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Specialist Clinician in End of Life and Palliative Medicine

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.

Specialist Clinician in End of Life and Palliative Care
Hywel Dda University Health Board, based at Shalom House Hospice, St David’s Pembrokeshire.

Salary up to £95,000 per annum (375 hours per week/10 sessions)

Thinking of a new challenge? Hywel Dda University Health Board has the role for you!
Want an opportunity to work in an integrated way across the Independent sector and the NHS? Want to work in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK?

We are looking for a substantive Specialist Clinician in End of Life and Palliative Medicine to join colleagues in a very dynamic and forward looking multi disciplinary Palliative Care Service based at Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. The post will also provide Medical Leadership at Shalom House Hospice in St David’s, Pembrokeshire. Shalom House Hospice is an independent hospice which has provided services in Pembrokeshire since 2007. Shalom House is registered with Health Inspectorate Wales an Independent Hospital (Hospice). The services offer day care and respite services. The post would be open to applicants who have a full GMC registration and a broad experience in General Practice, Primary Care, End of Life and Palliative Care. Applicants who want to consider part-time working or combine this with their existing role will be considered.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is one of seven acute Health Boards in Wales serving a population of circa 384,000 and covering over a quarter of the land mass of Wales. There are 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.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is committed to the provision of a modern and affordable health service to the population of rural Mid and West Wales. As the palliative care service develops in new and innovative ways to meet the needs of our rural community, we recognise the important role of peer support and have facilitated this within the job description.

You will enjoy excellent conditions of employment, whilst building your future in one of the best locations in the UK. West Wales is renowned for its vibrant seaside towns offering a relaxed lifestyle and picturesque countryside.

Primary care and community services are delivered through:
55 GP practices, 51 Dental practices, 100 Community pharmacies, 52 Optometry premises,
6 Community hospitals, 11 Health centres.

Our acute hospital services are currently delivered through:
4 Hospitals (Bronglais, Glangwili, Prince Philip, Withybush Hospitals)

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.

South West Wales provides a wonderful lifestyle opportunity, and is renowned to be one of the most beautiful places in the UK. Some of our major sites are near coastal areas, from the beautiful beaches of Pembrokeshire to the spectacular mountains of Ceredigion, and offer excellent quality schools, an abundance of outdoor activities such as surfing, mountain biking, fishing, sailing, hiking and walking in a natural and clean environment, whilst enjoying working and living in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. Reasonable property prices and excellent state schools contribute to low living costs and a high quality of life. There are also good road and rail connections to Cardiff and London.

If you are interested in progressing your career and contributing to the development of innovative models of rural healthcare in West Wales then please contact Dr Iain Robertson-Steel, Hospital Director of Clinical Care for further discussions on  ( Phone number removed )  Please ensure that you read the person specification carefully and that you meet all the essential criteria prior to applying.

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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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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