An excellent opportunity for an experienced Specialty Doctor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 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 Obstetrics & Gynaecology 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 hospital provides a full range of general Obstetric & Gynaecology services, primarily on the main hospital site, as well as outpatient services in satellite community hospitals at several areas. The delivery rate has been stable around 2200 per annum over recent years, but the complexity of cases has increased significantly over the last year with the full transition of specialised neonatal intensive care services in North Wales centralised at the hospital's area. This provides cover for over 7000 women a year.
Currently, there are 9 substantive Consultant Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, all provide general obstetrics & Gynaecology services. Three new consultants participate in the out of hours second on call rota. There are six specialty doctors / Senior Clinical Fellows who complement the second on call daytime & out of hours rota. There are eight junior doctors who participate in the first on call out of hours rota. The service provides a local Gynaecology Urgent Suspected Cancer (USC) referral service, and manage some Gynaecology cancer cases locally, networked to the North Wales Gynaecology-oncology surgical centre based at Bangor. Fertility & Urogynaecology services are networked across North Wales.
The post holder will participate in the second on call rota, including out of hours on a 1 in 8 full shift with prospective cover for annual, study & statutory days leave. The post holder will be expected to attend & actively contribute to educational & governance activities within the department.
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