An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant in Emergency 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 Emergency 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 serves a resident population of approximately 250,000 which is greatly increased at weekends and in holiday periods due to the half million visitor days/year spent in their catchment area, resulting in a high seasonal and weekday/weekend variation in ED attendances. Emergency Department sees a wide and interesting case mix of emergencies in all specialities, with very few “inappropriate attenders” compared to many urban UK EDs.
The department has a five-bedded Emergency Department Observation Unit within ED and there is a dedicated Minor Injury area that runs until midnight where most of our Minor Injury workload is handled by our team of ENPs. The local GP Out-of-Hours service has been co-located adjacent to the ED since 2006. Very close working relationships are enjoyed with colleagues in OOH primary care, with movement of patients from one stream to the other in both directions.
The Emergency Department is currently staffed by: 7 Consultants (including this post), 2 Associate Specialists (on the senior tier), typically 8-12 Clinical Fellows (post-ACCS/ST4-equivalent doctors who do 80% EM and 20% either PHEM or Medical Education), 1 ST4-6 (Wales Deanery), 1 ST3 (Wales Deanery), 8 SHO-tier doctors (3 x FY2, 1 x ACCS, 4 x GPST and a “Health Board SHO”), Typically 3-5 FY3 posts & 1 Academic F2 doctor.
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