Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work. It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centred. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.
Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference. If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!
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Powys Teaching Health Board invites applications for a Specialty Doctor Community Paediatrician to join the North Powys Community Paediatrics Team.
The post is substantive and comprises of 10 programmed activities (PAs), but part time and job share applicants are welcome to apply.
Why join us?
Powys Teaching Health Board has many opportunities for service development, including as a Wales Pathfinder Primary Care Organisation. One consultant has a Neurodisability interest and another is a part time lecturer at Cardiff University with links to Swansea University through regular medical student placements. The Health Board uses technology to allow flexible working practices and focuses on community services through service level agreements with neighbouring hospitals for acute paediatric care and tertiary services. General in-reach paediatric clinics are provided by some and referrals are triaged to the most appropriate service.
Based at the Child, Young People and Family Centre in Newtown, Mid Wales this is one of two child development centres providing multidisciplinary services alongside experienced paediatric nursing and allied health professionals. You will join two highly motivated, consultant community paediatricians covering South and Mid Powys and enjoy high levels of continuity of care and job satisfaction.
The paediatricians contribute to an integrated nationally agreed neurodevelopmental assessment pathway, including three specialist nurses. Powys is piloting a Cerebral Palsy register for Wales to improving care and outcomes. We work closely with CAMHS and with an Integrated Disability Service with multiagency representation. If you are an ambitious professional with energy and enthusiasm, who puts families at the heart of all you do, looking for a new opportunity to develop your skills and interests, there is flexibility to accommodate you within our team. An interest in Adoption, Fostering and Looked After Children (LAC) would be welcome. We have good specialist nurse support and administration for assessment and ongoing care for LAC children. Applications from individuals preferring part time working will be welcomed.
Powys – What does Powys offer? - The Perfect Place for work/life balance
Powys is a large county covering approximately a quarter of Wales on the border of Shropshire and Herefordshire. Travel to the west coast of Wales, rugged Welsh mountains, and the urban conurbations of Shrewsbury and Birmingham are within two hours’ reach by car or rail.
Promising incredible beauty and the kind of magnetism that pulls you into every inch of its character, it’s not surprising that Powys is one of the happiest places to work and live.
Serenity, inspiration and adventure seem to have joined forces over the staggering landscape, providing the perfect backdrop to life as a healthcare worker.
Let your children grow up in one of the safest and most inspiring parts of the country. Comfortably buy the home of your dreams. Enjoy the quality of life you work so hard for.
What’s on offer?
Interested in this exciting opportunity?
You should have MRCP/MRCPCH or equivalent .
We welcome and expect enquiries and site visits prior to interview; to arrange please contact Dr Rachel Lindoewood, Medical Lead for Women and Children Services and Consultant Community Paediatrician firstname.lastname@example.org / 01874 615671/ 07791653912 or Julie Richards, Clinical Director for Women and Children’s Services on 07920727557.
Application closing date: Wednesday 31st March 2021, however the job advertisement will be closed when sufficient applications have been received, so you are advised to apply as soon as possible. Expected interview dates in early April.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Welsh language skills are desirable