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Interventional Fellow in Respiratory Medicine

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Depending on experience £35,408 - £55,674 pa
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Hospital, General internal medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

This post will be an opportunity for those seeking experience in interventional respiratory medicine prior to obtaining a training number in respiratory medicine or for those already in training or at completion of respiratory medicine training wishing to gain further experience in interventional procedures. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain experience in thoracic ultrasound (and be expected to gain level 1 competency by the end of the post), indwelling pleural catheters, bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound as well as experience in general respiratory medicine with exposure to the other departmental sub-specialty interests depending on the preference of the successful candidate.

Main duties of the job

Responsibilities of the post are the following:

  • To provide effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty
  • To participate, sustain and develop teaching and research wherever appropriate
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Health Board's procedures and operating policies
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Health Board's service plans
  • To utilise core clinical expertise in undertaking routine diagnostic procedures and assessment of patients.
  • Have experience and knowledge of contributing to a sub-specialty service
  • Leadership and team building skills as well as working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Supporting and training multidisciplinary teams
  • Planning care in the community alongside primary health care and social care teams
  • To be responsible for the management of patients under your team's care at Prince Philip Hospital supported by Junior Doctors.
  • To support the development and delivery of a sub-specialty service in hospital and in the community where appropriate.
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements within the parameters of the Division's and Health Board's agreed objectives.
  • To contribute to the develop and delivery of a comprehensive service for the specialty.

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
  • Valid Certified Advanced Life Support Skills
  • MBBS or recognised equivalent


  • MRCP 2 level, paces pending or full membership MRCP
  • 4 years full-time postgraduate training (or part-time equivalent), at least 2 of which in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty Or as fixed term specialty trainee in a relelvant specialty

Clinical Experience

  • Commitment to team approach and multi-disciplinary working
  • Broad based experience in General Medicine
  • Knowledge of UK hospital systems (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge and participation in CPD
  • Competence in Acute General Medicine


  • Experience of NHS
  • Additional clinical qualification(s)
  • To be fully independent at bronchoscopy

Clinical Governance

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


  • Knowledge of risk management


  • Experience and knowledge of critical appraisal of evidence so as to improve clinical outcomes


  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and concluding research projects with publication
  • Research degree

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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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