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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/03/2021.

EMRTS Consultant

Job Reference: 130-EMRTS9673H

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Wales Air Ambulance, Ty Elusen, Ffordd Angel, Llanelli Gate, Dafen, Llanelli, Dafen, Llanelli
As per current salary

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.

The Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (Cymru) is Wales’ exciting and innovative aeromedical/ car based pre-hospital and transfer service.

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity provide H145 & EC 135 helicopters and the service operates Audi Q7 road response vehicles. EMRTS also collaborates with Wales’ two HM Coastguard helicopters when necessary.

EMRTS delivers several levels of response which includes consultants, critical care practitioners and helicopter transfer practitioners and is committed to providing high quality clinical care in both the pre-hospital / and inter hospital transfer environments.

We are now recruiting for additional Consultants to join our teams across our four Welsh bases which include Caernarfon, Dafen, Welshpool and Cardiff. The service operates across the whole 24 hour period, night cover is provided from Cardiff.

To qualify for this exciting role you must be a substantive Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia or Intensive Care Medicine who is fully registered with the GMC and who has significant demonstrable experience in the pre-hospital/transfer care setting, aligned to the personal specification. It is essential that you are ambitious, highly motivated and able to remain calm under pressure.

Whilst a base location will be agreed with the successful candidate, there may be a need to travel to our various bases across Wales for education and service delivery requirements and all candidates would be expected contribute to overnight cover.

Upon completion of appropriate training and a period of targeted clinical experience, it would be expected that you would then take up a full part in the duty rota at an agreed annualised sessional amount. The ability to work both day and night shifts is an essential part of the role.

If you want to join a progressive and caring healthcare organisation, responding to the needs of the Welsh community then we would like to hear from you.

Selection for this rewarding role is demanding and consists of a fitness test, several clinical scenario assessments as well as group work and a formal interview.

An assessment centre will be held in the early Autumn at our Dafen base.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMark WinterJob titleOperations DirectorEmail addresssbu.emrtsadmin@wales.nhs.ukTelephone number0300 3000 057

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.

To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa, unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK. If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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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