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Clinical Fellow in Vascular Surgery

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£35,940 to £56,510 a year PA
Closing date
3 Jul 2023

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

Job Details

This is an exciting time for the development of the Vascular Surgical Service in the region. We are looking to appoint a Clinical Fellow to join the Vascular team, the role will be fixed term for 12 months.

Clinical Fellows will be treated in the same way as trainees from the Regional Training Programme. It is anticipated that the time spent working within the SEWVN will enable the appointee to improve their CVs significantly making them highly appointable in future National Recruitment rounds throughout the UK.
Main duties of the job

The appointee will be primarily based in the Major Arterial Centre in UHW and will be part of the middle grade tier of trainee doctors participating in ward, emergency department, outpatient clinics and operating theatre work alongside other middle grade trainees from the Welsh Vascular Surgical Training Programme. All middle grade doctors will be constantly under the supervision of Consultant Surgeons.

All middle grade doctors in the MAC will be required to support operating lists, outpatient clinics and assessment of ward referrals in spoke hospitals throughout the SE Wales region.

The appointee will participate in a 1 in 6 out of hours on call from home rota as the first on call point of contact for vascular emergencies and referrals. The middle grade rota will be supported by a Consultant Vascular Surgeon.
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 is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision 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, Cardiff and 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
  • MBBS or equivalent (2)
  • Intercalated Degree
  • MSc or PHD
  • Academic Excellence (Prizes, merits, distinctions etc.,)
  • MRCS or equivalent
  • Clinical Experience
  • Evidence of participation in Research and Clinical Governance
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Up to date with current medical practices
  • AbilityResearch and Interests relevant to speciality to take appropriate clinical decisions when necessary
  • Ability to take appropriate clinical decisions when necessary
  • Teaching Experience
  • Audit
Attitude, Aptitudes and Personal Characteristics
  • Motivated and efficient
  • Able to relate to patients, staff and medical colleagues
  • Flexible, caring and hardworking
  • Ability to work as part of a team
Additional Clinical Experience
  • Previous experience working in a vascular surgical unit
Personal Qualities
  • Evidence of ability to work both alone and in a team
  • Motivated and Efficient
  • Committed to working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Current GMC certificate with a licence to practise
  • Satisfactory immigration status for length of contract
  • Satisfactory Health Clearance
  • Satisfactory DBS Clearance
  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details
Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

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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