Consultant in Cardiology Medicine/General Medicine

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
£75,881 to £98,515
11 Jan 2019
07 Feb 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The post holder will play a key role in the delivery of acute cardiac and elective services to the population of Hywel Dda. This will involve the care of in-patients, outpatients and patients attending for elective procedures such as coronary angiography.

The post is based in Prince Phillip Hospital, Llanelli although duties will involve working on other sites in the Health Board. The successful candidate will join the current compliment of cardiology colleagues across the Health Board to work collaboratively with them to (1)provide seamless coverage of cardiology services (2) to expand OPD capacity and (3) to undertake sub-specialist activities within area of expertise. Sessions at Morriston Hospital, Swansea may also be available to undertake sub-specialty work where appropriate.

There is a commitment to general medicine based in Prince Philip Hospital (1:11 unselected medical intake).

You will enjoy excellent conditions of employment working in dynamic and highly supportive environment whilst we help you build your future in one of the best locations in the UK. 

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.

Prince Philip Hospital is an excellent place to work, with an unrivalled team spirit, focus on effective Clinical Leadership and is proud to have effective Physicians that work closely together to advance the care provided to our patients. We have a busy, modern and well-equipped hospital which opened in 1990. There are approx. 225 acute and elective inpatient beds, supporting Acute and Elective General Medicine and Elective General Surgery, Orthopaedics, and Urology. The hospital provides surgical day case theatres, endoscopic suite, Radiology and Laboratory support and palliative care facilities, including a new hospice facility. It also provides for a range of specialist outpatient clinics including Haematology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Elderly Care, Endocrinology, Sleep medicine, Rheumatology, ENT, General Surgery, TIA clinics. It is also the site of a new Breast Unit and the Rapid Access Lung cancer clinic.

Professor Keir Lewis has been recently appointed as the Chair of Respiratory Medicine in Hywel Dda with further appointments for the future, which will significantly increase the already very active research portfolio within the health board. So if you are a doctor interested in Research activities we have something to offer you, as we are the first Health board in Wales to recruit Bevan’s 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 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 runs a successful 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.

South West Wales provides a wonderful lifestyle opportunity, and is renowned for being one of the most beautiful places in the UK. Some of our major sites are near coastal areas, from the area of outstanding Natural Beauty Gower and the equally beautiful beaches of Pembrokeshire to the spectacular mountains of Ceredigion, the region offers excellent quality schools, 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.

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. We will communicate with you via NHS Jobs regarding your application

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you are interested in progressing your career and contributing to the development of innovative models of healthcare in South Wales then please contact Dr Adrian Raybould, Consultant Cardiologist & Clinical Lead for Cardiology Tel: 01267 266303.

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