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Locum Consultant Urological Surgeon

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year pro rata
Closing date
2 Sep 2022

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Hospital, Urology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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The Urology Department at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit a new Locum Consultant Urological Surgeon. This is a 12 month fixed term post covering a career break.

The successful applicant must be a fully trained Urological Surgeon and will join a team of 4 Consultant Urologists providing emergency and elective urology services.

The Urology Service at Leighton Hospital is based in a self-contained dedicated urology outpatient unit. The service shares a newly refurbished inpatient ward with the other specialist surgical specialties of ENT and Ophthalmology. The child and adolescent unit provides in-patient beds for all Paediatric emergencies, a treatment room and 10 day case surgical beds available for all specialties.

A modern theatre and critical care facility provides a state of the art environment, including two fully integrated theatres. There is a dedicated surgical admissions lounge and a refurbished Treatment Centre which provides a day-case facility for flexible cystoscopies and day case activity.

The outpatient suite has 5 consulting rooms, a treatment room and recovery room. In addition, clinics are held at Victoria Infirmary Northwich and the service is looking to establish community based clinics.

Services provided on the unit include continence, urodynamics, erectile dysfunction, chemotherapy clinics, PTNS, Transperineal biopsies and a fortnightly lithotripsy service.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be based at Leighton Hospital, Crewe in theUrology Department, Surgery and Cancer Division. The post will also involve some outpatient activity at Victoria Infirmary, Northwich (VIN).

The post is offered on a full time, or job share basis, the job plan being intended for a full time appointment with an opportunity to modify this if the post is offered on any other basis.

The post is offered at 10 PA but under the terms of the 2003 Consultant Contract.

1 programmed Activity (PA) per week comprising of one PA for private CPD, audit, revalidation and research and a further PA for training, educational commitments and service development. Evidence of SPA work will be actively monitored.

The successful applicant must have full registration with the GMC and continue to hold a Licence to Practise.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post is offered at 10 PA's

The Consultants work to a standard clinic template, with 6 new and 4 follow up patients per general clinic and 10 patients per cystoscopy clinic.

The Trusts theatre utilisation target is 85% with an expected 2.7 average urology cases per session

The successful candidate will undertake a full and equal part in the provision of the out of hours on-call service at Leighton Hospital with colleagues on a 1:5 rota including prospective cover, and is required to ensure that reliable arrangements are in place to allow staff to contact them in emergency situations.

In addition the Consultant will be required to work with colleagues to provide cover in the absence of others both by reciprocal prospective cover for immediate colleagues approved leave and occasional additional duties in the event of unforeseen circumstances in accordance with Divisional arrangements.

Person Specification
GMC Registered
  • GMC Registration
  • Previous NHS Experience
  • Previous experience at Consultant Level in Urology

BMJRef: BMJ-88843/412-S&C4724
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