Base: Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
Salary: 86,063 - 111,732 per annum pro rata
The potential for Health Board-wide developments and a closer liaison with primary care and social services is substantial and exciting. A major expansion in undergraduate medical student teaching is planned.
There are four Consultant Geriatricians. Dr A Haden has an interest in frailty, stroke and is the Healthboard lead for Geriatrics as well as being responsible for rehabilitation in the Mynydd Mawr rehabilitation unit, Dr S Kumar is the Healthboard lead for stroke, Dr M Sheehan has interests in frailty, stroke and Parkinson's disease and Dr G Morris has interests in stroke and Parkinson's disease and is responsible for patient rehabilitation services in Amman Valley. There are junior doctor teams and specialist nurses to support the services.
Main duties of the job
To provide, with consultant colleagues (as appropriate) a service in General Medicine for the Elderly 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.
All clinical staff are accountable and responsible for their own clinical competence and should limit their actions to those for which they are deemed competent. Clinical staff are also required to comply with the requirements of their professional organisation regarding supervision.
As a senior employee of the Health Board the post holder will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Health Board's patients.
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
Any applicant who is unable, for personal reasons, to work full-time will be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with Consultant colleagues.
For full details of the role requirements please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for this vacancy.
- Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
- On specialist register or SpR due to obtain relevant CCT within 6 months of interview
- Valid certified advanced life support skills
- Appropriate higher degree, MD, PhD or MSc or equivalent
- Broad based experience in Geriatric Medicine
- Knowledge of UK hospital systems (or equivalent)
- Knowledge and participation in CPD
- Competence in and Geriatric Medicine
- Expertise in an elderly based subspecialty preferably Movement Disorders
- 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)
- 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
BMJ Ref: BMJ-94308/100-MED-PPH-067