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Locum Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£105,401 per annum
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Locum Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology within the Tertiary Paediatric Cardiology Service for South, West and Mid Wales based at the Children's Hospital for Wales in Cardiff. This is a replacement post following retirement of the post holder and is pending recruitment to a substantive post in the near future.

The Paediatric Cardiology service based at Children's Hospital for Wales in Cardiff provides a tertiary medical service for the South Wales region for children who suffer with congenital heart disease. We are a non-surgical (level 2) centre with strong professional links with Bristol Children's Hospital as our surgical centre.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services.

Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales. The basic salary for this post is £105,401 per annum.

Applicants must ensure they provide names and contact details of referees covering at least the last 3 years of their employment/training history in full. In addition, applicants who are currently or have most recently been employed as a substantive Consultant or as a Locum Consultant in post for more than 12 months must also provide the name of their Medical Director as an additional referee.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will join a team of enthusiastic cardiologists and will have the opportunity to play a key role in further development of the service. The appointee will be an important member of the South West and South Wales Network for Paediatric cardiology and will be expected to take an active interest in network activities and engage with all the paediatricians from the referral hospitals in the area.

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
  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practise
  • MRCP / MRCPCH or equivalent
  • Valid Level 3 safeguarding training
  • On GMC Specialist Register for Paediatrics or Cardiology with evidence of equivalent training and experience to the level of a UK-based Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist
  • Training and expertise in paediatric echocardiography
  • Training in Fetal medicine or non invasive electrophysiology/ pacing
  • Counselling / Communication skills
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice
  • Active participation in research
  • Evidence of teaching medical students and junior doctors
Personal qualities
  • Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone

Employer details
Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Children's Hospital for Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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