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Consultant in Urology

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Royal Derby Hospital
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
Salary period
08/07/2021 23:59

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

As part of development of their service, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton are looking for a Consultant Urological Surgeon, with a specialist interest in Upper tract Oncology. 

Responsible for the management of acute and elective Urological disease the appointee will join a team of 15 other Urology surgeons.

Network links with other neighbouring Trusts ensures significant major cancer operating activity within the department. The post is based primarily at the Royal Derby Hospital, which provides excellent facilities including a 9 theatre operating suite with 2  integrated laparoscopic theatres, day case unit and 2 Da Vinci Robots.    Increasing integration between the Burton and Derby sites will mean that some sessions will be performed at the Queen's Hospital Burton and at out reach sites.



Main duties of the job

In addition to any specialist interests all consultants will be involved in providing a general clinical service to the Trust.

Provision with consultant colleagues of a Urological service to Staffordshire, Derbyshire & surrounding areas with responsibility for diagnosis & treatment of patients at the hospitals & clinics at which you have duties.


Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire.

The University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the region with more than 12,000 staff and treats in excess of a million patients each year.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Responsible for the continuing care & treatment of patients in your charge & personal performance of clinical duties as agreed in your job plan, allowing for all proper delegation to & training of your staff.

Provision of an out-of-hours service with consultant colleagues including on-call rota commitments.

Active participation in undergraduate & post graduate education, including training sessions for Foundation Years, Specialty Registrars and medical students.

Provision of cover for your consultant colleagues during reasonable periods of leave including care of patients & supervision of doctors in training.

Responsible for the professional supervision, training & management of junior medical staff, carrying out teaching, examination & accreditation duties as required & contributing to postgraduate & CPD activity locally & nationally as appropriate.

Participate in clinical audit under local arrangements.  Commitment to entering patients into MRC trials where appropriate (if the appointee has an interest in research this would be supported by the Trust & the Division).

Commitment to taking part in annual appraisal process which will be undertaken by the Assistant Clinical Director for Urology.

Responsible for compliance with personal continuing professional development requirements with the support of the Trust. It is mandatory for all Consultants to keep up to date with evidence based practice.

Responsible for maintaining awareness of & acting in accordance with professional guidelines such as “Duties of a Doctor”, “Good Medical Practice”, & the “GMC Performance Procedures” .xiii.  Exceptional requirements to undertake additional duties for limited periods within geographical area specified above or undertake duties at other hospitals in the event of a major disaster or incident.

Job Plan                                                                                                                                  

A job plan will be agreed between the appointee & the Associate Clinical Director, on behalf of the Executive Medical Director.

The duties will be subject to review from time to time in light of the changing requirements of the service. If alterations to the duties are required these will be mutually agreed between the appointee & the Associate Clinical Director with the approval of the Clinical Director.

All job plans are reviewed annually following team & individual job planning meetings. The appointee will be expected to participate in this.

The job plan is a prospective agreement setting out a consultant’s duties, responsibilities & objectives for the coming year. It covers all aspects of professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education & managerial responsibilities. It provides a clear schedule of commitments both internal & external. In addition, it includes personal objectives, including details of their link to wider service objectives & details of the support required by the consultant to fulfil the job plan & objectives.

The job plan for the first 3 months is on average 10 programmed activities per week, is based on the provisional timetable shown below & reviewed following an appraisal meeting. It is recognised that the balance of the job plan will need to be discussed with the appointee

Provisional Job Plan

 A final Job Plan will be agreed with the Clinical Director & reviewed after 3 months. The number & timing of clinics will vary depending on the special interest of the consultant.


For a full-time contract:


  • Direct Clinical Care:                                                       8.5 PA’s on average per week      Predictable & unpredictable emergency work)
  •      (Includes clinical activity, clinically related activity,
  • Supporting Professional Activities: (includes CPD,  All full-time appointments commence with a job plan PA allocation of 1.5 SPAs. It is anticipated the activities carried out during SPA time may change from year to year therefore the PA split will be reviewed annually in the job planning round. Where an increase in SPAs is agreed between the Trust and the appointee, the activity carried out in SPA time and its location will be included in the job plan along with clear objectives. Within the available SPAs, it is recognised that the appointee should devote appropriate time to consolidating their sub specialty interest and developing the service. The needs of the individual will be given due consideration within the job plan to meet these aims.      
  •      Audit, teaching & research)                                                 1.5 PA’s on average per week














































On call 1:9         1.0 PA


Example timetable


3.3     On Call Availability


There is a 1 in 9 “on-call” commitment for providing an out-of-hours emergency service, on a shared basis with other Consultants within the Department for which an on-call availability supplement is payable. The successful candidate must reside within 10 miles or 30 minutes traveling time of the hospital when on-call unless agreed otherwise with the Executive Medical Director.



3.3   Teaching


The appointee will be expected to share with colleagues, responsibilities in teaching and training medical students within the Urology Department. S/he will also undertake teaching & supervision of trainees & other junior staff and participate as a core member in the MDTs


  •    Study & Training

The appointee is expected to participate in professional continuing medical education; study leave is provided for this purpose, & the appointee will be entitled to apply within the set limits in line with other consultants in the Trust. Study leave allocation is 30 days over a three year period.


  • ResearchThe Trust comprises research-active Teaching Hospitals with a developing culture of research and innovation across the whole organisation. All clinicians are expected to engage in research, development & innovation according to their subspecialty interests. Engagement of clinical staff in research covers a spectrum of involvement, ranging from awareness of the studies and trials taking place in their areas, to assisting with the identification of research participants, to those who win research funding and assume the role of Chief Investigator for multi-centre trials and studies.Consultants who wish to undertake research require the approval of the Trust R&I Department and relevant ethical approval, and must adhere to the National Framework for Research Governance. 
  • Clinical Governance All members of staff have a responsibility to abide by all clinical governance policies, practices and codes provided by the Trust and have an equal responsibility with management for developing and maintaining appropriate systems and practice for maintaining safe working practices. The post holder is expected to demonstrate a firm commitment to the principles of clinical governance, including:


Co-operating and liaising with clinical governance committees and leads as appropriate and developing a programme of personal continuing professional education and development, within available resources and within the workload and priorities of the service.

  • Attending and contributing to the Trust’s Clinical Governance Programme, including the Trust’s Clinical Incident Reporting systems, Adverse Incident Policy and other umbrella policies.
  • Encouraging and promoting an open climate within the Trust to enable training grade staff to participate fully in Trust wide programmes.


Copies of Trust wide clinical governance policies are available on the Trust intranet site. The postholder will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management and quality improvement activities as required by the Trust and external accrediting bodies.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Possession of FRCS Postgraduate Qualification
  • Full GMC registration with a license to practice at date of Commencement OR within 6 months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview
Desirable criteria
  • Additional higher medical / scientific degree relevant to the specialty
  • Specialist interest in upper tract oncology
  • Specialist interest in robotic surgery

Clinical Experience

Essential criteria
  • Full higher surgical training in UK or equivalent elsewhere or have worked at consultant level in Urology.

Management & Administrative Experience

Essential criteria
  • Attended a management course for consultants

Teaching Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of & commitment to teaching undergraduates & postgraduates
  • Experience of supervising F1, F2, CT & ST trainees.
  • Ability to & experience of teaching clinical skills
Desirable criteria
  • Specific teaching qualification
  • Experience of teaching basic clinical skills to under-graduates
  • Attended a recognised teaching training course

Audit/Research Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of & commitment to clinical audit
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Richard Stanford
Job title
Associate Clinical Director
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Telephone number
01332 789176