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Senior Clinical Fellow in Care of the Elderly

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed
£35,940 to £56,510 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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The post involves working at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr site and providing active medical input to patients admitted to the Stroke unit/general geriatric ward. The post holder will be trained in the assessment and management of medical, psychological and social health of frail older patients.

The expectation of the role is to provide middle grade support as part of a multi-disciplinary team at YYF. The post holder will carry out independent ward rounds in the unit in addition to consultant led ward rounds. The post holder will be expected to pull patients once stabilised from The Grange University Hospital for YYF working collaboratively with the Flow team.

The post holder will also be expected to take part in the outpatient clinic activity. This is likely to be related to the Falls and Bone Health Clinic, general medicine/CoTE speciality clinic and take part in multidisciplinary clinical work and research activities within the unit.

The post holder will be expected to participate in the on call which is currently 1:10. The medical assessment unit is comprised of 14 beds, which post holder will be covering when on-call.

There is an active postgraduate teaching programme and clinical audit is a priority for the department/unit.

Main duties of the job

The main responsibilities are for the effective and appropriate medical care of inpatients admitted under the care of the Consultant Physician

The duties and responsibilities will be appropriate to the grade and speciality with appropriate consultant supervision

This will include the assessment, monitoring and initiating treatment, with colleagues and under consultant supervision

Attend consultant and multidisciplinary ward rounds, and supervise relevant junior medical students who may rotate through the directorate

Undertake regular unsupervised ward rounds on the relevant ward to ensure patients are making satisfactory progress

Complete discharge summaries in a timely fashion

Attend clinic as part of continuing professional development

Research and service outcome evaluation will be the key part of this job and you will have one session for this as part of this clinical fellow post

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award-winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder is expected to:

Observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations

Observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff

Be responsible, with management support, for their own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues

This position involves Regulated Activity withadults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:
  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including

- an adults barred list check

Applicants must hold or be eligible to hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC

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Skills and abilities


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Personal Attributes


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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr

Ystrad Fawr Way

Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed

CF82 7GP

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