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Specialty Doctor in Urology

Speciality Doctor

Main area
General Surgery
Speciality Doctor
40 hours per week
Job ref
York Hospital
£39,060 - £72,840 (dependent on experience)
31/03/2019 23:59

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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join the department at York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a Urology Specialty Doctor on a 1 in 4 rota.

The postholder will work alongside our recently expanded Consultant team and will be based at York Hospital. For one day per week, the successful applicant will work in a purpose-built newly equipped diagnostic urology unit based in Malton Hospital (30 minutes’ drive from York). The creation of this unit has allowed considerable flexibility in our provision of outpatient services, special interest clinics and the expansion of our "one stop" services.

Surgically, the successful candidate will be exposed to open and laparoscopic upper tract surgery, PCNL, open pelvic surgery, endo-urology and continence surgery. There will be opportunity to undertake independent operating (dependent on experience).

The successful candidate will join the current team of 8 Consultants, 1 Specialty Doctor, 2 Specialist Registrars, 2 Junior Doctors and 6 Nurse Specialists.

Applicants should possess full GMC registration, hold a current license to practice, MRCS (or equivalent) and have worked at Specialty Trainee (ST3+) or Staff Grade level - ideally within urology.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around; York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale.

Successful postholders will have the great benefit and opportunity of living and working within the region. York is internationally renowned for its beauty and heritage and has a range of schools which are highly rated by OFSTED.

We invite applications from those who wish to build a career in the UK and foremost the NHS. We have supported a number of our Trusts Grades to successfully secure places on the formal training programme and into career grade positions. The Trust recently re-introduced the Associate Specialist role, giving Specialty Doctors the opportunity to further their career. We would be very happy to support any candidate who would be interested in pursuing this avenue.

Duties will include:

- Sharing responsibility for patients under the care of his/her supervisory consultants

- Accompanying Consultants on ward rounds and will be expected to take part in post take ward rounds with the on call Consultant and communicate effectively in handover to other staff

- Sending discharge summaries to the GP and liaising appropriately with other professionals

- Participating in the middle grade on-call rota.

- Attending operating theatre sessions, outpatient clinics or other clinical areas as appropriate, with support from the Consultant body.

- Providing immediate supervision and support to doctors at F1/F2/CT/STR levels.

- Actively participating in Clinical Governance, Clinical Audit and Medical Education including teaching and case presentation at departmental meetings.

Whilst the posts available do not form part of the formal training programme, we endeavour to offer post holders the same training and educational opportunities as colleagues in training, including paid study leave. You will be provided with clinical and educational supervision, to enable your personal and portfolio development.

We offer flexible and competitive relocation options for new starters. Please speak to a member of the medical Staffing Team if you would like to know more about this. Trust employees can also access our award winning staff benefits package, which includes exclusive discounts for York Trust Staff. More information is provided in the 'Further Links' section on this page.

We appreciate it may be difficult to attend an interview in person, therefore we do provide candidates with the option to be interviewed via WebEx video conference facility, please speak to a member of the team to organise this.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Simon Hawkyard, Lead Clinician for Urology on 01723 342132 or email

Liz Hill, Directorate Manager on 01904 725928 or email





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