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Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry - North & West Cardiff

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£87,354 to £113,408 per annum
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, working 8 sessions per week and covering the North & West Cardiff Locality.

The post holder will work alongside two other Consultants providing input to in-patients across five wards at University Hospital Llandough. Admissions are prioritised by the clinical team and managed via a bed management system that the Consultant will input into. Outpatient clinics are held weekly. The post holder will also cover community work including outpatient clinics and domiciliary visits.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales. The basic salary range for this post is �73,377 per annum to �95,263 per annum for an 8-session commitment plus a further �21,337 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 be expected to carry out duties within the expectations of the framework of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 including care and treatment plans. In addition to supporting the team, the Consultant will have an important relationship to play within the Mental Health Services for Older People Directorate, especially with regard to supporting the managed bed process in the service. The Consultant will clinically lead the service and support the development of multidisciplinary working and clinical governance and quality & safety processes.

Managerial leadership will be provided by the Senior MHSOP Directorate Team, including chairing of the Quality & Safety Committee.

The post holder will be expected to act as an Approved Clinician, taking overall responsibility of both in-patients and community patients under their care. Acute Day Hospital patients will be admitted to the Assessment & Recovery Unit (ARU) in University Hospital Llandough. The Care Home Liaison, REACT and Hospital Old Age Psychiatry Liaison Services will support in effective delivery of clinical care.

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

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.

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 is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision 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, Cardiff and 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


  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Eligible for Approved Clinician (Wales) status



  • Comprehensive training and experience as Specialty Registrar or equivalent including in-patient and community work



  • 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


University Hospital Llandough

Penlan Road


CF64 2XX

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