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Specialty Doctor Urology

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Depending on experience £50,620 - £79,144
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Urology
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

BCUHB is the largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for a population of around 676,000 people across the six counties of North Wales (Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham) as well as some parts of mid Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire. The aim of BCUHB is to provide the highest quality care for the population of North Wales. We aim to achieve this through three key values: Dignity, placing a high value on respecting the patient as an individual; Valuing Staff, valuing staff as individuals and developing their skills appropriately; Efficiency, pursuing efficiency and effectiveness in delivering services.

Main duties of the job

Specialty Doctor in Urology - SpR Level

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialty Doctor in Urology at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board based at Glan Clwyd Hospital.

The post holder would be actively involved in the provision of urological services within a multi-disciplinary team. The post is also suitable for post core surgical trainee candidates looking to gain additional urology and research experience prior to applying for run-through specialist training. Active research and supervision for postgraduate degree would be encouraged for interested candidate.

Department of Urology at Glan Clwyd has a dedicated, purpose built Urology Diagnostic unit with 6 bedded ward, Endoscopy suite and clinic rooms.

About us

The Department of Urology at Glan Clwyd Hospital provides a full range of urological services both on the main site and at peripheral hospitals. We aim to expand this department with a view to offer sub-speciality services and to maintain high standards of work.

The Department enjoys the services of an excellent radiology unit. Two of the radiologists working closely with the Urology team has an interest in interventional urology, helping with percutaneous access as well as providing cancer and ultrasound services in the unit. The department has up-to-date radiology imaging, including a MRI scanner in the unit. A renal dialysis unit is on site. The unit also enjoys the benefit of the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre.

As part of the Health Board's strategic collaboration with Bangor University, individuals with an interest in teaching and research who can demonstrate and agree a possible contribution to the School can be considered and nominated for recognition through the University's process for granting honorary titles and help to deliver our shared vision for the North Wales School of Medicine and Health.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Inpatient Services - Provide elective and emergency inpatient services, along with other members of the department.

Outpatient Services - Provide an Outpatient service, along with other members of the department.

Emergency On-call and Cover for colleagues Provide out of hours cover via on call and cover during periods of leave, following a 1:5 non-resident on-call rota. There is a consultant support for the on call.

Education and Research The post holder is expected to engage in a research project and contribute to the academic life of the Department. Contribute to the teaching of junior medical staff, medical students and other Directorate staff.

Clinical Audit Participate actively in the Departments Clinical Audit Programme and Continuing Professional Development, which is fully supported by the Trust Board.

Administration Undertake all necessary administrative duties associated within the care of his/her patients.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC registration
  • MRCS or equivalent degree


  • Recent ALS, ATLS, APLS certification
  • Postgraduate degree - MSc or MD


  • Minimum 3 years' experience in Surgery excluding foundation years with at least 12 months in Urology
  • Equivalent experience and competencies


  • Diagnostic Urological skills e.g. prostate biopsy and flexible cystoscopy

Personal Qualities

  • Good communication skills
  • Good team worker
  • Flexible attitude
  • Keeping up to date
  • Willingness to train


  • Enthusiastic to teach juniors and medical students


  • Evidence of participation in Audit
  • Research interest


  • Publication in peer reviewed journal


  • Regular attendance at departmental audit meetings
  • Basic IT skills
  • Experience of MS Windows and MS Office

BMJ Ref: BMJ-109310/050-SDUROLC-01-23




We provide a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services across 3 district hospitals, 22 community hospitals and a network of over 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units. BCUHB also coordinate the work of 113 GP practices and the NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists across the region.

Our aim is to enable everyone who uses our services to do so through the medium of Welsh or English, according to personal choice and to encourage other users and providers to use and promote the Welsh language in the health sector.

Our vision

  • We will improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society
  • We will do this by developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations
  • We will develop our workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture

Our values

  • Put Patients first
  • Work together
  • Value and respect each other
  • Learn and innovate
  • Communicate openly and honestly

Our purpose

  • To improve health and deliver excellent care
  • Our strategic goals
  • Improve health and wellbeing for all and reduce health inequalities
  • Work in partnership to design and deliver more care closer to home
  •  Improve the safety and outcomes of care to match the NHS's best
  • Respect individuals and maintain dignity and care
  • Listen to and learn from the experiences of individuals
  • Support, train and develop our staff to excel
  • Use resources wisely, transforming services through innovation and research

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  • Locations:
    Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2PW
    Telephone enquiries: 01248 384 384

    Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 5UJ
    Telephone enquiries: 01745 583 910

    Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham, LL13 7TD
    Telephone enquiries: 01978 291 100
  • 01248 384 384
  • Website

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