An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant in Acute Medicine to join a Health Board in North Wales that promotes equality and diversity. If you love a challenge, have a passion to help others or simple fancy a fresh start, then this Health Board has all the ingredients. The post if suitable for overseas consultants, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Acute Medicine holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor or Consultant grade.
Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed.
WHAT IS HEALTH BOARD LIKE?
The Health Board is largest health organisation in Wales, that are developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations.
The Health Board have a budget of £1.3 billion and a workforce of over 17,000 staff. Providing primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of around 700,000 across of North Wales. They continuously develop their workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture.
Besides their three main hospital sites, they are also responsible for community hospitals, health centres, clinics, mental health units, community teams, GP practices and other NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists. They plan to improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society.
WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The Department provides a service to approximately 240,000 people in a predominantly rural area covering 1,600 sq. miles. The service consists of Acute Medical Unit with 23 beds, short stay ward with 6 beds, triage unit with 5 trolleys, ambulatory Emergency Care Unit with 2 trolleys and 2 chairs, procedure unit with 3 trolleys and 4 chairs. Patients are referred by directly by General Practitioner and the Emergency Department. The Acute Medical Service sees just over 1000 patients per month.
The Department has 2 partner services - the Cardiac Services, which has a modern 6 bedded unit and has the facility to remotely monitor 6 beds on the Acute Medical Admissions Unit, 4 on the Acute Medicine ward and a further 2 in the Emergency Department, and the Emergency Department, which is one of the best staffed units in the UK and has got a full complement of (non-locum!) consultants and middle grades. The pre-hospital fellow program attracts candidates from all over the UK.
The post holder will be required to regularly participate in the medical audit and continuing medical education and professional development as part of the organisational clinical governance requirement. The post holder responsibilities include ward rounds on the AMU (8am to 4pm): Review of up to 30 patients in the Acute Medical Unit including ongoing management of patients in the triage area and early review of emergency presentations.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN NORTH WALES?
North Wales has a vast national park, purpose built mountain biking trails, a breath taking coastal path, soaring zip wire, food festivals and world class sport and adventure around every corner. The North Wales is equipped with sport and leisure centres that provide opportunities for a wide variety of sporting, fitness and recreational activities. Not only does it have lots of activities for you, it also has a wide selection of private housing is available, both traditional and modern in towns, villages and rural settings.
For doctors with family, the educational standards are consistently high in both the primary and secondary sectors. There are several well established independent schools within North Wales and the surrounding area that cater for both day pupils and boarders. The regional University with its excellent scholastic reputation has a thriving student community.
You can say goodbye to heavy inner city commuter traffic, and enjoy a breath-taking commute across North Wales.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THIS HEALTH BOARD?
With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD.
Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
UK based applicants