Locum Consultant in Acute Adult Psychiatry - Inpatient and CRHT

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£105,401 per annum
Closing date
10 Dec 2023
Ref: 100-MED-MHLD-170-L4

Post: Locum Consultant in Adult Psychiatry - Inpatient and CRHT

Base: St Caradog Ward, Bro Cerwyn Centre, Haverfordwest

Salary: �105,401 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours / 10 sessions per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join the team at St Caradog ward and Pembrokeshire Crisis Team. Hywel Dda University Health Board is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Consultant to join colleagues in a very dynamic and forward looking acute mental health service.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will provide clinical expertise and strategic leadership as we look to develop our acute mental health services to meet the population needs of Hywel Dda UHB.

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 Practise
  • MRCPsych or FRCPsych or other
  • Valid Certified Advanced Life Support Skills
  • Approved Clinical Status
  • Section 12 approved


  • Appropriate Higher Degree e.g. 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 General Adult Psychiatry
  • Knowledge of UK hospital systems (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge and participation in CPD
  • Competence in Acute General and Geriatric 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
  • Additional clinical qualification(s)

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 teach all grades of professional multidisciplinary staff


  • 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


St Caradog ward, Bro Cerwyn Centre


SA62 4HJ

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