Consultant General Paediatrician
We are looking for a motivated Consultant , to support the reconfiguration of the child health service in west Wales, and developing the new model of acute and ambulatory care; you will join colleagues in a dynamic and forward looking General Paediatrics department. All special interests will be considered.
The paediatric service has merged across the units in the 3 counties that lie within the health board. This is an exciting time to join the team, as we consolidate modern paediatric practice and move on to develop our specialist and community nursing and allied health professionals’ team. This post is primarily based in Pembrokeshire but will include on call commitment in Carmarthenshire. Office accommodation, secretarial support and full IT facilities including access to intranet and internet will be provided.
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, and is one of seven acute Health Boards in Wales serving a population of 384,000 with over 9,500 staff.
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.
This post comes during a period of Health Board-wide service reviews, including a comprehensive reconfiguration of services for General Paediatrics in West Wales. The aim is to provide a spectrum of flexible and responsive services for General Paediatrics across the Health Board, encompassing: Acute inpatient assessment and treatment, including HDU
Effective leadership to multidisciplinary staff members of the unit
Development of teaching, training and research within the Organisation, including a variety of trainees.
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. Development of a comprehensive General Paediatric service across HDHB based across the 3 counties of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, and Pembrokeshire, embracing a model of ambulatory care.
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.
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.
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