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Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry (North Denbighshire)

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

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The post holder will be responsible for Older Persons Services, covering GP surgeries in the North Denbighshire area.

The post will provide CPA reviews and ward round for inpatients for the catchment area, outpatient clinics and medical input to the memory service. Dealing with organic referrals for the catchment area.

Graduates by agreement with adult consultant psychiatrists for age 65 if meet criteria for complex needs.

The post holder will be expected to comply with the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

The post may at times attract a junior doctor, depending on availability in the training rota.

Undertake responsibilities if approved under the Mental Health Act (1983) as a section 12/2 approved doctor.

Undertake responsibilities under the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide specialist psychiatric assessment, treatment and management for people with cognitive impairment (including Young Onset Dementias) and those over 70 with functional illnesses - transition arrangements are in place for developing an age equal or needs based specialist Older Persons Mental Health Service (OPMHS) from the catchment area) both functional and organic.

The post holder will work within the legislative arrangements of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010, providing medical leadership to the CMHTE, and consultation work with Primary Mental Health Services for the Elderly. They will care coordinate a limited number of personal cases providing Care and Treatment Plans.

The post holder will provide Consultant and Responsible Clinician services to patients admitted to Bryn Hesketh and Tegid Ward, Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act opinions for patients from their catchment area.

The post holder will provide reports and consultation services to support the Health Board in the commissioning of long term health care for patients from their catchment area.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job Description and Personal Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply Now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych or MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • Welsh AC Approval.



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of completing CCT.
  • Approved Clinician status or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment.
  • Approved under S12 or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment.


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice.

Clinical Skills


  • Evidence of training in the core and specialist competencies for community psychiatry.


  • Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team.

Teaching and Training


  • Evidence of having delivered postgraduate teaching.
  • Evidence of having delivered multidisciplinary teaching.


  • Experience of teaching medical students.

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Glan Traeth, Rhyl


LL18 3AS

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