Consultant in Palliative Medicine
Prince Philip Hospital
Would you like to join a dynamic team keen to look at innovative ways of meeting the challenge of providing an equitable, consultant led, specialist palliative care service across the rural county of Carmarthenshire?
Then this job is for you.
This is a replacement post providing clinical leadership in the care of patients on the 6 bedded specialist palliative care in-patient unit in Llanelli ( Ty Bryngwyn ) This unit is also supported by junior medical staff and GPs with a Special Interest. There are also plans to apply for a registrar training post in Carmarthenshire, once there is a consultant in post.
It will also be providing clinical leadership to the community and hospital teams covering Prince Phillip Hospital and South Eastern Carmarthenshire.
You will be joining an enthusiastic multidisciplinary team who are keen to develop the existing service. There will be opportunities to be involved in education and community engagement initiatives, as well as improving the clinical service.
Refurbishment of Ty Bryngwyn is planned in the near future and so this would be an exciting time for a new post-holder to be part of the planning process. The aim is to provide a positive therapeutic environment for our patients.
We have excellent access to psychological support for our patients. We are able to offer bereavement support, anticipatory grief support and support to children. We are also able to refer specialist palliative care patients with more complex psychological support needs. Staff members also have access to supervision.
The Day Therapy services provided in Carmarthenshire are in the process of being reconfigured, offering a variety of complementary therapies on an individual or group sessional basis. The aim is that after time spent in our day therapy service, patients will be able to access services available in the community. An art therapy student has been part of our team for the last couple of months and this is a post that we would like to make permanent in the future.
Hywel Dda University Health Board is one of seven Health Boards in Wales serving a population of circa 384,000 with over 9,500 staff. It is an integrated health body, ensuring the delivery of high quality primary, community, mental health and secondary care services, and it is responsible for the health and wellbeing of people across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. It also provides a range of services for people living in south Gwynedd and Powys. Integrated health boards are a key first step in creating a world class NHS in Wales. Primary care and community services are delivered through: 55 GP practices, 51 Dental practices, 100 Community pharmacies, 52 Optometry premises, 8 Community hospitals, 11 Health centres.
The Health Board is fully committed to:
- Work-life balance, job-sharing and flexibility
- Training & Education including a successful Consultant Development & Mentoring scheme
- Medical Appraisal & Revalidation for over 800 doctors
You will enjoy excellent conditions of employment, whilst building your future in one of the best locations in the UK. West Wales is beautiful, sharing rugged coastlines with misty mountains. Outdoor sports are easy to pursue, whilst the amenities of urban centres such as Swansea and Cardiff are not too far away. The pace of life can be fast or slow, with a diverse range of people sharing an envious work-life balance across the region, with excellent quality schools, and reasonable property prices contribute to low living costs and high quality of life.
The Health Board runs a successful Consultant Development and Mentoring programme for newly appointed Consultants aimed at developing you as a senior leader to enable you to effectively contribute to Hywel Dda and its future direction.
If you are interested in progressing your career and contributing to the development of innovative models of healthcare in South Wales then please contact our existing Consultant, Dr Rebecca Croft, Consultant in Palliative Medicine on 01267 227102
Please ensure that you read the person specification carefully and that you meet all the essential criteria prior to applying. We encourage pre-interview visits.
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Scheduled Interview Date: To be confirmed
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