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Urology Specialty Doctor

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Aug 2022

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Hospital, Urology
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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This is a newly created fixed term 12-month position in the Urology Department at Leighton Hospital.

It is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join a well-established team and to contribute to the excellent reputation of the service. It is expected that the successful applicant will have experience in the urology specialty as they will be expected to undertake outpatient clinics, flexible cystoscopy sessions, and theatre sessions for basic procedures independently or with some supervision initially.

This post is a full-time post and will include a 1:5 on-call commitment for the Urology Service. The Specialty Doctor will be expected to work flexibly to ensure smooth running of the Department and emergency service.

Main duties of the job


  • To undertake ward rounds
  • To operate under both general and local anaesthetic
  • To undertake outpatient clinics seeing both old and new patients
  • To participate in the teaching of junior doctors, medical students and members of the nursing profession
  • In addition, he/she will be expected to take responsibility for, initiate and take an active part in the research projects relating to the working of the Urology Department
  • To undertake audit and CME
  • To participate in the Urology emergency on call rota
  • To undertake administration work of the Department and be expected to dictate summary records on patients
  • So far as is consistent with the proper discharge of the above duties the post holder undertakes to deputise from time to time for absent colleagues
  • The post holder undertakes exceptionally to perform additional duties in the case of emergencies and unforeseen circumstances
  • The post holder undertakes exceptionally to be available for such irregular commitments outside normally rostered duties as are essential for continuity of patient care

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 self-contained dedicated urology outpatient Unit is based at Leighton Hospital, Crewe, with additional outpatient activity at Victoria Infirmary, Northwich.

There are 5Consultants within the Urology Department, who have additional specialist interests as well as supporting core urological practice:-

Mr M Siraj Endourology /Complex Stone Surgery, Clinical Lead

Mr R Mukherjee Endourology /Complex Stone Surgery. Education Lead

Mr M Craciun Endourology /Complex Stone Surgery

Miss M Lyttle Female & Functional Urology

Mr S Javed Endourology /Complex Stone Surgery

The Consultants are supported by 2 Specialty Trainees from Health Education England North West, 1 Core Trainee, 2 GP Trainees, 2 Specialty Doctors, 1 Advanced Nurse Practitioner, 4 Nurse Specialists (including 3 oncology dedicated), and a range of other nursing and administrative support.

The Department has an excellent regional reputation in Specialty Urological training and teaching. It is a popular rotation amongst trainees due to the clinical exposure provided, and actively encourages audit and research with presentations and publications made at local, regional, and national level in the last year alone. Mr Mukherjee, who is the current Clinical and Educational Lead, has also been recently appointed as Training Programme Director for the region.

The Department has sub-specialist interests in Endourology (including complex stone work), as well as Female Urology (including a tertiary referrals for patients with painful bladder syndrome) and Erectile dysfunction. The Unit has a high workload in Uro-oncology, and works in close partnership with our cancer network partners at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport (where all laparoscopic and robotic cancer work is carried out), and The Christie Hospital, Manchester to provide a comprehensive service for all urological cancers.

All Consultants are involved in General/Core Urology, working in a multi-disciplinary fashion with our Specialist Nurses. The Unit is also involved in developing pathways for managing common urological problems with local commissioning groups.

The sub-division accepts emergency and elective admissions form the South Cheshire area. The reputation of the services also attracts referrals from outside South Cheshire. Future developments within the sub-division are designed to meet changing health care needs.

A formal job plan review will be undertaken between the appointee and the Clinical Lead, three months after the commencement date of the appointment. This job plan will be agreed by the Divisional Clinical Director and Medical Director.

The job plan will be reviewed at least annually by the Clinical Lead. The job plan will be a prospective agreement that sets out the Specialty Doctors duties, responsibilities and objectives for the coming year. It will cover all aspects of the Specialty Doctors professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities.

It will also include a schedule of commitments both internal and external in addition to personal objectives. These will correlate to the wider service objectives.

The post is offered at 10 Programmed Activities and includes 1 SPA. This will include 1 PA for Admin and 1.5 PAs for on-call. The remaining 6.5 PAs will consist of clinics, flexible cystoscopy lists, and theatre sessions arranged as the service demand dictates. Where possible these will be fixed sessions to provide some standardisation to the week.

Person Specification


  • Previous NHS experience


  • Previous Urology experience


  • Awareness/Knowledge of common urological emergencies


BMJRef: BMJ-88858/412-S&C4748


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