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Junior Clinical Fellow - General Medicine

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Depending on experience £33,135 - £37,468 per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Junior Clinical Fellow - General MedicineWITHYBUSH GENERAL HOSPITAL, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshiresuitable for an individual with at least two years' experience post qualification in Medicine. The post holder may want to gain further experience in General Internal Medicine working towards MRCP PACES. The post rotates through the medical specialties Gastroenterology, Acute Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Cardiology, Stroke and Geriatric Medicine. The post includes on-call for the unselected medical take working a full shift based on a 1 in 11. The Hospital serves a population of 120,000 in rural South West Wales.

The Department of Medicine has a strong educational ethos with fixed educational afternoons every Thursday where teaching is based on small group working, simulation training as well as traditional case based learning.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will be expected to participate in e-portfolio working using the Royal College of Physicians e-portfolio which will be provided by the University Health Board. Each successful candidate will be allocated an Educational Supervisor who will supervise their educational progress throughout the tenure of the post. The Department of Medicine works on a ward based system where there are 14 Consultants in the department participating in the acute medical on call rota - based on 6 wards including an Acute Clinical Decisions Unit. There are 22 junior posts within the department and 12 Middle Grade posts.The post is suited to doctors who have not previously worked in the UK as the Department has a structured induction period for at least one month for all such overseas doctors. After the induction period the doctors will be expected to undertake supervised participation within the on-call rota before working independently. There is a modern well equipped Pathology Department with individual Departments of Histopathology including Cytology, Haematology, Blood Transfusion, Clinical Chemistry and Microbiology. The department provided a Phlebotomy service. There is a Physiology Measurements Department including Cardiac and Respiratory Function investigations, Neurophysiology and Audiology.

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

Job description and person specification has been attached, providing a full and detailed description of the key duties and responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification
  • MBBS
  • GMC
  • MRCS 1or MRCP 1
  • ALS + ATLS
  • Completion of F1 & F2
  • Clinical Attachment in Medicine
  • CT Level - Medicine 6 months
  • A&E Experience

BMJRef: BMJ-94491/100-MED-WGH-114-A


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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