Academic appointment will improve patient care and attract medical staff

Hywel Dda University Health Board and Swansea University are seeking applications for a Professor in Medical Education, who will also work as an acute physician.

Hosted by Swansea University Medical School, the academic clinical post will further strengthen partnership working and collaboration between the university and the university health board and ultimately improve patient care.

The post itself is expected to attract competition from high calibre candidates, and bolster confidence in Hywel Dda University Health Board as an exciting place for medical staff to come and work.

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Head of Swansea University’s Medical School Professor Keith Lloyd said: “We are delighted to be seeking this joint appointment between Swansea University Medical School and Hywel Dda University Health Board.

“As a top 3 UK Medical School and 1st in the UK for Research Environment (Research Excellence Framework 2014) we are confident we can attract high calibre candidates to this important post.

“We are extremely proud that our research scored 100% in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 and is world-leading in terms of impact. This demonstrates that academic posts such as this can shape delivery of care for the benefit of patient outcomes in the future.”

Steve Moore, Chief Executive of Hywel Dda University Health Board added: “This is an important appointment for our health board and one which will confirm our commitment to providing great opportunities for clinicians seeking medical employment here in Wales.

“We are fortunate to have excellent universities at our doorstep here in the Hywel Dda area and clinicians are encouraged to continue their professional development, including educational and academic interests, whilst working here.”

The post holder will join colleagues in a very dynamic and forward looking medical team, working clinically principally in Glangwili Hospital, but working in close co-operation with, and supporting other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare across the Hywel Dda area.

Dr Phil Kloer, Executive Medical Director and Director of Clinical Strategy at the health board added: “This role offers great opportunities and we look forward to working together with the successful candidate when an appointment has been made. A key focus of the role will be around supporting the strategic development and delivery of education to undergraduates and postgraduates in Hywel Dda while working with educational and academic teams in Swansea University’s School of Medicine.”

Hywel Dda UHB’s Director of Partnerships and Corporate Services, with responsibility for strategic partnerships, Sarah Jennings said: “This post will bring enormous benefit to patients, directly through the care, teaching and research pursued; but also indirectly by attracting high calibre medical personnel to the area. We are delighted to be doing this side-by-side with one of our university partners and hope there are many more posts to come.”

The role provides an exciting opportunity to join Swansea University Medical School, which is a Top 3 UK Medical School, educating and training tomorrow's doctors, life scientists and healthcare professionals. The Medical School ranks 1st in the UK for research environment and 2nd for overall research quality and collaborates with industry in a spirit of open innovation.

For more information visit www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/jobs and search for Job Number AC02912, closing date 26 August 2018.