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Locum Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care

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

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Hospital, Paediatrics, Paediatric intensive care medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Applications are invited for a full-time Locum Consultant Paediatric Intensivist to join the PICU team based at the University Hospital of Wales site in Cardiff. Cardiff's Paediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) is based in the new Children's Hospital for Wales which was opened in March 2015. Cardiff Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has seven beds and is the only children's intensive care unit located within Wales and accepts children requiring intensive care from all of Mid and South Wales. Cardiff paediatric high dependency unit (HDU) has four beds and provides high dependency care to all the tertiary specialties housed in the Children's Hospital for Wales.

Main duties of the job

Retrieval, education and audit both for the Unit and as part of the clinical network are major parts of the service and Consultants are expected to participate fully in their delivery with part of this post being based at WATCh (Wales and West Acute Transport for Children) headquarters in Bristol, delivering children from the region into both Cardiff and Bristol PICU's. This appointment comes at an exciting time as Cardiff recently became the Major Trauma Centre for Wales.

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


  • Completion of all competencies in Paediatric Intensive Care (minimum of two years) in a unit approved for training by the RCPCH National GRID training programme with evidence that this training has been signed off, including a minimum of six months of anaesthetic training OR equivalent experience OR an existing practicing consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care


  • Counselling / Communication skills

Personal qualities

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


BMJRef: BMJ-84744/001-MP071.22A


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