TODAY [6 March 2017] sees Hywel Dda University Health Board launch its recruitment campaign for its paediatric services across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
Children’s health care services are provided across the three counties through a range of in-hospital services, outpatient services and community services in various locations in each county and the University Health Board is working hard to raise the profile of its services, as well as the benefits it can offer to potential candidates looking to work in west Wales.
A dedicated webpage, providing information about paediatric service recruitment opportunities in Hywel Dda University Health Board, has been launched today to feature short videos, testimonials and information about the services provided locally. Visit the page here: www.hywelddahb.wales.nhs.uk/PaediatricRecruitment
Simon Fountain-Polley, Clinical Lead for Acute Paediatrics in Hywel Dda University Health Board said: “Working in West Wales offers the opportunity to combine innovative, challenging clinical work against the backdrop of amazing coastal and mountainous surroundings.
“We’re looking to develop our established team with colleagues who bring a foundation in general paediatric practice alongside special interests. We’re ensuring our local population have access to modern, standards-driven care whilst working alongside our families to provide more community and outpatient care. We’ve successfully reconfigured our paediatric services to drive up clinical standards in neonatal care and paediatric high dependency care, and aim to combine this with new innovations to provide care that truly meets local rural and urban needs. We are building a more diverse workforce, supported by our non-resident consultant rota, which means there has never been a better time to come and work with us.”
Lisa Gostling, Director of Workforce & Organisational Development said: “We have much to offer people who are looking to move to, or return to work in, west Wales. We are continually developing ways in which to support greater flexibility, with job sharing and part-time working already widespread throughout the organisation.
“We provide access to innovative training and education opportunities and support the health and wellbeing of our staff to achieve an appropriate work-life balance in today’s fast-paced world. We also offer unique staff benefits to attract the best candidates for the job and the best people to care for our local population.”
“This campaign is part of our wider recruitment campaign to attract medical, nursing and other healthcare professionals and we are hopeful that we will generate more interest in people who are thinking of coming to live and work in this beautiful part of Wales”.
Considerable efforts are ongoing to recruit into posts within the University Health Board, reaching out not only to Wales and UK audiences, but globally. A series of key events are also being planned for the year ahead, including recruitment open days providing an opportunity for health services within the area to show how, despite being a small rural service, they can still lead the way in local and national service developments.
Currently, open days have been arranged at Bronglais Hospital on Friday 31 March 2017 and Withybush Hospital on Saturday 10 June 2017, with one also being planned to take place in Glangwili Hospital.
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by visiting: www.hywelddahb.wales.nhs.uk/workingforus
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