Consultant Respiratory Physician

Swansea (Abertawe)
£74,393 - £96,583
29 Mar 2018
30 Apr 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an 11PA part new/part replacement post in the General Medicine/Respiratory Service which covers the Swansea and Neath / Port Talbot Delivery Units in ABMUHB. The successful candidate will be based in Morriston Hospital and will join a team of eight full-time and two academic colleagues who together work across Morriston, Singleton and Neath Port Talbot Hospitals. He/she will join with five Respiratory Physicians and 22 colleagues in other medical specialities, who together support the acute General Medical intake at Morriston. Access to mentorship that is tailored to your personal needs will be coordinated.  Secretarial and administrative support will be provided.

This post has been created to:

Facilitate succession planning for the Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) service across Swansea and Neath / Port Talbot.

Expand the Respiratory Team’s input to acute Respiratory Medicine at Morriston Hospital.

Develop the interventional bronchoscopy service in Swansea.The Respiratory Unit at Morriston Hospital provides a referral service for the diagnosis and management of a wide range of respiratory disease. The Unit has a strong ethos of team working and has close working relations with colleagues in Thoracic Surgery, Radiology and Histopathology. There is currently a weekly ILD clinic and monthly MDT. Specialist bronchoscopy techniques (EBUS, stent insertion, cryotherapy etc) are performed on the weekly bronchoscopy list at Morriston.Respiratory Clinics and the Endoscopy Department are accommodated in a new, “state of the art” Out-Patient Block with lung function, radiology and phlebotomy services in close proximity, which facilitates a ‘one-stop’ service for many patients. The Lung Function Laboratory is well-equipped with two body boxes, dosimeter for bronchial challenge testing and equipment for cardiopulmonary exercise testing. There are a full range of radiology services including CT, MRI, nuclear medicine and bronchial arteriography. There are also weekly radiology meetings and Lung Cancer MDT meetings and a monthly Thoracic Pathology meeting.Appropriately qualified candidates would also be encouraged to take an active part in teaching medical students in Swansea University. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 placed Swansea amongst the UK’s leading universities for research excellence in Medicine, Science, Engineering and Arts and Humanities. It is 5-Star rated for Teaching Excellence and was 2014 University of the Year ( Student Choice Awards). The School of Medicine is now acknowledged as one of the fastest growing medical schools in the UK and was rated 3rd best in the UK according to the “Complete University Guide 2018”. Swansea and the surrounding area provides a wonderful lifestyle opportunity and is renowned for being one of the most beautiful places in the UK, including the Gower Peninsula and the spectacular mountains of the Brecon Beacons. The region offers excellent quality schools and an abundance of outdoor activities such as surfing, mountain biking, fishing, sailing, hiking and walking in a natural and clean environment. Reasonable property prices and excellent state schools contribute to low living costs and high quality of life. There are also good road and rail connections to Cardiff and London. 

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience.  In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

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