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Specialty Doctor/Senior Clinical Fellow in Acute General Medicine

Job Reference: 100-MED-WGH-017-D

Hywel Dda University Health Board
General Medicine
Withybush, Haverfordwest
£39,251 - £73,195 pa/ £31

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Specialty Doctor or Senior Clinical Fellow
General Acute Medicine
Base: Withybush General Hospital - Haverfordwest

Salary – Specialty Doctor £39,251 - £73,195 pa (10 sessions plus additional sessions, currently 4)

Senior Clinical Fellow £31,219 - £49,087 pa (plus banding)

An ideal registrar opportunity for a doctor post MRCP PACES wanting to develop their general medical skills and evidence experience pre Higher Specialty training is available on the acute clinical decision unit (ACDU) at Withybush. ACDU is a modern 19 bed single room unit managing admissions post the unselected medical take. The medical team on the unit comprises of a consultant, two registrars and three junior clinical fellows (CT level) and is well supported by nursing staff.

ACDU doctors have responsibility for the patients on ACDU following the post take ward round. They are also responsible for any patients following post take in the emergency department if medicine beds are surged. Most medical admissions will be admitted directly to the ACDU or come to ACDU following admission through the emergency department.

A consultant ward round occurs most days. There is a board round twice a day attended by the whole ACDU team and oncall consultant of the day. There is a multidisciplinary team comprising physiotherapist, occupational therapist and district nurse working in the ACDU and emergency department that facilitate discharge. The acute response team facilitates ongoing acute treatment in the community such as intravenous antibiotics. The acute oncology nurse also attends the board round.

Registrars are encouraged to attend at least one afternoon clinic or procedural session a week in a specialty of their interest to encourage training and skills development.

ACDU registrars are also encouraged to attend all teaching opportunities in the department.

The department is evolving and opportunities to be part of the service development team around ambulatory care or acute geriatrics also provide exciting potential challenges for the right candidate.

The salary offered is on Health Board Registrar pay scales (£30,606 to £48,124 pa) or if more experienced Specialty Doctor pay scales (£37,923 to £70,719 pa).

This post forms part of the second on-call Middle Grade rota, is full time and attracts additional sessions or appropriate banding for full shift pattern rota which at present is 1:12.

Applicants must possess full registration with the GMC and should have completed at least four years full time postgraduate training at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a FTSTA in a relevant specialty, or the candidate should have equivalent experience and competencies. Full MRCP is desirable (See person spec for more details). Suitable applicants will be at least at level of expertise required for sitting PACES component of MRCP with evidence of prior NHS experience.
This post is suitable for those who would like to develop their careers either as a Non Consultant Career Grade or who wish to consolidate their experience before moving on to other senior roles.

The department of medicine has a consistent track record (with 70% pass rates) for supporting doctors’ post core medical training onto the middle grade rota and in supporting completion of MRCP exams and applications for NTNs in chosen specialties. We have PACES examiners within our department and you will enjoy excellent working conditions including a new Clinical Skills Laboratory, and Postgraduate Medical Education Centre.

Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest is a modern district general hospital (opened 1979) of approximately 241 beds situated 1 mile from the centre of Haverfordwest the County town of Pembrokeshire. The hospital serves a local population of approximately 120,000 which rises significantly at holiday periods and particularly during the summer.

Withybush General Hospital provides a broad range of services in General Medicine (including Rheumatology and Palliative Care), General Surgery (with a special interest in Colorectal Surgery), Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Trauma and Orthopaedics. The Anaesthetic and Critical Care Team interface with all specialties and provide a state of the art ITU service.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is an integrated health body, ensuring the delivery of high quality primary, community, mental health and secondary care services. It is responsible for the health and wellbeing of people across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. It also provides a range of services for people living in south Gwynedd and Powys. Integrated health boards are a key first step in creating a world class NHS in Wales. Hywel Dda Health Board has a population of 375,000 and covers over a quarter of the landmass in Wales. We have 9,500 staff.

Primary care and community services are delivered through:
55 GP practices, 51 Dental practices, 100 Community pharmacies, 52 Optometry premises, 8 Community hospitals and 11 Health Centres.

Our in-hospital services are currently delivered through four Hospitals: Bronglais, Glangwili, Prince Philip and Withybush.
West Wales, and Pembrokeshire in particular, is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is a quiet safe and picturesque countryside, close to the coast. Its hills, valleys, rivers and stunning coastal path are attractive sites for hill walkers, hikers and horse-riders and it is excellent for fishing, sailing, surfing and cycling pursuits. The area provides a good family lifestyle with some excellent primary and secondary schools offering a wide range of after school activities. There are also excellent road and rail connections to Swansea, Cardiff and London.

So if you are looking for excellent work/life balance in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK,

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy / Mae Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yn gweithredu polisi dwyieithog.

‘All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English’.

‘Gwahoddir ymgeiswyr i wneud cais yn Gymraeg, ni fydd unrhyw gais a gyflwynir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na cheisiadau a wneir yn y Saesneg’.

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

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