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Senior Clinical Fellow in Acute & General Medicine

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£33,883 to £53,276 a year per annum
Closing date
14 Oct 2022

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The post-holder will become an integral part of the acute department at University Hospital of Wales. He/she will be given training in Acute and general medicine, including work within the AU.

The post is available as soon as possible and is for 12 months.

He/she will have responsibility for ward inpatients and, as such, will be expected to attend board rounds, ward rounds and multidisciplinary meetings.

He/she will help supervise the ward juniors, help manage the inpatients as well as providing support for seriously ill patients and help coordinate their discharge planning.

The post holder will have a designated educational and clinical supervisor whom they will meet on a regular basis. Annual leave entitlement is 27 days per annum. Study leave and access to study leave expenses will be negotiable.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical fellows will be required to perform clinical work on AU and acute ward. both as the first doctor to see patients with the range of problems which present to a busy emergency department, and supervising the work of more junior staff

The appointee will work closely with the admitting general medical and the multidisciplinary team

The post holder will be expected to contribute to the teaching of medical students and junior doctors.

The appointee will be expected to undertake audit, and be encouraged to take on clinical research projects depending on the interests of the successful applicant(s).

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board was established in October 2009 and is one of the largest NHS organisations in the UK. We have a responsibility for the promotion of health and well-being of around 475,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, the provision of local primary care services, running of health centres, community health teams, hospitals - providing treatment and care when health and well-being isn't the best it could be.

We are increasingly focusing the planning and delivery of our care based on neighbourhoods and localities to help ensure people receive care as close to home as possible where it is safe and effective to do so. We also provide specialist services for people across South Wales and in some cases the whole of Wales.

The Health Board also serves a wider population of 2.5 million people across South and Mid Wales and manages a number of services of a regional and sub-regional nature namely cardiology, cardiac surgery, PICU, neurology, neurosurgery, medical genetics, bone marrow transplantation, renal transplant and toxicology. On-site services include 24/7 PCI, stroke thrombolysis, ophthalmology, maxillo-facial, trauma, general medicine, general surgery, urology and paediatrics. From September 2020, University Hospital of Wales is designated as the first Major Trauma Centre to launch in Wales.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post-holders will be an integral part of the clinical team and will carry out the followingduties:Reception, examination, diagnosis, resuscitation, treatment and management of patients until appropriate transfer to inpatient facilityor discharge home.Supervision of more junior medical staff in the Department.Participation in delivering teaching to undergraduate students attached to the Department.Attendance at departmental meetings as appropriate.

Person Specification
  • Medical Degree
  • Achievement of core medical training competencies (or equivalent)
  • Distinctions or prizes during undergraduate training
  • NHS Experience at Registrar level
  • MRCP Part 1 and 2 written, or equivalent
  • Capability to work at SpR level within General Medicine
  • Evidence of formal training in teaching

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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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