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Clinical Fellow in Urology

Role Summary

Applications are invited to join an expanding department in a new integrated Urology service across South, East and North Devon at clinical fellow level. One post will be based at Torbay and the remainder in Exeter.  

Both Trusts have a long history of successful ST3 applicants from their clinical fellow posts.

The posts are best suited to a post CT trainee or equivalent with previous exposure to Urology.  The post will enable the candidate to improve their portfolio in preparation for a urology national training number (NTN). Applications from international surgeons seeking training opportunities in the UK via the International Surgical Training Programme are welcomed. The initial post will be for 12 months commencing August 2024.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Post holders will be provided with supervised inpatient and day case operating sessions to further their training and career. There will be outpatient and diagnostics to deliver with consultant supervision. Both units have dedicated Urology Investigation Units with a wide breadth of diagnostics and outpatient clinics.

Additional opportunities will arise with  the new integrated hub and spoke model which will allow exposure to day case and core urology theatre lists across both sites. 

There is a non-resident on-call commitment in urology at registrar level, which is currently a 1 in 6 rota with a hot week model. With the expansion of middle grade posts this is anticipated to reduce in frequency.  This will be based in Exeter with phone advice to North Devon and Torbay hospitals.  The on call is supported by a hot week consultant at all times.  The appointee will have compensatory time off following on-call duties. 

Torbay will continue to provide daytime on call from 08.00 -17.00 Monday to Friday. There is excellent support from the General Surgical team with a dedicated well-functioning SRU Unit. So in addition to the hot week post there will be the expectation of daytime cover in Torbay.

The appointee will undertake administrative duties associated with the running of his/her clinical work with a named consultant for advice and supervision.

The appointee will be expected to take part in clinical audit and quality assessment activities in addition to their clinical commitments. They will be encouraged and supported to present their projects nationally and internationally.

The departments provide a comprehensive range of diagnostic and operative urological procedures including core urology, endourology and core paediatric urology. Exeter is a major centre for robotic urological surgery and a regional tertiary referral centre for urological oncology, in particular for pelvic surgery and nephron-sparing surgery.  Whilst South Devon has an excellent and comprehensive endo urological service and a nationally renowned day case unit with high through put of core urological procedures.

 

Working Pattern: 40 hours per week plus on call activity

Interview Date: TBC

For further information please contact:

Mr Tom Dutton (thomas.dutton@nhs.net) for Exeter 01392 406987 or Miss Angelika Zang (azang@nhs.net) or Mr Pavel Wozniak for Torbay on 01803 614567. 

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Benefits

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 34 days plus bank holidays depending on grade and years of service.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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