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Locum Consultant Urologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant
Fixed term: 6 months
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
31/08/2022 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.

We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. 


Job overview

This post will work alongside our recently expanded Consultant team in a purpose-built diagnostic Urology Unit recently opened in the summer of 2011 in the Trust’s new £40m Surgical Centre. The creation of the unit has allowed considerable flexibility in our provision of outpatient services, special interest clinics and expansion of “one-stop” clinics.  Surgically within the unit we perform open and laparoscopic upper tract surgery, flexible and rigid ureteroscopy, PCNL, with support from the radiology department, and benign open pelvic surgery and as well as a full range of endourological procedures. The department has latest flexible cystoscopy unit and has started Transperineal prostate biopsies under local anaesthesia and plan to start MR Fusion biopsies soon.


The Surgical Centre comprises of elective, emergency and day case theatres and elective wards, providing state-of-the-art facilities for local patients and an excellent working environment for staff. The hospital has an excellent radiology department offering CT, MRI, access to PET scanning, nuclear medicine and interventional urological radiology. Regular lithotripsy sessions are provided by an external company.

We provide a full range of urological services to a population of approximately 333,000 from a unit staffed by six consultants, four SAS doctors, one ST1, two FY1, three urology nurse practitioners, three urology cancer nurse specialists and a dedicated nursing team for the Urology Unit. 

Main duties of the job

The clinical commitments of this post will include elective and emergency general urological surgery at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. If appropriate other complimentary subspecialist interests can be developed.

The post holder will also be pro-actively involved in improving the emergency service provided by the service, ensuring earlier transfer of acute urological patients to the speciality, improved decision making and earlier diagnosis.

Please refer to JD and PS for more information on the main duties of the job.

Working for our organisation

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was established on 1st December 2007. The Trust gained Teaching Hospital status and became Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2010. In April 2012 the Trust merged with community health services from NHS Blackpool and NHS North Lancashire as part of the Transformation of Patient Pathways Programme.  We are now a Vanguard site with Extensive Care Services provided for the complex elderly population within Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

The Trust serves a population of approximately 440,000 residents across Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancashire and South Cumbria and the North of England. It comprises Blackpool Victoria Hospital which is a large busy acute hospital and two smaller community hospitals – Clifton Hospital and Fleetwood Hospital and the National Artificial Eye Service. The Trust is also responsible for the provision of Community services such as District Nursing and Midwifery to a large geographical area, extending from Lytham St Annes in the South to Morecambe and Carnforth in the North. The Trust provides Tertiary haematology services for Lancashire and South Cumbria and is the site of the Lancashire Cardiac Centre which provides comprehensive cardiology and cardiothoracic surgical services for the adult population of Lancashire and South Cumbria (around 1.6 million people). 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for a more detailed job description and responsibilities. 

Person specification

Legal Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Full registration with the GMC
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or eligible for inclusion within 6 months of interview date
Desirable criteria
  • Special Interest Management Training

Qualifications and Training

Essential criteria
  • MB ChB or equivalent
  • MRCS or equivalent
  • Evidence of appropriate CPD
Desirable criteria
  • Higher degree (MD/PhD)


Essential criteria
  • Wide general, urological surgery experience.
  • Ability to deal with emergency and elective urological surgical conditions.
  • Experience in andrology.
  • Evidence of teaching and training of post/undergraduate Medical staff


Essential criteria
  • Ability to supervise audit projects. Recent personal involvement in audit
  • Understanding of principles of research and audit
  • Regular attendance at audit meeting
  • Publications and presentations in the field of Urology
Desirable criteria
  • Publications and presentation in the field of urological surgery

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written.
  • Effective teaching skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload and to delegate responsibility and supervise staff.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire a multi-disciplinary team and work sensitively within teams and across organisations
  • Involvement and evidence of implementation of service development and managing change in a healthcare setting
  • Leadership skills - ability to take responsibility, show leadership and make decisions

Management skills

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of NHS organisation and core values of NHS
  • Understanding of the management responsibilities of NHS consultants
  • Participation in a management training course

Adherence to the Values of the Trust

Essential criteria
  • People Centred Always patient and staff focused. Supports effective team work. Able to demonstrate integrity through honest and open behaviours Communicates widely and effectively.
  • Compassion Always shows empathy for patients and staff. Always seeks to understand how others are feeling.
  • Positive Always staying positive to reassure staff and patients. Always reflecting the impact of own attitude and behaviours upon the service and staff.
  • Excellence Always striving to do best for patients and staff. Always appreciating the efforts of others. Always taking responsibility for actions. Always seeking out opportunities for improvements.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverVeteran Aware

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr Jawad Islam
Job title
Head of Department/Consultant Urologist
Telephone number
01253 957893