Consultant Physician in Care of the Elderly

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
26 Apr 2018
23 May 2018
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Consultant Physician (Care of the Elderly) to join us at Bronglais General Hospital in Aberystwyth. This is a new post and you will join colleagues in a very dynamic and forward looking General Medical Service across the Health Board. Office accommodation and full IT facilities including access to intranet and internet will be provided.

Bronglais General Hospital in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, is uniquely situated in the middle of the West coast of Wales and stands as a model of rural healthcare being one of the smallest acute District General Hospitals in the UK. As well as serving the population of Ceredigion, it also serves the neighbouring counties of Powys and South Gwynedd.

The hospital has developed a reputation of innovation and forward-thinking and has led the way in adopting new technology to enhance clinical services. Cancer MDT’s, Neurology Clinics and other services utilise teleconferencing facilities to provide local access to Tertiary Services. The Front of House scheme for Bronglais General Hospital, including enabling works, totals more than £38million of investment directly into Ceredigion healthcare. It provides the following services in either new build accommodation or substantially upgraded facilities: Accident & Emergency Department (A&E), a 14 bed Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU) Theatres, Maternity Department, Outpatients Department and an Integrated Pathology Service.

We are looking for a dynamic, visionary and committed candidate to join our expanding Care of the ElderlyDepartment with a view to developing innovative services to meet future demand for high quality care. We welcome candidates with sub-specialty interest and are particularly interested in those with specialist expertise in Frailty.

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, from the hills and stunning beaches to a pier, castle ruins and a harbour. There is so much on offer from surfing in the morning to watching a dramatic sunset from the Iron Age fort taking in the striking views of nearby Cardigan Bay, as featured in the hit BBC1 drama Hinterland.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is one of seven acute Health Boards in Wales. It provides primary and secondary care services for 384,000 residents within its borders in the counties of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. 

The Health Board is fully committed to supporting employees to achieve an appropriate work life balance. We are continually developing ways in which to support greater flexibility. Job sharing and part-time working is already widespread throughout the organisation. Training and education are central to the function of the Health Board, forming a core element of the Clinical Governance Strategy. Hywel Dda is the prescribed connection for approximately 800 Doctors, with a dedicated Medical Appraisal and Revalidation Lead and Manager, who manages and co-ordinates appraisal and revalidation processes across all sites.  There is also a team of 52 trained appraisers to undertake appraisal meetings. Appraisal workshops and training sessions are provided regularly across the Health Board.

The Health Board has University status with strong links to the Swansea & Cardiff Universities to promote research & development and multi-professional teaching. We recently appointed our first Chair in Respiratory Medicine into the Health Board, with further appointments for the future, and we are the first Health Board in Wales to appoint Bevan Commission Fellows. This initiative programme aims to engage and capture the enthusiasm and commitment of our up and coming clinicians in Wales in addressing Prudent Health Care.

The Health Board runs a 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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Phil Jones

Consultant Stroke Physician/Hospital Clinical Director

Bronglais General Hospital

Caradoc Road



01970 535956

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