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Consultant Gastroenterologist & General Physician

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Gastroenterology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to recruit a Consultant Physician with an interest in Gastroenterology to join our team at Bronglais General Hospital, Aberystwyth.

We are looking for a motivated and committed individual who will provide a high quality gastroenterology and endoscopic service and join colleagues in a very dynamic and forward thinking team.

The successful candidate will need to be comfortable with all aspects of gastroenterology and take part in the consultant general medicine on call rota which is currently 1:10.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will:

Provide a comprehensive gastroenterology service

Offer acute inpatient assessment and treatment

Deliver outpatient clinics and procedures in accordance with the contractual requirements within the parameters of the Health Board's objectives.

And support the development and delivery of a sub-specialty service in hospital and in the community.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 12,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (six of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For full details of the role requirements please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for this vacancy.

Please note, the attached JD is currently with the Royal College for approval.

Discussions around working pattern will take place during initial job planning, where preferences, requirements and options can be discussed and explored in full.

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Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • On Specialist Register with GMC or CCT due within 6 months of interview date
  • Or CESR or equivalent European Qualifications for Specialist Registration
  • MRCP
  • Valid Certified Advanced Life Support Skills


  • Appropriate Higher Degree e.g. MD, PhD or MSc or equivalent

Clinical Experience

  • Broad based experience in General Medicine and Gastroenterology
  • Knowledge of UK hospital systems (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge and participation in CPD
  • Competent in all modalities of diagnostic gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Safe and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience of communicating bad news
  • Meet the requirement of the GMC's Good Medical Practice


  • Experience of NHS
  • Wider experience, research and training in providing sub speciality service
  • Additional clinical qualification(s)

Clinical Governance

  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice
  • Comprehension of core philosophy and building blocks of Clinical Governance


  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Knowledge of annual job planning/appraisal review process


  • Experience and knowledge of critical appraisal of evidence so as to improve clinical outcomes


  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and concluding research projects with publication
  • Research degree


  • Evidence of organising programmes and teaching medical students and junior doctors
  • Willingness to teach all grades of professional multidisciplinary staff


  • Organisation of further teaching programmes in medical education
  • Training the Trainers experience


  • Knowledge of the management and structure of the NHS
  • Willingness to participate in clinical management


  • Evidence of management training





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