Consultant Paediatric Intensivist
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
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Applications are invited for a full-time substantive Consultant Paediatric Intensivist to join the PICU team based at the University Hospital of Wales site in Cardiff.
Cardiff's Paediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) is based in the new Children's Hospital for Wales which was opened in March 2015 and consists of 7 commissioned ITU beds and 4 HDU beds. The Paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in Cardiff is the only children's intensive care unit located within Wales and accepts children requiring intensive care from all of mid and South Wales. It treats patients with all paediatric conditions including neurosurgery and is a Major Trauma Centre; whilst those acutely requiring cardiac surgery are transferred to Bristol PICU.
Post holders that choose to undertake retrieval duties will work at WATCh (Wales and West Acute Transport for Children), a free-standing transport Service jointly commissioned by South West and South Wales whose headquarters are in Bristol. WATCh supports PICUs at both Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and the University Hospital Wales transporting critically children from the South West and South Wales.
You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales. The starting salary range for this post is £119,079 per annum plus a further £26,672 per annum available in Commitment Awards.
Main duties of the job
To provide with Consultant colleagues (as appropriate) a service in the speciality to the hospitals so designated, with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness and promotion of health.
To have continuing responsibility for the care of patients in your charge (as appropriate) in liaison with Consultant colleagues and for the proper functioning of the department in line with the Operational Policy and Strategic Plan (as amended from time to time).
To be responsible for the professional supervision and management of junior medical / dental staff. If appropriate the post holder will be named in the contracts of junior staff as the person responsible for overseeing their training and as an initial source of advice to such doctors regarding their careers.
To participate in continuing medical education in ways which are acceptable to the Chief Executive. The UHB supports the requirements for continuing professional development and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities in line with the UHB Policy.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.
Our mission is "Caring for People, Keeping People Well",and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
To participate in and contribute to Clinical Audit in line with the Health Boards policy on the implementation of Clinical Governance.
Domiciliary consultations (as appropriate) to Cardiff and Vale residents in accordance with the Health Board Policy.
The successful candidate will participate in the on-call rota to cover the PCCU. The on-call commitment is currently 1 in 6.5 but is subject to change according to service need and current workforce provision.
Any other duties with other agencies that have been agreed with the employing Health Board.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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