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Moondance Cancer Initiative Research Fellow in Robotic Surgery

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£35,940 to £56,510 a year pa
Closing date
30 Jun 2023

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Hospital, General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

We are seeking a bright, keen and motivated doctor committed to a career in surgery to join our experienced research team to work towards an MD or PhD.

The work will be focussed on the introduction and validation of quality metrics and training in robotic assisted surgery. There will be the opportunity to help develop a clinical trial.

The post is party sponsored by Moondance Cancer Initiative, a philanthropic organisation dedicated to improving cancer outcomes in Wales. There will be multiple opportunities to participate in personal and professional development for the successful candidate.
Main duties of the job

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents
About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Person Specification
  • oMBBS or equivalent
  • oIntercalated Degree
  • oAcademic Excellence (Prizes, merits, distinctions etc.,)
  • oClinical Experience
  • oEvidence of participation in Research and Clinical Governance
  • oEvidence of interest in research
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • oDemonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • oUp to date with current medical practices
  • oAbility to take appropriate clinical decisions when necessary
  • oResearch and Interests relevant to speciality
  • oTeaching Experience
  • oTeaching
  • oAudit
Attitude, Aptitudes and Personal Characteristics
  • oMotivated and efficient
  • oAble to relate to patients, staff and medical colleagues
  • oFlexible, caring and hardworking
  • oAbility to work as part of a team
Personal Qualities
  • oEvidence to work both alone and in a team
  • oCommitted to working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • oCurrent GMC certificate with a licence to practise or in application
  • oSatisfactory immigration status for length of contract
  • oSatisfactory Health Clearance
  • oSatisfactory DBS Clearance
  • oAbility to speak Welsh

Employer details
Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest NHS organisations in Europe. We employ approximately 14,500 staff, and spend around £1.4 billion every year on providing health and wellbeing services to a population of around 472,400 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. We also serve a wider population across South and Mid Wales for a range of specialties. 

Our vision is to create a community where healthy life choice does not depend on who you are or where you live.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, and together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will hopefully unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

Our Services

The only tertiary centre for Wales offering a range of services for the whole nation including the only Children’s Hospital in Wales, Organ Donation and Transplant, Neuroscience, Genomics, Precision Medicine and Advanced Therapies, and more.

Public Health

Improving the health of our population and reducing inequalities. Providing preventative health care information and advice including access to health and well-being services.

Primary, Community and Intermediate Care

Offering first line health services at GP surgeries, dentists, optomtetrist and a range of therapy and community based services accessible as close to home as possible.

Acute and Tertiary Care

Providing unscheduled or emergency care. Elective care and specialist services to a wider population across Wales, including dignostics and theraputic services.

Corporate Services

Providing the support services required to run an integrated health system across Cardiff and Wales ensuring patient safety, governance, quality assurance, performance and excellent delivery of all services.

Our Structure

  • Our organisation is structured and designed into seven Clinical Boards which cover our four main service areas and much more. They are:
  • Children and Women’s Clinical Board
  • Clinical Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Medicine Clinical Board
  • Mental Health Clinical Board
  • Specialist Services Clinical Board
  • Surgery Clinical Board
  • Primary, Community and Intermediate Care Clinical Board

The Clinical Boards were created in June 2013 and have been successful in providing strong leadership in clinical areas and have resulted in the acceleration of operational decision making, greatly enhancing the outcomes for patients in their care. The Boards are held to account via the Executive Directors and a process of scrutiny is ensured through monthly performance boards and a robust authorisation process.  

A Great Place to Live and Work

Cardiff really is a city of contrasts. A castle with 1900 years of history stands alongside a modern shopping centre and a spectacular Civic Centre surrounded by acres of parkland.

The Cardiff Bay development has created eight miles of waterfront with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

For those seeking more culture there is easy access to the National Museum and Gallery Cardiff, the Museum of Welsh Life and the Wales Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a mixture of gentle rolling hills, charming towns and villages, and a dramatic natural coastline which includes part of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.

Surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, with the Brecon Beacons National Park, Swansea Gower Peninsula and the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan all nearby, Cardiff really does have it all.

Housing is reasonably priced, and our schools offer a high standard of education and facilities.

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