Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
- Swansea Bay University Health Board
- £86,063 to £111,732 a year pa pro rata
- Closing date
- 17 Feb 2023
- Hospital, General surgery
- Career Level
- Contract Type
- Part Time
We are looking for a Consultant Breast Surgeon (less than full time - 8 sessions) to join our team in Swansea Bay.
This post is based in Singleton but may involve clinical commitments on other hospital sites within the Health Board and there is the possibility to participate with the South West Wales Breast Test Wales screening service.
The Swansea Breast Care Unit is based at Singleton Hospital and serves the population of Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot and surrounding area with a catchment of 390, 000. The Breast Surgery team work collaboratively with the Plastic Surgery team providing a joint oncoplastic and breast reconstruction service in both outpatient and in-patient care. A full range of oncoplastic and reconstructive procedures including free flap surgery is offered to our patients.
The breast service is supported by a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) of in-house clinical and medical oncology, pathology, palliative care, radiology, primary, adjuvant and secondary cancer nurse specialists and research team.
The service is undergoing significant expansion in order to provide our population with the development of highly specialised breast diagnostic and surgical services hence we need to increase the size of the surgical team in order to sustain high quality evidence based clinical care.
Main duties of the job
You will provide a clinical service, with colleagues, which will include the responsibility for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. 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.
Situated in South Wales, the area surrounding the location boasts beautiful scenery, affordable housing, excellent schools and higher education with good road and rail links to London. In a recent Times article, it ranked 3rd in a list of the coolest postcodes to move to in 2022
We are research-driven, working in close partnership with Swansea University, its College of Medicine and the Institute of Life Sciences.
The Swansea Breast Care Unit is based at Singleton Hospital, and serves a population of approximately 450,000. A full complement of specialist and supportive services are provided, with surgical and non-surgical oncology teams based at the same site.
The breast care team in Singleton see and treat 400 new breast cancers per year, working closely with the South West Wales Breast Test Wales Screening Centre. The breast unit is separate to the main outpatient block and is therefore able to provide triple assessment diagnostic clinics, joint oncoplastic & reconstruction clinics with the plastic surgeons and family history risk reducing clinics. You will have a strong interest and background in breast cancer risk assessment and risk reducing surgery. The general surgical breast oncology team includes consists of three full-time consultants and one associate specialist working with a team of four plastic surgeons who have a specialist interest in breast reconstruction allowing for regular joint clinics and operating lists for more complex cases.
For further details and contact details for discussions, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.
- Fully Registered with the GMC and licensed to practice
- Appropriate higher surgical qualification FRCS or equivalent
- On Specialist Register or within 6 months of receiving CCT at the time of interview
- Sub-specialty accreditation in Breast Surgery
- Evidence of work experience in an oncoplastic breast unit
- Evidence of initiating, progressing and completing audit
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
- 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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