Locum Consultant in Emergency Medicine
At Hywel Dda University Health Board
We are looking to recruit a Senior Locum Consultant in Emergency Medicine to join colleagues in a dynamic and highly supportive Emergency Department, based in Glangwili General Hospital.
Hywel Dda University Health Board is one of seven acute Health Boards in Wales serving a population of 384,000 and Right now we are building our Future, setting the Pace for Care. The Health Board is committed to delivering high quality emergency care and sees the provision of consistent emergency care as a key strategic priority. You will enjoy excellent conditions of employment, whilst building your future in one of the best locations in the UK.
The town of Carmarthen is sited on the river Towy some eight miles north of its estuary. It is a small town of around 15,000 inhabitants and lays claim to being one of, if not the oldest town, in Wales. It was in 1546 that the two settlements of old and new Carmarthen joined to form a single town that between the 16th and 18th centuries became one of the most densely populated areas in Wales and was quoted during this period as being perhaps the chief city of Wales. 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.
The post is offered on the amended terms of the Consultant Contract Wales on an optional whole time 37.5 hour working week – 10 sessions, although any candidate who is unable, for personal reason, to work full time would be eligible to be considered for the post.
Within this role there is an opportunity for consultants with a proven interest and skills in the Emergency Department use of Ultrasound to promote and develop this service in order to improve diagnosis and management. The post holder would be expected to assist in the delivery of the service including FAST Scanning across the Health Board
Full structured induction into the NHS and Department will be made available as well as a Mentoring scheme for the successful applicant, as well as a Consultant Leadership Programme for all new consultants joining the Health Board.
So if you are a senior doctor wishing, looking for a change of scene, or if you think life in a rural ED in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK might suit you, we would like to hear from you for a non-obligation chat.
Information on the Health Board is provided with a full job description of this post. The Health Board operates a No Smoking Policy and promotes equal opportunities.
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
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.
The Health Board is dedicating to continuing education and the Postgraduate Department has a fully developed programme of guest lectures, lunchtime and afternoon meetings, including special interest groups and co-ordinated intra-practice activities and career counselling, together with weekly departmental meeting.
The library offers a wide ranging book collection, with interlibrary lending network and excellent IT facilities.
Hywel Dda Health Board was formed on 1st October 2009 and replaces Hywel Dda NHS Trust, Pembrokeshire Local Health Board, Ceredigion Local Health Board and Carmarthenshire Local Health Board. Providing primary, secondary, community and mental health and learning disability healthcare to a population of 372,320 people across mid and south west Wales in the counties of Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. This includes the management of four acute hospitals, Withybush General Hospital, West Wales General Hospital, Bronglais General Hospital and Prince Philip Hospital.
Carmarthenshire is in the centre of an area of outstanding natural beauty. In close proximity to the Gower Peninsular, Pembrokeshire Coast, Preseli Mountains and Brecon Beacons, the area affords excellent opportunities for recreational and sporting activities. The city of Swansea, with its theatres, cinemas and shopping facilities is close at hand whilst Cardiff, the capital city of Wales is less than 1 hour away. The M4 motorway and intercity rail network provides easy access to all major UK centres.
A range of good quality public and private sector schooling and affordable executive housing is available locally.