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Consultant Physician / Care of the Elderly Physician

Job Description

If you're an ambitious professional in search of the work-life balance that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise. We are looking for people with energy, enthusiasm and drive, as well as excellent professional skills. In return, whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

This is a unique opportunity to work in Powys Teaching Health Board – a unique NHS organisation. That claim isn’t based purely on the outstanding working environment enjoyed by all our employees. It’s a fact founded on our status as Wales’ pathfinder primary care organisation.

Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, ensuring the wellbeing of the people of Powys. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who enjoy making a real difference.

• Passionate about putting the patient at the heart of all you do?
• Able to inspire and motivate people?
• Energetic and driven, resilient and credible?
• Would you like to work where housing is affordable and education is
• excellent?

If you can answer yes to all the above we want to hear from you…

Powys is the largest county of Wales with Snowdonia to the North and Brecon Beacons in the south. As the largest county geographically, Powys
has the smallest population density in Wales covering only 45% of the population of Wales. It is reported as one of the happiest place to live as
the outstanding natural beauty makes it a wonderfully unique place to work where there are ample opportunities to pursue outdoor activities.

We are a forward thinking and innovative Health Board and as a result we have won awards for innovation. We are already in the process of piloting the use of technology and developing unique and modern ways of delivering a high quality care to our residents. The use of telemedicine, on line therapies, virtual wards and various other new ways of working are now being developed.

We are looking for a full-time or maximum part-time Consultant Community Geriatrician to replace the retiring post holder to continue delivering a comprehensive community based service for the older and disabled population of Brecknockshire and Radnorshire (mid Powys). This post was established in 1984 and was one of the first Community Geriatrician posts in the UK. There is now a well established model of care, in line with the national agenda, delivering elderly care around integrated health and social care teams. It is envisaged that the post holder will have good experience in care of the elderly/rehabilitation medicine and an interest in movement disorders would be particularly helpful as this service is well developed. A special interest in other fields would be welcomed and opportunities exist for the development of services, either in Radnorshire as a whole, or across Powys, if that is more appropriate.

The highest priority for our health board is to continue to improve the quality of care we provide for our patients. There are opportunities and active encouragement to seek special interests and an excellent study leave budget and library resources.

Joining our health board on a full or part-time basis, you’ll help people live life to the full. You’ll find Powys offers everything you need for true fulfilment, both professionally and personally.

You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a Licence to Practice.

When the working day is done, you’ll discover why Powys has been acclaimed as the happiest place to live. From our beautiful rural communities to the wide range of outdoor pursuits, life is so rewarding in the green heart of Wales.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Those wishing to discuss the posts informally in the first instance or visit should contact

Dr Peter Overstall, Locum Consultant Physician Care of the Elderly
( Email address removed ) and/or  ( Phone number removed ) 

Andrew Evans, Deputy Director of Primary Care
( Email address removed ) and/or  ( Phone number removed ) 

As part of the Health Board’s commitment to Equal Opportunities, applicants who have a disability are guaranteed an interview - provided the essential qualification and experience requirements for this particular post are met.

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

Where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. You are therefore advised to submit your completed application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

All correspondence regarding short-listing, invite to interview and references will be done via e-mail. Please ensure that you regularly check your e-mails and that you provide an e-mail address for each referee.

The following applies to General Recruitment only (excludes Medical and Dental applicants)

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email, this will come from the Recruitment email address ( Email address removed )

By submitting your application, you are giving your permission to the following:

  • Receiving your conditional appointment letter via email, which will contain personal information, e.g. your name, address, job details, salary scale
  • Some elements of your Electronic Staff Record transferring to other workforce systems in order to support and manage your recruitment and employment within the Organisation
  • Recruitment checking your Professional Registration online, where applicable

In submitting an application form, should you subsequently be appointed to the post applied for, you authorise Powys Teaching Health Board 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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