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Locum Consultant in General Medicine

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£98,897 a year Per anumn
Closing date
25 Oct 2022

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Hospital, General internal medicine
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Full Time
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Locum Consultant in General Medicine

Base: Prince Philip General Hospital, Llanelli

Salary: 98,897 per annum

To provide, with consultant colleagues (as appropriate) a service in General Medicine and supporting the development of sub-speciality interest to the hospitals and community so designated with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness.

You would work in both the acute, secondary care setting and in the community supporting the innovative and exciting work occurring outside the acute hospital. You would also take part in the acute medical in-patient service for all adult age groups and be part of the General Medical on-call rota (this role being currently 1 in 11)

Supervision and training of junior staff will be part of the role as well as mentoring medical students from both Swansea and Cardiff Medical Schools. Many of the current physicians in Hywel Dda have honorary roles within the post-graduate medical school at Swansea University.

This is a full time position for an initial fixed term of 12 months, arising from current substantive recruitment timescales. Modification of the job plan is flexible to suit you and content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with consultant colleagues.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the care of inpatients based at Prince Phillip Hospital supported by trainee and non-training doctors, nurses and allied professionals.
  • To support the development and delivery of a sub-specialty service in hospital and in the community where appropriate.
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements within the parameters of the Division's and Health Board's agreed objectives.
  • To develop and deliver a comprehensive seven day service for General Medicine.

About us

Prince Philip Hospital is the place to work, with an unrivalled team spirit, focus on effective Clinical Leadership and is proud to have committed Physicians in a team that work closely together to advance the care provided to our patients.

You will join colleagues in a very dynamic and forward thinking service. We have a busy, modern and well-equipped hospital which opened in 1990. There are approx. 225 acute and elective inpatient beds, supporting Acute and Elective General Medicine and Elective General Surgery, Orthopaedics, and Urology. The hospital provides surgical day case theatres, endoscopic suite, Radiology and Laboratory support and palliative care facilities, including a new hospice facility. It also provides for a range of specialist outpatient clinics including Haematology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Elderly Care, Endocrinology, Sleep medicine, Rheumatology, ENT, General Surgery, TIA clinics. It is also the site of a new Breast Unit and Rapid Access Lung cancer clinic.

Working at Prince Philip Hospital provides a wonderful lifestyle opportunity, and is renowned for being close to one of the most beautiful places in the UK. T The region offers excellent quality schools, an abundance of outdoor activities s. Reasonable property prices and excellent state schools contribute to low living costs and high quality of life. There are also good road and rail connections to Cardiff and London

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description and Personal Specification for more details and requirements of this post.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • Valid Certified Advanced Life Support Skills
  • MRCP


  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g. MD; PhD; MSc
  • On Specialist Register with GMC or CCT due ) within 6 months of interview date Or CESR or equivalent European Qualifications for Specialist Registration

Clinical Experience

  • Broad based experience in Acute General Medicine
  • Knowledge of UK hospital systems (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge and participation in CPD
  • Able to apply knowledge
  • Safe and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience of communicating bad news
  • 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
  • Additional clinical qualification(s)
  • An interest in Sleep / Ventilation medicine

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


  • Knowledge of the management and structure of the NHS
  • Willingness to participate in clinical management


  • Evidence of management training


  • 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


BMJRef: BMJ-93541/100-MED-PPH-056-L3



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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