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Specialty Doctor in Emergency 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.

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Specialty Doctor (Senior Clinical Fellow/Middle Grade) in Emergency Medicine

10 sessions on MC46. Additional sessions available subject to job planning.

Applications are invited for a Specialty Doctor in our Emergency Medicine department in Bronglais General Hospital, Aberystwyth. This is a substantive post where an immediate start date is welcomed.
Bronglais General Hospital also provides a broad range of services in General Medicine (including rheumatology and Palliative Care), General Surgery (with a special interest in Colorectal Surgery), Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Trauma and Orthopaedics. The Anaesthetic and Critical Care Team interface with all specialties and provide a state of the art ITU service.

Bronglais General Hospital is a 125 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, close by to breath-taking rugged scenery and stunning beaches to historical castle ruins, harbour and pier. There is so much on offer from surfing in the morning, lengthy picturesque walks in the mountains, to watching a dramatic sunset from the Iron Age fort taking in the striking views of nearby Cardigan Bay, as featured in the highly acclaimed BBC1 drama Hinterland.

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.

The Health Board has University status with strong links to the Swansea & Cardiff Universities to promote research & development and multi-professional teaching. We recently appointed our first Chair in Respiratory Medicine into the Health Board, with further appointments for the future, and we are the first Health Board in Wales to appoint Bevan Commission 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 Development and Mentoring programme, if you are a senior doctor wishing to progress your CESR to enable you to secure a Consultant post in the UK, this is the stepping stone you are looking for.

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 Health Board has a population of 375,000 and covers over a quarter of the landmass in Wales. We have 9,500 staff.

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)

West Wales and Ceredigion in particular is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is a quiet safe and picturesque countryside, close to the coast. Its hills, valleys, rivers and stunning coastal path are attractive sites for hill walkers, hikers and horse-riders. With excellent, fishing, sailing, surfing and cycling pursuits. The area is known for its low crime rate, a good family lifestyle with excellent primary and secondary schools with excellent after school activities to bring up a family. There are also excellent road and rail connections to nearby cities of Swansea, Cardiff and London. So if you are looking for excellent work/life balance in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK, we would like to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information please contact Dr Martin Sawyer  ( Phone number removed )  or ( 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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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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