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Consultant in Urogynaecology

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year pa
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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We are looking to appoint a Subspecialist Urogynaecology Consultant within the Women's and Children's Care Group, working with Obstetrics and Gynaecology Service Lines. The candidates are expected to be clinicians with evidence of Subspeciality Training in Urogynaecology and gynaecological practical skills across the specialty range.

We will be looking for candidates with evidence of prior development. This role will include general Gynaecology and includes 1 in 8, non-resident night cover

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the teaching of undergraduate students from the Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and postgraduates in the clinical situation.

Offices may be shared with either another specialist colleague(s) or secretary. A computer workstation will be provided and linked to the trust network. The Trust is committed to the concept of clinical governance and continuing professional development. Annual appraisal is undertaken for all medical staff.

Main duties of the job

The Urogynaecology Unit is a combined research and clinical department with two Consultants,one sub-specialty trainee (part of the Bristol/Plymouth rotation), Urogynaecology nurses and Research midwife. Last year more than 700 patients were seen for assessment, and treatment. The unit is one of 16 in the UK recognised as an RCOG sub-specialty training centre. There are monthly joint clinics run with Derriford colorectal surgeons incorporating ano-rectal physiological tests investigations for obstetric anal sphincter tears (OASIS).

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For detailed information regarding our Trust as well as the department with all its sub-specialties please refer to the attached job description including example job plan.

Person Specification
Education, qualifications and special training

  • Full GMC registration
  • On the Specialist Register of the GMC or within six months of completion of Specialist Training.
  • If entering the Specialist Register by 'equivalence' this must be confirmed by PMETB/GMC by date of AAC
  • Subspecialty training in urogynaecology


  • Postgraduate prizes and awards.
  • Other medical qualifications.
  • Experience outside specialty.

Particular skills and experience

  • Demonstrated interest in Urogynaecology with prior experience.
  • Subspecialty training in urogynaecology
  • Shows aptitude for practical skills e.g. manual dexterity
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competences by time of appointment in line with GMC standards/ Good Medical Practice including: Good clinical care Maintaining good medical practice Good relationships and communication with patients Good working relationships with colleagues Good teaching and training Audits outcomes on BSUG database


  • Demonstrate evidence of wide based knowledge.
  • Attended appropriate courses/meetings in the last 6 years covering the spectrum of the entire specialty.
  • Member of specialist society (BSUG)

Research & Clinical Audit

  • Evidence of a research interest and clinical audit
  • Personal publications
  • Experience of active involvement in quality improvement measures (clear description, outcomes and appropriate experience for the level of application). This can include audit, guideline development, implementation of health policy, improved team working, leadership etc.
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm to continue with research and clinical audit.


  • Presentations at local / regional / national / international meetings.
  • Publications and presentations in area of gynaecology
  • Relevant audit projects.
  • Statistical knowledge.


  • Capacity to communicate effectively
  • Good communication skills/Good organisational skills
  • Evidence of enthusiasm and experience of teaching undergraduate, post graduate and other healthcare professionals
  • Contribution to teamwork All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues demonstrated by one of the following: a) that applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English or b) have the following scores in the academic international English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Overall 7, Speaking 7, Listening 6, Reading 6, Writing 6
  • If applicants believe they have adequate communication skills but do not fit into one of these examples they must provide supporting evidence


  • Formal qualification in teaching
  • Training the trainers course or equivalent.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to provide a complete employment history
  • Evidence that career progression is consistent with personal circumstances
  • Evidence that present achievement and performance is commensurate with totality of period of training


  • Information technology skills.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate evidence of ability to communicate and operate well with both patients and other healthcare professionals




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