An outstanding NHS Trust in the South of England with ties to larger tertiary care centres is hiring NHS Locum Consultants to join their experienced Urology team. The job is within a 245 bed hospital with a CQC rating of ‘Good’, making it an ideal destination for those in search of a safe and supportive place to start their NHS career. With a team that already comprises of a diverse mix of IMGs and trainees, they are experienced in supporting those without previous NHS experience to quickly acclimatise to the NHS. You’ll be provided with a supervised induction to the role as well as a mentor to provide on-going guidance and support (where necessary this will include advising on how best to progress to Specialist Registration via the CESR/Portfolio Pathway). For those seeking Specialist Registration in Urology it is also possible to receive support from the department to arrange attachments with larger centres nearby in order to carry out more complex procedures for CESR/Portfolio Pathway purposes. As a Consultant Urologist, you’ll also be encouraged to support the teaching and training of junior medical staff and participate in clinical governance/audit activities. In addition to all of these benefits, you’ll be working in a beautiful location with good access to national transport networks and an international airport.
The main expectations and duties of the job plan will be as follows:
- To deliver high quality diagnostics, as well as treatment and management of adult patients with urological disorders and diseases in line with clinical protocols. You will be proactively ensuring that all patients receive rapid assessment, treatment and clinical decision making, whilst ensuring delivery of a high quality of care.
- Ensure patients are involved in decisions about their care, responding to their views in a professional manner.
- Contribute positively to the team and promote a culture of collaborative working with colleagues.
- Ensure clinical guidelines and protocols are adhered to by junior medical staff and updated on a regular basis.
- Keep fully informed about best practice in the specialty/sub-specialty areas and ensure implications for practice changes are discussed with the Clinical Director.
- Contract: 12 month fixed-term contract
- Location: South of England
- Salary: £93,666 - £126,281
The Trust’s Urology Service
This Urology service covers the needs of its local population within general urology, urological oncology and stones. Paediatric urology is provided by a general paediatric surgeon, with onward referral, if required, to paediatric surgical partners. Patients requiring complex stone surgery and laparoscopic and robotic interventions are currently treated at another site.
The successful candidate will provide a 1:5 emergency on-call cover to meet the commitment to a 7-day services provision. This will include Monday to Friday from 0800 – 1700 and out of hours cover inclusive of weekends. The on-call urologists will be required to undertake a ward round to review in-patients (approximately 2 hours) each day including weekends and Bank Holidays. This on-call commitment is shared between 2 Consultant Urologists and three Urology Specialty Doctors. The Urology team also operates a shared intake with general surgery, so is supported by Foundation Doctors and other Middle Grades too. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to future service configuration and delivery, becoming an integral part of a forward thinking team.
- Considered a holiday destination by many people due to its beauty!
- It offers access to everything you need, including a variety of religious amenities, shopping facilities, places to eat/drink and cultural leisure activities.
- Very near to much bigger cities, with reliable public transport locally as well as good links to the rest of the UK.
- Housing is affordable, with both inner-city and more rural options available.
- The cost of living in the region is comparatively lower than the rest of the UK so the quality of life is excellent.
- Great if you enjoy outdoor activities or have a young family (numerous opportunities for climbing, running, walking, biking, sailing, etc).
- GMC Registration (essential)
- Ability to practice independently at Consultant level (essential)
- MRCS at a minimum, with FRCS/FEBU and Specialist Registration being highly desirable
How BDI Resourcing can support
When choosing to apply for your next Urology role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:
- CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
- Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
- Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
- Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more
Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new Urology role in the NHS including:
- Document gathering and checking
- COS and Visa Application support if applicable
- Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
- Travel Arrangements
- Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care
How to apply
If you wish to apply for this vacancy or if you would like to discuss your search for work and seek advice on other available posts then please send a copy of your most recent CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the specialist Urology team will be in touch to discuss your options.
We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the best with your application.