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Consultant Urologist in Prostate Disease

Consultant

Main area
Urologist in Prostate Disease
Grade
Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time - 10 PAs
Job ref
196-CON382
Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Trust
Town
London
Salary
From £76,001 p.a excl. of LZ
Closing
04/07/2017 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.



Abdominal Medicine & Surgical Directorate
Urology Department – Guy’s Site
Consultant Urologist in Prostate Disease
From £76,001 p.a excl. of LZ
Permanent
Full Time

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is made up of two of London’s best known teaching hospitals and employs over 13,650 staff and has over 2 million patient contacts a year. Our annual turnover is now £1.3 billion.

The Urology Department is seeking a full-time (10 PA) Consultant Urologist with a special interest in prostate disease to join a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking team. The prostate service is going from strength to strength and an appointment of an additional Consultant Urological Surgeon is required to support and further develop the service.

This post will be focussed on 3 main areas: advanced prostate diagnostics, management of active surveillance patients and the surgical treatment of benign prostate disease. Our department has pioneered numerous approaches in prostate disease including transperineal biopsy, MRI, HOLEP, and robotic prostatectomy. The new appointee will be expected to support these programmes although it is not currently envisaged that this appointee will perform robotic prostate cancer surgery.

A candidate who is prepared to lead a programme of transperineal prostate biopsy under local anaesthetic would be particularly welcome as our stated vision for prostate biopsy is to go ‘non-TRUS’ in 2017.

The appointed Consultant Urologist would also contribute to the provision of diagnostic urology through the new Urology Centre at Guy’s. The appointed Consultant Urologist will need to be flexible, keen to embrace change and have an ability to work in teams, an essential component of this job. The new appointee will join 16 other full time urological surgeons who are committed to the success of the department.

We are a vibrant academic Professorial Unit within King’s Health Partners. There are excellent facilities for translational research within the Protein Therapeutics Laboratory in our MRC Centre, The Division of Cancer Studies and The Centre for Robotics Research. We lead the BAUS national simulation programme and have a multi-million pound grant funded Simulation and Interactive Learning (SAIL) centre.

Our Biomedical Research Centre has recently received £58 m in renewed grant funding from the (National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). We provide the ideal environment for an individual with interests in either basic science, translational or clinical research including the design of large scale trials.

The Unit has two wards dedicated to Urology with 50 beds. There are three operating theatres with full specification for laser surgery and minimal access surgery (Laparoscopy and robotics) and a third operating theatre purely for stone patients within an integrated stone centre. Day surgery takes place in the Nuffield annexe. A new diagnostic urology centre opened at Guys in January 2008 designed to provide the highest quality diagnostic and non-surgical urological care. The opportunities within the new centre to develop new services are inexhaustible.

You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold Licence to Practice and be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT or equivalent at interview stage.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years) and therefore this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

As an organisation, we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This includes asking certain groups of staff to work more flexibly so that we can offer services to patients in the evenings and at weekends. We regard this flexibility as essential if we are to continue to provide first class patient care in the future. As a result, any offer of employment to a consultant post will be subject to you agreeing to work a new more flexible pattern of working in the future if required and in accordance with the provisions of the new Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust consultant contract.

For further information, please contact Mr Tim O’Brien (Clinical Lead), tim.obrien@gstt.nhs.uk or Kay Thomas (Clinical Director) kay.thomas@gstt.nhs.uk or Ms Hidayet Halil, Divisional Manager, Hidayet.halil@gstt.nhs.uk

Please apply online, quoting reference number CON382.

Closing date: 04/07/2017, midnight.
Interview date: [AAC date] 31/08/2017.

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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 information, please contact Mr Tim O’Brien (Clinical Lead), tim.obrien@gstt.nhs.uk or Kay Thomas (Clinical Director) kay.thomas@gstt.nhs.uk or Ms Hidayet Halil, Divisional Manager, Hidayet.halil@gstt.nhs.uk

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.