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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/12/2020.


Job Reference: 130-34856957-111120-PC

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Primary Care
Primary Care, Swansea / Neath Port Talbot
£60,257 - £90,928 £60,257 - £90,928 per annum, pro

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.

Cluster Academic GP Fellow – Cwmtawe Cluster Network

We are looking for a highly motivated, committed and enthusiastic GP for a unique role within an evolving and innovative team. If you are interested in progressing your career and contributing to the development of transformative models of primary healthcare and introducing new roles/skills into the traditional GMS model, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

This is an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified GP to expand their academic and clinical portfolio as a Cluster Academic GP Fellow. This fixed term 12 – 24 month full time post will be based between a designated Cluster Network within Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB) and Swansea University Medical School (SUMS). The post holder will complete their working week as a 60/40 split between clinical commitments within a designated GP practice and academic commitments associated with the wider Cluster Network and SUMS.

Swansea Bay University Health Board provides tertiary, acute, intermediate, mental health, learning disabilities, community, and primary care services across Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot localities within South West Wales. As a University Health Board, we work in partnership with Swansea University and other Welsh universities with a strong research, development, and training agenda. We are highly ambitious for the communities we serve and the people we employ, with emphasis on transformative service development and quality patient centred care. The post of Cluster Academic GP Fellow will sit within the Primary and Community Services Delivery Unit, with professional line management aligned to the Unit Medical Director.

Cwmtawe Cluster Network is situated in the Swansea locality within SBUHB. It is made up of 3 main GP practices operating across several sites. This transformative cluster network is underpinned by multi-professional learning and multi-agency collaboration to provide innovative and effective patient centred care for their entire patient population. The Cluster Academic GP Fellow will work as a salaried GP within the Cluster practices for the clinical commitment associated with this fixed term post. Mentorship and daily line management will be provided by the Cluster Lead GP. You will experience a varied and interesting caseload, expanding over a wide range of patients from many different socio-economic backgrounds; who live in a mix of urban and semi-rural areas. The post holder will be a valued member of the Cluster team and will act to contribute to quality patient centred care through evidenced based practice and multi professional learning. The GP Fellow will facilitate training and development sessions within the cluster for multi professional students, ensuring academic pathways align with both individual learning and service needs.

Swansea University Medical School is a top UK Medical School located in South West Wales. We educate and train the next generation of doctors, life scientists, and health professionals, including Nurses, Pharmacists and Physician Associates. We collaborate with the NHS, business and the third sector in a spirit of open innovation and have established ourselves as a world-class place to learn, research and innovate. Our community of students, researchers and partners draw on and benefit from the expertise of our international researchers and educators, building on our excellent research ranked 2nd in the UK (REF 2014). The GP Fellow will be aligned to SUMS for the academic commitment of this post, working alongside experienced medical lecturers and dedicated academic leaders to achieve excellence in inter-professional education and learning. The GP Fellow will be encouraged to complete a fully funded academic qualification through SUMS during the course of this fixed term post to ensure alignment of their theoretical and practical development.

This is an exciting opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a salaried fellowship post whilst working in local practices delivering high quality primary care. Alongside the numerous benefits of permanent employment with a progressive and innovative Health Board you will receive crown medical indemnity cover through the Welsh Risk Pool. Further advantages of working within a multi-professional team are provision of mentorship and peer support. Active involvement and participation in our in-house CPD session is encouraged which will be designed based on individual learning and service needs.

Applicants must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a License to Practice. You must also be on the GMC GP Register and have gained entry on the Welsh GP Performers List before taking up post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameAnjula MehtaJob titleInterim Unit Medical DirectorEmail addressAnjula.mehta3@wales.nhs.ukTelephone number01639 684500Additional contact information

For further information or to discuss this post in more detail please contact;

Dr Anjula Mehta, Interim Unit Medical Director

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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