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Consultants in Acute Medicine & sub-specialty of choice


Main area
Acute Medicine
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
  • Annualised hours
10 sessions per week
Job ref
University Hospital of Wales
£86,063 - £111,732 per annum
Salary period
16/10/2022 23:59



Job overview

Applications are invited for Consultant Physicians in Acute Medicine and sub-specialty of choice to work across the University Hospital of Wales and University Hospital Llandough sites in Cardiff.

The hospitals, which are some of the largest in the UK, provide a full range of secondary care services to the local population and provide tertiary care facilities for the region and wider afield across Wales. 

These appointments represent a significant investment by the UHB into transforming Acute Medicine and provides an exciting opportunity for appointees to broaden the existing sub-specialty mix in acute medicine of stroke, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, respiratory medicine, cardiology, pharmacology, and renal medicine. Acute Physicians play a central role in developing and improving pathways as well as clinical outcomes for medical patients in the Unscheduled Care stream and in-patients within the hospital.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales.  The basic salary range for this post is £86,063 per annum to £111,732 per annum plus a further £26,672 per annum available in Commitment Awards.  Consultants in Wales paid on one of the first three points of the substantive Consultant pay scale also receive a Wales recruitment incentive payment.

Main duties of the job

Post holders will work a varied job plan which will include clinical sessions in the Emergency Department / Assessment Unit, Same Day Emergency Care Unit, Virtual ward, and Short Stay Units.  SPA allowance will also enable CPD to maintain excellent professional skills and to develop innovative services.

On-call frequency is currently one evening per month followed by an early morning shift every 17 days followed by one evening session including on-call from home after 10pm after another 17 days.  This arrangement may change as acute medical services develop.

Two sessions will be reserved, if required and suitably trained, for work in another specialty of choice, further strengthening the close relationship between acute medicine and other medical specialties.

It is anticipated that post holders will increasingly drive new ways of working with colleagues in the Emergency Unit, Primary Care, and in-patient specialties.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services.  

Although these posts are full-time, applications are also encouraged from applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview. 

Working for our organisation

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents,

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • On GMC Specialist Register for specialty / Specialty Registrar with CCT / CESR(CP) due within six months of interview date
  • MRCP or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Acute General Medicine covering all medical sub-specialties
  • Sub-specialty experience


Essential criteria
  • Counselling and communication skills


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice


Essential criteria
  • Active research interests

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of teaching medical students and junior doctors

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are not necessary

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Richard Lea
Job title
Clinical Director for Acute Medicine
Email address
Telephone number
029 2074 8079