Consultant Haematologist in Hywel Dda University Health Board at Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom

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This listing is about Hywel Dda University Health Board in Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job


Consultant Haematologist

Based at Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen

10 Sessions / 37.50 Hours per week

  • Commitment awards every 3 years once salary scale maximum is reached (additional £3,336 – £26,671 per annum)
  • Up to 30% non-clinical work (SPA) per week within job plan
  • Relocation package up to £8000
  • Consultant Development Programme and Mentorship Scheme
  • NHS Discount / Staff Benefits Scheme
  • Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes
  • Employee Health & Wellbeing Service
  • Consultants in Wales paid on one of the first three points of the substantive Consultant pay scale also receive a Wales recruitment incentive payment.

Applications are welcomed from enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join the established, friendly team of Consultant Clinical Haematologists at Hywel Dda University Health Board. The vacant post is based at Glangwili Hospital Carmarthen. This post has been created following the redesign of Haematology Services across the Health Board and continue to develop as part of the wider Transformation process.

The Haematology service currently provides Haemato-oncology and general haematology services across 4 hospital sites and there are 5 substantive consultants in post, 2 of whom are part time supported by agency locums. Support for the post includes Staff and Associate Specialists as well as foundation trainees. Each of the sites provides out-patient chemotherapy and works in close liaison with the centres in Cardiff and Vale and Swansea Bay University Heath Boards. Wales has a developed a haematology community which includes all the consultants in all the hospitals who work closely together to deliver the service for the total population of the country. There are a number regional sub-speciality MDTs which support decision making the delivery of patient care.

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, covering a quarter of the land mass of Wales. 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.

The town of Carmarthen is sited on the river Towy some eight miles north of its estuary. It is a town of approx. 15,000 residents and lays claim to being one of the oldest towns in Wales. West Wales is beautiful, sharing rugged coastlines with stunning mountain scenery. Outdoor sports are easy to pursue, whilst the amenities of urban centres such as Swansea and Cardiff are easily accessible by road or rail networks. The pace of life can be fast or slow, with a diverse range of people sharing an envious work-life balance across the region, with excellent quality schools and reasonably priced property contribute to low living costs and high quality of life

The post is offered on the amended terms of the Consultant Contract Wales on an optional whole time 37.5 hour working week – 10 sessions, although any candidate who is unable , for personal reasons, to work full time would be eligible to be considered for the post.

Full structured induction into the NHS and Department will be made available as well as a Mentoring scheme for the successful applicant, as well as a Consultant Leadership Programme for all new consultants joining the Health Board.

The Health Board is fully committed to:

  • Work-life balance, job-sharing and flexibility
  • Training & Education including a successful Consultant Development & Mentoring scheme
  • Medical Appraisal & Revalidation for over 800 doctors

Applicants will be expected to hold their CCT or be within 6 months of award of CCT in Haematology (or equivalent) by the time of interview.

If you are interested in progressing your career and contributing to the development of innovative models of healthcare in South Wales then please contact us.

Please ensure that you read the person specification carefully and that you meet all the essential criteria prior to applying. We encourage pre-interview visits, please contact:

Dr John Murphy, Clinical Lead for Pathology 01267 227251 or Dr Saran Nicholas on 01267 227595

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing in line with current Data Protection Legislation especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). As an organisation, we ensure that the legislation defining confidentiality is observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII)

If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the UHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

Company: Hywel Dda University Health Board

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Job Location: Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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