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Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum
Closing date
17 Oct 2023

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Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details



We are looking for a Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist with a special interest in Thoracics to join our established team.

Cardiff and Vale Health Board is one of the largest in the United Kingdom and is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services. Academic interests will be encouraged with research and teaching in collaboration with Cardiff University's Wales College of Medicine.

Although this post is full time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements. Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register for Anaesthetics or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT at the time of interview.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales.

A satisfactory disclosure check will be required of the successful applicants.

Interested applicants should contact:

Dr Naomi Goodwin, Clinical Director

(029) 20743107

Mr Paul Bracegirdle, General Manager

(029) 20746612
Main duties of the job

All anaesthetic services within the cardiothoracic unit are consultant led and delivered and provide a full consultant service to the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CICU).

Complex and high risk surgery is undertaken daily in the 3 dedicated operating theatres, providing intensive training opportunities for speciality registrars. There is also a busy programme of challenging cardiology catheter lab procedures including electrophysiology and transcutaneous valve replacement (TAVI).

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Cardiothoracic work of the Department including cover for Consultant colleagues where practical. This includes working flexibly to maintain skilled consultant cover for emergency service provision.
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 Personal Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person Specification
  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practise
  • On Specialist Register for specialty / Specialty Registrar with CCT/CESR(CP) due within six months of interview date
  • Broad experience in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Proficiency in transoesophageal echocardiography and evidence of formal qualification in the same or working towards it
  • Evidence of active research interests
  • Evidence of teaching medical students and junior doctors
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice
  • Counselling / Communication skills
  • Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone

Employer details
Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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