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Clinical Fellowship in General Medicine & Respiratory

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Depending on experience £35,408 - £46,844 pa
Closing date
13 Oct 2022

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Clinical Research Fellow at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli. The appointment to the department of medicine will be for one year initially with the potential to extend to two years if required, available from August 2022.This post forms part of the second on-call Middle Grade rota, are full time and attracts additional sessions or appropriate banding for full shift pattern rota which at present is 1:11.Applicants must possess full GMC reg and should have completed at least four years full time postgraduate training at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a FTSTA in a relevant specialty, or the candidate should have equivalent experience and competencies. Full MRCP is essential.The appointment to the department of medicine will be for one year initially with the potential to extend to two years if required. They will have some experience in respiratory clinics and ward work at middle-grade level.

Main duties of the job

The aim of the appointment is to provide generic and focused research experience alongside middle-grade support to the consultant physicians with a special interest in Respiratory Medicine.

Other than 2 Clinics, there are no fixed inpatient commitments (apart from procedures for the Interventional Fellow), unless covering annual and study leave. The post-holder will be attached to the respiratory team covering the 2 respiratory registrars when they are on annual and study leave being available for general ward cover of junior staff including supervision of ward admissions, diagnosis and treatments. The post holder should assist in the teaching and training of Junior Medical Staff and undergraduate students and participate in regular audit meetings.The Postgraduate Department in Prince Philip Hospital has a fully developed programme of guest lectures and Grand Round lunchtime meetings, including special interest groups and co-ordinated intra-practice activities and career counselling. The library offers a wide ranging book and journal collection, with interlibrary lending network, excellent IT facilities, and our post graduate department has excellent audio-visual and video-conferencing equipment.

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

For full details of the role requirements please see attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification
  • Full GMC Registration with Licence to practice
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Post graduate training ( or part-time equivalent, at least 2 of which will be in a speciality training programme in a relevant speciality
  • MRCP
  • -Commitment to team approach and multi-disciplinary working
  • Respiratory experience
  • Teaching and training of post/under graduate medical staff
  • Working as part of Management team
  • Evidence of participation in, progressing and completing audit
  • Previous experience of working in the NHS/experience of NHS working practices and systems.

BMJRef: BMJ-94831/100-MED-PPH-053-D


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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