Consultant Anaesthetist - special interest in Critical Care

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
09 May 2018
06 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic motivated Consultant Anaesthetist with a special interest in Critical Care at Glangwili Hospital in Carmarthen. The post is a permanent post. A specialist interest in intensive care medicine to join our enthusiastic team in delivery high quality critical care to the population of Carmarthenshire.

You are invited to visit us to explore this exciting opportunity. We have a clear mission to provide a first class health service, with high quality patient care and experience at the centre of our vision. As such we are seeking to appoint a number of consultant anaesthetists, one with special interest in critical care. These new team members will play a key role in the shaping and development of anaesthetic and critical care service across the health board.

Glangwili Hospital is a vibrant NHS district general hospital. Situated in the heart of one of the most beautiful regions of the UK and surrounded by stunning coast-line and a national park; The hospital prides itself on its relaxed but efficient atmosphere. It boasts a friendly, welcoming and diverse community of local and international staff. Knowledge of the Welsh language is not necessary to work in this region of Wales. Major structural repairs have taken place at the hospital during the last 7 years, and this has resulted in the upgrading of all ward areas as well as improvements to many other departments within the hospital complex. 

Hywel Dda University Health Board is one of seven acute Health Boards in Wales serving a population of circa 389,000 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 and a wonderful opportunity for career progress and professional development.

Training & Education including a successful Consultant Development & Mentoring scheme aimed at developing you as a senior leader to enable you to effectively contribute to Hywel Dda and its future direction. The Health Board is responsible for 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. Heavy road traffic is rare and there are excellent road and rail connections to the city hubs and airports of Cardiff, Manchester and London. 

You are invited to visit us to explore this exciting opportunity. International candidates are welcome to apply please contact our Dr Mike Martin, Consultant Anaesthetist
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.

For further details / informal visits contact: If you are interested in progressing your career and contributing to the development of innovative models of rural healthcare in South West Wales then please contact Dr Michael Martin, Clinical Lead for Critical Care on 01554 756567 ext 3102, 01554 783102 (direct line)

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Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy / Mae Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yn gweithredu polisi dwyieithog.

‘All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English’.

‘Gwahoddir ymgeiswyr i wneud cais yn Gymraeg, ni fydd unrhyw gais a gyflwynir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na cheisiadau a wneir yn y Saesneg’.

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