The Sandyford ethos is ‘to provide health improving services in a client focused, inclusive
and anti-discriminatory way, through constantly innovating to meet the needs of men and
women’. Our aim is to promote excellence in sexual and reproductive health and to
influence others to provide positive, open access approaches to health and well-being for


Sandyford Staffing

Senior Management Team
Dr Rak Nandwani        Consultant in HIV and Genitourinary Medicine & Acting Director
Mrs Lorraine Forster   Head of Nursing
Mrs Fiona Noble        General Manager (Business & Development)
Mrs Jennifer Schofield Operations Manager (Business & Admin)
Dr Pauline McGough     Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health & Joint Clinical
Dr Andy Winter         Consultant in HIV and Genitourinary Medicine & Joint Clinical

Other Consultant Staff

Dr Audrey Brown            Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health
Dr Anja Guttinger          Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health (0.6 wte)
Dr Kay McAllister          Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health (0.7 wte)
Dr Tamsin Groom            Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health
Dr Louise Melvin           Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health & CEU Director
                           (0.8 wte)
Dr Fiona Fargie            Consultant in HIV and Genitourinary Medicine (0.9 wte)
Dr Deborah Wardle          Consultant in Genitourinary Medicine
Dr Noreen Mir              Consultant in Genitourinary Medicine (0.2 wte)
Dr David Gerber            Consultant in Mental Health (0.5wte)
Dr Jean Irvine             Locum Consultant in Genitourinary Medicine (0.5 wte)
Dr Anthony Rea             Consultant in HIV and Genitourinary Medicine

The applicant will join a medical team which includes Consultant staff, 1 FY2 Doctor,
specialty trainees in GUM and SRH, specialty and associate specialist doctors. The wider
multidisciplinary team includes specialist sexual health nurses and health care assistants,
health advisers, administrative & clerical staff and laboratory scientists, counsellors, in
addition to other members of the team such as a community access worker and library
staff employed by partner services within Sandyford.

4. Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical post – 10 Pas

1.    Provide direct clinical input within Sexual & Reproductive Health and related
      services at Sandyford or any of its other sites. Flexibility to travel across the
      geographical spread of NHS GG & C is required.

2.    To provide and take part in educational activities within and for Sandyford services.

3.    Undertake administrative tasks in order to ensure smooth liaison and partnership
      development with all relevant statutory and non-statutory agencies.

4.    Any other task deemed suitable that may arise as a result at the request of

5.    Participate in Clinical Governance, Appraisal, GMC Evaluation, local and national
      Audit, Standard Setting, Research and Quality Control as appropriate.

6.    The postholder will observe the requirement of Data Protection Act 1988 and will
      maintain confidentiality of all the information obtained during the course of
      employment. An unauthorised disclosure will result in disciplinary action.

5.    Development & Training

      The Postholder will be supported to receive training in all the aspects of clinical
      work as required to fulfill the requirements of the post.

      1. An induction programme will be offered.
      2. Attendance at relevant training within Sandyford will be encouraged.
      3. Full use of professional support services within Sandyford, including the
         professional and public library and a comprehensive range of postgraduate
         courses, lectures and meetings will be available.
                                     Provisional job Plan

Specialty:                        Sexual & Reproductive Health
Effective Date of Job Plan:
Next Expected Review Date:
Contract:                         Full Time
Weekly PAs:                       10
Weekly APAs:
Total Hours:                      40
Principal Place of Work:          Sandyford
Other Regular Work Places:
On-Call Availability              None)
Out of Hours Work:              Predictable:         PAs
                                Unpredictable:       PAs
Managerially Accountable to:    Clinical Director
Clinically Responsible to:      Director Sandyford
Note 1 evening until 8pm per week and flexible 8 hr day on other 4 days by
agreement: earliest start 8.30 and latest finish 7pm

a) Timetable of activities that have a specific location and time

Day               Hospital/Location Description of      Category             PA Type
                                    Work                DC SPA AR   ED       PA APA
Monday            Sandyford         Clinical             2
From/To           Central or other  integrated
Flexible 8 hrs    Sandyford         sexual health
until 8pm         locations         services
Tuesday           Sandyford         CPD & internal          1   1
From/To           Central or other  teaching
Flexible 8 hrs    Sandyford         programme
between           locations
8-30 - 7
Wednesday         Sandyford            Clinical             2
From/To           Central or other     integrated
Flexible 8 hrs    Sandyford            sexual health
between           locations            services
8-30 - 7
Thursday          Sandyford            Clinical             2
From/To           Central or other     integraed
Flexible          Sandyford            sexual health
8 hrs between     locations            services
8-30 - 7
Friday            Sandyford            Clinical             2
From/To           Central or other     integrated
8.30-4.30 /9-5    Sandyford            sexual health
                  locations            services
b) Description of activities that are not undertaken at specific locations or times (this
   section should include details of activity category and PA/APA allocation for such

Clinical sexual and reproductive health services at Sandyford locations including training
undergraduates and postgraduates.

c) Description of activities during premium rate hours of work, i.e. hours outwith 7am-
   7pm Monday to Friday (this section should further define activities that have already
   been included at a) in terms of location and timing)

Clinical sexual and reproductive health services at Sandyford locations where clinics run
until 8pm

d) Additional Programmed Activities (this section outlines the reason for allocation of
   APAs including the expected duration of the APAs)
Model Job Plan

           Type of activity                 Description of activity including when and where activity          Average number of hours
                                                                   is conducted.                               spent on each activity per
                                                                                                              week including travel where
                                                           Direct Clinical Care (DC)
                                (work that directly relates to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of illness)

Outpatient activities                                                                                                     33

Patient-related administration linked                                                                                     3
to clinical work i.e. directly related to
the above (primarily, but not limited
to, notes, letters and referrals)

Total Direct Clinical Care
            Type of activity        Description of activity including when and where activity    Average number of hours
                                                           is conducted.                         spent on each activity per
                                                                                                week including travel where
                                         Supporting Professional Activities (SPA)
                                         (activities that underpin Direct Clinical Care)


Continuing professional


Job planning

Any other supporting professional
(including external duties)
   Total Supporting Professional
Objectives may cover personal development needs, training goals, organisational issues, CME and CPD e.g. acquisition /
consolidation of new skills and techniques.

          Objective                How objective will be met
                                    and resources required                Timescale                   Supports service





This job plan has been agreed by:

Name of doctor (please print):

Name of Health Board signatory (print name and
job title):

Signed by doctor:


Signed on behalf of employer:

                             TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

     The conditions of service are those laid down and amended from time to time by the Hospital
     and Medical & Dental Whitley Council.

TYPE OF CONTRACT             Permanent

GRADE AND SALARY             Specialty Doctor £36,807 - £68,638 per annum (pro rata)

                             New Entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the minimum point of the
                             salary scale, (dependent on qualifications and experience). Salary is paid
                             monthly by Bank Credit Transfer.

HOURS OF DUTY                Whole time, 40 hrs

SUPERANNUATION               You have the option to join the NHS Superannuation Scheme, to participate in
                             the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme or to take out a Personal
                             Pension.Employee’s contributions to the NHS Scheme are Tiered based on
                             your earnings and the employers contribution equates to 13.5 % of salary.
                             Employees in the NHS Scheme are “Contracted-out” of the State Earnings
                             Related Pension Scheme and pay a lower rate of National Insurance
                             contributions. Employees who choose to participate in the State Earnings
                             Related Pension Scheme pay the higher rate of National Insurance
                             contribution. A Stakeholder Pension is also available. A Personal Pension is a
                             private arrangement agreed with the pension provider that will be an
                             organisation such as a Bank, Building Society or Insurance Company.

REMOVAL EXPENSES             Assistance with removal and associated expenses may be given and would be
                             discussed and agreed prior to appointment.

EXPENSES OF                  Candidates who are requested to attend an interview will be given assistance
CANDIDATES FOR               with appropriate travelling expenses.Re-imbursement shall not normally be
APPOINTMENT                  made to employees who withdraw their application or refuse an offer of

TOBACCO POLICY               NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operate a No Smoking Policy in all premises
                             and grounds.

DISCLOSURE SCOTLAND          This post is considered to be in the category of “Regulated Work” and
                             therefore requires a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups
                             Scheme (PVG) Membership which currently costs £59.00. The cost of the
                             PVG Membership will be initially paid by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and
                             will required to be repaid through a payroll deduction mandate from the
                             successful candidate’s first salary.

CONFIRMATION OF              NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has a legal obligation to
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN       ensure that it’s employees, both EEA and non EEA nationals, are legally
THE UK                       entitled to work in the United Kingdom. Before any person can commence
                             employment within NHS GGC they will need to provide documentation to
                             prove that they are eligible to work in the UK. Non EEA nationals will be
                             required to show evidence that either Entry Clearance or Leave to Remain in
                             the UK has been granted for the work which they are applying to do. Where
                             an individual is subject to immigration control under not circumstances will they
                             be allowed to commence until the right to work in the UK has been verified.
                             ALL applicants regardless of nationality must complete and return the
                             Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in the UK Statement with their completed
                             application form. You will be required provide appropriate documentation prior
                             to any appointment being made.
REHABILITATION OF     The rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974 allows people who have been
OFFENDERS ACT 1974    convicted of certain criminal offences to regard their convictions as “spent”
                      after the lapse of a period of years. However, due to the nature of work for
                      which you are applying this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4 of
                      the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of
                      Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Orders 1975 and 1986). Therefore, applicants
                      are required to disclose information about convictions which for other purposes
                      are “spent” under the provision of the act in the event of employment, failure to
                      disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action by
                      NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Any information given will be completely

DISABLED APPLICANTS   A disability or health problems does not preclude full consideration for the job
                      and applications from people with disabilities are welcome. All information will
                      be treated as confidential. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde guarantees to
                      interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the
                      post. You will note on our application form that we ask for relevant information
                      with regard to your disability. This is simply to ensure that we can assist you,
                      if you are called for interview, to have every opportunity to present your
                      application in full. We may call you to discuss your needs in more detail if you
                      are selected for interview.

GENERAL               NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates flexible staffing arrangements
                      whereby all appointments are to a grade within a department. The duties of an
                      officer may be varied from an initial set of duties to any other set, which are
                      commensurate with the grade of the officer. The enhanced experience
                      resulting from this is considered to be in the best interest of both NHS Greater
                      Glasgow and Clyde and the individual.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES   The postholder will undertake their duties in strict accordance with NHS
                      Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

NOTICE                The employment is subject to three months’ notice on either side, subject to
                      appeal against dismissal.

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE    In terms of NHS Circular 1989 (PCS) 32 dealing with Medical Negligence the
                      Health Board does not require you to subscribe to a Medical Defence
                      Organisation.       Health Board indemnity will cover only Health Board
                      responsibilities. It may, however, be in your interest to subscribe to a defence
                      organisation in order to ensure you are covered for any work, which does not
                      fall within the scope of the indemnity scheme.

For further information on NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, please visit our website
on www.show.scot.nhs.uk

Applicants wishing further information about the post are invited to contact Dr Pauline
McGough, 0141 232 8415 paulinemcgoug@nhs.net with whom visiting
arrangements can also be made.


To apply for these posts please include your CV and names and addresses of 3
Referees, along with the following documents; (click on the hyperlinks to open)

Medical and Dental Application and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Declaration Form Regarding Fitness to Practice

Immigration Questionnaire

Alternatively please visit www.nhsggc.org.uk/medicaljobs and click on the “How to
Apply” tab to access application for and CV submission information.


It is Board policy that no person can act as a member of an Advisory Appointments
Committee and be a referee for a candidate for that post. You should therefore
check with your proposed referees whether there is likely to be any difficulty in this
respect for we may otherwise have to invite you to submit another name or names


Please return your application by email to nhsggcrecruitment@nhs.net or to the
recruitment address below;

Medical and Dental Recruitment Team
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Recruitment Services
5th Floor, Tara House
46 Bath Street
G2 1HJ


The closing Date will be 23rd September, 2011

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