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LAS ST3+ Cardiothoracic

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Depending on experience £1472.80 per week, paid monthly
Closing date
4 Feb 2023

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Do you share our health board values; Caring for each other; working together; always improving? If so we would love for you to come and work for Swansea Bay UHB.

We are looking for enthusiastic LAS ST3+ in the department of Cardiac surgery based at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, Wales.

The post will be fixed term from1st February 2023- 1st August 2023 only as covering a Training doctor vacancy.

The successful candidate will be working together with the wider clinical team of Consultants, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Junior Doctors and other Allied Health Professionals to provide high quality, safe and effective clinical care. Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team, to provide immediate care and initiate treatment as per clinical pathways/protocols.

Main duties of the job

Swansea BayNHS Health Board provides a broad range of community and inpatient services. The Health Board is one of the largest in Wales and the UK.

We are looking to employ a LAS ST3+ in the department of Cardiothoracic based at Morriston Hospital in Swansea. This post is NOT recognised for training purposes but the successful candidate will have access to teaching and encourage to participate in audit, quality improvement projects etc.

About us

Swansea Bay University Health Board has responsibility for the health of around 390,000 people in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas, with a budget of around 1 billion and employing 12,500 people. We are a University Health Board working in partnership with Swansea University, Swansea School of Medicine, the School of Health Science and the Institute of Life Science. The HB has three major hospitals providing a range of services: Morriston and Singleton hospitals in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot hospital in Baglan, Port Talbot.

The Health Board is part of A Regional Collaboration for Health (ARCH), which is a partnership with Hywel Dda UHB and Swansea University. Aimed at improving the wellbeing and wealth of South West Wales.

Swansea is Wales' second-largest city, and sits on the five-mile sweep of Swansea Bay. An ideal base for exploring South-West Wales, there is also much on offer for visitors in Swansea itself. Swansea has a range of shops, cozy cafes, great restaurants, art galleries as well as being able to offer good outdoor lifestyle with its beautiful coastline and beaches on the Gower Peninsula. Swansea also has excellent sporting facilities including the Wales National pool and liberty stadium home to the Ospreys and Swansea City football club.

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Job responsibilities

For more details in relation to this post please click on the supporting documents section to find the person specification.

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Successful completion of MRCS by time of application


  • Have completed a minimum of 6 months' experience in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Career progression in Cardiothoracic Surgery should be appropriate to the time spent in the specialty


  • Be eligible for full registration with, and hold a current licence to practiseii from, the GMC at intended start date
  • Have evidence of achievement of foundation competences from a UKFPO-affiliated foundation programme or equivalent
  • Evidence of achievement of CT/ST1 competences in core surgery at time of application and CT/ST2 competences in core surgery by time of appointmentiv, acceptable evidence includes satisfactory ARCP outcome of completion of Core Surgical Training programme or Certificate of Readiness to Enter Higher Surgical Training

Language skills

  • Applicants must have demonstrable skills in written English, adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as assessed by the General Medical Council

Clinical skills

  • Ability to apply sound clinical knowledge and judgement to problems
  • Validated logbook documentation of surgical exposure to date


  • Attendance at relevant courses e.g. ATLS, Basic Surgical Skills or equivalent, CCrlSP, Core Skills in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Academic skills

  • Demonstrates understanding of the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management and evidence-based practice
  • Understanding of basic research principles, methodology and ethics, with a potential to contribute to research
  • Evidence of participation in audit
  • Evidence of contributing to teaching and learning of others


  • Evidence of relevant academic and research achievements, e.g. degrees, prizes, awards, distinctions, publications, presentations, other achievements
  • Evidence of participation in risk management and/or clinical/laboratory research

Commitment to specialty

  • Shows realistic insight into Cardiothoracic Surgery and the personal demands of a commitment to surgery
  • Demonstrates knowledge of training programme and commitment to own development
  • Shows critical and enquiring approach to knowledge acquisition, commitment to self-directed learning and a reflective/analytical approach to practice


  • Achievements relevant to Cardiothoracic Surgery, including elective or other experience
  • Attendance at, or participation in, national and international meetings relevant to Cardiothoracic Surgery

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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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