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Substantive Consultant Urologists

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St. Edmunds
£93,666 to £126,281 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Urology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Interviews will be held on Thursday the 22nd of August 2024.

As a Consultant Urologist you will be joining a collegiate department focussed on providing the highest possible care for our patients. In a busy unit, you will work hand in hand with our outstanding Urology and Oncology Nurse Specialists to run our consultant lead team with the support of 2 Specialist Registrars and a Urology-facing CT2.

There are great opportunities to develop your specialist interest with our Urology Area Network partners at Addenbrookes hospital: to strengthen and develop patient pathways and to access specialist operating in a Tertiary Centre. This will be balanced with a strong core urology focus and on-call in a supportive, friendly and forward-thinking District General Hospital in a beautiful, vibrant town.

Please find further information about the department here.

Main duties of the job

Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of all urological patients.To share with colleague's responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Urology Department.Teaching and training of junior medical staff, nursing staff, and medical students.To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in continuing professional development (CPD).To promote the development of multi-disciplinary teams and shared responsibility for the provision of care to patients.To develop innovative working practices, and to support the growing clinical contribution of non-medical staff.To work effectively within a team and communicate well with patients, General Practitioners and hospital colleagues.To ensure patients are involved in decisions about their care and to respond to their views.To provide high quality General urology services and to develop these to meet future needsConsideration will be given to areas of interest including complex stone procedures (PCNL), female and functional, and male bladder outflow surgery. Opportunity to develop other areas of interest as they align with department needs will be considered.Please see job description attached for full details.

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see job description and Personal Specification attached for full details.

Urology beds are shared with general surgery in two mixed-sex wards.

There is open access to paediatric beds. A limited paediatric emergency surgical urology service is provided by the team. The appointee will not be expected to cover any elective paediatric clinical activity.

The operating department comprises nine theatres, including three ultra-clean theatres and a recently upgraded recovery suite, together with an operating theatre dedicated to providing emergency services.

We offer LA trans-perineal prostate biopsies, green light laser and Holmium laser prostate surgery, Urolift and two 50W holmium lasers (one in day surgery). We are well equipped with new rigid and flexible ureteroscopes and a comprehensive selection of consumables.

Flexible cystoscopy (with state-of-the-art Olympus flexible cystoscopies), uro-dynamics, nurse-led and Consultant andrology clinics and intra-vesical chemotherapy clinics.

ESWL is provided by the regional mobile supplier and overseen by a Nurse Specialist with an associated Stone MDT.

Outreach clinics are held in the surrounding towns of Newmarket, Thetford and Sudbury. The new appointment would be expected to undertake outreach clinics to fit with the rest of the department after consultation.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration and hold a Licence to Practice, FRCS (Urol) or equivalent.
  • CCT and/or inclusion on the Specialist Registrar of the GMC or be eligible for entry onto the register (within 6 months of obtaining CCT) at the time of interview or equivalent.
  • An experienced Urological surgeon


  • MD or MS or MSc or MBA

Previous Experience

  • Clinical training and experience in general urology equivalent to that required for a UK CCT


  • Evidence of thorough and broad training in Urological Surgery
  • Ability to develop a sub-speciality interest to complement the department.
  • Validated logbook

Previous Training Management/Audit

  • Evidence of effective participation in clinical governance and audit


  • Evidence of having instigated and designed audit protocols /activities

Academic Achievements Research/Publications

  • Evidence of completed and published research particularly in the area of urology.


  • Evidence of having supervised and supported research students


  • Evidence of commitment to teaching at a senior level
  • Commitment to teaching clinical medical students and nursing staff


  • Teaching the Teachers to Teach or equivalent

Skills and Knowledge

  • Thorough knowledge of urological disease and a wide experience of operative and non-operative management of this group of patients

Communication skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients, clinical, scientific, technical and managerial colleagues.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to organise work efficiently and effectively.
  • A demonstrated ability to work flexibly in a team to share the clinical load.
  • 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 the following: - PLAB 2 If applicants believe that they have adequate communication skills, but do not fit into one of the examples they need to provide evidence.

Organisational skills

  • Interested in developing innovative ways of delivering patient care.
  • Capacity to stimulate and accommodate colleagues.

Leadership skills

  • Evidence of ability to manage staff

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