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Clinical Fellow in ENT

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Depending on experience £35,408 - £46,844pa
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Hospital, ENT / Otolaryngology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The post will be based at Glangwili General Hospital. An agreed job plan will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate. Some job plans may contain clinics on other hospital sites, but this will be discussed with the successful candidate.

The post-holder accepts that he/she will also perform additional duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances at the request of the appropriate consultant, in consultation where practicable with his colleagues and the department that while juniors accept that they will perform such duties.

These posts are part of the first on-call rota and are full time. 40 hours per week and 1 in 5 rota.

Applicants must possess full registration with the GMC with a licence to practise.

The NHS is about people, working with people, to care for people. NHS Wales values all its staff - from Wales, the UK, EU and non-EU foreign nationals. As part of NHS Wales' ongoing commitment to strengthen the values and behaviours of Health Boards and Trusts, the following Core Principles have been developed which further help staff respond better to the demands for its services:-

? We put our patients and users of our services first? We seek to improve our care? We focus on wellbeing and prevention? We reflect on our experiences and learn? We work in partnership and as a team? We value all who work for the NHS

Main duties of the job

1. To ensure that the Consultant on Call/ named Consultant are kept informed regarding alteration in the condition of any of their patients.

2. To ensure that all in-patient notes are kept up to date and tidy.

3. To take history, examine and record all findings of all patients admitted under the Consultant's care.

4. Carry out and arrange all relevant investigations.

5. To see and examine all patients under the care of the Consultant concerned, including those in the High Dependency Unit.

6. To arrange for the transfer of patients to other hospitals or discharge home, including completion of a discharge summary.

7. To communicate to a patient relative the progress of that patient.

8. To be available for emergency calls to ITU and other parts of the hospital, if required.

9. To participate in research projects which may already be in progress.

10. To participate in teaching to other staff if required, e.g. nurses and physiotherapists.

11. To accept that occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances may occur, and to respond to the needs of the service when they arise.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

  • Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;
  • Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;
  • 48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;
  • Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;
  • Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For full details of the role requirements please see attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • Foundation year 1& 2 signed off


  • MRCP/ MRCS , or equivalent

Clinical Experience

  • Commitment to team approach and multi-disciplinary working
  • Able to apply knowledge
  • Proficient and efficient handling of medical problems
  • Safe and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Meet the requirement of the GMC's Good Medical Practice
  • Evidence of safe sound practical procedures
  • Ability to seek advice from senior doctors as appropriate
  • Ability to manage own time and work load
  • Experience of the assessment of emergencies
  • Liaison with other agencies
  • Advanced Life Support Training
  • Evidence of understanding and application of clinical care.
  • Proven IT Skills


  • Experience in Medicine and Surgery.
  • Experience of NHS
  • Wider experience, research and training in providing sub specialty service
  • Evidence of above average performance
  • Additional clinical qualification(s)
  • Knowledge and experience of communicating bad news

Clinical Governance

  • participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice


  • Knowledge of risk management Comprehension of core philosophy and building blocks of Clinical Governance


  • Willingness to participate in teaching and training
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Experience of participating in teaching and training

Personal Qualities

  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Satisfactory Immigration Status
  • Satisfactory Health Clearance
  • Satisfactory Declaration, Enhanced CRB Disclosure Check
  • Ability to fulfil all duties of post, including on-call commitments and travel to meet requirements of the post 

BMJ Ref: BMJ-109326/100-MED-GGH-249



About Us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is one of seven acute Health Boards in Wales serving a population of 384,000 and right now we are building our Future, setting the Pace for Care. It is an integrated health body, ensuring the delivery of high quality primary, community, mental health and secondary care services, and it is responsible for the health and wellbeing of people across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

You will enjoy excellent conditions of employment, whilst building your future in one of the best locations in the UK. West Wales is beautiful, sharing rugged coastlines with misty mountains. Outdoor sports are easy to pursue, whilst the amenities of urban centres such as Swansea and Cardiff are not too far away. The pace of life can be fast or slow, with a diverse range of people sharing an envious work-life balance across the region, with excellent quality schools, and reasonable property prices contribute to low living costs and high quality of life. 

Career Development

Hywel Dda is committed to developing the leadership capability of medics and we pride ourselves on the suite of medical and multi-disciplinary leadership programmes we have created that promote, support and encourage continuous development and improvement.

Hywel Dda is an organisation that aims to deliver a healthcare system of the highest quality, with excellent outcomes for our patients and our population. We value our staff and the work that they do and want all staff, at all levels, in all roles, to feel competent and empowered to make the changes that they know will improve patient’s experience and outcomes of care.

To achieve this aim, Hywel Dda needs a community of doctors from across the organisation that can lead the development and delivery of excellent clinical services.

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