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Specialty Doctor in Breast

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£50,620 to £79,144 a year Per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Hospital, General surgery
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Applications are invited for the post of Breast Surgery Specialist Doctor within the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. This post is a replacement appointment, based in the Breast Centre at the University Hospital of Llandough (UHL). This is a fixed term post for 12 months with the possibility of making this post permanent.

The Breast service is part of the Trauma and Orthopaedics Directorate and is based in a purpose-built Breast Centre at University Hospital of Llandough. The centre was opened in 2010 and has dedicated out-patient clinics, diagnostic facilities, teaching facilities and office space for all members of the team.

The facilities are solely used by patients with breast problems. There is a large outpatient suite which contains 10 examination rooms, 3 mammography rooms and 2 rooms for Ultrasound examinations. There are rooms for the team to work from, whilst undertaking outpatient clinics, a central radiology reporting room, a treatment room, 2 counselling rooms and fitting room for breast prostheses.

The facilities are used to provide a diagnostic service for over 4,000 new referrals a year from General Practitioners in the Cardiff and Vale area and some tertiary referrals. In a two week period there are 240 appointments available for new patients, which are needed to meet the demand for clinical assessment.

Main duties of the job

The team treat > 400 new cases of breast cancer each year and provide follow up imaging and clinical support for these patients, with the help of a dedicated team of breast care nurses.

There is an opportunity to see and treat screen -detected patients from Breast test Wales. This is a tertiary referral centre and there is collaboration with plastic surgeons enabling oncoplastic clinics and surgery to be performed. In addition, we perform risk-reducing surgery for high risk genetics patients.

The primary focus of the post itself will be to gain more experience at staff grade level in Breast Surgery. The appointee will be expected to have a baseline level of surgical experience and as a team we are happy to support and develop those skills further.

Funding for a 10-session post has been obtained and will include appropriate SPA time and study leave agreed by clinical director.

Applicants should have previous experience of working as a specialty doctor or specialist trainee in breast surgery.

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 isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision 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, Cardiffand 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
  • GMC Registered
  • Advanced surgical skills
  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance
  • Teaching / Training Experience
  • MB BS or recognised equivalent
  • Academic excellence (prizes, merits, distinctions etc.)
  • Four years full-time postgraduate training (or part-time equivalent), at least two of which will be in a General Surgery/Breast Surgery.
  • Interest in Breast surgical pathways

BMJRef: BMJ-80652/001-MP109.22
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