An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the consultant team at the Welsh Centre of Burns and Plastic Surgery, based at Swansea Bay University Health Board.
Main duties of the job
We are looking to recruit a keen and enthusiastic new colleague to join a friendly, forward thinking team in hand/nerve/general plastic surgery/major trauma. This is a full time locum Consultant post based at Morriston Hospital but working across the Swansea Bay University Health board sites. The successful candidate will join a team of 24 substantive plastic and reconstructive surgeons responsible for the provision of Burns and Plastic Surgical services for the population of South Wales.
Swansea is Wales' second largest coastal city offering a superb work-life balance and a rich cultural environment, which is ideal for family life. The city is the gateway to the Gower Peninsula, designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Walking, fishing, surfing, canoeing and sailing flourish in the area and Walkers/ ramblers are spoilt for choice. The magnificent Worms Head snaking out to sea is one of the finest views in the world; yet you have all the facilities of urban life at hand. Excellent state and independent schools are available. There is easy access to the M4 corridor.
Singleton is a University Teaching Hospital allied to the College of Medicine at the rapidly expanding Swansea University and is a designated training unit for higher specialist training in Wales. We are consistently rated highly in the GMC junior doctors' surveys. There are excellent teaching and collaborative research opportunities with Swansea and Cardiff Universities. The medical school is consistently ranked 3rd or 4th best in national student surveys.
For full information before you apply please visit the attached job description and person specification attached, or contact the named Consultant for a discussion.
Have extensive experience in plastic surgery for hands, peripheral nerves, reconstructive plastic surgery and skin cancer
Effective leadership; ability to take responsibility and demonstrate leadership when appropriate
registered with GMC
Development and commissioning services
Swansea Bay UHB covers a population of approximately 390,000 in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas, with an annual budget of around £1bn. The health board employs approximately 12,500 staff.
It has three major hospitals providing a range of services: Morriston and Singleton in Swansea, and Neath Port Talbot Hospital in Port Talbot. We also have a community hospital and primary care resource centres providing clinical services outside the main hospitals.
Primary care independent contractors play an essential role in the care of our population and the health board commissions services from GPs, opticians, pharmacists and dentists across the area.
We have 49 GP practices in our health board area, 72 dental practices including orthodontists, 31 optometry practices and 92 community pharmacies. Mental health and learning disabilities services are provided both in hospital and community settings.
The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery at Morriston Hospital forms part of the UK network of burns and plastic surgery units, covering Wales, and the south west of England. Morriston is one of two specialist cardiac surgery services in Wales.
Other specialist services provided by the health board included cleft lip and palate, renal, fertility and bariatric surgery. Forensic mental health services are provided to a wider community which extends across the whole of South Wales.
The health board has an excellent reputation for research and innovation, with excellent links with Swansea University.
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Morriston Hospital - our largest site, hosting our Emergency Department and tertiary services. One of the largest in Wales
Singleton Hospital hosts a range of acute services and maternity unit
Neath Port Talbot Hospital provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and day case services
We also provide a comprehensive Mental Health Service at Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend sites, along with Gorseinon Hospital for Assessment and Rehabilitation of Older People
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