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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/01/2022.

Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine

Job Reference: 050-CONSPAEDSPALLC-11-2

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Wrexham and Flintshire, Wrexham
£84,559 - £114,003

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies.

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

We are excited to be looking for a consultant paediatrician with appropriate subspecialist training in palliative medicine. The post combines the work of medical practitioner in a children’s hospice (Tŷ Gobaith - Conwy) with leadership for service development in all areas of North Wales and Powys as part of the All Wales Paediatric Palliative Care (PPC) Network


The post-holder will hold a substantive contract within the NHS through Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) and honorary contracts with Cardiff and Vale Local Health Board and Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB). The hospice element of the post provides medical palliative care support to in patients at Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith. That would include direct clinical care of patients, especially at the end of life or where symptom control was difficult, in collaboration with GPs and other community and acute paediatric consultants. It also includes sensitive and timely management of discussions in relation to plans for the end of life in partnership with other professionals


The post-holder will be an integral part of a team comprising of level III paediatric palliative care consultant leads in Ysbyty Gwynedd, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Wrexham Maelor Hospital and Powys, GP hospice medical staff and paediatric community nursing teams.


The post holder will support the Paediatric Palliative Care Implementation Group of the all-Wales Managed Clinical Network and will be expected to participate in the work of that group. The potholder will also chair the North Wales Palliative Care Steering Group which is responsible for service development and improvement in Powys and North Wales.


Peer support will be through paediatric palliative care teams in the various settings, and in particular the Welsh Managed Clinical Network in Paediatric Palliative Care. Those services will also provide opportunities for continued professional development.


For further information or to arrange to visit our hospitals / hospice please contact:


Andy Goldsmith Chief Executive Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospices

Tel: 01691 672 600 Mobile 07969 950 783


Karen Wright Head of Care Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospices

Tel: 01691 671 999


Dr Louise Phillips, Clinical Director – Acute Paediatraics Central Area

Tel: 01745 534808


Dr Madalitso Kubwalo Consultant Paediatrician / Clinical Lead for Palliative Care

Tel: 01248

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLouise PhillipsJob titleConsultant Paediatrician / Clinical DirectorEmail addressLouise.Phillips@wales.nhs.ukTelephone number01745 53808

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