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Consultant Physician in General Medicine and COTE

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£86,063 to £111,732 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Oct 2022

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Consultant in COTE and General Medicine

Reference: 100-MED-WGH-085-D

Location: Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

Salary: 86,063 to 111,732 per annum

The successful candidate will be expected to have relevant experience in COTE and General Medicine.

You will work in the General Medical Department and be responsible for the management of patients presenting to Withybush General Hospital.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a motivated Consultant in Care of the Elderly and General Internal Medicine to join colleagues in a dynamic general medical service within the Health Board to deliver and support the Welsh Government's vision for NHS Wales. This new appointment will join the team of established medical consultants working across Pembrokeshire and will have support to develop/maintain a specialist interest.

Within this role there is an opportunity for consultants with a specialist interest and additional skills to promote and develop the service in order to improve diagnosis and management.

In this post you will contribute to a current on call rota at Withybush based on a 1:12 non-resident on call, which you will be expected to reside (for on call purposes) within 30 minutes of the Hospital.

Full structured induction into the NHS and Department will be made available as well as a Mentoring scheme for the successful applicant, as well as a Consultant Leadership Programme for all new consultants joining the Health Board.

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

Information on the Health Board is provided with a full job description of this post.Please ensure that you read the person specification carefully and that you meet all the essential criteria prior to applying.

If you are a senior doctor looking for a change of scene, or if you think life in a rural general hospital in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK might suit you, we would like to hear from you for a non-obligation chat.

We encourage pre-interview visits. The health Board operates a No Smoking Policy and promotes equal opportunities.

Person Specification
  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • On Specialist Register with GMC or CCT due within 6 months of interview date
  • Or CESR or equivalent European Qualifications for Specialist Registration
  • MRCP
  • Valid Certified Advanced Life Support Skills
  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g. MD; PhD; MSc
Clinical Experience
  • Broad based experience in Acute General or Care of the Elderly Medicine
  • Knowledge of UK hospital systems (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge and participation in CPD
  • Competence in Acute General and Care of the Elderly Medicine
  • Expertise in an elderly based subspecialty
  • Able to apply knowledge
  • Safe and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience of communicating bad news
  • Meet the requirement of the GMC's Good Medical Practice
  • Experience of NHS
  • Wider experience, research and training in providing sub specialty service
  • Evidence of above average performance
  • Membership of the British Geriatric Society (BGS)
  • 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
  • Experience and knowledge of critical appraisal of evidence so as to improve clinical outcomes
  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and concluding research projects with publication
  • Research degree
  • 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-92324/100-MED-WGH-085-D


About Us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is one of seven acute Health Boards in Wales serving a population of 384,000 and right now we are building our Future, setting the Pace for Care. It is an integrated health body, ensuring the delivery of high quality primary, community, mental health and secondary care services, and it is responsible for the health and wellbeing of people across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

You will enjoy excellent conditions of employment, whilst building your future in one of the best locations in the UK. West Wales is beautiful, sharing rugged coastlines with misty mountains. Outdoor sports are easy to pursue, whilst the amenities of urban centres such as Swansea and Cardiff are not too far away. The pace of life can be fast or slow, with a diverse range of people sharing an envious work-life balance across the region, with excellent quality schools, and reasonable property prices contribute to low living costs and high quality of life. 

Career Development

Hywel Dda is committed to developing the leadership capability of medics and we pride ourselves on the suite of medical and multi-disciplinary leadership programmes we have created that promote, support and encourage continuous development and improvement.

Hywel Dda is an organisation that aims to deliver a healthcare system of the highest quality, with excellent outcomes for our patients and our population. We value our staff and the work that they do and want all staff, at all levels, in all roles, to feel competent and empowered to make the changes that they know will improve patient’s experience and outcomes of care.

To achieve this aim, Hywel Dda needs a community of doctors from across the organisation that can lead the development and delivery of excellent clinical services.

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