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Specialty Doctor in Urology

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Nestled in the heart of Cheshire, with green fields bordering the site on every side, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff benefit from great work, home, education and leisure opportunities. The Trust has three sites, including its headquarters at Leighton Hospital in Crewe - 35 minutes from Manchester or Liverpool and less than an hour away from Birmingham, yet only half an hour away from the Peak District. There are some excellent day nurseries and schools in the local area, including 22 Ofsted 'Outstanding Providers'.

The Trust has a formal clinical partnership with its nearby University Hospital, benefits from local universities in Crewe (Manchester Metropolitan University) and in Chester.

The Trust was rated as ‘Good’ by the CQC from its October 2014 full inspection, has a good reputation for research and benefits from some of the very latest clinical facilities; these include Critical Care, neonatal intensive care, a new suite of state-of-the-art theatres and a dedicated day case Treatment Centre. The Trust has invested significantly in recent years in clinical expansion and hospital mortality is ‘as expected’ across the range of indicators.

Applications are invited for a Specialty Doctor at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will be based at Leighton Hospital in Crewe. This post is a replacement within the department.

MCHFT wishes to appoint an enthusiastic individual to the above post. This is a permanent position in the Urology Department at Leighton Hospital. It is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join a well-established team and to contribute to the excellent reputation of the service. It is expected that the successful applicant will have considerable experience in the urology specialty as they will be expected to undertake outpatient clinics, flexible cystoscopy sessions, TRUS lists and theatre sessions for basic procedures independently. This post is full time (9 PA/1 SPA) and will include an on call commitment for the Urology Service.

The Department has sub-specialist interests in Endourology (including complex stone work) and laparoscopic surgery (pelvic and upper tract), as well as Female Urology (including a tertiary referrals for patients with painful bladder syndrome) and Erectile dysfunction. The Unit has a high workload in Uro-oncology, and works closely with our cancer network partners at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport and The Christie Hospital, Manchester to provide a comprehensive service for all urological cancers. All Consultants are involved in General/Core Urology, working in a multi-disciplinary fashion with our Specialist Nurses. The Unit is also involved in developing pathways for managing common urological problems with local commissioning groups. Finally, amongst trainees, the Unit has a good reputation in the region for actively encouraging audit and research, with presentations and publications made at local, regional, and national level in the last year alone.

If you are suitably qualified with the appropriate level of experience, please put forward your application for this exciting new post.

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC including a License to Practice.

For an informal discussion and further details please contact:

Mr Rono Mukherjee, Clinical Lead

Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 

Email: ( Email address removed )

MCHFT is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In recent years we have invested in clinical expansion and now have cutting edge clinical facilities including Critical Care and state-of-the-art theatres.

The Trust is situated in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Our location puts Manchester and Liverpool on our doorstep, and London is only a 90 minute train ride away. If you prefer the great outdoors, both the Peak District and North Wales neighbour the county and are easily accessible.

The Trust has a formal clinical partnership with University Hospital North Midlands and benefits from links with Chester and Manchester Metropolitan Universities.

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Positions betweeen bands 1 - 9 (AfC) are subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

MCHFT operates a Preferred Supplier List for all recruitment, and asks agencies to refrain from making contact with or submitting CVs to Colleagues in our organisation. Speculative approaches may reflect unfavourably on any potential opportunities for your agency.

Recruitment to all our roles is based on the Trust's values and behaviours which can be viewed via the attached link. Only applicants who demonstrate how they meet the person specification and demonstrate the Trust's values and behaviours will be shortlisted.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed )  at the earliest opportunity and we'll be happy to discuss this with you.

We reserve the right to close vacancies when we have received sufficient applications.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust does not re-imburse travel to interview expenses.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy. A copy of the Smoking on Trust Premises policy is available upon request.

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