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Consultant Urological Surgeon

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Per annum
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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Hospital, General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to appoint a high quality person to join a busy and innovative team of Consultants. As a department we have clear goals to increase our profile in Clinical and Academic Urology. The appointment of this Consultant post would supplement the workload of existing Consultants in core Urology. Particular service priorities are prostate cancer diagnostics, functional and paediatric urology. The job can be tailored depending on the interests and expertise of an excellent candidate.

A role in the Prostate cancer service would involve working closely with the rest of the team not only in diagnostics but also, we anticipate, as a trial centre for the PART study, including within that trial the delivery of HIFU and electroporation as focal treatment for prostate cancer.
Main duties of the job

The post offered is for a Consultant Urological Surgeon with 10 programmed activities. These sessions will be wherever the Trust delivers its services but the majority of the work will be at Wexham Park and Heatherwood Hospital.

With an increased demand for meeting targets with respect to Urological cancers and non-cancer work, the appointees' role will be to mainly provide support to diagnostic and therapeutic core urology. The successful applicant will be expected to and indeed encouraged to develop his/her sub-specialist interest with opportunities in most benign fields including paediatric and functional urology. The trust has an excellent reputation in promoting the development of new and innovative services.

Please see the full job description for further detail.
About us

The Department of Urology is a member of the Surgical Directorate, well known in the region for providing excellent patient care as well as exceptional training for the specialist registrars and junior doctors. The Department of Urology enjoys close links with The Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH), with a weekly joint Specialist MDT for prostatic, bladder and penile cancers. There is a Specialist Renal MDT hosted by Frimley Park Hospital and a biweekly remotely accessed cross site stone MDT.

We are proud of our state of the art rapid Haematuria service (with CT scan and Flexible cystoscopy on the same day), our new 1 stop prostate cancer diagnostic pathway with same day MRI/biopsy and our specialist clinics serving patients that require Andrology, Stone, female Urology, prolapse surgery and paediatric Urology. The paediatric clinic is now supported with same day ultrasound. In line with the GIRFT drive in maximising day case surgery particularly for high frequency, low complexity procedures the department is keen to support innovation in this area and has recently started procedures in the minor ops unit at Wexham.

For more details please see the attached job description.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please note that this provisional timetable will be flexible and the post holder will be expected to see new patients as well as operating on patients from the waiting list. Sessions will be a mixture of fixed and flexible and may require you to work on a Saturday.

The Trust has a locally agreed Job planning Document which is available on request consultants are expected to have an annual job planning review. Due to the imminent implementation of a Consultant of the week model, theatre timetables including a 3 session day, and the new UIU at Heatherwood, the proposed job plan will be developed and planned in line with the successful applicants requirements and new availability after appointment.

The post holder will be expected to see new patients and follow up outpatients whilst maintaining expecting new to follow up ratios, they will be expected to operate on patients from their own and a pooled waiting list and may be required to work at any facility that the trust owns, leases or manages. The appointee will have access to secretarial support and office facilities.

Person Specification
  • FRCS or equivalent
  • Possession of CCST or within six months of receipt at the date of interview or equivalent
  • Training and experience in the management of stone disease
  • Computer literate - confident in using MS Office, Email and Internet
  • Undertaken research with published papers in refereed journals

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details
Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Wexham Park Hospital

Wexham Road



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