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Consultant in Adult Psychiatry - Vale LMHT

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024
Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Adult Psychiatry with responsibility for the Eastern Vale.

The successful candidate will act as Consultant Psychiatrist within the established Vale Locality Mental Health Team (formerly three separately housed community mental health teams) with two full-time Consultant colleagues for the Central Vale and Western Vale.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales. The basic salary range for this post is �91,722 per annum to �119,079 per annum plus a further �26,672 per annum available in Commitment Awards. Consultants in Wales paid on one of the first three points of the substantive Consultant pay scale also receive a Wales recruitment incentive payment.

Applicants must ensure they provide names and contact details of referees covering at least the last 3 years of their employment/training history in full. In addition, applicants who are currently or have most recently been employed as a substantive Consultant or as a Locum Consultant in post for more than 12 months must also provide the name of their Medical Director as an additional referee.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as Responsible Clinician to clients cared for by the neighbourhood services who are in-patients or in the community under the Mental Health Act 983 and in accordance with the Wales Mental Health Measure.

The post holder will manage both community and in-patients but they are supported by a Consultant colleague in the Crisis Service who manages the early part of acute admissions (up to 14 days).

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services.

Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.

Academic interests will be encouraged research and teaching in collaboration with Cardiff University's School of Medicine will be expected.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • On GMC Specialist Register / Specialist Registrar with CCT/CESR(CP) due within 6 months of interview date
  • Eligible for Approved Clinician (Wales) status


  • MRCPsych or equivalent



  • Comprehensive training and experience in Psychiatry including in-patient and community work


  • Psychotherapy experience



  • Evidence of effective team and multi-disciplinary working
  • Effective and demonstrable communication skills

Clinical Governance


  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice
  • Evidence of proactive engagement with appraisal and revalidation



  • Evidence of active research interests



  • Evidence of teaching medical students and junior doctors



  • Evidence of effective leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Vale LMHT, Barry Hospital

Colcot Road


CF10 5UY

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