Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£86,063 to £111,732 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Jun 2023
An exciting opportunity has risen to join the fantastic Adult Mental Health Team for the Merthyr Locality of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. This would involve working with the team base at Keir Hardie Health Park.

The localities of Taff-Ely, Merthyr, Cynon and Bridgend all have Substantive Consultants in place with well-established teams. Several of the current Consultants were appointed in the last 5 years and there is a very supportive peer-group. The services are committed to providing excellent patient care in an environment which also supports the development and wellbeing of all team members and support staff. Education and training is prioritised, including inter professional education and team reflection. Quality improvement work, research and teaching are encouraged and supported.

Their resilience, superb team work and close working nature with other colleagues makes the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Adult Mental Health Teams team stand out- Teams that anyone would be proud to work with!

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to
  • Provide clinical expertise and leadership to a defined multidisciplinary community mental health team.
  • Provide specialist assessment and clinical management of patients aged 18 and over with mental health problems referred from within the locality.

See attached Job description

English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply

Interview date: August 16th 2023

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Manage a small caseload of stable and complex patients as Care Coordinator as defined by the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 and to undertake the appropriate clinical and statutory responsibilities of this role.
  • Provide medical liaison and advice to the Primary Mental Health Support Service and local GPs on a sessional basis.
  • Provide supervision for the speciality doctor and core trainee, and to a Specialist Registrar if the post holder is approved as trainer and an SpR is allocated to the team.
  • Liaise effectively with members of the team, other services within the Health Board, general practitioners and other agencies.

See attached Job Description

Person Specification



  • oFull GMC Registration
  • oM.R.C.Psych. or equivalent
  • Approved Clinician approval


  • Relevant clinical qualification



  • oComprehensive training and experience in psychiatry.
  • oHigher training experience in psychiatry


  • oExperience of acting as Responsible Clinician



  • oCompetence in current assessment and treatment
  • oCompetence in risk assessment and management


  • oComputing skills.



  • oManagement and administrative experience.
  • Ability to supervise staff effectively.


  • Evidence Of formal management training,
  • oEvidence of service development.



  • Evidence having delivered postgraduate teaching.
  • Evidence of having delivered multi. disciplinary teaching.


  • oExperience of teaching medical students

Personal Attributes


  • Capacity to work under pressure and respond flexibly to varying demands,
  • Proven commitment to team approach and multi-disciplinary working.

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

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Keir Hardie Health Park

Aberdare Road

Merthyr Tydfil

CF48 1BZ

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