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LAS ST3+ Burns & Plastic Surgery

Job Reference: 130-12998918-260419-MH

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Burns & Plastic Surgery
Morriston Hospital, Swansea
£1392.25 per week paid monthly

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.

LAS ST3 +, Burns & Plastic Surgery

We are looking to recruit to a LAS ST3+ at the Welsh Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital. The post is not recognised for training but the experience will be comparable to that of an ST3+ and participation in educational programmes, audit and research will be encouraged and supported. There vacancy is due to commence in June 2019 until July 2020.


Due to the length of the vacancy we will only be able to consider those candidates who are able to start the post promptly after interview.

The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery in Morriston is regarded as one of the premier training centres for plastic surgery training in the UK with close links to the academic plastic surgery research unit ReconRegen and Swansea university medical school.

The posts would be ideal for ambitious trainees looking to gain further experience in plastic surgery in preparation for a future career in plastic surgery.

The Welsh Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery already has some of the best facilities in the UK with a 30 bedded burns centre, with its own HDU/ITU for adults and children and integrated operating theatres. There are also 32 adult plastic surgery beds, a 4 bedded plastic surgery HDU, children’s beds and a specialised paediatric HDU as well as fully staffed plastic surgery operating theatres available at all times. The centre is a pilot site for the NHS Modernisation Agency “Action on Plastic Surgery” and is seeking designation as a “Centre of Excellence” by the National Burns Care Group.

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg (ABM) Health Board provides a comprehensive range of community, acute, tertiary, mental health & learning disability services. It serves a local population of over 600,000 people in the areas of Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend, and the Western Vale of Glamorgan as well as to a broader population on a sub-regional and regional basis. Based near the South Wales Heritage Coastline, the area surrounding the Health Board boasts beautiful scenery, affordable housing, excellent schools and higher education along with good road and rail links to London. The Health Board employs over 16,000 staff, has a budget of over £973M and was established on 1st October 2009. As a University Health Board there are close links with Swansea University and other University College partners in South Wales especially in the areas of research & development and multi-professional teaching. We are located within the second largest acute Health Board in Wales with all major acute specialties on site including a cardiac centre, neurosciences, trauma and orthopaedics, ITU and renal support, providing a particular focus on the management of complex trauma. The Board is now home to a clinical medical school in collaboration with University of Wales College of Medicine and includes a graduate entry medical school. There is therefore plenty of opportunity for undergraduate teaching as well as research. If you have any queries or would like to discuss the post further, shortlisted candidates may contact Mr Nick Wilson Jones, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Training Programme Director on 01792 702222 ext 3568.

Please note we may close this advert early if sufficient applications are received.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Thomas Bragg, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Morriston Hospital

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.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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