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Swansea Bay University Health Board
Negotiable £45,345 to £77,897
Closing date
8 Jun 2022

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Hospital, ENT / Otolaryngology
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Applications are invited for the post of Specialty Doctor based at Morriston Hospital, Swansea. This is a fixed term post for a period of twelve months and is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic candidate to join a well-established, progressive multi-disciplinary team. The Otolaryngology department is based at Morriston Hospital and is incorporated within the Head and Neck speciality group.

The ENT department at Morriston Hospital is a large unit and regularly achieves a high standing for Higher and Basic Surgical training. The department performs tertiary referral services for South Wales, including major Head & Neck resection with free tissue transfer, Advanced Sinonasal Surgery using Neuro Navigation techniques, Thyroid surgery and Paediatric ENT services including support for the national Cleft centre. The successful candidate will be encouraged and supported to develop their subspecialty and multidisciplinary interests.

There is a commitment in the post for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching providing support for Swansea Medical School and the postgraduate department within the Health Board.

Applicants must have full GMC registration with a license to practice and must be eligible for inclusion in the GMC specialist register.

Main duties of the job

Duties will include outpatient clinic sessions, day case lists, general anaesthetic lists and provision of on-call cover. This is a 10 session post with 1:5 on call. The successful applicant may be suitable to undertake second on call duties appropriate to previous experience and will certainly be encouraged to contribute to our educational programme.

About us

ENT is a large unit with eight Consultants, one Locum Consultant, four SpRs, one Associate Specialist, two Core Surgical Trainees and five Foundation doctors. The Unit regularly achieves a high standard for Higher and Basic Surgical training. The department performs Tertiary referral services for South Wales, including major Head & Neck resection with free tissue transfer, advanced sinonasal surgery using neuro navigation techniques, thyroid surgery and paediatric ENT services including support for the National Cleft Centre and Tertiary referral for BAHA.

You will be part of the Head and Neck MDT for cancer based in Morriston Hospital as well as regional South Wales MDT for thyroid cancer.

You will have use of office facilities, secretarial support and IT provision including a computer. You will be provided with a login to NHS digital systems through the National Active Directory (NADX) and will be provided with an NHS email account, which we will use to communicate with you and expect that you will review regularly. We have public Wifi in most sites and you are encouraged to bring your own smartphone or table for mobile working. An app that allows access to the intranet and your outlook account securely will be provided on request.

There are designated car parking spaces for staff on all our hospital sites. There are no charges for parking within Health Board sites.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be required to adhere to the principles of good medical practice as laid down by the General Medical Council.

You will be required to participate in the Health Boards risk management process, clinical governance and any other healthcare governance activities within the department, the surgical directorate and the Health Board. Adherence to the Caldicott Principles of information governance is mandatory.

You will be required to maintain a licence to practice through revalidation, to undergo satisfactory annual appraisal using the all Wales on line Medical Appraisal Scheme(MARS) and to formulate a Personal Development Plan, in conjunction with the Clinical Lead, to identify training and development needs. You will be expected to participate in sufficient personal and professional development to fulfil Royal College and GMC requirements. You will also be required to undergo a job plan review at least annually and to agree and then meet service outcomes.

You will be expected to make a significant contribution to the service and directorate planning process through active participation in the clinical directorate structure.

Travelling as necessary between hospitals/clinic will be required to undertake such duties. Travel expenses will be remunerated according to the Health Board policy and procedures for claiming. You will adhere to all policies, which cover radiation exposures as currently outlined in IRMER regulations.

The Health Board is committed to meet its obligations to minimise infection. You will be required to comply with current procedures for the control of infection, including dress code, to challenge non-compliance by colleagues, and to attend training in infection control provided by the Health Board.

We place great importance on our University status and have strong educational links to the Colleges of Medicine in Swansea and Cardiff and the College of Human and Health Science in Swansea and you will be responsible for carrying out training, teaching, examination of healthcare staff and for contributing to and participating in postgraduate and continuing medical education activity, locally and potentially nationally.

A staff Education Centre at Morriston Hospital, shared with the College of Medicine, with raked lecture theatres, seminar rooms and common rooms opened in 2015 as part of a substantial investment onsite to replace older facilities.

You will participate in the specialty's postgraduate teaching sessions and there will be opportunities for the successful candidate to develop a specific teaching interest, develop and to take up formal, remunerated clinical teaching sessions which will be integrated into his/her job plan.

You will be required to work closely with your clinical and management colleagues in the safe and efficient running of services and are expected to contribute, with colleagues, to the management, improvement and modernisation of the services in which you work.

Subject to the terms and conditions of service, you will be expected to observe all relevant policies and procedures of the Health Board, drawn up in consultation with the professions, where they involve both clinical and non-clinical matters.

You will be expected to be familiar with and comply with local and national employment and Human Resources policies and procedures in the management of employees of the Health Board.

You will be required to ensure that arrangements are in place for the organisation of medical staff and that they are allocated duties in accordance with the work of the specialty and within the level of their competence.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the care of patients in his\her charge and be available to provide advice and to either treat or arrange the treatment of those patients for whom it is appropriate and necessary.

Job Plan (May be subject to alteration)

Day Time Work Activity Type PAs
Monday 09:00-12:45 Clinic Neath Port Talbot DCC 1
Monday 13.15-17.00 Clinic Neath Port Talbot DCC 1
Tuesday 09:00-12:45 Theatre Singleton/Morriston DCC 1
Tuesday 13.15-17.00 Theatre Singleton/Morriston DCC 1
Wednesday 09:00-12:45 Clinic Morriston DCC 1
Wednesday 13.15-17.00 Clinic Morriston DCC 1
Thursday 09:00-12:45 Cas Clinic Morriston DCC 1
Thursday 13.15-17.00 SPA SPA 1
Friday 09:00-12:45 Uncontracted Uncontracted 1
Friday 13.15-17.00 Cas Clinic Morriston DCC 1
On call        
Total       10

1:5 on call prospective cover

Note: This is a standard 10 session job plan (37.5hrs) which will be subject to review, three months after appointment and then no less frequently than annually.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration


  • Certification or instructor status in ATLS, ALS, APLS, EPLS, MIMMS
  • Further relevant degree/diploma/teaching qualification


  • Evidence of working effectively as a part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Commitment to team approach and multi-disciplinary working
  • Up to date with current practices in Otolaryngology
  • Liaison with other agencies
  • Teaching and training of post/undergraduate medical staff
  • Evidence of participation in, progressing and completing audit
  • Minimum of four years in the registrar or staff grade and / or specialty doctor grade, at least two of which have been in the appropriate specialty Or as fixed-term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty OR equivalent experience/competencies


  • Experience of research in Otolaryngology

BMJRef: BMJ-76917/130-7072678-0522


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