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Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

Job Description


The UHB is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.

Applications are invited for a substantive Consultant Paediatric Surgeon based at University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff, providing for a regional paediatric surgical service across South and Mid Wales.

A special interest in one or more of the following - gastrointestinal surgery / minimally invasive surgery / oncology - is desirable to complement existing service provision. The successful candidate will be able to access mentorship support where appropriate.

Acute paediatric surgical services for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are provided at the University Hospital of Wales. The Children’s Hospital for Wales on the UHW site was opened in Spring 2015, providing new paediatric surgical theatres, outpatient clinics, radiology suite, in-patient accommodation and critical care facilities.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services.

Academic interests in clinical research / postgraduate teaching will be encouraged; new facilities for paediatric research / simulation are available on site. Undergraduate teaching in collaboration with Cardiff University’s School of Medicine is valued and encouraged.

Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT or CESR(Combined Programme) at the time of interview.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales. The basic salary range for this post is £72,927 per annum to £94,679 per annum plus a further £25,632 per annum available in Commitment Awards.

Applicants must ensure they provide the names and contact details of referees covering at least the last three years of their employment/training history in full. In addition, applicants who are currently or have most recently been employed as a substantive Consultant or as a Locum Consultant for more than 12 months must also provide the name of their Medical Director as an additional referee.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mrs Aruna Abhyankar, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon & Clinical Director (Acute Child Health)
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E-mail: ( Email address removed )

Dr Jenny Thomas, Clinical Board Director
 ( Phone number removed ) 
E-mail: ( Email address removed )

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) 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.

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.

With effect from 1st January 2016 points 1,2,3 and 4 on AfC Pay Band 1 and Pay Band 2 will be adjusted to £16,132 to reflect the incorporation of the living wage.

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

UK Registration

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

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