Consultant in General Paediatrics with an interest in Oncology
We are looking to recruit Consultant in General Paediatrics with an interest in oncology based at Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen. This post will support the reconfiguration of the child health service, and develop the Paediatric Neonatal Service and you will join colleagues in a very dynamic and forward looking General Paediatrics department. This is an exciting time to join the team, as we ensure specialist nursing, dietetics and psychology input is improved. This post is primarily based in Carmarthenshire.
You will enjoy excellent conditions of employment, whilst building your future in one of the best locations in the UK. The Women and Children’s Health Directorate provides services for children, young people, and women within the Hywel Dda Health Board. The Paediatric team operates with a full senior nursing team. The Directorate aims to provide fully integrated secondary children’s services to flexibly meet the health needs of local children. Following reconfiguration of our service in West Wales, we operate one centralised SCBU (250 admissions/ year, retrieval by the neonatal transport service for intensive care), with acute paediatrics delivered in each district general hospital site.
Hywel Dda University Health Board is one of seven acute Health Boards in Wales serving a population of 384,000 with over 9,500 staff.
Hywel Dda University Health Board is an integrated health body, ensuring the delivery of high quality primary, community, mental health and secondary care services. 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:4 Hospitals (Bronglais, Glangwili, Prince Philip, Withybush.
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.
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 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 renown to be one of the most beautiful places in the UK. Some of our major sites are near coastal areas, from the beautiful beaches of Pembrokeshire to the spectacular mountains of Ceredigion, and offer excellent quality state schools, an abundance of outdoor activities such as surfing, mountain biking, fishing, sailing, hiking and walking in a natural and clean environment, whilst enjoying working and living in one of the picturesque locations in Wales. Reasonable property prices contribute to low living costs and a high quality of life. There are also good road and rail connections to Cardiff and London.
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 Prem Kumar, Clinical Lead on 01267 227415.
Please ensure that you read the person specification carefully and that you meet all the essential criteria prior to applying. We welcome pre-interview visits.
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For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Prem Kumar - consultant Paediatrician with an interest in Neonates Tel 01267 227415.
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