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Consultant in Urology

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Urology
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
320-MDR-4216945-RB
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
05/07/2022 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.

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 services, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a Consultant Urological Surgeon, with a specialist interest in Robotic Pelvic Surgery. 

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

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, a dedicated Urology day case unit and 2 Da Vinci Robotic platforms. Derby already provides a multi-speciality robotic service which includes Urology, Colorectal, Head and Neck and Gynaecological surgery.    Increasing integration between the Burton and Derby sites will mean that some sessions may be performed at the Queen's Hospital Burton site and at out reach clinics.

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

The future post holder would join a team of urological surgeons performing robotic prostatectomy and would be expected to play a pivotal role in developing a robotic cystectomy service.

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.

Main duties of the job

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.

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.

Working for our organisation

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.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Provision of an out-of-hours service with consultant colleagues including on-call rota commitments.
  3. Active participation in undergraduate & post graduate education, including training sessions for Foundation Years, Specialty Registrars and medical students.
  4. Provision of cover for your consultant colleagues during reasonable periods of leave including care of patients & supervision of doctors in training.
  5. 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.
  6. Participate in clinical audit under local arrangements.
  7. 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).
  8. Commitment to taking part in annual appraisal process.
  9. 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.
  10. Responsible for maintaining awareness of & acting in accordance with professional guidelines such as “Duties of a Doctor”, “Good Medical Practice”, & the “GMC Performance Procedures” .
  11. 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.

Person specification

Qualifications

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
  • • Specialist interest in robotic surgery
Desirable criteria
  • • Additional higher medical / scientific degree relevant to the specialty
  • • Specialist interest in pelvic oncology.

Clinical Experience

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

Management & Administrative Experience

Essential criteria
  • Commitment to Continuing Professional Development & the requirements of clinical governance.
Desirable criteria
  • Attended a management course for consultants

Teaching Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of & commitment to clinical audit

Communications

Essential criteria
  • Experience of formal presentations
  • Evidence of ability to work as part of a MDT, sharing administration duties.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Simon Williams
Job title
Deputy Clinical Director
Email address
simon.williams3@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 788076