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Locum Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£105,401 per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

Job Details

A vacancy has arisen in the Health Board for a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon based in Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil. The successful candidate would complement a department of 6 Dental Core Trainees, 1 Specialty Trainee, 6 Associate Specialists/Specialty Doctors and 8 consultants. The department provides Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, Restorative Dentistry & Orthodontic Dentistry for the Cwm Taf Morgannwg & Powys catchment area.

English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide with clinical colleagues (as appropriate) a service in the speciality to the hospitals within the UHB, with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness.

The post holder will have continuing responsibility for the care of patients under his/her care, allowing for proper delegation to, and training of staff. The post holder, in liaison with consultant colleagues will have responsibility for the proper functioning of the department in line with the Operational policy and strategic plan (as amended from time to time) of the UHB.

The post holder will be required to participate in the UHB's risk management process and in Clinical Audit and other clinical governance activities within the department, the directorate and the UHB. The post holder will be positively encouraged to participate in research and development in line with UHB and NHS priorities.

The post holder will be expected to formulate a personal development plan in conjunction with the Clinical Director to identify training and development needs.

The post holder will be expected to make a significant contribution to the directorate business planning process through active participation in the clinical directorate structure.

Travelling as necessary between hospitals/ clinics will be required to undertaking such duties.

Requirement for continuing professional development.

A study leave allowance of 30 days over a 3-year period is supported at the relevant rate.

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

You will be able to find a full Job Description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Person Specification

  • Full registration with the United Kingdom General Dental Council (GDC) and the General Medical Council (GMC).
  • Must be on the GMC Specialist Register in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery or within 6 months of date of CCT.
  • Fellowship in Dental Surgery or Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, or equivalent.
  • Fellowship or Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, or equivalent
  • Intercollegiate Fellowship Examination in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an SAC-approved 5 year minimum training programme in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, or within 3 months of completion
  • Current holders of an NHS or honorary NHS consultant contract in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are eligible to be shortlisted
  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 year training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty
  • Experience of postgraduate and Undergraduate teaching.
  • Training in teaching.
  • Current ATLS provider certificate


  • ATLS instructor status
  • Presentational skills
  • Completion of a basic Management course


  • Effective participation in clinical audit. The ability to produce and implement guidelines / protocols
  • Research relevant to the specialty Publications in refereed journals.


  • Management of clinical services.
  • Understanding of management priorities within the NHS.


  • Knowledge of the Clinical and non-clinical risk management process and the Clinical Governance agenda for the NHS proposed in the future.


  • Understanding of budget management and leadership skills. Knowledge and understanding of the Local Health Group/Provider split

Personal Attributes

  • Proven leadership qualities in previous posts. Good organisational and communication skills (both written and verbal). Proven problem-solving skills. Proven ability to work under pressure. Commitment to teamwork and pursuit of the corporate agenda of the employer.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.






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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