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Consultant Psychiatrist in Ageless Liaison

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£86,062 to £111,732 a year NA
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
The post holder will be based within the Liaison Team and will be responsible for organising their professional day and for ensuring that they can be contacted at all times during working hours.

The post holder will support the Liaison Team with input to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, the local DGH. Starting from the single point of access, liaison nursing staff will screen referrals and allocate appropriately to adult, older adult or alcohol liaison Band 6 nurses. Sometimes assessments are carried out jointly including with the team Occupational Therapist or Specialty doctor. The post holder will help with assessments where required and supervise assessments helping with diagnosis/formulation of patients' problems and ensuring a clear management plan is available and well documented in patients' notes and communicated with the relevant teams.

As part of the Health Board's strategic collaboration with Bangor University, individuals with an interest in teaching and research who can demonstrate and agree a possible contribution to the School can be considered and nominated for recognition through the University's process for granting honorary titlesand help to deliver our shared vision for the North Wales School of Medicine and Health.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide specialist psychiatric assessment, treatment and management for adults aged 18 upwards presenting to the district general hospital. The post holder will provide consultation and supervision for the liaison team.

The post holder will be based with the liaison team and work with the team leader to ensure clinical leadership of the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will assist with clinical supervision of the team. It is anticipated that the post holder will assist in training of team members in clinical matters.

The service operates an Acute Care Model with 2 dedicated inpatient consultants managing patients admitted to the inpatient unit. The inpatient consultants also have responsibility for the Home Treatment Team patients. The post holder will work collaboratively with the Acute Care Services and the other Liaison consultant.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job Description and Personal Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click 'apply now' to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • MRCPsych or equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


  • Sub-specialty endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry
  • Post graduate Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of completing CCT.
  • Approved under S12 or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment.
  • Approved Clinician status or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment.


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice.
  • Welsh AC Approval.

Clinical Skills


  • Evidence of training in the core and specialist competencies relevant for liaison psychiatry.
  • General medical skills
  • Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team.


  • Experience in liaison psychiatry and/or general medicine/ General practice
  • Experience in general adult psychiatry, psychiatry of older adults and substance misuse.

Teaching and Training


  • Evidence of having delivered postgraduate teaching.
  • Evidence of having delivered multidisciplinary teaching.


  • Experience of teaching medical students.

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

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Ablett Unit


LL18 5UJ

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