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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/10/2019.

Locum Respiratory Consultant

Job Reference: 050-RESP-632C-10-19

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Rhyl

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 and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site

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Applications are invited for a motivated and enthusiastic colleague to join our department. This is a 12 month maternity cover, to start with immediate effect. The successful appointee will join four existing respiratory consultants. We would envisage the new appointment will allow the department to reorganise and devote clinical time to scheduled and unscheduled activity in a more focused manner.

The department of Respiratory Medicine in Glan Clwyd Hospital is forward looking, progressive and primarily motivated to provide excellent patient care. A broad range of sub-specialist areas are already represented including difficult asthma, interstitial lung disease, COPD, pleural disease, bronchiectasis and lung cancer.

The infrastructure required to deliver an excellent respiratory service is in place. This includes a dedicated high care respiratory bay within our ward where NIV and high flow oxygen is delivered by a highly trained nurse led service. We have twice weekly procedure lists for bronchoscopy, EBUS and thoracoscopy, navigational bronchoscopy; a fully equipped pulmonary physiology department; virtual clinics for nodules and cardiothoracic follow up; local and regional MDTs for lung cancer, ILD and asthma; and a motivated and highly trained specialist nursing team. We would support the development of any complimentary sub-specialist interest that our new colleague would wish to pursue in the future.

The successful candidate will also participate on the medical on-call.

The department has a proven track record in clinical trial recruitment and medical education and in addition to six junior doctors also supports both an academic FY2 and a teaching/interventional fellowship (StR grade) post. As such, should the applicant have an interest in either research or teaching this can be accommodated.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr S Ambalavanan, Consultant Respiratory Physician

01745 583910 Ext. 2661

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