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Specialty Doctor in Sexual Health

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£52,542 to £82,418 pro rata per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

Job Details

Applications are invited for a fixed term specialty doctor in Genitourinary Medicine, based at Cardiff Royal Infirmary. This post is available with immediate effect and is available for a 6 month period and will be a 0.2 WTE post based primarily in Cardiff Royal Infirmary.

Consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

The post offers excellent experience in Genitourinary and HIV Medicine as well as Contraception with a dynamic and enthusiastic team and provides a full educational programme with regular tutorials and seminars. This post offers a GP or any other doctor with a baseline knowledge of sexual health and/or contraception, the opportunity to update and enhance their skills in this field. With a growing interest in GP Practices wanting to provide more services for their local population, this placement may also help to support service expansion in Primary Care.

Main duties of the job

This post comprises 2 sessions and the post-holder will work alongside the department's consultants, in diagnosing and managing STI's, assessing and providing contraception and advise on safer sex. The post would suit general practitioners or community practitioners wishing to work in Sexual & Reproductive Health and Genito-Urinary Medicine.

The post is based at Cardiff Royal Infirmary Department of Integrated Sexual Health (DOSH) but the post holder may also be asked to work at one of the community clinic sites.

The post holder will assess, advise on and prescribe a wide range of contraception including Long Acting Reversible Contraception. He/she will provide advice and supervision for nursing staff working in nurse-led clinics and alongside medical staff. He/she will review and act on abnormal results of investigations, arrange adequate referrals to associated disciplines.

In central DOSH the post-holder will be trained in history-taking and examination of patients attending the clinic in order to learn independent working under supervision of the consultant.

The post holder will be involved in the assessment of the sexual health of young people and of patients referred to us from the Sexual Assault Referral Centre.

The post holder will be trained to work independently but always under the supervision of the consultants and other senior clinical staff and members of the multi-disciplinary team.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is situated in a vibrant easily accessible part of Wales which combines the best of City life, coast and countryside all within easy reach.

The Health Board offers excellent staff benefits including onsite day nursery and holiday play-scheme, onsite staff club including indoor heated swimming pool, fully equipped gym, and badminton and squash courts.

An exceptional quality of life can be achieved with affordable housing in the locality good schools and excellent sporting and cultural events at venues such as the Millennium stadium and the Millennium Center as well as numerous other venues.

The attractive Welsh coastline and Brecon Beacons National Park are also a convenient day trip away.

Job description
Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration with a License to Practice
  • MB BS or recognised equivalent


  • Academic excellence (prizes, merits, distinctions etc)
  • Letter of Competence SDI / IUD
  • DipGUM

Other Requirements

  • Satisfactory Immigration Status
  • Satisfactory Health Clearance
  • Satisfactory Disclosure Check


  • Driving license and own vehicle


  • Four years full-time postgraduate training (or part time equivalent), at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant speciality or as a fixed-term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty, OR equivalent experience/competencies
  • Previous experience in Sexual Health


  • Experience in community sexual health clinics

Skills, Knowledge and Ability

  • Commitment to team approach and multi-disciplinary working
  • Counselling and communication skills
  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance
  • Up to date with current practices in Integrated Sexual Health
  • Ability to take independent clinical decisions when necessary and to seek advice from senior doctors as appropriate


  • Computing skills
  • Audit
  • Research interests relevant to speciality
  • Teaching experience

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone
  • Flexible approach
  • Motivated and efficient
  • Commitment to working as part of a multidisciplinary team





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