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Consultant General Surgeon with Upper GI Sub Specialty

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£82,356 to £106,920 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Gastroenterology, General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a New Consultant Surgeon Post with an Upper GI Sub Specialty Interest.

The successful candidate will join the existing General Surgical Department at Prince Charles Hospital. The post will have a general surgical emergency 'on call' commitment on a 1 in 8 basis.

This post will join the team of Consultants responsible for the provision of general surgical services to Cwm Taf Morgannwg, University Health Board. The post will be based at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, but may also be required to undertake sessions across other sites within the organisation.

Main duties of the job

The post will be required to share the responsibility of providing General Surgical outpatient and inpatient care for the local population and in doing so foster excellent working relationships within and outside the General Surgical Department.

English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply

Interview date: 4th October 2022

About us

We are ideally situated between Wales' capital city Cardiff to the south, the coastal town of Porthcawl to the west, and the stunning scenery in the Brecon Beacons National Park to the north. We operate within a vibrant community, rich with history and heritage.

Within Cwm Taf Morgannwg, you can explore the breath-taking beauty of the mountains, waterfalls and woodlands found in Brecon Beacons National Park, which contains some of the finest walking country in Europe. You'll uncover the treasures of Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery, the Cynon Valley Museum Trust, and the Pontypridd Museum. Lose yourself in a tranquil stroll along the beaches of Ogmore-by-Sea and Dunraven Bay. Take a journey through time aboard a vintage steam train on the Brecon Mountain Railway. Or brave the trails and jumps of Bike Park Wales, a must-visit spot for mountain bike enthusiasts.

You can also explore other parts of Wales. Our central location makes us the perfect starting point! There is an excellent choice of housing within easy travelling times of the hospitals. There are established air, rail and sea links, which provide easy access for travel throughout the UK and beyond.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Provide professional and managerial supervision of junior medical staff o Continuing responsibility for the care of patients under his/her care: allowing for proper delegation to, and training of staff, ensuring that concise agreed management plans are clearly displayed in the notes of patients with complex conditions.
  • Undertake ward rounds to identify and assess problems, plan management of care, and be actively available during the working week so that medical and nursing staff can communicate and consult freely.
  • Ensure that an appropriate model of care is adopted which recognises the involvement of the multi-disciplinary team, the patient and family.
  • Ensure that the use of medical and nursing resources within the department are utilised to the maximum potential.
  • Assist the multi-disciplinary team in the production of referenced, evidence based guidelines which are dated, signed and reviewed at least bi-annually or more frequently in light of new evidence.
  • Work with the rest of the consultant team to provide strong professional leadership within the department and be mentored in the delivery of a high quality service provided by well-trained staff within clear departmental policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain good communication with clinical colleagues across the Health Board regarding the treatment of their patients and the appropriate use of the departments resources.
  • Be required to participate in the Health Board Risk Management process and in Clinical Audit and other clinical governance activities within the department, the directorate and the Health Board. The post holder will be positively encouraged to participate in continued professional research and development in line with Health Board, Commissioner and NHS priorities.
  • Revalidation will be required to maintain full GMC registration and revalidation should follow the GMC code of Good Medical Practice. o In liaison with consultant colleagues, have responsibility for the proper functioning of the department in line with the operational policy and strategic plan of the Health Board.
  • Work to ensure that services within the department fulfil contractual performance indicators and work closely with directorate colleagues in identifying problem areas and planning and implementing appropriate solutions
  • The post holder will be required to participate in the on call rota.

Person Specification
Application form and Interview

  • MBChb/MBBS or equivalent
  • Evidence of ability to take full and independent responsibility for the clinical care of patients undergoing Surgery
  • Ability to work unsupervised during unsocial hours
  • Evidence of high level of skill in teaching medical, nursing and other professional colleagues in formal and informal modes
  • Evidence of active and constructive involvement in clinical audit and the implementation of actions to be taken on the basis of audit outcomes
  • Good communication and empathy skills with patients Evidence of willingness to participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment to provide an integrated service
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, both through communication and sharing workload Ability to cope with stressful situations including clinical crises
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload and co-ordinate staff Ability to lead a team Evidence of a clear understanding of principles and practice of involving patients in all aspects of their care Willingness to work flexibly to deliver clinically effective and cost effective healthcare


  • Evidence of active involvement in risk management.
  • Evidence of personal involvement in management and administrative roles in health care

BMJRef: BMJ-82446/110-MD786-0622


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