Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine - (Ysbyty Glan Clwyd)

Bodelwyddan, Rhyl
£82,356 - £106,920
30 Nov 2021
24 Dec 2021
Redrafted - 3690896
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB)  North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities.

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Applications may be submitted in Welsh.  Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Want to be part of a dynamic team delivering high quality Acute Medicine, in an amazing part of the country? Well come and join us!

This post in Acute Medicine is based at Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, North wales. Presently there are 4 acute physicians with plans to appoint more. The appointee will also undertake sessions in the sub-speciality area of their choice. This could include: Elderly Care, Stroke, Respiratory Medicine, Gastroenterology, Renal Medicine, or Diabetes & Endocrinology.

The post holder would be encouraged to develop clinical or academic specialist interests. Part time working or a job share would also be considered. There is a dedicated team supporting the consultants on AMU, currently consisting of 1 SpR, 1 CT Trainee, I FY2, 1 FY1. There is also support from 3 ANPs attached to the team and Welsh Government has recently invested further funding to develop our model of care including multi disciplinary teams.

Glan Clwyd Hospital is located in an area of recognised natural beauty with Snowdonia, stunning pristine beaches and enchanting castles all nearby. The local area offers a wide variety of lifestyle and family options, and for those keen to maintain ties further afield, the area has excellent transport links including fast direct trains to London. The cities of Chester, Manchester, and Liverpool are within easy reach and offer international travel connections.  

The posts arise as we look to strengthen and consolidate our existing consultant base, and grow our workforce to meet the future healthcare challenges of our local population. Following a comprehensive review we have increased funding to strengthen staffing at all tiers, building upon our stable base. We’re looking for high calibre candidates who can help us take our service to the next level. 

With approximately 58,000 attendances to ED each year and 16,000 patients going through our assessment units we have a diverse workload to keep you interested and challenged. You will still have time to talk to your patients properly, and within a specialty of interest. We are supported by the full range of district hospital specialities, and we’re also fortunate to have an extended range of sub-regional services on site including a Primary PCI service, vascular surgery, maxillofacial surgery haematology and cancer services.

Our assessment units form part of a purpose built Emergency Quadrant, completed just over 5 years ago. The Emergency Quadrant includes an acute medical unit, surgical assessment unit, and an emergency department observation unit.  Two years ago we enhanced our model of care through the development of a Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit for ambulatory cases, which is now supported by a full-time acute physician. This joint medical and surgical unit was the first of its kind in Wales, and helped attract national attention for the innovative way in which we had joined these teams, and developed new pathways from ED. We are now in discussion around how we can further develop this unit into a larger protected unit capable of managing all patients arriving from primary care in line with a broader Ambulatory Emergency Care approach, and we are also planning to augment our service with the addition of a frailty unit.

Our assessment units, along with ED now operate as part of an integrated Emergency Care Directorate, which was established just over 3 years ago. This provides us with the opportunity to think differently about how we meet our challenges, and put in place our vision for the future and this year we launched our Emergency Care Strategy. This is an exciting time to join the team, as we embark upon the development of long-term plans to transform and reconfigure the way in which emergency services are delivered, across the acute floor. You will have the opportunity to work across our directorate, and to develop areas of interest and expertise, to help shape these plans for the future. You will work with a forward-thinking leadership team who place people at the heart of what we do. In addition, the hospital and health board has excellent academic links with The University of Bangor, Glyndwr University, as well as close links with medical schools in Cardiff, Swansea, Liverpool and Manchester. There is a very active programme of Medical and Dental Education at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. The hospital works closely with Health Education and Improvement Wales to provide high quality education and training, meeting the requirements of these regulatory bodies while maintaining the Health Board’s high standards of patient care. There are excellent opportunities for the right candidate to support the further development of education, training, research and academic links for Emergency Medicine in this area. 

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