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Consultant Urological Surgeon

Job Reference: 179-MSC22-21

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St. Edmunds
£82,096 to £110,683 pa

About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

At the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we want to tell your story. We want to help develop your career. With us, the opportunities are endless.

We strive to deliver the highest quality and safest care for more than a quarter of a million people. We aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk.

We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

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Key achievements

  • For the last two years the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) have rated us as the top hospital in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for meeting best practice criteria for patients treated for a hip fracture.

  • We’re among the top 10 hospitals in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.

  • Our stroke services regularly achieve high ratings in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) scores.

  • We consistently achieve high early detection of cancer, and cancer survival rates in the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group area are the best in the east of England.

Consultant Urological Surgeon

An opportunity has arisen for a consultant urological surgeon. The appointee will be expected to actively participate in the development and all other activities of the department. This post will take the number of consultants to six providing comprehensive core urology plus specialist stone work, female urology, andrology, nephrectomy and green light laser prostatectomy

Candidates should be on or eligible for inclusion onto the GMC Specialist Register for urology or be within 6 months of their expected date of obtaining a CCT (or equivalent) at the time of the interview.

A quarter of a million people are served by the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. With over 3,000 staff and a vision to deliver the best quality and safest care for our community, the trust offers a full range of district hospital services together with specialist cancer and surgical services in conjunction with the neighbouring teaching hospitals.

Our vision is to deliver the best quality and safest care for our community – which we benchmark against the best. Our values, developed with staff and patients, have been clear since 2008 - FIRST - Focused on patients; Integrated team working; Respectful and courteous; Staff focused and supportive; Two-way open communication. We live these values and it shows in our key achievements below.

Key achievements

  • In the NHS staff survey results for 2019, we emerged as an acute trust with one of the best performance engagement scores throughout the whole of England. 87% of staff would recommend the Trust for the treatment of a friend or relative and 77% would recommend the Trust as a place to work.
  • As a global digital exemplar, we are investing in an e-Care system that will make us one of the first paperless hospitals and health systems in the NHS.
  • We are one of the top 10 sites in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.
  • Our trust has scored top in the East of England for doctors’ overall training and satisfaction in acute trusts in the GMC national training surveys in 2018 and 2019
  • We have had the best early detection of cancer in the country for three years running
  • Our trust was recently awarded a contract to develop an alliance to run local community services
  • We have had the best early detection of cancer in the country for three years running

Bury St Edmunds is a beautiful market town that is regarded as ‘the jewel in the crown’ of East Anglia. It has excellent schools, independent shops and outstanding restaurants. Housing is plentiful and indeed affordable and the surrounding countryside beautiful.

West Suffolk Hospital is a University of Cambridge Teaching hospital foundation Trust and is a busy and popular hospital.

The Trust has close links with Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge and Cambridge University Medical School. Situated in the heart of East Anglia, the cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds provides sophisticated facilities in a traditional and unspoilt rural town setting. There is also easy access to the Midlands, London and the East Coast and the holiday destination of North Norfolk.

We would welcome any applicants wishing to visit the department and this can be arranged via Miss Emma Gordon (Urology Consultant – Clinical Lead

CLOSING DATE: 17th October 2021

INTERVIEW DATE: 23rd November 2021

We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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