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Locum Consultant Urologist

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
17 Oct 2023

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Specialist doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
We are looking to appoint a locum Consultant Urologist for a year in the first instance commencing from November 2023.

The post will be based at the Great western Hospital.

The successful candidate will be expected to be proficient in core urology but may wish to have a speciality interest. An ability to undertake LATP biopsy would be beneficial.

The Post holder will be expected to provide elective services such as outpatient clinics both at Great Western and at some peripheral community hospitals, and elective inpatient and day-case operations. The successful candidate will also support the hospitals new care pathways and will take part in the Consultant of the Week rota that provides care for all urology inpatients and offer telephone advice to the on-call surgical team out of hours. Occasional out of hours attendance is required.

The successful applicant will join a team of five established consultant urological surgeons and one associate specialist. Two consultants are full time in Swindon, one consultant has a joint post between Swindon and Bristol (split 50:50), and two of the consultants are now working part-time.

Depending on eligibility and performance a locum candidate would be considered for a substantive appointment after one to two years.

The urologists are supported by an excellent anaesthetic and radiology department, the latter including interventional radiology and weekly uro-radiology x ray meetings. There is a weekly MDT.
Main duties of the job

The Duties outlined below are not definitive and may be changed in accordance with the needs of the service.

Clinical Duties:
  • Multidisciplinary team working is key component of the working within the Trust and involves regular MDT discussions with colleagues
  • Providing evidence-based care for patients in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in your charge, including all administrative duties associated with patient care (with secretarial support)
  • Development of sub specialty interests that fit in with Division needs and the strategic direction of the Trust.
  • We are starting our LATP program and the ability to undertake this procedure would be helpful.
  • Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties are required, and for contributing to undergraduate and post-graduate and continuing medical education activity.
  • Provision of cover for Consultant colleagues' periods of leave in accordance with arrangements agreed within Trust policy.
  • Participation in clinical audit and in continuing medical education.
  • Conducting suitable duties in cases of emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.
  • The post holder will participate in an out of hours consultant rota, detailed within the job plan section
About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are. We will expect your values and behaviours to reflect the STAR Values of the organisation:

ServiceWe will put our patients first

TeamworkWe will work together

Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service

RespectWe will act with integrity

Job description
Job responsibilities

Management and Leadership Responsibilities:

All staff in each Division are managerially accountable through their Lead Clinician to the Associate Medical Director, who has overall responsibility for the services within the Division. Consultants are key members of the Division and are accountable and responsible for leading changes to service that will improve the patient experience.
  • To support the Clinical Lead in policy and strategy development as a senior member of the Division Management Team.
  • To contribute to the leadership and development of Services under the direction of the Clinical Lead and Associate Medical Director and in line with the Trusts business plans.
  • The post holder will ensure effective communication and involvement of staff across the Division including support to the Divisional Director to achieve their objectives.
  • Work in partnership with colleagues in other Divisions within the Trust.
  • As part of the Division Management Team, assist in the cost effective utilisation of resources, including pay and non-pay items such as equipment and drugs, within budgets.
  • Work within the Trusts framework for Clinical Governance and Risk, including the development of clinical policies and adherence to standing orders, standing financial instructions and financial procedures.
  • Undertake direct supervision of junior colleagues and participate in departmental/trust wide teaching programmes.
  • Undertake investigations and report writing for incidents and participate in clinical risk management
  • Appointed candidates will embody the STAR values and use the principles of the NHS Constitution for England to guide decisions.

Clinical Governance and Audit

All consultants are expected to participate in clinical effectiveness activities. They are expected to maintain and foster improvements in the quality and standards of clinical services. Consultants lead the safeguarding of high standards of care by participating in the creation of environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.

Consultants are expected to support the Clinical/Medical Leadership teams within their division to achieve the following:
  • Production of a Division annual clinical governance plan.
  • Production of a Division quality strategy.
  • Production of a Division quarterly report to the Trusts Clinical Governance and Risk Committee.
  • Ensuring targets within the plan are met, including:
    • Adoption of evidence based practice including compliance with government guidance, e.g. NICE
    • Establishment and implementation of a Division clinical audit programme
    • Completion of risk assessments as required and compliance with the Trusts risk management policies and strategies including controls assurance standards
    • Encouraging research and development
    • Ensuring, through the Divisional Director, in association with the Division of Workforce and Education, that Division staff meet the education and training targets agreed within the Trusts annual plan.
    • Ensuring through the Divisional Director that complaints management is timely and effective including implementing action plans relating to individual complaints.
    • Contributing to work force planning to ensure timely availability of appropriate clinical skills to maintain excellence in patient care.

Further details can be found on the attached job description

Person Specification
  • Fully registered with the GMC
  • Intercollegiate Specialty Examination.
  • Clinical training/experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCT
  • Expertise in full range of Urological conditions
  • Experience of audit and management
Teaching & Research
  • Ability to teach clinical skills to trainees and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Interest in leading multi-professional education
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Ability to supervise post-graduate research

Employer details
Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Great Western Hospital



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