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Obstetrics and Gynaecology Doctor with a patient

Working as an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Doctor

Obstetrics and gynaecology doctors provide important care to those who are pregnant and unborn children, and are a main point of contact for reproductive and sexual health. From advising on fertility treatments to carrying out keyhole surgeries, no two days are the same in this challenging and rewarding job.

Medacs works with Swansea Bay University Health Board to place skilled obstetrics and gynaecology doctors in a wide range of locum roles across the Health Board’s hospitals. Register with Medacs today and you could find your next obstetrics and gynaecology doctor role.

What does an obstetrics and gynaecology doctor do?

Typically based at a hospital, obstetrics and gynaecology doctors are responsible for providing important care across a range of different issues. Proving important care for patients across the fields of gynaecology, endocrinology, female urology, pelvic malignancy and many more, you will be using your specialist skills and medical knowledge to diagnose and treat a wide range of different conditions.

Not only will you be closely working with your patients and regularly updating their families but you will also be using advanced and specialist technology to help diagnose complex cases. You will then create treatment plans to offer your patients the care they need.

Working as an obstetrics and gynaecology doctor is a varied role. Many of your key responsibilities will include:

  • actively supporting patients and their families with clear information
  • constantly monitoring patients’ conditions
  • working with a multidisciplinary team to coordinate care
  • performing administrative and clerical tasks
  • researching and developing surgical techniques that can help operating outcomes and procedures
  • teaching and training junior doctors.

You will be working closely with other medical professionals, including:

  • doctors
  • consultants
  • nurses.

What qualifications and skills do you need to apply for obstetrics and gynaecology doctor roles with Medacs?

To apply for obstetrics and gynaecology doctor jobs, you will need:

  • a medicine degree recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • six months of recent NHS experience in the last two years
  • to pass an enhanced background check
  • Right to Work in the UK.

As this is a varied and sometimes challenging role, you will also need some soft skills, such as:

  • good problem-solving skills
  • decision-making and decisiveness
  • an empathetic manner of communication
  • patience, and the ability to coach and mentor other people
  • a commitment to continuous personal development
  • excellent attention to detail.

Find your next obstetrics and gynaecology role

We help Swansea Bay University Health Board source skilled obstetrics and gynaecology doctors. Register with Medacs today and you can find your next role. As a preferred supplier for medical professionals to the NHS, you’ll get first sight of exciting roles. And with ongoing career support, help with negotiating the right pay package for you and support with revalidation, we can support you as you develop your career.


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