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Specialty Doctor/Senior Clinical Fellow - General Medicine

Job Reference: 100-MED-CER-095-L

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Bronglais General Hospital, Ceredigion, Aberystwyth
£40,233-£75,025 / £32,000-£50,315 pa

Our Hywel Dda values reflect who we are and how we behave. We continuously work together to be the best we can be as we strive to develop and deliver excellent services, putting people at the heart of everything we do. Throughout our recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you would demonstrate these values in the way that you work with us.

If you are a Qualified Healthcare Professional considering relocating or thinking of moving to Hywel Dda University Health Board as your next career choice and would like to find out more information, please contact: Tina Coleman - Recruitment Campaign Specialist

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Acute General Medicine & Sub-speciality experience

we currently have exciting opportunities for highly motivated doctors to join us at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth. The vacancies are within our General Medicine department, supported by junior doctors.

Each post will rotate through four sub-specialities for a period of six months each. The sub-specialities will be from: Care of the Elderly (including stroke, movement disorder, surgical geriatrics and osteoporosis), Respiratory, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Acute Medicine, Oncology and Palliative Care.

Applications are invited for the above posts for a period of 2 years with a view to this being made permanent if mutually desired and subject to satisfactory review. The broad sub-speciality training will encourage motivated appointees to be supported in progressing to a CCST through Article 14.

These posts are a key part of the strategic plan for providing safe, high quality and sustainable services to the population of Mid Wales.

These full time posts form part of the on-call middle grade rota, attract additional sessions or appropriate banding for full shift pattern rota which we are planning to be 1:11.

The successful candidates will get experience in all the above areas and the rotations will be tailored to meet the individual’s needs for development.

To be appointed as a Specialty Doctor, applicants must possess full registration with the GMC (or be eligible for such) and should have completed at least four years full time postgraduate training. Full MRCP is desirable but not essential (See person specification for more details). Suitable applicants will be at least at the level of expertise required for sitting PACES component of MRCP.

This post is suitable for those who would like to develop their careers either as a Non Consultant Career Grade within a medical sub-speciality or who wish to consolidate their experience before applying for formal specialist training programmes. We have PACES examiners within our Health Board and you will enjoy excellent working conditions including Postgraduate Medical Education Centre.

Bronglais General Hospital provides a broad range of services in General Medicine, General 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, consultant delivered ITU service.

Bronglais General Hospital is a 165 bed acute hospital that serves a core population of 125,000 in a geographically large and sparsely populated area. The summertime population approximately doubles due to the influx of holidaymakers and there are also a large number of university students based in Aberystwyth. Furthermore, approximately 70,000 permanent residents live in areas equidistant from Bronglais and other acute care sites, in areas to which enhanced outreach is planned as part of future development of services.

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.

The Health Board is fully committed to supporting employees to achieve an appropriate work life balance. We are continually developing ways in which to support greater flexibility. Job sharing and part-time working is already widespread throughout the organisation. Training and education are central to the function of the Health Board, forming a core element of the Clinical Governance Strategy. Hywel Dda is the prescribed connection for approximately 800 Doctors, with a dedicated Medical Appraisal and Revalidation Lead and Manager, who manages and co-ordinates appraisal and revalidation processes across all sites. There is also a team of 52 trained appraisers to undertake appraisal meetings. Appraisal workshops and training sessions are provided regularly across the Health Board.

The Health Board has University status with strong links to the Swansea & Cardiff Universities to promote research & development and multi-professional teaching. We recently appointed our first Chair in Respiratory Medicine into the Health Board, with further appointments for the future, and we are the first Health Board in Wales to appoint Bevan Commission Fellows. This initiative programme aims to engage and capture the enthusiasm and commitment of our up and coming clinicians in Wales in addressing Prudent Health Care.

Aberystwyth is one of four university towns/cities in Wales and there increasing links between the hospital and the university offering research opportunities to interested clinicians. A formal research group for mid Wales is led by Dr Rachel Rahman at Aberystwyth University.

The Health Board runs a successful Development and Mentoring programme, if you are a senior doctor wishing to progress your CESR to enable you to secure a Consultant post in the UK, this is the stepping stone you are looking for.

Aberystwyth is a unique place to live where the peace and quiet of rural living is balanced with a vibrant outdoor life style. The town offers a variety of places to enjoy, close by to breath-taking rugged scenery and stunning beaches to historical castle ruins, harbour and pier. There is so much on offer from surfing in the morning, lengthy picturesque walks in the hills, to watching a dramatic sunset from the Iron Age fort taking in the striking views of nearby Cardigan Bay,

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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If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the UHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

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.

UK Registration

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

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