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Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has risen to join the fantastic Liaison Psychiatry Medical Team.

This is a New Consultant post based in Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board for Liaison Services and you will be joining Colleagues in a very dynamic andforward looking Directorate, with supportive colleagues and a culture where development and progression is embedded. The Post holder will be managerially responsible to Dr Arif Alam, Interim Clinical Group Service Director. The Post holder will be required to liaise with Clinicians as and when necessary. Further the Post holder will be expected work at other UHB Sites if required.

The superb team work in a close working nature with other colleagues and this makes the Cwm Taf Morgannwg mental Health Liaison team stand out- A team that anyone would be proud to work with!

Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interview Date: 13th June 2024

Main duties of the job

  • Implementation of the Mental Health Act and associated duties.
  • Liaison and collaboration with colleagues from the Directorate and beyond - including other organisations, Local Authorities and the third sector.
  • Supervision of team members as appropriate, taking a full part in referral handling and team meetings.
  • Taking on much of the clinical leadership of the team, working closely with other senior professionals including Mental Health Liaison Practitioners.
  • The management of complex cases, providing leadership and specialist advice to colleagues across the team.
  • Triaging new referrals and sign posting to most appropriate person to undertake initial assessment.
  • Assessment, diagnosis and formulation of management plans for patients

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

  • To provide clinical expertise and leadership to a defined multidisciplinary Liaison Mental health team.
  • To manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the medical director and in accordance with the Health Boards personnel policies and procedures. This may include assessing competences under the Modernising Medical Careers framework.
  • To ensure that junior medical staff working with the post holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant.

Full Details are in the attached Job Description and Person specification

Person Specification



  • oFull GMC Registration
  • oM.R.C.Psych. or equivalent
  • oS.12(2) approval
  • oApproved Clinician approval.
  • oOn Specialist Register for Psychiatry or be within six months of the anticipated CCT/CESR date if progress has been satisfactory and it is anticipated that the outcome of the final ARCP will recommend that training will be completed by the time the recommended CCT/CESR date is reached


  • oAdditional relevant postgraduate qualification.
  • oWelsh Approved Clinician approval.



  • oCompetence in current assessment and treatment
  • oCompetence in risk assessment and management
  • oUnderstanding of relevant clinical, legal and policy issues.


  • oComputing skills.



  • oEvidence of having delivered postgraduate teaching
  • oEvidence of having delivered multi-disciplinary teaching.


  • oExperience of teaching medical students



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


  • oExperience of acting as Responsible Clinician

Audit and research


  • oUnderstanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance.
  • oProven capability to initiate and undertake original work.
  • oEvidence of having undertaken audit relevant to speciality.


  • oEvidence of original and relevant research in speciality
  • oEvidence of service wide audit with significant and lasting impact on practice

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Prince Charles Hospital

Gurnos Road

Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 9DT

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