Locum - Urology & Neuron-Urology
LONDON SPINAL CORD INJURY CENTRE
10 PA’s per week
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) provides a comprehensive range of Neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from spinal cord injury, complex surgical and medical orthopaedic conditions and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of services is unique within the NHS.
London Spinal Cord Injury Centre
The London Spinal Cord Injury Centre (LSCIC) at the RNOH is one of only 11 in the UK designated to receive and treat spinal cord injured patients. The Centre currently has 40 beds for adults, children and young people. These beds include beds for acute care, first episode of rehabilitation and readmission.
Patients are admitted predominantly from the south east of England on an urgent referral basis. The aim is to admit all patients as soon as possible following their injury. The centre consists of a team of multi-professional specialists including urologists who work towards a patient focused service and rehabilitation is based around patient centred goals. Children and adolescents with spinal cord injury can be admitted to the RNOH. They are initially managed on the Alan Bray Unit (Intensive Care/High Dependency Unit) and subsequently on the paediatric/adolescent units by the Spinal Cord Injury Centre Team.
The department of Neuro-Urology offers a comprehensive multi-disciplinary service to the RNOH. We provide a dynamic service from initial consultation through to comprehensive investigation, treatment including complex surgical reconstruction and a follow up programme. We are able to provide within our services; video-urodynamics, imaging, fertility and reconstruction. The team has a weekly operating list and regular outpatient clinics, which incorporates the above range of services. Monthly MDT and M&D meetings are conducted.
As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions.
In addition to the consultant team, the Department of Neuro-Urology is supported by a middle-grade doctor, junior doctors from the Spinal Injuries Unit, and a team of clinical nurse specialists, a physiotherapist and a medical scientist.
The department is supported by a comprehensive administrative team that provides secretarial, scheduling and general administrative services.
Patients attend from a wide geographic region but the majority of the caseload is made up of patients who have been or remain associated with the Trust’s Spinal Injuries Unit, either as an inpatient or outpatient.
International Centre of Excellence
Patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. Consultants are supported in their work by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are trained experts in their particular fields of orthopaedic care.
The RNOH plays a major role in teaching, with 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and clinical effectiveness are enhanced by our work in research and development and academic links with University College, London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovation, the Institute of Human Performance and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering.
The RNOH works closely with other hospitals and trusts, with whom we have joint appointments to ensure maximum availability of specialist skills for patients. Our patients benefit from access to ASPIRE leisure centre which is located on site and hosts first-class facilities for able-bodied and disabled people.
The post holder
This role is specifically to support our growing service and to provide an opportunity to work in a world-class Neuro-urology centre to acquire surgical, research and publication experience.
The appointee will be required to assist at operating lists, outpatient clinics and undertake procedures and operations under supervision and guidance. The appointee will be required to participate in a 1 in 2 on-call rota with internal cover. The intensity of this rota commitment is low, as attendance on site is rarely required. The is no A&E department on site. Emergency work arising from on-call duties will be taken into account in assessing the number of programmed activities for on-call in your agreed job plan.
The appointee will be expected to fully contribute to the administrative, teaching and research activities.
Applicants for this post should be:
- Putting patients care and their interest first and foremost
- Creative, forward thinking and enjoy challenges
- Enthusiastic & self-motivated
- Highly motivated and team player
- Ability to work under pressure in changing environment
Informal visits can be arranged or a phone call to by Mr Rizwan Hamid (0208 909 5593) at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.
To apply for this post, please click the apply button and submit an electronic application form.
Closing date: 28 November 2018.