Consultant in General Paediatrics

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
£75,881 to £98,515 per annum
20 Nov 2018
23 Dec 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking to recruit a motivated Consultant in General Paediatrics for this replacement post, joining colleagues in a dynamic and highly supportive Paediatric Department. This is a replacement post, to support the reconfiguration of the child health service, and develop the neonatal service in response to the recent centralisation of maternity care in West Wales; you will join colleagues in a very dynamic and forward looking General Paediatrics department. We are looking for a paediatrician with broad experience; special interests are encouraged, including neonates, nephrology, and neurology. The general paediatric service covers our busy inpatient ward, HDU, and Paediatric Ambulatory Care Unit, with outpatients alongside. The neonatal service has merged across the units in the 3 counties to enable BAPM standards are met, and provide ongoing paediatric training. This is an exciting time to join the team, as we ensure outreach nursing, dietetics, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy is put at the centre of neonatal care, alongside our expanding neonatal nursing team. This post is primarily based in Carmarthenshire. The SCBU plays its part in the South Wales Neonatal network, with CHANTs providing transport. 

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. 

If you are interested in progressing your career and contributing to the development of innovative models of healthcare in South Wales then please contact our Clinical Lead Dr Prem Kumar Pitchaikani, Tel  01267 227415 

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. 

Scheduled Interview Date: February 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Prem Kumar Pitchaikani Clinical Lead, Tel  01267 227415.

Alternatively, please click the apply button to apply for post.

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