Consultant General Surgeon with a sub-specialty interest in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
In circa of £100K
19 Mar 2018
30 Apr 2018
General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

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Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

Job Reference: 100-MED-CER-129

Consultant in General Surgery with sub-specialty interest in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Location: Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth

Salary Scale : £74,393 to £96,583 per annum (37.5 hours/10 sessions)

We are looking for a motivated Consultant based at Bronglais General Hospital, Aberystwyth to join a Colorectal team of 4 Laparoscopic Colorectal Consultant Surgeons based at Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen and 3 Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeons based at Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest. The 2 appointees will work closely with the existing Colorectal Consultant to provide comprehensive colorectal service to the population of Hywel Dda. Working at other sites will be expected to facilitate effective team working, and to ensure continued professional development. The potential for Health Board-wide developments and a closer liaison with primary care and social services is substantial and exciting. A major expansion in undergraduate medical student teaching is planned.

As well as providing specialist colorectal services the post holders will help develop a networked general and emergency surgical model between Bronglais, Glangwili General and other relevant Hospitals. You will be based at Bronglais and participate in a 1:4 on call rota as well as providing elective General Surgical Services. In order to develop this networked service and ensure availability of support, mentoring and career development the post holders will have sessional commitments at Glangwili General Hospital in Carmarthen. Commitments here will allow development and dissemination of specialist skills across the sites. You will be involved in joint Consultant working.

This post offer a unique opportunity to assist in that project and help set out the future delivery of care across organisational boundaries and using up to date telecommunications where appropriate.

Bronglais General Hospital is a 125 bed acute hospital that currently serves a core population of 125,000 in a geographically large and sparsely populated area. The summertime population approximately doubles due to the influx of holidaymakers and there are also a large number of university students based in Aberystwyth. Furthermore, approximately 70,000 permanent residents live in areas equidistant from Bronglais and other acute care sites, in areas to which enhanced outreach is planned as part of future development of services.

Aberystwyth is a unique place to live where the peace and quiet of rural living is balanced with a vibrant outdoor life style where the University town buzzes with excitement. The town offers a variety of places to enjoy, close by to breath-taking rugged scenery and stunning beaches to historical castle ruins, harbour and pier. There is so much on offer from surfing in the morning, lengthy picturesque walks in the mountains, to watching a dramatic sunset from the Iron Age fort taking in the striking views of nearby Cardigan Bay, as featured in the highly acclaimed BBC1 drama Hinterland.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is one of seven acute 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.

Interview Date: 5th June 2018

For further details / informal visits contact: Mr Ken Harries, Health Board Lead for Surgery 01267 227545 Mr Taha Lazim, Consultant Surgeon – 01970 635338 or Dr Phil Jones, Hospital Director, 01970 635956

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