Locum Consultant in ND & LD SCAMHS

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£105,401 per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Oct 2023
You will join colleagues in a very dynamic and forward looking Multi Disciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. The post will be a 6 session post based in Carmarthenshire.

The S-CAMHS is part of the Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Directorate and there has been a significant investment in enhancing existing provision and developing new services across the HDUHB over the last 24 months, including
  • Single Point of Referral system that provides comprehensive referral screening Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Dedicated 24/7 SCAMHS Crisis Team providing a crisis response & intervention service (CATT - Crisis Assessment & Intervention Team)
  • Integrated Primary Mental Health Service
  • Early Intervention Psychosis service for those with an at risk presentation aged 14 - 25
  • Tier 3 Eating Disorder provision with dedicated dietician time
  • Tier 3 Forensic provision
  • S-CAMHS Substance misuse service that works closely with other providers to meet the mental Health needs of those C& YP who present with substance misuse difficulties
  • An integrated multi-disciplinary ASD service (S-CAMHS & Child Health) - Integrated ND Service
  • Enhancement of the provision of the two dedicated age appropriate crisis beds for children and young people within HDUHB, including the pilot initiatives to develop a centralised crisis hub and Sanctuary centres to support Children and Young People in crisis
  • The S-CAMHS Service has fully implemented the CAPA Service Model across all service areas

Main duties of the job

To provide and support the further development of the Integrated ND & LD service for our community with the clinical responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness.

All clinical staff are accountable and responsible for their own clinical competence and should limit their actions to those for which they are deemed competent. Clinical staff are also required to comply with the requirements of their professional organisation regarding supervision.

As a senior employee of the Health Board the post holder will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Health Board's patients.

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements:-

To sustain and develop teaching and research wherever appropriate

To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Health Board's service plans

Core clinical expertise in S-CAMHS

Experience and knowledge of Neuropsychiatry and Learning Disabilities

Leadership and team building skills as well as working as part of a multidisciplinary & multi-agency teams

Supporting and training multidisciplinary & multi-agency teams

Delivering care in the community alongside primary health care and social care teams

Providing persuasive strategic advice to LHB's and Social Services

Departments within the Strategic framework of the S-CAMHS Service

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (five of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the role requirements please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for this vacancy

Person Specification



  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • Valid Certified Advanced Life Support Skills


  • Appropriate higher degree, MD, PhD or MSc or equivalent
  • On Specialist Register with GMC or CCT due ) within 6 months of interview date Or CESR or equivalent European Qualifications for Specialist Registration

Clinical Experience


  • Broad based experience in Community S-CAMHS experience
  • Relevant ND & LD Psychiatry experience
  • Knowledge of UK hospital systems (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge and participation in CPD
  • Competence in S-CAMHS, General Psychiatry and Medicine
  • Able to apply knowledge
  • Safe and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience of communicating bad news
  • Meet the requirement of the GMC's Good Medical Practice


  • Experience of NHS
  • Wider experience, research and training in providing sub specialty service
  • Evidence of above average performance
  • EIP service delivery experience

Clinical Governance


  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice
  • Comprehension of core philosophy and building blocks of Clinical Governance


  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Knowledge of annual job planning/appraisal review process



  • Experience and knowledge of critical appraisal of evidence so as to improve clinical outcomes


  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and concluding research projects with publication
  • Research degree



  • Evidence of organising programmes and teaching medical students and junior doctors
  • Willingness to participate in clinical management


  • Organisation of further teaching programmes in medical education
  • Training the Trainers experience



  • Knowledge of the management and structure of the NHS
  • Willingness to participate in clinical management


  • Evidence of management training

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital


SA31 2AF

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