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Locum Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£105,401 Per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

Job Details

Applications are invited for a 12-month Locum Consultant post in Paediatric Gastroenterology based at the Children's Hospital for Wales in Cardiff.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic colleague to join a current team of four Consultants across the network. Sub-specialty training and / or experience in Paediatric Gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition in an approved institution is required.

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 preferably either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within three 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 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

This role will involve supporting colleagues across a South Wales Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (PGHAN) Network, including scheduled outreach clinics in district general hospitals across the region ability to travel to other locations is therefore essential in order to fulfil the requirements of the job plan.

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 focused 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
  • JAG accreditation or equivalent in diagnostic paediatric endoscopy and colonoscopy


  • Broad training and experience in Paediatrics
  • Demonstrable interest in Gastroenterology
  • Training and experience in Child Protection and Safeguarding


  • 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


  • Ability to critically appraise research


  • Evidence of teaching medical students and junior doctors


  • Evidence of effective leadership skills





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