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Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia (2 posts)

Job Description

Welcome to ABM University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Croeso i Fwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM. Rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau gan bobl sy’n rhannu ein gwerthoedd: gofalu am ein gilydd, cydweithio a gwella drwy’r amser.

ABM University Health Board reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this 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.

We are looking for ambitious Consultants to join one of the largest providers of integrated health care in the UK.

As a Health Board in Wales we are ambitious for the communities we serve and determined to uphold our fundamental values those of the NHS.

We are research-driven, working in close partnership with Swansea University, its College of Medicine and the Institute of Life Sciences.

These are new post joining a compliment of 10 Consultants responsible for the provision of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Cardiac Critical Care services to the LHB.

You will join a subspecialist group of seven substantive consultants with an interest in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and a further three substantive consultants who have a sub-speciality interest in Cardiothoracic Critical Care within the department. The posts will involve sessions at Morriston Hospital on a regular basis.

The Swansea Cardiothoracic Unit is contracted to perform 750 cardiac surgical procedures and 200 thoracic surgical procedures per annum for a population that stretches from the South Wales valleys region to the coastline of mid-and west Wales.

The work comprises a combination of coronary revascularization, valve replacement/repair, major aortic surgery and other minimally invasive procedures such as TAVI. The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit is imminently due to expand from eight to twelve beds as part of a capital build project, whilst the High Dependency Unit comprises eight beds and we are looking for dynamic and highly skilled Consultants in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia to join us in the further development of the Cardiothoracic Anaesthetic Service.

The philosophy of the Critical Care Unit is one in which surgeons and anaesthetists share the care of the patients jointly with daily ward rounds representing the best in multidisciplinary team management.

We are passionate about delivering excellence in clinical services and taking early action to promote and protect health and independence. Our Changing for the Better Programme is transforming clinical models and developing and implementing a sustainable long-term clinical and service strategy.

Should you join us you will be working in a culturally rich environment which includes a strong heritage and the UK’s first designated area of outstanding natural beauty.

ABMU 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, we would welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The HB is a Two Tick Disability Symbol user and is committed to fulfilling the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability as defined by the DDA please contact us, and we will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for a post will be invited to interview.

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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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