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Consultant General Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum pro rata
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board seeks to appoint a substantive Consultant General ENT Surgeon.

This post has arisen following the retirement of a consultant colleagues so that we may continue to provide excellent care to the population of North Wales and the service provided at Ysbyty Gwynedd. Based in Ysbyty Gwynedd and placed in a coastal city near Menai Straights, Bangor provides the benefits and lifestyle of a scenic country landscape whilst providing excellent road and rail links with the rest of the UK.

Whilst this post is based at Ysbyty Gwynedd Bangor, there will be the possibility of sessions at other hospitals within the Health Board. We will welcome candidates with subspecialty interests and we are keen to discuss your requirements.

Main duties of the job

To carry out duties within the Department of ENT within the Health Board based at Ysbyty Gwynedd and other Hospitals in the Organisation. To be responsible for running the day-to-day activity of the Department and providing advice and consultation on referral from other Departments as required. To participate in a 1:4 on-call rota initially (with middle grade ENT cover) at Ysbyty Gwynedd. To participate in the teaching and adequate supervision of the staff and junior doctors of the Hospital and medical students as required. To participate as required in the clinical audit process operated within the specialty group, improving clinical practice by peer review and changing working practices to maintain a high standard of medical treatment and care. To participate and co-operate with the Lead Consultant/ Clinical Director in the effective management of the specialty group and its resources.

About us

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) is the largest health organisation in Wales, with a budget of £1.7 billion and a workforce of over 19,000 staff. The Health Board provides primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of North Wales.

BCUHB provides a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and specialist hospital services across 3 acute hospitals, 22 community hospitals and a network of over 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units. BCUHB also coordinates or provides the work of 113 GP practices and the NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists across the region.

The Health Board is an integrated health system which strives to excellent compassionate care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations. BCUHB has a developed relationship with the universities in North Wales and with the University of Bangor is seeking medical school status and operates in a research-rich learning culture.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Candidates are encouraged to refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via: - CCT or CESR (CP) - it is proposed that the CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview date, CESR or European Community Rights(ENT Specialist Registration in another EU country)
  • FRCS (ENT) or qualification of an equivalent level (i.e. an appropriate higher ENT surgical qualification)


  • Further higher qualification.


  • Satisfactory completion of a recognised ENT training programme.
  • Experience in managing routine elective and acute ENT conditions including some exposure to paediatric emergencies
  • Current knowledge of ENT treatments and interventions
  • Experience of working in a Multi Disciplinary Team


  • Fellowship in ENT Surgery
  • Published research papers, thesis on ENT topics.
  • Presentations at recognised national ENT meetings
  • Member of British Association of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck (ENTUK)
  • Attendance at RCS ENT courses.
  • Training in breaking bad news
  • Additional specialist skills or experience

Clinical Governance

  • An understanding of the Strategic and Operational issues underpinning Clinical Governance and their application in daily practice and evidence of such.

Academic Achievement, Research and Publication

  • Exposure to research


  • Good academic training together with research and publication an advantage.
  • Teaching qualification


  • Recognised ability to work within and provide leadership on the multi disciplinary team
  • Effective Communicator
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good rapport with patients and staff
  • Flexible approach
  • Commitment to Clinical Risk Management and implementation of clinical Governance
  • Effective Team leader

Teaching and Education

  • Experience and interest in teaching both junior medical and non medical staff
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development and lifelong learning
  • Commitment to teaching


  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice.
  • Evidence of completed audit projects


  • Critical appraisal course / skills


  • Evidence of commitment to Life Long Learning and Continued Professional Development.
  • Member of Work orientated Specialist Societies

Personal Qualities

  • Friendly and polite disposition
  • It is essential that the successful candidate can demonstrate ability to work harmoniously with current colleagues, to fit into the department and contribute to the work and further development of the department.
  • A team player who values the individual contributions of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Reliable, self-motivated and punctual
  • Evidence of the ability to work in stressful situations and/or when under pressure.
  • Able to work 'flexibly'


  • Able to commence work within 3 months of appointment.
  • Willingness to undertake professional responsibilities at local / regional / national level
  • Interest in developing lead in or other key areas of department work


  • Welsh speaker





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