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Consultant Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgeon

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£86,063 to £111,732 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
3 Feb 2023

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Hospital, General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for a consultant post responsible for the provision of general surgery with an interest in Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) surgery within Swansea Bay UniversityHealth Board.

At present there are 17 general surgeons serving Swansea site in Swansea Bay University Health Board. The majority of these surgeons have sessions in both Morriston and Singleton Hospitals but all major surgery and emergency intake occur on the Morriston site.

The well-established HPB unit has a national reputation providing local and regional services.

General Surgery Services at Swansea University Health Board are provided for the local populations (over 500,000 residents) of Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Bridgend, and South Powys; and tertiary services are provided to the wider population of Mid and South West Wales (population 1,000,000).

The Department of HPB forms part of the Surgical Directorate, which includes Colorectal, Pancreatic, Bariatric, Oesophageal, Endocrine, Vascular and Urology Surgery. The Directorate is led by a Clinical Director supported by a Clinical Lead, General Manager and a Head of Nursing.

We have close links with Swansea University and other University College partners in South Wales especially in the areas of research and development and multi-professional teaching.

We place great emphasis on continuous professional development and will actively support you in the development and achievement of personal goals.

Main duties of the job

Swansea hosts the regional pancreatico-biliary surgical service for patients across mid and south Wales. Pancreatic resection and referrals of complex biliary and pancreatitis patients are managed by a specialist team based in Morriston Hospital. The new appointee will be expected to help the current team to develop these tertiary services and liaise closely with the liver resection service based in Cardiff to develop integrated pathways across the South Wales corridor.

About us

Swansea Bay University Health Board provides services to around 600,000 people, primarily serving the populations of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, and their respective communities. In addition, the Health Board provides a large range of regional and sub-regional services, including Burns and Plastic surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Forensic Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will provide a clinical service, with colleagues, which will include the responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness.

Working with consultant colleagues and the multi-professional team, you will have continuing responsibility for the well-being of all patients under your care; allowing for proper delegation to, and training of staff. In partnership with clinical and managerial colleagues, you will also have responsibility for the safe, efficient and effective functioning of the services in which you work in line with the values, operational policies and integrated medium term plan (IMTP) of the Health Board. You are encouraged to consider how services can be improved and to report any concerns about safety.

You will participate in the 1 in 14 on call rota at Morristron Hospital, with prospective cover. In exceptional circumstances, it may also be necessary to undertake duties at other locations with the Health Board. Travelling as necessary between hospitals/clinic will be required to undertake such duties. Travel expenses will be remunerated according to the Health Board policy and procedures for claiming.

Person Specification

  • GMC registered
  • License to practice
  • On GMC as specialist in General Surgery


  • Further relevant degree/diploma


  • Experience of developing effective working relationships
  • Evidence of working with management and clinical colleagues to improve a service
  • Experience of general surgery and pancreato-biliary surgery with a range of skills in laparoscopic surgery
  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and completing audit

Skills and Abilities

  • Effective leadership
  • Understand the importance of effective team working
  • Ability to undertake on-calls
  • A commitment to continuous improvement

BMJ Ref: BMJ-107347/130-MSG9828S



About us:

Swansea Bay UHB covers a population of approximately 390,000 in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas, with an annual budget of around £1bn. The health board employs approximately 12,500 staff.

It has three major hospitals providing a range of services: Morriston and Singleton in Swansea, and Neath Port Talbot Hospital in Port Talbot. We also have a community hospital and primary care resource centres providing clinical services outside the main hospitals.

Primary care independent contractors play an essential role in the care of our population and the health board commissions services from GPs, opticians, pharmacists and dentists across the area.

We have 49 GP practices in our health board area, 72 dental practices including orthodontists, 31 optometry practices and 92 community pharmacies. Mental health and learning disabilities services are provided both in hospital and community settings.

The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery at Morriston Hospital forms part of the UK network of burns and plastic surgery units, covering Wales, and the south west of England. Morriston is one of two specialist cardiac surgery services in Wales.

Other specialist services provided by the health board included cleft lip and palate, renal, fertility and bariatric surgery. Forensic mental health services are provided to a wider community which extends across the whole of South Wales.

The health board has an excellent reputation for research and innovation, with excellent links with Swansea University.

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Our Sites:

  • Morriston Hospital - our largest site, hosting our Emergency Department and tertiary services. One of the largest in Wales
  • Singleton Hospital hosts a range of acute services and maternity unit
  • Neath Port Talbot Hospital provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and day case services 
  • We also provide a comprehensive Mental Health Service at Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend sites, along with Gorseinon Hospital for Assessment and Rehabilitation of Older People
  • Learning Disabilities - Celebrating 100 years of Learning Disability Nursing

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