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Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disabilities

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

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Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This post is to work primarily with adults with learning disabilities and to support seamless transition between Child and Adult services across the Flintshire area.

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.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will receive referrals form a variety of sources and provide diagnostic assessment, treatment and support services to adults living in Flintshire with a range of learning disability associated with mental disorder, challenging behaviour, autism spectrum disorders, dementia, offending behaviour and other multiple disabilities.

The post holder will develop, maintain and deliver the necessary evidence based interventions in a range of community settings to enable adults with learning disability to lead fulfilling lives.

The post holder will contribute to risk assessment and management

The post holder will be part of, and provide clinical leadership to the Community Learning Disability Team, working in community and outpatient settings.

The post holder will forge good links and relationships with professionals and teams within BCUHB including primary care as well as external allied agencies such as social services, police, voluntary and private sector.

The post holder will provide Consultant and Responsible Medical Officer services to patients admitted to the Heddfan and Ablett acute psychiatric units from the Flintshire area. The post holder will work within the legislative arrangements of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

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

To manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the medical director and in accordance with the Health Boards personnel policies and procedures. This may include assessing competences under the Modernising Medical Careers framework.

To ensure that junior medical staff, working with the post holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant.

To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients.

To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively and submit this promptly to the necessary department.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • MRCPsych or MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • Welsh AC Approval


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on GMC Specialist Register.
  • 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 Learning Disability psychiatry.


  • Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of community psychiatric practice

Teaching and Training


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


  • Experience of teaching medical students.

Research/ Audit


  • Proven capability to initiate and undertake original work.
  • Evidence of having undertaken a relevant audit project


  • Evidence of research in Learning Disability care.



  • Evidence of commitment and enthusiasm to provide an Adult Learning Disability Psychiatry Service

Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work under pressure.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills, written, oral and interpersonal


  • Evidence of ability to develop and utilise links with service users.
  • Evidence of ability to build working relationship with colleagues.

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Flintshire Community Learning Disability Team



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