An exciting opportunity is available for a GP to join Cardiff & Vale University Health Board as the Urology Interface GP. The role will support the Urology service with ongoing pathway redesigns in collaboration with Primary Care. About the role
The UrologyInterface GP will be required to take an active role in the business of Urology services within the Surgical Clinical Board, to take up the opportunities offered for personal development and career progression and to lead on system and pathway redesign within Urology service and in the interactions between primary and secondary care.
The roles will include: provision of strategic leadership, direction and support, in accordance with the values of the UHB, to work with all staff within the Clinical Board, PCIC and wider, as appropriate, and to work to improve the planning and delivery of comprehensive safe services within available resourcesMain duties of the job
Develop or expand an area of special clinical interest within the Urology department providing clinical care to patients with the support and oversight of the named supervisory consultant. Supporting the department in triaging the referrals that come from GP colleagues across CAV. The exact clinical role to be determined by mutual agreement between the interface clinician and the department with the support of the interface clinical lead. The clinician will be responsible for their decisions about patient care but be working within a supportive clinical environment.
Supporting the department in triaging the referrals that come from GP colleagues across Cardiff and Vale. The triaging will involve allocating the referrals to one of the published HealthPathways and ensuring that the pathways have been followed, returning inappropriate referrals, with guidance, to the referring GP.
Responsibility for the development and maintenance of all HealthPathways pertaining to the urology department. This includes the creation of any new HealthPathways the interface clinician, supervising consult, interface lead or wider GP community feel would improve service delivery and patient care. They will work with the urology department to create a multidisciplinary team to write or localise any HealthPathways not currently live on the system with the support of the HealthPathway writing team. At the start of the role a schedule for the completion of pathways will be agreed upon with the interface lead.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply
This post is fixed term for 12 months to meet the needs of the service.About usCardiff and Vale University Health Board
is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.
Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,
and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worldsJob description Job responsibilities
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Work with the Urology clinical lead and managerial team to review the current systems and pathways within the surgical department.
Provide leadership in the redesign of clinical systems and pathways to improve patient care, efficiency of the services offered and potential savings due to the reduction in waste and improvements to prudent healthcare.
Ensure that a continuity programme is developed which seeks to improve and develop the services provided by the Urology working in collaboration, specifically with PCIC, but also with other Clinical Boards and key stakeholders to ensure services are co-coordinated on a whole system basis.
Ensure that a robust clinical delivery plan is developed, implemented and maintained to ensure that all patients have timely access to all appropriate services within available resources.
Ensure effective financial management which ensures that all resources are used effectively in accordance with the principals of prudent healthcare.
Develop and manage a team composed of individuals from primary care, secondary care, allied health services and potentially patient groups to create Health Pathways within surgery to improve patient care and support primary care.
Develop the patient-initiated follow-up process comprising the clinical, IT and managerial requirements of its implementation across Urology.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with all relevant internal and external stakeholders.
Work collaboratively with other colleagues across the UHB to ensure the delivery of research and development activity within the research governance framework and within the UHBs plan for research and development.Person Specification Qualifications and Skills Essential
- Full GMC Registration with working experience as a General Practitioner
- Skills: communication, independent clinical decisions, understanding risk, sustain relationships
Personal Qualities Essential
- Interest in Urology surgical pathways and/or experience of working in secondary care
- Personal qualities: Empathy, resilience, flexible and continuous improvement