Fixed Term Appointment (ST4+ equivelant) in Emergency Medicine

Cwmbran, Torfaen (Tor-faen)
£32,896 - £51,724 per annum/pro rata for part time
27 Nov 2020
06 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Medical & Dental Recruitment

Full Time

Fixed Term Appointment (ST4+ equivelant) in Emergency Medicine

Duration: As soon as possible until 16th March 2021

Based at Grange University Hospital, Cwmbran

                                                 THIS IS A NON TRAINING POST

Do you want to want to develop your skills in Emergency Medicine? Do you want to work in a brand new purpose built critical care centre? Do you have interests in other areas aligned to Emergency Medicine which you would like to develop? Are you an enthusiastic, hard-working, willing to learn team player? Do you want to work in a beautiful part of the world as part of team that values work life balance? Answered yes to all of these questions then a Fixed Term Appointment in Emergency Medicine in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board could be just right for you.

The new Grange University Hospital, Cwmbran is situated in the beautiful Gwent Valleys close to the Brecon Beacons National Park and South Wales coastline. This post would be ideal for those wishing to gain experience in Emergency Medicine at a higher level before considering further training either via the ST or CESR route.

The department has a good track record of developing senior EM doctors and support will be given to work towards gaining an ST post or Specialist Registration via Article 14. The department has recently supported 2 Specialty and Staff Grade doctors through the Fellowship Examination (FRCEM).

The department is also committed to the provision of protected time for professional development, to prepare for appraisal, revalidation and exams. By negotiation for the appropriate candidate opportunities exist to develop skills in a number of fields or areas aligned to Emergency Medicine including; pre-hospital care with the department’s own award winning Physician Response Unit, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, quality improvement and service development, research or other medical specialties relevant to a career in Emergency Medicine such as Critical Care.

Emergency Medicine in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is undergoing rapid changes currently as part of the health board’s Clinical Futures programme and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health Board’s two Type 1 Emergency Departments have recently merged into a brand new department in the new specialist and critical care centre at the Grange University Hospital. The successful candidate would be expected to work across the health board’s acute sites to support the clinical model as required.

Grange University Hospital is a new purpose built specialist critical care centre, with all core clinical services on site. Across all sites the Emergency Department team currently see approximately 150000 patients per year of which approximately 25% are children. The health board serves the people of Gwent, Monmouthshire and South Powys and includes in its catchment area the historic market town of Abergavenny and the young City of Newport host of the 2010 Ryder Cup and 2014 NATO summit. Centrally located in the patch Grange University Hospital maintains excellent transport links by road to the M4 corridor and by rail to the whole of South Wales, the Midlands, North West of England and London.

Emergency Medicine in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is consultant led with an emphasis on training for all members of the team. The consultant body is made up of 21 consultants and one consultant nurse across the sites. This dynamic and enthusiastic team of Consultants believe in leading from the frontline and aim to provide outstanding care with a shop floor presence from 8am until midnight day seven days a week. They are supported by an excellent Middle Grade tier made up of ST4+ trainees, Speciality doctors and Senior Clinical Fellows and Junior (F2/CT level) doctors. The team are further complemented by experienced Emergency Nurse Practioners, Advanced Clinical Practioners and Physicians Asssociates.

There is a strong emphasis on teaching. There is a cross-site middle grade teaching program along with regular paediatric resuscitation or trauma simulation which is also attended by the relevant hospital specialities. We have a departmental Ultrasound machine with echo probe and middle grades are expected to achieve Level 1 Emergency Ultrasound competence during their time with us.

Although this Fixed Term Appointment post is not recognised for training, it is afforded the same training opportunities, with full access to in house training.  You will receive an intensive departmental induction, an Educational Supervisor, monthly teaching sessions and support to attend courses or exams that will further a career in Emergency Medicine. Local life support courses are available.

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or visit the department should contact Dr Tim Rogerson, Consultant in Emergency Medicine (Clinical Director ABUHB ED) via email on or Dr Alastair Richards, Consultant in Emergency Medicine (ED Recruitment lead ABUHB) via email on

This position involves Regulated Activity with children and adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including

    - An adults and children’s barred list check

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