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Post CCT Fellowship in Pelvic Robotic Surgery

Role Summary

Applications are invited for the post of Urology Pelvic Robotic Fellow based at the Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation NHS Trust aimed at post CCT level trainees in preparation for consultant applications. 

The post holder will have an initial 12 month in the Urology department to develop robotic skills.

The Department of Urology in Exeter have had a robotic programme for 12 years, providing a full compliment of procedures including radical cystectomy with reconstructive urinary diversion, radical prostatectomy, radical nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy and pyeloplasty.  There are 4 dedicated Surgical Care Practitioners who assist in robotic surgery enabling a constant assistant to allow good quality training. To date we have performed over 3500 procedures and perform in excess of 60 cystectomies and 150 robotic prostatectomies a year.

About the Role

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More detail about the role

The successful candidate will have exposure to 3 pelvic robotic lists on a dedicated da Vinci XI system with training package. The candidate will be expected to deliver diagnostics and outpatient clinics alongside the robotic surgeons.  A second XI robot is shared across Colorectal, ENT, Gynaecology and Urology.  There will be opportunity to observe at those lists as well as multi- speciality lists.

Exeter has an established enhanced recovery programme across robotic surgery and also have established pre and post-operative health and well-being clinics across pelvic surgery including access to pre-habilitation programmes.  There are dedicated erectile dysfunction clinics for the pelvic patients. There are also established pathway for female pelvic patients into the specialist Gynaecology clinics.

There is an on-call commitment with the post alongside a consultant of the week model.  The on-call is non-resident with a maximum 20 minutes commute and based in Exeter with phone advice to the North Devon and South Devon Hospitals. Currently this is run as a 1 in 6 but with funding approved to extend to a lesser frequency; potentially 1 in 8 or 1 in 10.

The appointee will be expected to take part in clinical audit and quality assessment activities.  Annual leave will be granted to the maximum extent allocable by the Medical & Dental Whitley Council regulations, but in accordance with the Trust’s leave policy. Study leave will be at the discretion of the department and there is no allocated study leave budget associated with the post.

Working Pattern: 40 hours per week plus on call activity

Interview Date: TBC 

For further information please contact: 

Mr Thomas Dutton Consultant Urologist or call 01392 406987

Miss Liz Waine or call 01392 402733

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.


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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