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Junior Clinical Fellow in General Medicine

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£35,408 to £46,844 a year Per Annum
Closing date
14 Oct 2022

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Hospital, General internal medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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These are new fixed-term posts, which is being created to support the Medicine service in Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

The role will cover all aspects of acute medical services working at junior doctor grade. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates who wish to gain wider experience in general medicine in an acute setting and help prepare them for higher training. The post holder will be required to work on the junior doctor on-call rota for Prince Charles Hospital. There will also be the opportunity to develop outpatient clinic experience as practical procedures, the post would enable the successful applicant to achieve the competencies needed to apply for training posts.

Experience of working in the UK at least foundation level of general would be expected and special interests, which complement existing services, will be supported.

The post holder will be joining a dynamic, forward looking and innovative medical team. The post holder will be based at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, where the Health Board has acute hospital beds covering all medical and surgical specialities. The Women and Child Health department is at present located in Royal Glamorgan Hospital, however this will move to Prince Charles Hospital in the near future.

English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply

Main duties of the job

To assist within General Medicine, sub speciality to be confirmed.

To take part in the general medical on call.

To assist in team building across all Directorate services and teams.

About us

The General Medicine Department in Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB) is excited to offer multiple invites applications for fixed-term, whole time, Senior Clinical Fellow and possibly Junior Clinical Fellow posts.

The Senior Clinical Fellow will work with and support a team of consultants. It is expected the post holder will show clinical leadership, set standards, be involved in supervision of junior trainees within the Health Board. The level of clinical responsibility and delegated duties given to the Clinical Fellow will depend on previous experience and training and this will be in agreement with the Clinical Director and supervising consultant who retains overall responsibility for their patients.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Regular outpatient clinics.

To be actively involved in the management and decision making for patients.

Supporting more junior members of the team.

To be available during the working week so that medical and nursing staff can communicate and consult freely.

To conduct ward rounds to identify and assess problems and assist in joint plans for management of care.

To contribute to an appropriate model of care which, recognises the involvement of the multi-disciplinary team, the patient and family.

To contribute with the multi-disciplinary team in the use of referenced, evidence based guidelines, which are dated, signed and reviewed at least bi-annually or more frequently in light of new evidence.

  • Work with the rest of the clinical team to support the delivery of a high quality service provided by well-trained staff within clear departmental policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain good communication with clinical colleagues across the Health Board, regarding the treatment of their patients, and the appropriate use of the departments resources.
  • Required to participate in the Health Board Risk Management process and in Clinical Audit and other clinical governance activities within the department, the directorate and the Health Board. The post holder will be positively encouraged to participate in research and development in line with Health Board, Commissioner and NHS priorities.
  • In liaison with senior medical colleagues have responsibility for the proper functioning of the department in line with the operational policy and strategic plan of the Health Board.
  • Work to ensure that services within the department fulfil contractual performance indicators and work closely with directorate colleagues in identifying problem areas and planning and implementing appropriate solutions.
  • The post holder will be required to participate in the on call rota.

Person Specification
  • Familiarity with the NHS system in UK
  • Experience as middle-tier doctor in UK.
  • Full registration with the GMC
  • MBBS
  • Full registration with ATLS, ALS, PALS, APLS provider status
  • At least 2 years full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part time of flexible basis) in a specialty training programme in a relevant speciality or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty; or shall have equivalent experience or competencies.
  • CMT1/2 work in ED within the UK
  • An enthusiasm for clinical audit & reflective practice
  • Can provide evidence of completed audit projects

BMJRef: BMJ-94141/110-MD854-0922



Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB) provides primary, community, hospital and mental health services to the 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf. Providing great health care to our community is our number one priority.

CTMUHB is one of the largest Health Boards in Wales, with three district general hospital sites, and was formed in 2019. We are ideally situated between Wales’ capital city Cardiff to the south, the coastal town of Porthcawl to the west, and the stunning scenery in the Brecon Beacons National Park to the north where you can explore the breath-taking beauty of the mountains, waterfalls and woodlands. We operate within a vibrant community, rich with history and heritage. You can also explore other parts of Wales. Our central location makes us the perfect starting point and we’re within easy reach of vibrant cities including Swansea and Bristol, as well as Cardiff.

If you come to work in Cwm Taf Morgannwg you will be guaranteed a warm Welsh welcome, opportunities for professional development and a clinical environment that innovates to improve. With almost 12,000 staff our workforce is the lifeblood not only of the University Health Board, but also many of the communities that we serve. We take our staff wellbeing seriously and have dedicated wellbeing rooms and mindfulness sessions. Our Health Board is committed to building a culture it feels proud of, with recognisable values at its core that can be felt and understood by every person who comes into contact with them.

You don’t have to speak Welsh to work in our organisation but we will give you the opportunity to learn. We take staff development seriously and encourage everyone to flourish and progress during their time with us.

For those of you with a young family childcare is available on all three acute hospital sites. There are excellent schools and affordable housing both within and just outside the Health Board.

Whether its paddle boarding, caving, outdoor swimming or singing in a male voice choir- Cwm Taf Morgannwg will provide a fantastic work-life balance for everyone.

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