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Consultant in Community General Adult Psychiatry

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join the team at the North Ceredigion Community Mental Health Team. Hywel Dda University Health Board is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Consultant to join colleagues in a very dynamic and forward looking mental health service.

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

To provide, with consultant colleagues (as appropriate) a service in Adult General Community Psychiatry and supporting the development of sub-speciality interest to the hospitals and community so designated with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness.

Main duties of the job

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements: -

To ensure the provision and delivery of a first class clinical service

To provide effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty

To sustain and develop teaching and research wherever appropriate

To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Health Board's service plans

Core clinical expertise in Adult General Psychiatry

Generic skills in multidisciplinary assessment and community management of acute and chronic mental health problems

Experience and knowledge of running a sub specialty service

Supporting and training multidisciplinary teams

Delivering care in the community alongside primary health care and social care teams

Addressing the Intermediate Care Agenda

Participating in CPD including Audit

Maintain good standing with Royal College for CPD.

You are expected to maintain your professional development for Revalidation

Educational Supervisor role to Junior and Middle Grade Medical Staff

To undertake regular multidisciplinary clinical audit and provide evidence based medicine

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 12,000 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 (six 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. This JD is currently with the Royal College pending approval.

Discussions around working pattern will take place during initial job planning, where preferences, requirements and options can be discussed and explored in full.

Please see the below links for useful videos relating to this vacancy:

Hywel Dda in three Counties:

Medical Leadership in Hywel Dda: t=33s

Person Specification



  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • On Specialist Register with GMC or CCT due within 6 months of interview date Or CESR or equivalent European Qualifications for Specialist Registration
  • MRCPsych or FRCPsych or other
  • Valid Certified Advanced Life Support Skills
  • Approved Clinician Status
  • Section 12 approved


  • Appropriate Higher Degree e.g. MD, PhD or MSc or equivalent

Clinical Experience


  • Broad based experience in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Knowledge of UK hospital systems (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge and participation in CPD
  • Competence in eg. 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


Gorwelion Resource Centre


SY23 1HB

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