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Clinical Tutor in Psychiatry

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£42,431 a year £42,431.00 per annum. Spot salary only
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Full Time
Job summary

Do you share our Health Board values; Caring for each other; Working together; Always improving? If so we would love for you to come and work for Swansea Bay University HB.

This is a whole time post for a period of 12 months and is suitable for someone who has experience of working in psychiatry in the UK and who has an interest in medical education. MRCPsych membership is ideal but not essential. The Clinical Tutor (teaching registrar) would work under the educational leadership of Dr Julia Kramer, Consultant Psychiatrist based in Morriston Hospital, Swansea. However, the incumbent could have an interest in another specialty based in Cefn Coed Hospital and other hospital sites within the Mental Health Directorate.

Main duties of the job

It is envisaged that you will contribute to undergraduate teaching in the following ways:

Supporting the Specialty Attachment in Psychiatry placement (years 3 & 4)
  • Contributing to tutorials during the placement.
  • Organising and running a teaching clinic linked to existing clinics
  • Leading ward based teaching for students.
  • Supporting students with mini-Cex assessments
  • Encouraging the development of examination and clinical reasoning skills
  • Promoting principles of prescribing and psychopharmacology
  • Providing opportunities for students to practice clinical skills
  • Supporting students in difficulty
  • Promoting the biopsychosocial model, holistic practice, and person centred clinical principles.

LOCS (Learning Opportunities in a Clinical Setting)

  • To assist in question writing, emendation and standard setting of undergraduate medical exams (knowledge and clinical)
  • To train as an examiner for OSCE examinations

Time allocated in their timetable (up to two sessions per week) to allow them gain experience in their particular specialty, depending on opportunities available.

This post does not include an on-call commitment. There may be opportunities for the incumbent to contribute to the medical on-call rota on an ad hoc basis but this would need to be negotiated with their clinical and educational leads and should not be undertaken to the detriment of their teaching commitments.

About us

Swansea Bay UHB has responsibility for the health of around 390,000 people in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas, with a budget of around �1 billion and employing 12,500 people. We are a University Health Board working in partnership with Swansea University, Swansea School of Medicine, the School of Health Science and the Institute of Life Science.

Cefn Coed Hospital currently provides 150 beds serving the Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend area. Psychiatric services are primarily community based within sectorised Community Mental Health Teams, linked to a Consultant Psychiatrist and acute wards in the hospital. Two years ago the functionalized services were established. It also has Crisis and Home Treatment Team. It also has locked Rehab Unit along with step down houses opened in 2010 following which Ysbryd y Coed, a 60-bed unit for older people with dementia was opened in 2012.

Swansea is Wales' second-largest city, and sits on the five-mile sweep of Swansea Bay. An ideal base for exploring South-West Wales, there is also much on offer for visitors in Swansea itself. Swansea has a range of shops, cosy cafes, great restaurants, art galleries as well as being able to offer good outdoor lifestyle with its beautiful coastline and beaches on the Gower Peninsula. Swansea also has excellent sporting facilities including the Wales National pool and stadium home to the Ospreys and Swansea City Football Club.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details in relation to this post please click on the supporting documents section to find the full job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Full GMC Registration


  • MRCPsych



  • 12 mths Core Training or equivalent in Psychiatry


  • 3 years Core Training, or equivalent, in psychiatry



  • Understanding of NHS management structure

Medical Education


  • Proven interest in teaching undergraduate medical students.
  • Displays an enthusiasm for teaching



  • Demonstrates awareness of responsibilities of being a role model for students learning in the clinical environment.
  • Facilitates learning in an open, supportive and encouraging manner.

Patient Care


  • Appreciates values of person-centred care, and principles of empathy, positive regard, and self-congruence.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to shared decision making and working in partnership with the patient and their family.



  • Ability to take independent clinical decisions when necessary and to seek advice from senior doctors as appropriate.
  • Ability to work independently to seek out learning opportunities for students.



  • Ability to manage own time and workload
  • Flexible and adaptable to competing demands
  • Displays honesty, integrity, awareness of confidentiality and ethical issues


  • Demonstrates leadership qualities

Communication Skills


  • Demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication
  • Demonstrates capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation

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