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Medical Director in Nottingham at CARE Fertility

Date Posted: 5/1/2018

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Medical Director, CARE Nottingham, close to junction 26 of the M1


CARE Fertility is a world renowned, pioneering fertility group. CARE Nottingham has the best clinical results in the UK and in a recent survey 99% of our patients rated us as excellent or very good. The clinic has state of the art equipment and clinical treatments and the Group is committed to developing further its clinical and patient experience offering. We are looking for a Medical Director to lead CARE Nottingham and build upon our excellent standing by having vision and commitment to continuous improvement.

The Medical Director is a member of the Clinic’s senior management team and will have overall responsibility for the medical management of the clinic. You will be responsible for driving excellent clinical quality and lead the clinic on governance. You will work with the Group Medical Directors to deliver agreed governance and quality systems and strategic and commercial decision making for the clinic. 

In order to be considered for the role you will be subspecialty trained or have a minimum of two years Consultant experience. You must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of effective management practice, excellent communication skills and a commitment to multi-disciplinary team working. You must be able to work co-operatively with external agencies and stakeholders and develop effective working relationships with satellite doctors.

We are willing to consider applications from those wanting to work less than full time for personal reasons or to facilitate other interests such as personal private practice.

A competitive package is on offer. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the post informally and in the strictest confidence with Janine Elson, Group Medical Director on 0115 852 8166.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to Angela Regan, HR Director at


Job Title:   Medical Director

Based at:   CARE Nottingham

Reporting Line:   

(i) Operationally accountable to the Clinic Director                

(ii) Reports into the Group Medical Director (Leadership and Development)

Responsible To:  

(i) CQC Registered Manager
(ii) HFEA Person Responsible
(iii) CARE Responsible Officer
(iv) Group Medical Director
(v) Executive Management team

Job purpose: The post holder will be a key member of the Clinic’s senior management team and will have overall responsibility for the medical management of the Clinic. They will provide leadership to clinical staff and will support the Clinic Director in the operational running of the Clinic. They will actively contribute to the research, service development and scientific ethos of the CARE group.  They will be responsible for clinical governance and will work closely with the Person Responsible, Quality Manager and Clinic Director to ensure that the Clinic is compliant with the standards set out by all regulatory bodies.  Reporting to the Group Medical Director (Leadership and Development), the post holder will contribute to the development and implementation of CARE’s key objectives to deliver services that promote optimum patient care, ensure efficient use of resources and promote a culture that is progressive and inclusive.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

The Post holder will

1. Be a highly visible clinical leader ensuring staff receive timely and regular communications and are involved and engaged in the delivery of clinical services.

2. Lead and develop the clinical team, managing the clinicians in the Clinic to maximise team and individual clinician performance.

3. Demonstrate leadership and motivation within the Clinic and promote team working across all disciplines to ensure the continuous development of high quality, innovative care.

4. Ensure that CARE and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders by conducting all external relationships effectively and to the benefit of CARE.

5. Maintain and develop organisational culture, values and reputation in its markets and with all staff, customers, suppliers, partners and regulatory/official bodies.

6. Support a multi-skilled, multi-disciplined and diverse workforce to work as a cohesive operational group delivering first class treatments to patients.

7. Support the integration of the clinical operations with those of the other CARE Clinics, contributing to the enhancement of clinical standards generally across the group.

8. Provide medical opinion and advice to support business decision making.

9. Participate in strategic decision making as an integral member of the Clinic’s Executive team working with the Clinic Director, Nurse Manager, Laboratory Manager and Person Responsible in relation to financial performance, activity, staffing, clinical performance, health and safety and other areas of operational performance.

10. Attend and contribute to the Clinic’s operating management meetings and Clinic meetings.

11. Work collaboratively with other Clinic Medical Directors and the Group Medical Directors to ensure that CARE and national objectives are met.

12. Attend and contribute to the regular organisational meetings with other Medical Directors, Laboratory Managers, governance groups and speciality groups.

13. Report to the Group Medical Directors and Executive Management team on all aspects of patient care, clinical performance, clinical governance, and medical workforce issues.


Driving Excellent Clinical Quality:

The post holder will

• Promote a culture of patient focus and the pursuance of the highest quality care by providing leadership in all aspects of clinical governance and by promoting multidisciplinary team working.

• Lead and chair the Clinic Clinical Governance and Quality meeting to ensure that CARE governance principles are robustly adhered to. This includes but is not limited to trend review of key performance indicators, Serious Incidents requiring Investigation, near misses, complaints.

• Take responsibility for the investigation of Incidents where appropriate by undertaking Root Cause Analysis reports and share the learning amongst the wider CARE group.

• Work collaboratively with the Group Medical Director and the CARE CG & Q team to deliver the agreed governance and quality systems.

• Ensure that appropriate audit tools are implemented and findings and concerns are acted upon where appropriate. Work with the local team to ensure the annual clinical audit programmes is undertaken and reported to the corporate team according to timescale.

• Implement within the Clinic all CARE policies, protocols and pathways as agreed at Corporate governance and speciality meetings to ensure CARE best practice is adhered to.


Leadership and Development of Medical Workforce

Specifically the Medical Director will be responsible for

•  Providing a service as the primary liaison to the medical staff at the Clinic.

•  Overseeing the recruitment of good quality, competent clinical staff and ensuring that there are robust systems in place for their competency assessment and induction. Undertake probationary and ongoing competency assessments of all new medical appointees to the Clinic.

• Ensuring there is Continuing Professional Development for all medical staff. They will support staff to provide the necessary documentation for appraisal and revalidation which is compliant with the guidelines of the GMC and the relevant Royal College.

• Support all medical staff employed within the Clinic to undertake enhanced appraisals consistent with GMC guidance annually to enable re-licensing and re-certification.

• Supporting systems of peer review and reflective practice locally for medical staff.

• Providing appropriate support to medical staff within the Clinic, including the identification of opportunities for supervision and training.

• Undertaking effective CARE performance and development reviews of all Clinic medical staff on an annual basis to ensure best use of their skills.

• Ensuring that all annual leave/CPD leave for medical staff is managed effectively and complies with CARE policies.

• Ensuring that weekly medical rotas are in place and provide adequate cover of service for the Clinic.

• For the management of medical disciplinary issues in liaison with Responsible Officer, Group Medical Directors and HR Director.



The post holder will be expected to undertake clinical duties as a member of the medical team of the Clinic. The allocation of time to undertake clinical duties will be agreed by the Clinic Director and the Group Medical Directors.

The post holder will

1.  Consult and assess patients and plan and undertake patient treatments.

2.  Undertake the assessment of emergency admissions, arranging appropriate onward referral.

3. Provide clinical support to the nursing staff, who give emergency telephone advice, when on call.

4. Correspond/liaise with general practitioners/referrers/other specialists regarding patients.

5. Correspond and communicate with patients (e.g. by phone, email, letter).

6. Ensure the consenting of all patients is undertaken prior to treatment.

7. Work to ensure there is effective communication with other team members.

8.  Attend clinical and team meetings as appropriate.

9. Work in theatre, carrying out egg collection, embryo transfers and other fertility-related procedures.

10. Carry out the supervision and training of other staff from all disciplines.

11. Complete clinical notes and documentation (including financial documentation) in accordance with CARE protocols and policies.

12. Participate in audit, clinical risk assessment and clinical governance in accordance with CARE protocols and policies.

13. Participate and contribute in the regular review and updating of clinical procedures, protocols and patient documentation.

14. Be involved in promotion and marketing of the Clinic and its services.

15.  Liaise with the marketing team to agree the marketing plan for the Clinic and to work with the media on advertising campaigns, news stories, etc.

16. Participate in Patient Information events and other educational events for patients.

17. Providing clinical cover at other CARE clinics as and when needed.


General Requirements;

The post holder will be required

18. To maintain a GMC licence to practice and maintain registration on the GMC Specialist Register, complying with Continuing Professional Development requirements and revalidation with the GMC.

19.  To actively participate in CARE’s performance management processes and competency assessment processes, in addition to annual appraisal in line with GMC requirements as outlined above.

20. To comply with the GMC Good Medical Practice guidance and CARE clinical protocols and guidelines.

21. To comply with the Human Embryology and Fertilisation Act 1990 (as amended) and the HFEA Code of Practice, with particular reference to patient confidentiality

22. To comply with The Care Standards Act 2008 and the Care Standards Regulations 2010

23. 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.

24. To comply with the Care Quality Commission requirements and maintain adherence to its standards.

25. To undertake mandatory training as and when required.

26. To comply with all CARE policies and procedures


Job Requirements

Person Specification –   Medical Director


 • Qualified doctor licensed by the GMC and on the Specialist Register  or equivalent
• Completion of relevant ATSMs or equivalent



• Management qualification or management training
• Subspeciality training in Reproductive Medicine



• Subspeciality trained or a minimum of 2 years Consultant experience or equivalent practice.
• Experience of leading a clinical team


• Training in Management
• Clinical Director /Lead Experience.
• Commercial experience.

Skills and Knowledge 


• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to negotiate effectively with external agencies.
• The ability to work co-operatively with the senior teams of external agencies and to develop effective working relationships.
• Quality focused with innovative approach, the ability to solve problems and implement action plans.
• A strong understanding of multi-disciplinary issues and commitment to multi-disciplinary working.
• Excellent computer skills.
• An understanding and experience of staff development.
• Evidence of political awareness and sensitivity to the high profile of the scheme.
• A facilitative and inclusive approach to management.
• Knowledge of Evidence based practice
• Innovative approach to provision of Clinical Services with ability to embrace change


• Quality improvement and process methodologies
• Leadership training
• Communication Skill training


Other Factors 


• Commitment to self-development with ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of current thinking and policy affecting health and public/private partnerships.
• A commitment to promoting equality and diversity in the workplace and in service delivery and development.
• Fit to undertake the duties of the post.
• Ability to be flexible with regard to working hours





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