Consultant Physician in Gastroenterology and General Medicine

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
£74,393 - £96,583 (37.5 hours/10 sessions)
14 May 2018
17 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

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Please submit your application as early as possible as the Recruiting Manager reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date, due to having a sufficient amount of applications.

Consultant Physician in Gastroenterology and General Medicine 

General Medicine/Gastroenterology 

Base: Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest 

We are looking to recruit a motivated Consultant Physician in Gastroenterology and General Medicine, to join our dynamic GI team in Pembrokeshire, based at Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest.

This is a replacement post and you will join a colleague in Pembrokeshire (9 posts Health Board wide in total) in a very dynamic and forward looking Gastroenterology Service across the Health Board.

Office accommodation, secretarial support and full IT facilities including access to intranet and internet will be provided.

This post comes during a period of Health Board-wide service reviews, including a comprehensive reconfiguration of services for the General Medicine and Gastroenterology in West Wales. The aim is to provide a spectrum of flexible and responsive services for the General Medicine and Gastroenterology across the Health Board, encompassing:

Development of a comprehensive General Medicine and Gastroenterology service across the Health Board based at Withybush General Hospital.

Development and delivery of a comprehensive 7 day service

Acute inpatient assessment and treatment 

General and Specialist DGH and Community-based outpatient clinics  

Effective leadership to multidisciplinary staff members of the unit 

Development of teaching, training and research within the Organisation 

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. The Gastroenterology team contributes to the acute medical on-call and GI bleed rota in Carmarthenshire. The post holder will be encouraged to develop their own subspecialty interest.

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.

Our in-hospital services are currently delivered through four Hospitals: Bronglais (Aberystwyth), Glangwili (Carmarthen), Prince Philip (Llanelli) and Withybush (Haverfordwest).

The Health Board is fully committed to:

  • Work-life balance, job-sharing and flexibility 
  • Training and Education including a successful Consultant Development and Mentoring scheme 
  • Medical Appraisal & Revalidation for over 800 doctors 

Withybush General Hospital is a modern district general hospital (opened in 1979) of approximately 241 beds situated 1 mile from the centre of Haverfordwest the County town of Pembrokeshire. The hospital serves a local population of approximately 120,000 which rises significantly at holiday periods and particularly during the summer.

The hospital provides a broad range of services in General Medicine (including Rheumatology and Palliative Care), General Surgery (with a special interest in Colorectal Surgery), Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Trauma & Orthopaedics. The Anaesthetic and Critical Care Team interface with all specialties and provide a state of the art ITU service.

West Wales, and Pembrokeshire in particular, is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is a quiet, safe and picturesque countryside, close to the coast. Its hills, valleys, rivers and stunning coastal path are attractive sites for hill walkers, hikers and horse-riders and it is excellent for fishing, sailing, surfing and cycling pursuits. The area provides a good family lifestyle with some excellent primary and secondary schools offering a wide range of after school activities. There are also excellent road and rail connections to Swansea, Cardiff and London.

So if you are looking for excellent work/life balance in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK, we would like to hear from you.

Any applicant who is unable, for personal reasons, to work full-time will be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with Consultant colleagues.

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. 

Please ensure that you include the e-mail addresses of your referees in your application form to enable us to contact them.

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.

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy.  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.

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With effect from 1st April 2017 points 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on AfC Pay Band 1 and Pay Band 2 will be adjusted to £16,523 to reflect the incorporation of the living wage £8.45 per hour.

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