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Speciality Doctor in Older Adult Mental Health

Employer
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Location
Torfaen
Salary
£52,542 to £82,418 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024
We are recruiting for a full-time Specialty Doctor in Old Age Psychiatry to work alongside two Consultant Old Age Psychiatrists covering the catchment area of Torfaen in South East Wales. The post will predominantly comprise of community and outpatient work with some inpatient support.

The post will be based at Ty Siriol, County Hospital, Pontypool and is easily accessible from either Abergavenny or Newport areas. Ty Siriol is a purpose-built older adult mental health unit which houses a 20 bedded ward (Hafan Deg) for the specialist assessment and treatment of older adult functional inpatients. The ward is co-located with the Torfaen OA CMHT and Memory Assessment Service where the Consultant, Specialty Doctor, Senior Nurse, team and outpatient offices are also situated.

There are community hospital and general adult mental health services co-located on the County Hospital site. Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport is the nearest enhanced-local general hospital supporting our patients if they become severely physically unwell and critical care hospital facilities are provided at Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran.

Main duties of the job

Outpatient clinics for both functional and dementia patients

MDT working with OACMHT and Memory Service Team based at Ty Siriol

Home and care-home visits with CMHT and Memory Service MDT colleagues

Inpatient support, in addition to junior doctor and consultants

The post holder will work alongside two fulltime Consultants in Old Age Psychiatry, supported by full multidisciplinary CMHT and Memory teams and a full-time GPVTS trainee doctor who is predominantly ward based.

The Speciality Doctor will be encouraged to participate in the health board psychiatric medical postgraduate education programme and support medical undergraduate teaching. There are also opportunities to participate in local multidisciplinary older adult mental health training initiatives and other training/teaching opportunities (eg care of the elderly and general medicine).

The Specialty Doctor will be expected to actively participate in regular medical and clinical audit within the service. They will be supported to undertake relevant CPD activities, identified through annual appraisal and job-planning.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award-winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This position involves Regulated Activity withadults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:
  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including

- an adults barred list check

Applicants must hold or be eligible to hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC

Person Specification

Qualifications

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Clinical Governance

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Clinical Experience

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Research

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Teaching

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Management

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Other Requirements

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Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Address

Ty Siriol Unit

County Jospital, Coed Y Gric Road

Torfaen

NP4 5YA

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040-SD253-C

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