Wakefield, West Yorkshire
29 Jul 2020
26 Aug 2020
Hospital, Urology
Career Level
Specialty registrar
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is pleased to announce the introduction of these new roles aimed at doctors who are passionate about their practice and their career outside traditional models.  Our posts will combine education and career development with practical patient-facing care.

These posts are not recognised UK training posts.  Nevertheless, MYDoc doctors will have a named supervisor and be supported in undertaking scheduled educational opportunities to consolidate and develop alongside their experiential learning, with certificated outcomes or credentialing to support career progression through other routes.

An Introduction to the Division/Specialty from Mr Ian Beckley

This post represents an exciting opportunity to join a urology department in providing “state of the art” urological services to a population approaching 600,000.  In a year the Urology department will see approximately 20,000 outpatients and undertake 6,500 elective and 2,800 non-elective procedures. 

The Department of Urology has been designated as a cancer team for major pelvic cancer surgery within the region’s Cancer Network.  Cancer team designation has allowed development of a large Uro-oncology service.  The department also provides continence, neuro-urology and bladder reconstruction services to the regional spinal injuries unit based at the Trust.  The provision of advanced Endourology and laparoscopic surgery is established for upper urinary tract benign and malignant conditions.  The stone service is comprehensive, with an on-site lithotripter enabling stones to be managed using all of the major treatment modalities.  Departmental facilities are excellent. In addition to the advanced laparoscopic urology already provided within the Trust, a robotic surgery service has now been established utilising the DaVinci Robot. While major elective and emergency urological surgery is carried out in Pinderfields Hospital; outpatient work, day case surgery and urological investigations sessions are run on all of the Trust’s hospital sites.  Urological investigations units are present on all three main hospital sites and provide a focus for the diagnostic investigations and ambulatory treatments that patient’s may require.  In-patient care is provided through a 26 bedded urology ward at Pinderfields.  The urology ward also houses an eight-bedded surgical high-dependency unit.

The care of patients who are admitted acutely under urology is carried out with a high level of Consultant input.  The on-call team consisting of Consultant, Registrar, CT/FY2 doctor and F1 doctor are free of routine duties and able to concentrate their efforts on looking after patients who have been admitted acutely.

Urological services are provided within the context of a multi-disciplinary team.  There is excellent medical support from colleagues in Anaesthetics, Critical Care, Spinal cord injury, Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Uro-gynaecology, Colorectal surgery, Plastic surgery and Radiology.  Specialist nursing support includes Uro-oncology nursing, stoma nurses and urology nurse specialists who are based in the investigation facilities on each of the three main hospital sites.  The specialist nurses contribute hugely to the ability of the department to offer expert care as near to the patient’s home as possible.

This post will be part of our cross site “senior trainee” rota – which is compliant with working time regulations and the 2016 junior doctor’s contract, averaging 48 hours per week.