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Senior clinical fellow in Paediatric Surgery & Urology

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£35,408 to £55,674 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Oct 2022

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Hospital, Paediatrics, Paediatric surgery
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Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Senior Clinical Fellow post in Paediatric Surgery & Urology at Noah's Ark Children's Hospital (ST 4-8)

Applications are invited for Senior Clinical Fellow post in Paediatric Surgery at Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales in Cardiff.

The successful applicant will work within the department led by Seven Consultant Paediatric Surgeons.

Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board offers a full range of Regional Specialties for children in Wales. This comes at an exciting time in the development of Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales, with the successful opening of the Phase One (2005) and Phase Two of the new building in March 2015, and the completion of a brand new neonatal unit in 2019.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for undertaking the administrative duties associated with the care of patients and the administration of the department in the respective UHBs.

All employees have an individual responsibility to adhere to the Infection Control Policy and to protect themselves, the patient, visitors and colleagues from the risk of infection. The individual responsibility will include the requirement to attend training at intervals determined by the UHB and understand Infection Control issues as they pertain to their workplace. They will report any identified infection risk and take necessary precautions/actions to prevent transmission.

Under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 it is the responsibility of each member of staff to ensure that all personal data (information that is capable of identifying a living individual) relating to patients, staff and others to which they have access to in the course of employment is regarded as strictly confidential. Staff must refer to the uLHB's Data Protection Policy (available via ULHB intranet) regarding their responsibilities.

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


The post-holder will be responsible for the provision of care to surgical paediatric patients. S/he will work with the paediatric surgery team, rotate around the various clinical areas and will jointly supervise STRL on a regular basis with other relevant Specialist Registrars, according to experience. Areas to be covered include Gwdihw Surgery Ward, HDU and the neonatal unit. This provides a wide variety of clinical experience in a large teaching hospital. The postholder will also be required to manage elective and emergency admissions in these clinical areas. The rotation will be discussed with the postholder on taking up the post.

The provisional shift pattern will be a 1:8 Partial Shift with night time support by the Hospital at Night team. The Rota is EWTD compliant and is regularly monitored.

Person Specification
Previous experience

  • 3 years full time experience in Paediatric Surgery hospital service in SHO or higher grade,



  • PICU or medical neonatology experience



  • MBBS or equivalent
  • FRCS or MRCS
  • Valid APLS course successfully completed



  • Intercalated Degree
  • MSc or PHD
  • Academic Excellence (Prizes, merits, distinctions etc.,)

Skills and knowledge


  • Demonstrate proficient skills in written and spoken English



  • Audit


BMJRef: BMJ-93703/001-MP159.22




Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest NHS organisations in Europe. We employ approximately 14,500 staff, and spend around £1.4 billion every year on providing health and wellbeing services to a population of around 472,400 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. We also serve a wider population across South and Mid Wales for a range of specialties. 

Our vision is to create a community where healthy life choice does not depend on who you are or where you live.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, and together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will hopefully unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

Our Services

The only tertiary centre for Wales offering a range of services for the whole nation including the only Children’s Hospital in Wales, Organ Donation and Transplant, Neuroscience, Genomics, Precision Medicine and Advanced Therapies, and more.

Public Health

Improving the health of our population and reducing inequalities. Providing preventative health care information and advice including access to health and well-being services.

Primary, Community and Intermediate Care

Offering first line health services at GP surgeries, dentists, optomtetrist and a range of therapy and community based services accessible as close to home as possible.

Acute and Tertiary Care

Providing unscheduled or emergency care. Elective care and specialist services to a wider population across Wales, including dignostics and theraputic services.

Corporate Services

Providing the support services required to run an integrated health system across Cardiff and Wales ensuring patient safety, governance, quality assurance, performance and excellent delivery of all services.

Our Structure

  • Our organisation is structured and designed into seven Clinical Boards which cover our four main service areas and much more. They are:
  • Children and Women’s Clinical Board
  • Clinical Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Medicine Clinical Board
  • Mental Health Clinical Board
  • Specialist Services Clinical Board
  • Surgery Clinical Board
  • Primary, Community and Intermediate Care Clinical Board

The Clinical Boards were created in June 2013 and have been successful in providing strong leadership in clinical areas and have resulted in the acceleration of operational decision making, greatly enhancing the outcomes for patients in their care. The Boards are held to account via the Executive Directors and a process of scrutiny is ensured through monthly performance boards and a robust authorisation process.  

A Great Place to Live and Work

Cardiff really is a city of contrasts. A castle with 1900 years of history stands alongside a modern shopping centre and a spectacular Civic Centre surrounded by acres of parkland.

The Cardiff Bay development has created eight miles of waterfront with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

For those seeking more culture there is easy access to the National Museum and Gallery Cardiff, the Museum of Welsh Life and the Wales Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a mixture of gentle rolling hills, charming towns and villages, and a dramatic natural coastline which includes part of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.

Surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, with the Brecon Beacons National Park, Swansea Gower Peninsula and the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan all nearby, Cardiff really does have it all.

Housing is reasonably priced, and our schools offer a high standard of education and facilities.

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