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Specialty Doctor - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Fixed term)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£52,542 to £82,418
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

Job Details

The Specialty Doctor in Oral Surgery who will work under the direction of the consultants in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery. There will be daily contact with a multidisciplinary range of staff based on the ward, in the Emergency Department, in operating theatres, Outpatients, from pharmacy and administrative staff.

Main duties of the job

The post will provide exposure to a broad range of General & Local Anaesthetic Oral & maxillofacial surgery (elective inpatient and Day Case) plus minor operative procedures. There will be Hospital Consultation clinics for new and review patients under the supervision of either a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial or Oral Surgeon. The individual will be responsible for the assessment of referrals from the Accident & Emergency Department.

There are combined Oral & Maxillofacial / Orthodontic clinics and combined Oral & Maxillofacial / ENT / Head & Neck Oncology clinics held.

The department also works very closely with the Dermatology Department in the management of skin cancers and the consultants are core members of the skin cancer MDT.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:

  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please find a full Job Description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person Specification

  • Full GDC Registration MFDS Qualified

Experience/Knowledge & Skills

  • A minimum of 2 years' experience at Senior House Officer level within Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


  • A specific interest in facial trauma, membership of relevant organisations
  • Experience of having worked at middle grade level in an Acute Oral & Maxillofacial setting.
  • ATLS and ALS certified.


  • 3 Years in a recognised training post (DF, DCT1, DCT2 etc).

Teaching Skills

  • Keen interest in learning & teaching

Clinical Ability

  • Capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge and awareness to fully investigate problems.
  • Capable of conducting operative procedures.


  • Keen interest in Audit & Research
  • Understand the principles and relevance of clinical research
  • Is up to date and fit to practice safely and is aware of own training needs.
  • Evidence of personal involvement in clinical governance including clinical audit or significant event analysis


  • Publications
  • Enthusiasm for participation in research






Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB) provides primary, community, hospital and mental health services to the 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf. Providing great health care to our community is our number one priority.

CTMUHB is one of the largest Health Boards in Wales, with three district general hospital sites, and was formed in 2019. We are ideally situated between Wales’ capital city Cardiff to the south, the coastal town of Porthcawl to the west, and the stunning scenery in the Brecon Beacons National Park to the north where you can explore the breath-taking beauty of the mountains, waterfalls and woodlands. We operate within a vibrant community, rich with history and heritage. You can also explore other parts of Wales. Our central location makes us the perfect starting point and we’re within easy reach of vibrant cities including Swansea and Bristol, as well as Cardiff.

If you come to work in Cwm Taf Morgannwg you will be guaranteed a warm Welsh welcome, opportunities for professional development and a clinical environment that innovates to improve. With almost 12,000 staff our workforce is the lifeblood not only of the University Health Board, but also many of the communities that we serve. We take our staff wellbeing seriously and have dedicated wellbeing rooms and mindfulness sessions. Our Health Board is committed to building a culture it feels proud of, with recognisable values at its core that can be felt and understood by every person who comes into contact with them.

You don’t have to speak Welsh to work in our organisation but we will give you the opportunity to learn. We take staff development seriously and encourage everyone to flourish and progress during their time with us.

For those of you with a young family childcare is available on all three acute hospital sites. There are excellent schools and affordable housing both within and just outside the Health Board.

Whether its paddle boarding, caving, outdoor swimming or singing in a male voice choir- Cwm Taf Morgannwg will provide a fantastic work-life balance for everyone.

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