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Consultant Psychiatrist - Neath - OPMHS

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a permanent post joining the Neath In Patient and Community Team responsible for the provision of Older People's Mental Health Services serving Neath and Port Talbot residents.

This post will be based in Tonna Hospital, Neath. Within the Neath Community Mental Health Team there is a Medical Secretary, Team Lead, Clinical Lead, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Trainee, Registered Community Mental Health Nurses and Health Care Support Workers. The team also has support from other multidisciplinary team (MDT) members including Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. MDT working is integral to the functioning of our services. A strong culture of co-production has been established between consultant psychiatrists within our Older Adult Mental Health Services.

Main duties of the job

You will provide a clinical service, with colleagues, which will include the responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness.

Working with consultant colleagues and the multi-professional team you will have continuing responsibility for the well-being of all patients under your care allowing for proper delegation to, and training of staff. In partnership with clinical and managerial colleagues you will also have responsibility for the safe, efficient and effective functioning of the services in which you work in line with the values, operational policies and integrated medium term plan (IMTP) of the Health Board. You are encouraged to consider how services can be improved and to report any concerns about safety.

About us

About your next employer:

You will be working for an established, forward thinking service. There is an opportunity for you to grow and move within Swansea Bay University Health Board.

What you will get:
  • Competitive annual salary
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (pro-rata)
  • Career development and training
  • Opportunities to develop your special interests
  • Relocation support

There are also a range of other benefits including access to NHS retail discounts and special offers, NHS car leasing without a credit check and much more

Job description

Job responsibilities

The team works hard to provide support across multiple channels from liaising and communicating effectively with all those involved in the patients treatment including families and carers, primary and secondary health services. The team also assist in the assessment of health needs, the planning, delivery and evaluation of care (including risk assessments) by the team, for both individuals and groups of patients, their families and carers. This is facilitated through the strong working relationships that have been established across the multidisciplinary team. In addition, the team work closely with the inpatient wards to ensure the appropriate support is put in place both during the inpatient stay and following discharge to enable a streamlined process. This is likely to include covering ward rounds for NPT patients in Ysbryd Y Coed, Cefn Coed Hospital.

Person Specification



  • On GMC Specialist Register for Specialist in Psychiatry/OPMH Psychiatry or eligible for CCT in 6 months


  • Further relevant degree/diploma
  • Teaching/higher qualification in medical education



  • Evidence of MDT working
  • Teaching and training of post/undergraduate medical staff
  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and completing audit


  • Experience of research
  • Working as part of a management team
  • Previous experience of working in the NHS / experience of NHS working practices and systems
  • Experience of the requirements of the role of Approved Clinician under the MHA 1983



  • Leadership
  • Teaching


  • Clinical skills including competence using the MHA 1983 and the MCA 2005

Personal Attributes


  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Ability to travel between sites
  • Ability to take a lead role in clinical development

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Tonna Hospital

Tonna Uchaf, Tonna


SA11 3LX

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