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Consultant Urologist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Apr 2023

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Hospital, Urology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

CONSULTANT UROLOGIST with a specialist interest in core Urology, daycase surgery and the surgical management of BPH

We have an exciting opportunity to expand our consultant workforce within the Urology Department at the Leicester General Hospital.

Leicester is one of the largest Urology units in the country, with 13 consultants, 6 specialist registrars, a visiting fellow, 3 specialty doctors and 14 doctors in training. Our expectation is that over the next 6 months we will have a team of 15 consultant urologists at the Leicester General Hospital. We have appointed our first Physician Associate with plans to expand the team to at least 3 over the next few months.

We are looking for a locum consultant urological surgeon with an interest in core urology, Daycase surgery and the surgical management of BPH. An elective hub centre is due to be developed at the Leicester General Hospital with theatre access available in Phase 1 from May 2023, clinic and clean room access to be available in Phase 2 from October 2024. This provides an exciting opportunity to ensure we have adequate facilities to continue with our service expansion and will help in the delivery of a more timely service. We already have strong links with our community hospitals and there are opportunities to improve the services we deliver in these units.

The successful candidate will partake in the on-call rota (currently 1:12).

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for the management of outpatient, day surgery and in-patients
  • To lead ward rounds, outpatients and theatre activity
  • Perform urological surgery- general urology
  • Outpatient review of patients and assessment of new referrals to the department
  • To undertake diagnostic testing
  • To take part on the one-in-thirteen consultant on- call rota
  • To participate in a management role at an appropriate point
  • To contribute to the strategic planning and service development of the Urology department

About us

This post is for a locum Consultant Urologist with an interest in general urology, daycase surgery and the surgical management of BPH to join the team as part of our succession planning and investment programme. Our Urology department continues to develop and expand its daycase core urology services with a focus on GIRFT and delivering high volume low complexity surgery in a more efficient manner.

UHL has invested significantly in the Urology Department and it is a leading Tertiary centre providing major urological cancer services to patients from Lincoln, Northampton and Kettering and provides for much larger populations across the East Midlands and the Arden network for Penis, Testis and kidney cancer. Our tertiary cancer network for prostate, bladder and complex kidney surgery is approximately 2.8 million, with wider referral bases for RPLND, IVC thrombectomy, and penile cancer.

Leicester is also a major centre for complex colorectal resections, many of which require urological involvement.

As well as our complex cancer services we deliver specialist female and Reconstructive Urology for both simple and complex incontinence and fistula and urethral diverticular referrals We specialize in Andrology including implant services, collaborate with uro-gynaecology to deliver complex surgery for female pelvic floor dysfunction and mesh removal. Our on-site lithotripter is a valuable treatment aid for both elective and emergency stone cases.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • To provide Consultant Urology services at the University Hospitals of Leicester, with a focus on core urology, daycase surgery and the surgical management of BPH.
  • We have a well-established high volume urology daycase programme along with dedicated clinics to manage patients with core Urology concerns and BPH.
  • There are a number of experienced surgeons in the department and the new appointee will be well supported
  • To ensure the provision of good standards of practice and care, as prescribed in GMC Guidance Duties of a Doctor, at all times; and ensuring that bad practice is reported, as appropriate.
  • To ensure that clinical practice is both effective and efficient and that appropriate monitoring of clinical care takes place.
  • To co-operate in ensuring that services deliver national targets and the local agenda and that the contract is achieved within budget.
  • The Consultant has a continuing responsibility for the care of the patients in their charge and for the proper organisation and functioning of their clinical practice. To achieve this, the post holder will liaise closely with other specialties, departments and outside agencies in contributing to the objectives of the department, CMG & Trust.
  • To take responsibility for ensuring that critical clinical incidents, as defined in the Trusts Critical Incident Policy, are reported either to the Head of Service or Clinical Director or the Medical Director in a timely manner.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC registration
  • Fully Accredited for Higher Specialist training or eligible for inclusion on the specialist registrar within 6 months of the interview date
  • MRCP/MRCS or equivalent
  • MBBS or equivalent


  • Membership of relevant Specialist Societies or Associations
  • Higher Degree eg, MSc, MD or equivalent

Experience/Clinical Skills

  • Fully trained in Urology with specific training in core urology, daycase surgery and the surgical management of BPH
  • Clinical Knowledge and Expertise: appropriate knowledge base to apply sound clinical judgement to problems, demonstrates clear, logical thinking/analytical approach, understands evidence-based practice
  • IT skills- ability to use web browser, excel, word etc
  • Willingness to develop skills and experience in areas of interest


  • Evidence of clinical or research commitment and a relevent specialty interest


  • Personal integrity and reliability. Willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to motivate and develop both medical staff and non-medical staff


  • Commitment to further develop the post and the service provided


  • Willingness to work as a member of the team and to share administrative responsibilities
  • Able to work in multidisciplinary teams and supervise juniors
  • Understanding of wider health agenda and modern NHS
  • Knowledge of clinical governance issues
  • Capacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively, capacity to organise own workload
  • Flexible approach


  • Awareness of service development issues
  • Evidence of management and administration experience
  • Management training on an accredited course


  • Experience in, and commitment to medical audit


  • Undergone training in teaching and willingness to organise relevant audit activities
  • Completion of formal courses in audit
  • Published audit


  • Understanding and interest in research
  • Ability to appraise research critically
  • Ability to supervise juniors undertaking research prjoects


  • Evidence of recent research and development activity
  • Publications in nationally and internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals on subjects relevant to the speciality

Communication skills

  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication with patients and colleagues
  • To be empathetic and sensitive, capacity to take others perspectives and treat others with understanding


  • Leadership skills


  • Experience of, and commitment to teaching undergraduate and postgraduates
  • Appraisal and assessment skills
  • Enthusiastic and ability to inspire others


  • Willingness to develop new approaches to teaching
  • Post-graduate qualification in medical education

Employment checks

  • Satisfactory health clearance
  • Satisfactory enhanced criminal records bureau/DBS check

BMJRef: BMJ-115188/358-5082623-CON


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