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Fellowship Doctor in Urology (HoLEP Fellow)

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£37,068 to £55,336 Per Annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Hospital, Urology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

Applications are invited for the above post which is a 12 month fixed term contract within the Urology specialty as a HoLEP Fellow. We are looking to commence this post from January 2024. This is an exciting opportunity to join our unit and become another success story from the HoLEP fellowship cohort we have developed from Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Urology department.

This post will allow a suitably qualified and enthusiastic Urology surgeon to join an established and progressive Urology unit that will also support continued development.The successful candidate will have FRCS (Urol) or equivalent and adequate experience in acute Urology surgery working at Registrar level. All applicants will be required to demonstrate a working knowledge of the English language. Appropriate registration with the General Medical Council is required at time of application.Although these posts are accepted as out of programme training (BAUS accreditation can be applied for), the successful candidates will receive equivalent training opportunities to those offered to a Specialty Registrar and consideration will be given for study leave. You will have a named educational supervisor throughout your period of appointment.
Main duties of the job

a)The postholder will provide senior middle grade support for Urology with an interest in developing skills in HoLEP surgery within the elective theatres.
  1. b) The postholder will work with the existing Specialist Registrars and Junior Urology staff that will participate on the Urology on-call rota together with the Urology consultant and allocated a full day of on-call duties.
  2. c) The postholder will be ultimately responsible to the Clinical Director for Urology, Mr Saleemi.
  3. d) The proposed timetable will be discussed with applicants. This will need to be changed from time to time to respond to the demands of the service.
  4. e) In case of difficulties of any kind, the postholder will seek the advice of the appropriate consultant.
About us

Our Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

For further details / informal visits contact: Mr Asad Saleemi

Job title

Clinical Director for Urology

Telephone number

01582 497255

Additional contact information

Mr Asad Saleemi Clinical Director for Urology via his secretary 01582 718041, or Ben Gainsford, General Manager on 01582 497255.Informal visits will be welcomed following shortlisting.

Person Specification
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • FRCS or equivalent MRCS or equivalent
  • FRCS (Urol)
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at the time of appointment.
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies by time of appointment in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice including: oGood clinical care oMaintaining good medical practice oGood relationships and communication with patients oGood working relationships with colleagues oGood teaching and training oProfessional behaviour and probity oDelivery of good acute clinical care oEvidence of completion of Core Training (CT1/ST1) competencies or equivalent relevant to General Surgery, and projected completion of CT2/ST2 competencies or equivalent relevant to general surgery by time of appointment. oEligibility to work in the UK
Language Skills
  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, which could be demonstrated by one of the following: oApplicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English oApplicants have scores in the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent equal to those required for recruitment to MMC specialty training programmes.
  • If applicants believe that they have adequate communication skills but do not fit into one of the examples they need to provide evidence.
Clinical Skills
  • Acute care safe: up-to-date ALS. Hospital at night team working / experience. Out of hours experience relevant to the job. Relevant specialty clinical knowledge: capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge relevant to the job, specialty knowledge exam. Clinical judgement: experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk. Knows when to seek help, able to prioritise clinical need. Practical skills: shows aptitude for practical skills, required for the job. Proven ability to work effectively in different clinical settings required in the job.
  • ALS instructors certificate
Speciality Specific skills related to the post
  • Clinical training and experience in urology, including four years full-time postgraduate training and at least two of which should be in a specialty training programme.
  • Ability to lead a team of junior doctors.
  • Performing a comprehensive assessment of patients, including mood and cognition, gait, nutrition and fitness for surgery, including physical examinations where necessary.
  • Asssessing a patient's suitability for continuing care in the NHS or community.
  • Experience of Laparoscopic surgery
Commitment to clinical governance / improving quality of patient care
  • Clinical governance: Capacity to be alert to dangers or problems. Demonstrates awareness of good decision making. Aware of own limitations. Track record of engaging in clinical governance: reporting errors, learning from errors.
  • Audit: evidence of active participation in audit.
  • Teaching: evidence of interest and experience in teaching where required in the job.
  • Research Skills: Demonstrates understanding of the principles of research, evidence of relevant academic and research achievements.
  • Teaching: evidence of experience in teaching where required in the job.
Communication Skills
  • Effective communication skills: demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication and capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation. Empathy and sensitivity: capacity to listen and take in others' perspectives.
  • Works in partnership with patients: always considers patients preferences when discussing treatment options. Always considers the full impact of clinical decisions on the patients, Practice shared decision making. Directs and supports patients to access the information they need to support decision making.
  • 360 feedback
  • Patient survey feedback and reflections
Personal Skills
  • Team working: demonstrated experience working in a team, values the input of other professional in the team. Managing others and team involvement: capacity to work co- operatively with others and demonstrate leadership when appropriate. Capacity to work effectively in multi-professional teams.
  • Coping with pressure: capacity to operate under pressure. Demonstrates initiative and resilience to cope with the setbacks & adapt to rapidly changing circumstances. Problem solving & decision making: capacity to use logical /lateral thinking to solve problems & make decisions.
  • Organisation and planning: capacity to organise oneself and prioritise own work. Demonstrates punctuality, preparation and self- discipline. Understands importance of information technology.
  • Flexible approach to work: able to adapt and work with employers to deliver improved patient care.
  • Equality and diversity: promotes equality and values diversity.
  • Able to adapt to work with employers to deliver Leadership skills: experience in leadership
  • Demonstrates skills needed for effective delegation within the team: 360 feedback
  • Driver with a valid license.

Employer details
Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Lewsey Road



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About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020 following the merger of Bedford Hospital and the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.Previously the hospitals were run by two separate NHS trusts, Bedford hospital NHS Trust and Luton and Dunstable University Hospitals Foundation Trust.By combining the two hospitals we have been able to ensure the clinical sustainability of both sites and ensure that key services such as A&E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics can remain at both sites.Both hospitals deliver a full range of acute hospital services to a population of around 700,000.The new integrated Trust employs a combined workforce of approximately 8,000 staff, the largest NHS employer in Bedfordshire. The hospitals are supported by an army of 500 volunteers whose invaluable work helps the delivery of services.

Bedford Hospital

Working at Bedford Hospital

The Trust’s ethos is ‘every patient matters’, our vision is to provide patient focused high quality acute hospital care to meet the needs of our local community and we are constantly working with our staff to find new ways of working to ensure that our vision is achieved.

About Bedford

Whether you like high-octane thrills or you’re interested in history and the arts, if you want to entertain the family, or simply want to relax and enjoy quiet, unspoilt countryside, come and visit Bedford and north Bedfordshire.

The county town of Bedford is in one of England’s smallest counties, flanked east and west by tourist hotspots like Oxford and Cambridge and just a 35 minute train journey from central London.

Renowned as having one of the finest riverside settings in the country, enjoy panoramic views of the River Great Ouse from the restored Castle Mound; all that remains of Bedford castle, which was destroyed in the siege of 1224.

Bedford Borough is a vibrant area to live in with an abundance of leisure opportunities for residents and visitors. We pride ourselves on offering a fantastic programme of cultural events throughout the year, and providing a wide range of affordable health opportunities, through our quality parks, award winning leisure centers’ and sports development work.

The nearby town of Milton Keynes has a large shopping mall and is a short bus or train ride away. Road and transport links are fantastic from Bedford to the whole of the UK and Europe.

Luton airport is only 30 minutes by car or direct by train, other airports nearby are Stanstead, Birmingham, Heathrow and Gatwick, all within 1hour and 30 minutes by train or car.

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital is a top performing hospital and we are proud to care.

The Trust employs a diverse range of people in many different roles. In addition to doctors, nurses and therapy staff we employ people in a variety of other areas including administration, scientists, estates, technicians and support staff who all work together to deliver the best patient care. Our focus on excellence and patient safety remains our highest priority.

Staff are our most valuable asset and central to the delivery of safe, effective, excellent patient care.

The Trust strives to ensure staff feel valued, empowered, confident, motivated and focuses on developing staff to maximise their potential.

As an employee of the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital you can take advantage of a number of benefits that are available for all L&D staff which can be viewed here.

Why work for us?

Our way of working at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is about providing great patient care but it’s also about attracting and retaining excellent staff to provide that care. It’s about the qualities, knowledge and skills you bring to your role in the Trust and the support, development and job satisfaction you expect in return. It’s about sharing common priorities for improvement and embracing our Trust values while caring for our patients but also while working together as colleagues.

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