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Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£82,356 to £106,920 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Respiratory medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Reference: 100-MED-GGH-201

Consultants in Respiratory Medicine

The Health Board is committed to:

  • Consultants in Wales paid on one of the first three points of the substantive Consultant pay scale, also receive a Wales recruitmentincentivepayment.
  • Commitment awards every 3 years once salary scale maximum is reached (additional £3,336 - £26,671 per annum)
  • Up to 30% non-clinical work (SPA) per week within job plan
  • Relocation package up to £8000
  • Consultant Development Programme and Mentorship Scheme
  • NHS Discount / Staff Benefits Scheme
  • Pension - the NHS offers one of the UK's best pension schemes
  • Employee Health & Wellbeing Service
  • Work-life balance, job-sharing and flexibility

We are looking to recruit dynamic and enthusiastic Consultant Respiratory Physicians with a sub-specialty interest to deliver a high quality service for the population of West & Mid Wales as part of a team of consultant colleagues from across the health board.

We are looking for sub-specialty interests to be developed Health Board wide (preferably asthma /Sleep Medicine).

There is access to medical thoracosopy, EBUS and interventional bronchoscopy, full respiratory physiology including CPEX and provocation testing within Glangwili General Hospital as well as home sleep studies currently mainly in Prince Philip Hospital.

Main duties of the job

As a senior employee of the Health Board the post holder will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Health Board's patients.


To support the development and delivery of respiratory service in hospital and support the community

To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements within the parameters of the division's and Health Board's agreed objectives

All clinical staff are accountable and responsible for their own clinical competence and should limit their actions to those for which they are deemed competent. Clinical staff are also required to comply with the requirements of their professional organisation regarding supervision.

Teaching/Training (as agreed with Clinical Lead/Clinical Director/MD)

To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of MMC and related requirements

To participate in the undergraduate teaching Program

To assist and participate with the development of postgraduate training for F1s, F2s, IMTs, STs, Speciality Doctors and other staff as appropriate

Where agreed, to act as Educational Supervisor for junior and middle grade medical staff

Audit (as agreed with Clinical Lead/Clinical Director /MD)

To promote evidence-based clinical practice

To undertake regular audit

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:


  • Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest
  • Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire
  • 48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres
  • Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services
  • Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales


Job description
Job responsibilities

For full details of the role requirements please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for this vacancy.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practise
  • On specialist register or SpR due to obtain relevant CCT within 6 months of interview
  • MRCP
  • Valid certified advanced life support skills


  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g. MD; PhD; MSc

Clinical Experience

  • Broad based experience in Acute General & Respiratory Medicine
  • Knowledge of UK hospital systems (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge and participation in CPD
  • Competence and expertise in Acute and General and Respiratory
  • Able to apply knowledge
  • Safe and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Meet the requirement of the GMC's Good Medical Practice
  • Sub-specialty Interest in Respiratory such as lung cancer or sleep medicine to be developed Health Board wide


  • Experience of NHS
  • Wider experience, research and training in providing sub specialty service
  • Evidence of above average performance
  • Additional clinical qualification(s)

Clinical Governance

  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice
  • Comprehension of core philosophy and building blocks of Clinical Governance


  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Knowledge of annual job planning/appraisal review process


  • Evidence of organising programmes and teaching medical students and junior doctors
  • Willingness to teach all grades of professional multidisciplinary staff


  • Organisation of further teaching programmes in medical education
  • Training the Trainers experience


  • Knowledge of the management and structure of the NHS
  • Willingness to participate in clinical management


  • Evidence of management training

BMJRef: BMJ-77299/100-MED-GGH-201


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