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Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Job Details

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to assist in providing comprehensive child and adolescent mental health services across the rural and urban area of Flintshire and Wrexham.

This is an opportunity to work with dynamic and innovative colleagues who are committed to developing and delivering clinically excellent services for the population of Wrexham and Flintshire. The successful candidate will join the existing team which comprises of Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nurses, Therapists and Support Workers.

The contract is a standard full-time 10 PA contract with 7 clinical and 3 SPA sessions (less-than-full-time will be positively considered). The post also involves teaching and supervision of trainee or specialty doctors and the wider multi-disciplinary team, which is shared amongst senior clinical staff. Involvement in clinical governance, strategic work, and management roles is expected. Study leave, and attendance at the regular departmental meetings will be part of your job plan, which will be reviewed annually.

Participation in the regional CAMHS out of hours on-call rota is expected. This is designed on a 1 in 13 basis, to provide predominantly telephone advice to Paediatrics, Adult Mental Health and our Adolescent Unit. A further tier of non-medical cover is planned as part of our regional transformation of unscheduled care.

Main duties of the job

The post will be based across Flintshire and Wrexham and the post holder will be supported by the other substantive Consultant Psychiatrists and an experienced multi disciplinary CAMHS Team in each area. There are close working relationships with the Acute Paediatric Services and Adult Mental Health Services. The North Wales Adolescent Service (NWAS) provides inpatient adolescent facilities for the whole of North Wales at its purpose built provision in Abergele. In addition, there is an Intensive Community Support Team (Kite Team) which supports step-down and step-up community services and can provide an alternative to hospital admission. The teams across North Wales have good links through the CAMHS Clinical Advisory Group and this provides strategic direction and governance. The CAMHS teams operate a Monday to Friday service for routine outpatient work and a 7-day emergency and crisis assessment service. Comprehensive, multi-disciplinary services are provided to children and young people with significant mental health disorders, and their families (aged 0 -18 years). The clinical teams are supported by dedicated administration teams and this post will have specific secretarial support.

About us

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) is the largest health organisation in Wales, with a budget of �1.7 billion and a workforce of over 19,000 staff. The Health Board providesprimary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of North Wales.

BCUHB provides a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and specialist hospital services across 3 acute hospitals, 22 communityhospitals and a network of over 90 healthcentres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units. BCUHB alsocoordinates or provides the work of 113 GP practices andthe NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists across the region.

The Health Board is an integrated health system which strives to excellent compassionate care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations. BCUHB has a developed relationship with the universities in North Wales and with the University of Bangor is seeking medical school status and operates in a research-rich learning culture.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Candidates are encouraged to refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information.

Person Specification



  • Registration on GMC Specialist
  • or Specialist Registrar able to take up post within 3 months of completing CCST
  • MRCPsych.



  • Diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders in children and adolescents in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Demonstrate ability to manage time effectively


  • Skills in social, psychological and behavioural therapies



  • Experience of working in community CAMHS settings

Knowledge / Research


  • Knowledge of Children Act (1989)
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act (1983)
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act (2005)

Personal Skills


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective leadership
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team


  • Basic IT skills

Other Requirements


  • Approved training status.
  • Section 12 (2) approval and a willingness to undertake training to become an Approved Clinician.
  • Able to undertake local travel

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Croesnewydd Road


LL13 7TD

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