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Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Job Reference: 001-MP179.21

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Paediatric Gastroenterology
Children's Hospital for Wales, Cardiff
£82,356 - £106,920 per annum


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

The South Wales Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Network are delighted to invite applications for a full-time Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology to join the rapidly evolving multidisciplinary team based at the University Hospital of Wales site in Cardiff.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic colleague to join a current team of 3 Consultants across the network.

The department is the lead centre for the South Wales Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (SWPGHAN) network situated within the only tertiary children’s hospital in Wales, serving approximately 500,000 children across the region. The Children’s Hospital for Wales (CHfW) is located on the University Hospital of Wales site in Cardiff, and the department enjoys close links with the adult hospital, facilitating regular MDT work and transition clinics. The department is actively involved in education and training through supervision of trainees and departmental teaching, as well as contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate training programs in the hospital. There are opportunities to develop research interests through the close links with the Clinical Research Facility, and several clinical trials and epidemiological studies are currently ongoing.

This appointment comes at an exciting time as we prepare a major uplift in the tertiary service, to include recruitment of an extended MDT and increased resource for the department.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services.

Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register for Paediatrics or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview. They should have at least two years sub-specialty training in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition in an approved institution and preferably possess or be eligible for GMC sub-specialty accreditation in Paediatric Gastroenterology.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales. The basic salary range for this post is £82,356 per annum to £106,920 per annum plus a further £26,672 per annum available in Commitment Awards. Consultants in Wales paid on one of the first three points of the substantive Consultant pay scale also receive a Wales recruitment incentive payment.

Applicants must ensure they provide the names and contact details of referees covering at least the last three years of their employment/training history in full. In addition, applicants who are currently or have most recently been employed as a substantive Consultant or as a Locum Consultant in post for more than 12 months must also provide the name of their Medical Director as an additional referee.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Amar WahidJob titleClinical LeadEmail addressamar.wahid@wales.nhs.ukTelephone number(029) 2184 4558Additional contact information

Dr Amar Wahid, Clinical Lead
(029) 2184 4558


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