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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/07/2020.

Clinical Lead

Job Reference: 130-EMRTS02-SEC

Swansea Bay University Health Board
TBC, All Wales position
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Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting Redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

This is an exciting opportunity to fulfil a significant leadership role for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service- Cymru (EMRTS Cymru) team as an experienced Clinical Leader. We are developing a new critical care transfer service, and the successful candidate will lead on the introduction of two road-based critical care transfer units in collaboration with the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, the Welsh Critical Care Network and the wider NHS Wales.

The EMRTS has considered the critical care transfer work streams recommendations for dedicated transfer teams based in both North and South Wales for non-urgent transfers during a defined 12-hour period in order to manage capacity to step patients up or down and to repatriate where appropriate closer to home.

This position is offered as a 2-year secondment, for 4 sessions per week. The base location will be agreed with the successful candidate.


  • We are the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS) and work collaboratively in partnership with NHS Wales, Welsh Government, and Wales Air Ambulance Charity. We provide Physician and Practitioner-delivered pre-hospital/inter-hospital critical care services to our community and networks across Wales.


  • The candidate will lead on the introduction of two new road based critical care transfer units to be utilised to care for and convey critically ill adults.
  • Working closely with the Project Manager, EMRTS Senior Management Team, and external stakeholders, the post holder will implement a range of work streams to transform the delivery of timely transfers of critical care patients.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and team working skills are required, as well as the vision and drive to successfully promote continuous improvement through professional networks and within our organisation.
  • The development and implementation of the required governance arrangements for a national service.


  • The post holder will have an underpinning clinical understanding of critical care transfers and will promote innovation and best practice in bringing about service change in support of national critical care priorities.
  • Developed knowledge and experience of robust triage tools, and standard operating procedures in line with ‘Designed for Life: Welsh Guideline for the Transfer of the Critically Ill Adult’.
  • Is a compassionate professional with the determination to establish effective working relationships to ensure our patients receive first class care.


  • The selection process will be held in August.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Matthew Edwards

EMRTS Programme Manager

07866 796976

Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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