The successful candidate will join an expert and friendly multidisciplinary team in providing Urology Services for a wide catchment area. The post holder will take part in one in seven Cat A on call rota alongside consultants.
There is a well-established stone service supported by a dedicated interventional radiologist for percutaneous surgery, flexible video uretero-renoscope with a stone laser and mobile lithotripter. In addition to this the service will be able to provide Robotic Surgery from April 2023 at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
This post is expected to strengthen and further develop the Urological services in Shropshire, Telford, Wrekin and Mid-Wales. You will have an interest in General Urology and a subspecialty interest that will complement the existing service will be supported.
Main duties of the job
Clinical duties will include:
- To be responsible and work independently for the continuing care of patients alongside consultant staff.
- To participate in the top tier of the 24/7 urology on call rota.
- To work independently caring for patients with urological complaints, caring out a mixture of emergency and elective care
- To participate in the audit and governance and support the training of junior medical staff and other staffing groups that care for our patients.
- To carry out appropriate administrative duties in support of clinical commitments
- To be a core member and participate in the Urology Cancer MDT
- To develop enhanced clinical skills, especially in the assessment and management of acutely ill patients.
- To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.
- To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.
- To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways.
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.
Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust's catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire) Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin) and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) - all beautiful and unique.
Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes' drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.
We also provide services such as consultant-led outreach clinics at the Wrekin Community Clinic, Telford, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen and the Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch Community Hospitals
A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidate and their Clinical Director and consultant colleagues, on behalf of the Medical Director within 3 months of starting in post. A full-time job plan is based on a 10 PA working week. The job plan will be reviewed annually and is a prospective agreement that sets out the duties, responsibilities, and objectives for the coming year. It covers all aspects of professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities. It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external and will include personal objectives, detailing links to wider service improvements and trust strategic priorities.
For a full-time contract, the job plan will be divided on average per week (pro-rata for a part time post) as:
- 7.5 Programmed Activities (PAs) of Direct Clinical Care - includes theatres, MDT, clinics, admin on call activity (predictable and unpredictable emergency work) as well as travel between sites where required.
- 2.5 Supporting Professional Activities (SPAs) - includes CPD, audit, teaching and research.
The allocation of PAs is reviewed and may be subject to adjustment when a further diary exercise is undertaken or if the service demands a review of the team job plan.
- MBBS, MbCHB or equivalent medical qualification
- FRCS (Urol) or equivalent
- Entry on the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register in Urology via one of the following: oCertificate of Completion of Training (CCT) (the proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) oCertificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR)
- Evidence of achievement of competencies in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice.
- Experience of working in the NHS as registrars or above