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Post Trust Grade SHO (FY2 Equivalent) in Urology & General Surgery

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
£40,257 per annum
Closing date
11 Oct 2023

Job Details

This post is suited to FY2-CT2 level candidates, who would like further training in urology and general surgery to advance their career and enhance their CV. Specifically, candidates will be supported to obtain the core surgical training competencies and MRCS qualifications, in preparation for applying for higher surgical training. This is a service post, but clinical and surgical training will be provided to suit the candidate's needs. The post holder may take up a whole time, maximum part-time or job share contract.

The successful candidate will work at Northampton General Hospital primarily with the urology team, but there may be opportunity to rotate within general surgery if the contract is extended.

The successful candidate will participate in the General Surgery SHO full shift rota comprising of 12 SHO grades covering Urology, Vascular and General Surgery emergencies.

Main duties of the job

on-call commitment

1 in 12 for General, Urology and Vascular surgery

Key Duties include:

  1. Urology ward rounds and ongoing inpatient care
  2. Attending elective theatre lists
  3. Attending outpatient clinics, including the daily One-Stop Clinics.
  4. Being trained and supported in the development of operative skills
  5. Participation in Clinical Governance, including effective clinical audit, continuing medical education and mandatory training.
  6. Contributing to departmental audit and research with consultant supervision. Opportunities are available to undertake personal research and enhance the CV
  7. Participation in teaching programmes for medical staff, medical students (University of Leicester and University of Oxford) and other hospital employees, as required.

About us

The urology department at NGH has consistently achieved excellent feedback from its foundation year doctors. You will be working as a part of a urology team with 3 FY1's, 3FY2's, 3 CT1's and 6 Registrars. You will be further supported by six urology consultants.The consultant ward rounds give opportunity for feedback & teaching and the post easily allows completion of required portfolio assessments. Each FY2 will have a single named consultant clinical supervisor.There are weekly general surgical and urology teaching sessions. Monthly Mortality and Morbidity meetings are an excellent opportunity for presentations, clinical notes review andare a good learning environment.Trainees are actively encouraged to further their CV's by engaging in research projects andthe department has a strong recent track record of CSTs being successful in presenting at conferences, such as RSM, BAUS, WCE, SIU and ASIT.Annual leave entitlement and study leave requests will be granted within the framework of the department's annual leave and study leave policies. Study leave is encouraged particularly in areas of interest to the post-holder.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The successful candidate must: take responsibility to ensure that Professional Registration is up to date at all times,does not lapse or expire, and to inform line management immediately with any concerns of if registration lapses or expires. be responsible for maintaining all own vaccinations that are applicable to the role. safeguard patient confidentiality at all times, including adherence to the Data Protection Act. attend statutory and mandatory training and refresher courses as necessary. be aware of the responsibilities of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors and staff.

ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard, and in accordance with current quality initiative within the area of work and the Trusts Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. have a commitment to identifying and minimising risk, report all incidents and report to the manager any risks which need to be assessed. ensure any other duties commensurate with the grade and in line with the requirements of the post. This post involves treatment of children and/or adults at risk, as defined by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). It will therefore be necessary for the postholder to apply for and be in receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check. The Trust requires all new starters to subscribe to the DBS update service, where itis a requirement of the role. This post is subject to the terms and conditions of employment of Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.

Person Specification
Educations, Training and Qualifications

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • FULL Registration with the GMC & Licence to practice
  • ALS Certificate
  • NHS Experience


  • MRCS Part 1
  • Evidence of completion of Foundation Training, or equivalent

Knowledge and Experience

  • Surgical experience and knowledge
  • Previous clinical experience/exposure to the NHS environment


  • Surgical operative experience as evidenced by a surgical logbook
  • Experience of audit and research
  • Teaching experience


  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritise clinical need
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Key Competencies/Personal Qualities and Attributes

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Organisational and time management skills

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