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Specialty Doctor Anaesthetics

Job Description

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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.

Specialty Doctor in Anaesthetics

Hywel Dda University Health Board is one of the geographically largest Health Boards in Wales serving a population of 375,000 throughout the Counties of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.

Middle Tier Rota – including on-call

Additional sessions may be offered for - subject to annual job plan review.

Applications are invited for this Specialty Doctor in Anaesthetics (formerly Staff Grade) post available from As soon as possible. The successful applicant will be responsible for General Theatre Anaesthetic including Emergencies sessions.

Candidates should have a minimum of four years (or equivalent)Postgraduate training, two years of which must be in Anaesthetics as well as broad experience in Emergency & Obstetric Anaesthesia. Overseas applicants should demonstrate a breadth and depth of experience comparable to that obtainable in the UK. Previous NHS Experience is desirable. Or we will also welcome applications from postgraduate doctors who have previous Anaesthetic experience with a view to looking at a development role to train you up into an experienced Middle Grade within this specialty.

Pembrokeshire is the most westerly county of South West Wales and with its great abundance of bathing beaches is a well recognised holiday resort. It is a peninsula surrounded by sea to the North, West and South, each coastline having its own character and beauty. It is a rural, farming county, with some light industry in the larger towns such as Milford Haven, whilst the smaller coastal towns such as Tenby, Saundersfoot, Solva, etc are well known tourist destinations, as is the beautiful cathedral city of St. Davids. Pembrokeshire offers many beautiful settings including the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, ideal for those interested in outdoor pursuits, horse-riding, coasteering, kayaking, or just a relaxing coastal walk. There are also a wide range of things to do for the family including Oakwood theme park and the Bluestone national park resort. Haverfordwest is the central market town and is approximately 7 miles from the westerly coast. The old castle overlooks the river Cleddau which runs down to the huge estuary, Milford Haven. This is used for commercial shipping and ferries to Ireland, but also offers great scope for water sports with many slipways and clubs catering for sailing, motorboats, waterskiing and diving. The estuaries and off-shore islands such as Ramsey Island, Skokholm and Skomer are havens for wildlife and popular with bird-watchers.

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.

The department contributes to regular teaching with protected time and paid study leave, as well as 27 days annual leave, and 8 bank holidays.

The post includes elective theatre work and second on call duties shared with the other SAS grade Anaesthetists (first on call is carried out by CT level Anaesthetists). The on call work will include critical care and obstetric Anaesthetics.

The job plan allocates time for peri-operative work with a minimum of 1 SPA session.

The post will be based at Withybush General Hospital which provides A&E, General Surgery, Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Radiology and General Medical services. Approximately 257 bedded hospital has a modern, well equipped theatre suite and a new dedicated day surgery unit. There is 10 bedded combined ITU/HDU. Innovative ways of managing elective inpatients are being developed using a new Same Day Admissions Unit.

The successful candidate will be part of a team of 10 Consultants, 8 SAS Grades, 6 junior doctors.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Consultant Anaesthetist - Dr Mary O'Regan ( Email address removed )

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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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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