Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Spinal Rehabilitation to help develop and support existing spinal rehabilitation services in our new purpose-built unit at University Hospital Llandough.
The appointee will join a motivated and enthusiastic team of five Rehabilitation Consultants (across both spinal and neuro rehabilitation). Applicants should have at least two years postgraduate training in spinal rehabilitation.
Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register for Rehabilitation Medicine or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.
You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales. The basic salary range for this post is 86,063 per annum to 111,732 per annum plus a further 26,672 per annum available in Commitment Awards. Consultants in Wales paid on one of the first three points of the substantive Consultant pay scale also receive a Wales recruitment incentive payment.
Applicants must ensure they provide names and contact details of referees covering at least the last 3 years of their employment/training history in full. In addition, applicants who are currently or have most recently been employed as a substantive Consultant or as a Locum Consultant in post for more than 12 months must also provide the name of their Medical Director as an additional referee.Main duties of the job
The Spinal Injuries Unit provides care for adults from a wide geographical area including South and Mid Wales. The post holder will be expected to provide medical support to the inpatients on West 8, run weekly outpatient clinics, and also provide an outreach service to those patients awaiting admission to the unit.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services.
Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.
Academic interests will be encouraged; research and teaching in collaboration with Cardiff University's School of Medicine will be expected.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 isCaring for People, Keeping People Well
and ourvision 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 worlds.Job description Job responsibilities
You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- On GMC Specialist Register for Rehabilitation Medicine / Specialist Registrar with CCT/CESR(CP) due within 6 months of interview date
- MRCP / MRCS / MRCGP / FRCP or recognised equivalent
Skills, Knowledge and Ability Essential
- Broad training and experience in Rehabilitation Medicine including at least 2 years in Spinal Rehabilitation
- Counselling / Communication skills
- Up to date with current practices in spinal cord rehabilitation
- Ability to take independent clinical decisions
- Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice
Personal Qualities Essential
- Evidence of teaching medical students and junior doctors
- Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone