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F2 LAS - Junior Clinical Fellow

Job Description

Help transform the lives of others and we'll help transform yours

Hywel Dda 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.

Employer: Hywel Dda University Health Board
Department: Scheduled Care
Location: Aberystwyth
Salary: £28,357 - £32,066 per annum plus banding supplement for EWTD fully compliant rota

You are invited to apply for a position as a Trust F2 LAS within the Ceredigion division of Hywel Dda University Health Board from August 2016 for up to 12 months. The post will consist of three 4 month rotations throughout varying specialities.

The successful candidate will form part of a clinical team working closely with other members in the specialty.

The post offers excellent opportunities to gain valuable experience in busy and supportive departments. Where there is an opportunity to rotate into different specialties within the 4 sites to gain additional training.
We are able to provide you with excellent teaching and training, with a robust induction into the NHS processes and procedures.

Full GMC registration, completion Foundation Programme Year 1 essential, completion of Foundation Year 2 desirable.
You will enjoy excellent conditions of employment, whilst building your future in one of the best locations in the UK.

Bronglais General Hospital is a 165 bed acute hospital that currently 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.

Aberystwyth is a unique place to live where the peace and quiet of rural living is balanced with a vibrant outdoor life style where the University town buzzes with excitement. The town offers a variety of places to enjoy, from the hills and stunning beaches to a pier, castle ruins and a harbour. There is so much on offer from surfing in the morning to watching a dramatic sunset from the Iron Age fort taking in the striking views of nearby Cardigan Bay, as featured in the hit BBC1 drama Hinterland.

Overseas applicants should demonstrate a breadth and depth of experience comparable to that obtainable in the UK. Previous NHS Experience is desirable, but not essential. The Postgraduate Department has a fully developed programme of guest lectures, lunchtime and afternoon meetings, including special interest groups and co-ordinated intra-practice activities and career counselling. The library offers a wide ranging book collection, with interlibrary lending network, excellent IT facilities audio-visual and conferencing equipment.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is one of seven acute Health Boards in Wales serving a population of 375,000 with over 9,500 staff.
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.
Primary care and community services are delivered through: 55 GP practices, 51 Dental practices, 100 Community pharmacies, 52 Optometry premises, 8 Community hospitals, 11 Health centres
Our in-hospital services are currently delivered through:4 Hospitals (Bronglais, Glangwili, Prince Philip, Withybush.

Here in Wales we have no plans to impose a new junior doctors’ contract. Wales has a strong tradition of working in partnership with our staff and their representatives, and we will continue to offer attractive working arrangements and a positive training experience, based on the existing new deal arrangements. Junior doctors from any part of the UK interested in working in Wales will find fair working conditions and a very warm welcome here.

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.

Professor Keir Lewis has been recently appointed as the Chair of Respiratory Medicine in Hywel Dda with further appointments for the future, which will significantly increase the already very active research portfolio within the health board. So if you are a doctor interested in Research activities we have something to offer you, as we are the first Health board in Wales to recruit Bevan’s 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.

The Health Board runs a successful Consultant Development and Mentoring programme for newly appointed Consultants aimed at developing you as a senior leader to enable you to effectively contribute to Hywel Dda and its future direction.

If you are interested in progressing your career and contributing to the development of innovative models of rural healthcare in Mid & South West Wales then please visit NHS jobs to apply where job descriptions and person specifications can be found on the individual vacancies.

Skype Interviews can be arranged for oversea’s candidates.

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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to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems in order to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation; to be used by Recruitment for purposes of checking your Professional Registration online (where applicable).

These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing in line with the Data Protection Act (1998) principles especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). Other principles under Data Protection will be observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII).

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.

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