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Locum Consultant in Urology

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Urology, Locum Doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Applications are invited for a Locum Consultant Urology Surgeon to be based at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundations Trust (NCIC) and deliver urological services across North, East and West Cumbria. This posts offers excellent opportunities to join a service which has recently had significant investment and plans for a Urology Investigations Unit to open in January 2025. The Directorate would welcome applications from existing and newly trained Consultants. This is an opportunity to join an organisation in which Clinicians are at the forefront of urology surgical management with opportunities to practice and expand skills through close working relationships with the senior management teams. Candidates wishing to work part time and/or flexibly are welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The unit runs a 24/7 urology emergency rota which the successful candidate will contribute to as the surgeon-of-the-week on a 1 in 5 week basis at the Cumberland Infirmary site. Elective activities are cancelled during the emergency week and the emergency service is supported via a registrar and ACP in hours.

The successful candidates will be expected to be trained and competent in the elective and emergency management of urological complications. Urology consultants work closely with other services within NCIC such as the community bladder teams and Surgical Same Day Emergency Care department to provide prompt urology interventions.

As a senior employee of the Trust, the post holders will be expected to co-operate with and support medical, clinical and managerial colleagues in delivering high quality care for patients within the Trust.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.

  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role.

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Person Specification

  • Valid Full Registration with the General Medical Council
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons or equivalent


  • Other relevant medical and non-medical training/degree
  • Other relevant postgraduate qualification

Skills & Knowledge

  • Ability to offer expert opinion on clinical specialist problems in Urology Surgery
  • Demonstrate sound wide-based knowledge and offer opinion on Urology surgical conditions
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for urology surgical patients.


  • Proven track record in undertaking research projects.


  • High level of clinical experience and competence in the management of the breadth of common urological surgical conditions
  • Demonstrate adequate surgical experience of index urology surgical procedures and operations.
  • Experience of training and supervising junior medical staff and students.


  • Logbook demonstrating independent urology experience and practice.

Leadership & Management

  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit
  • Ability to lead a surgical team
  • Commitment to continuing medical education, appraisal and clinical governance.


  • Demonstration of implemented change in clinical practice

Research and Teaching Experience

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience
  • Ability to critically appraise research and apply research outcomes to clinical problems
  • Ability to supervise junior staff undertaking research projects


  • Formal teaching experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals

Personality and Disposition

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills and team working with patients, colleagues, managers and other staff
  • Enquiring and critical approach to work
  • Ability to organise workload efficiently
  • Demonstrates empathy to patients
  • Cope well in stressful work situations
  • Work with enthusiasm and shows initiative


  • Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional and national levels.
  • A special interest to complement that of the existing post-holders

Personal Circumstances

  • Ability to travel to fulfil the requirements of the post with a flexible approach to working





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