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Locum Consultant in Neurosurgery

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£94,638 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Neurology, Neurosurgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Applications are invited for a Locum Consultant General Neurosurgeon with sub-specialty interest in Skull Base & Pituitary based at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

The South Wales skull base service includes a dedicated joint skull base clinic and fortnightly MDT, supported by neurosurgery, otolaryngology, radiology, oncology, ophthalmology, maxillofacial surgery, and audio vestibular medicine. There is a skull base / pituitary Clinical Nurse Specialist. Stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy are provided directly by the team using LINAC technology based at Velindre Cancer Centre. Pituitary services are supported by a monthly MDT with two neurosurgeons, two endocrinologists, and two endocrine Clinical Nurse Specialists.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will join a dynamic neurosurgical team consisting of 11 Consultant Neurosurgeons and Clinical Nurse Specialists as well as a Professorial Academic Unit. The post holder will participate in all aspects of skull base and general neurosurgery within the Neurosciences Directorate.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services.

Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

Applicants should preferably either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within three months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales. The basic salary for this post is £94,638 per annum.

Applicants must ensure they provide the names and contact details of referees covering at least the last three years of their employment/training history in full. In addition, applicants who are currently or have most recently been employed as a substantive Consultant or as a Locum Consultant in post for more than 12 months must also provide the name of their Medical Director as an additional referee.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practise


  • Competency in general and emergency neurosurgical procedures
  • Competency in general oncological neurosurgery


  • Counselling / Communication skills

Personal Qualities

  • Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone

BMJRef: BMJ-80329/001-MP104.22


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