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Clinical Research Fellow (Urinary Tract Stone Disease/ BPH)

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£37,737 to £59,336 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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The work of the department is currently based at University Hospital of Wales (UHW) with elective surgery performed through the Protected Elective Surgical Unit (PESU) with in-patient beds located on wards A6, B6, C6 and the Short Stay Surgical Unit (SSSU). There are two dedicated urology operating theatres in the Short Stay Surgery Unit with operating sessions running every week-day. There is a Da Vinci Xi Robot situated within the Short Stay Surgical Unit. The urology operating theatre has its own dedicated laparoscopic stack system with both single and triple chip cameras and digital recording facilities. There is live link technology in place at the Welsh Institute of Minimal Access Therapy (WIMAT) within the UHW campus. The urology theatre also has its own 100W Holmium laser.

Emergency urology patients are seen through a designated surgical Same Day Emergency Care (sSDEC) unit with inpatient beds on B6 ward.

Urology outpatient services are based in a dedicated Urology Diagnostic and Treatment Centre (UDTC Suite 18), which houses facilities for outpatient clinics, flexible cystoscopy lists, ultrasound guided prostate biopsies, shock wave lithotripsy and urodynamics.

Main duties of the job

Please refer to the Clinical Research Fellow Job Description and Personal Specification for further information.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Clinical Research Fellow Job Description and Personal Specification for further information.

Person Specification



  • MRCS or equivalent
  • Current GMC certificate with a licence to practise
  • Training in Radiation Protection or agreement to attend next available course


  • Intercalated Degree
  • Academic Excellence (Prizes, merits, distinctions etc.)

Previous Experience


  • Previous experience of working in a Urology Department (minimum of 6 months)


  • Experience of dealing with Urological emergencies

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities


  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Up to date with current medical practices


  • Audit
  • Teaching

Attitude, Aptitudes. Personal Characteristics


  • Motivated and efficient
  • Able to relate to patients, staff and medical colleagues
  • Flexible, caring and hardworking
  • Ability to work as part of a team



  • Satisfactory immigration status for length of contract
  • Satisfactory Health Clearance
  • Satisfactory DBS Clearance

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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