Locum Community Consultant Physician in Elderly Care Services
At Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location: Prince Phillip Hospital, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.
A stunning opportunity for an experienced physician to setup, mould and deliver ground breaking new ways of working – an unequivocal challenge for a dynamic individual.
The post holder will play an innovative role in the delivery of Elderly care services to the population of Hywel Dda with particular focus on the community.
The post is based in Prince Phillip Hospital, Llanelli although duties will involve working across community sites and on other sites in the Health Board. The successful candidate will complement the Elderly care Physician colleagues across Carmarthenshire in particular, to support and expand new processes and team working, maintaining patients within their home environments and minimising the necessity for Hospital admission. This post will be at the heart of setting up a new model of community care that will assist patients much earlier in their journey, remove unnecessary steps and direct them quickly and safely to the person, place and time best suited to help them with their health and care needs. The new pathway aims to reduce ambulance conveyance, reduce admission and attendance to the emergency departments across Carmarthenshire. It aims to provide a ‘virtual ward’ in the community for adults as an alternative to hospital admission where appropriate and safe to do so. This post will work alongside a multidisciplinary team of Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Community Nurses.
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. Recently, PPH has setup a highly successful 6 bedded Health Board wide treat and repatriate service for rapid Acute Coronary Syndrome patients, working closely with Morriston Cardiology department.
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.