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Locum Consultant in Urology

Main area
Surgical Services
Fixed Term
10 PA's
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Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£76,761 to £103,490 Per Annum
25/10/2018 23:59

Applications are invited for the post of Locum Consultant in Urology at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.  

The post is a fixed term post for 6 months, pending substantive appointment.  The successful candidate will join the existing team of 6 full time consultants, and one part time consultant. The post is available from January 2019.  Junior medical staff will be found from within the current structure, as will secretarial and administrative support. 

You will join a busy urology department in a large acute hospital Trust of around 800 beds, serving a resident population of approximately 470,000 and providing a wide range of elective/emergency surgical procedures. The Urology department provides a comprehensive range of operative procedures including paediatric urology, open & laparoscopic renal surgery and state of the art stone service with rigid and flexible ureteroscopy & percutaneous stone surgery in an integrated lap/endoscopic theatre suite. However, radical pelvic cancer surgery is centralised to Plymouth, Exeter and Bristol. 

There is a dedicated Urological suite at The Royal Cornwall Hospital for flexible cystoscopy, urodynamics, TRUS prostate biopsies and other procedures. We undertake enhanced prostate diagnostic services with template and have agreement to develop MRI-fusion biopsy. Oncology support is provided on-site with four consultants specialising in urological cancer and four urology cancer nurses. We have a strengthening research portfolio and are currently contributing to several national trials including Thulium laser prostatectomy, prostate embolisation & True-Nth, an innovative trial for prostate-cancer follow-up utilising a PSA-tracker. 

The department is actively involved in the delivery of the education programme of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry [PCMD] and this post will be part of this provision.  Consideration will be given to a suitable applicant being awarded a senior honorary academic title with the PCMD. Subject to academic performance, a joint academic/clinical appointment might be possible in the future. 

Cornwall is a beautiful county which offers an outstanding quality of life and providing many opportunities for outdoor activities, with its sailing waters, surfing beaches and rugged coastal pathways for walking, and cycling.  There is a thriving arts and theatre scene as well as an interesting variety of eating places, including celebrity-owned restaurants within Cornwall.  The major route both in and out of the county is the A30 which connects with the M5 motorway at Exeter.  There is an excellent rail service with daily passenger and sleeper services and an airport at Newquay with daily connections to many cities throughout the UK and abroad. 

Applicants are required to be GMC Registered with a Licence to Practice.  Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share. 

Informal enquiries regarding this post should be addressed to Mr Nic Munro, Specialty Lead and Consultant Urologist, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Truro, TR1 3LJ, 01872 252562 or nicholas.munro@nhs.net  


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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

Mr Nic Munro, Specialty Lead and Consultant Urologist, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Truro, TR1 3LJ, 01872 252562 or nicholas.munro@nhs.net  

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01872 252479