Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology within the Tertiary Paediatric Nephrology Service for South, West and Mid Wales based at the Children's Hospital for Wales in Cardiff.

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.

Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales. The basic salary range for this post is £91,722 per annum to £119,079 per annum plus a further £26,672 per annum available in Commitment Awards. Consultants in Wales paid on one of the first three points of the substantive Consultant pay scale also receive a Wales recruitment incentive payment.

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 Paediatric Nephrology service provides a specialised medical service for children who suffer from renal disease. All aspects of tertiary paediatric nephrology except transplantation are delivered and there are good links with Bristol for renal transplantation with joint protocol development and transplant pathways. Strong professional links with the adult nephrology and transplantation service are in place and involve joint biopsy meetings, transitional care clinics, and joint care for transplantation of young people.

The post holder will join a team of enthusiastic nephrologists 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 Welsh Clinical Network of Paediatric Nephro-Urology and will be expected to take an active interest in co-ordinating network activities 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

  • On GMC Specialist Register / Specialist Registrar with CCT/CESR(CP) due within 6 months of interview date


  • Completion or evidence of working towards a higher academic degree (MD/PhD)


  • Experience of working within a paediatric nephrology team during training or in previous Consultant level post


  • Sub-specialty interest within Paediatric Nephrology


  • Evidence of effective team and multi-disciplinary working
  • Effective and demonstrable communication skills

Clinical Governance

  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice
  • Evidence of proactive engagement with appraisal and revalidation


  • Evidence of active research interests


  • Evidence of teaching medical students and junior doctors


  • Evidence of effective leadership skills

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