Institution: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Hospital: Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Specialty: Respiratory Medicine
An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant in Respiratory 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. This is the the perfect to time to join as the department is reconfiguring and strengthening their existing services on the wards and in outpatients. The post if suitable for overseas consultants, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Respiratory 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. They provide a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services across 3 district hospitals, 22 community hospitals and a network of over 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units.
The Health Board has a budget of £1.3 billion and a workforce of over 17,000 staff, providing 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. They also coordinate the work of 113 GP practices and the NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists across the region.
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. 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 respiratory team is based on two wards. The first ward is a 28 bedded respiratory ward, while the other is a 15 bedded respiratory high care unit. Three out of five respiratory consultants have inpatient responsibilities. Currently, three consultants work as one team, and the other two work as another, each consultant rotating on and off the wards every 2 months. Two other consultants have inpatient responsibilities as acute physicians on the acute medical team. Some of the chest physicians are may take up sessions with the acute team.
The Respiratory Medicine Department outpatient services include Asthma, ILD, Lung Function, Outreach Clinics, Outpatient IV Antibiotic Service & Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The department has also has sleep service, supported by a new 15 bedded respiratory high care and NIV unit which opened a year ago. This unit is situated adjacent to the intensive care department and provides care for patients needing acute NIV, acute CPAP, domiciliary NIV, and high flow oxygen.
The post holder is expected to deliver a consultant-led respiratory service at Wrexham Maelor Hospital for the diagnosis and management of both outpatients and inpatients. The post holder is expected to work within a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and managers to further develop local respiratory services, with focus on thoracic oncology and interventional pulmonology, or domiciliary NIV and sleep medicine.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE AREA?
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 BCUHB?
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