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Consultant Psychiatrist in Acute Care

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum
Closing date
13 Jul 2024
Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Acute Care Inpatient Psychiatry

There are 2 wards for adults in Ablett Unit, with 10 beds for females (Dinas Female) and 10 beds for male inpatients (Dinas male) as well as s136 suite. The Home Treatment Team is also based in the Ablett Unit. The Ablett unit also hosts an 8 bedded male locked rehabilitation ward (Cynnydd) as well as a 10 bedded Older Persons' functional ward (Tegid ward).

The adult acute care service covers the 20 bedded adult ward and the Home Treatment Team (HTT).

The Home Treatment Team has the capacity to take on approximately 25 patients at any one time. Crises Resolution Services are provided within the local community mental health services and do not form part of this acute care model.

The Acute care Teams work collaboratively work with CMHTs to ensure timely communication and care planning.

The care of individuals is subject to the Mental Health Measure (Wales) 2010 and the post holder is expected to work in line with the requirements of the MH Measure. The post holder will provide patient centered recovery based care through a supervisory and consultancy role. They will provide Responsible Clinician oversight for approximately half of the ADULT acute care service covering 10 beds and half the HTT patients alongside the other Substantive Approved Clinician.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be the treating consultant alongside the other Approved Clinician for inpatients admitted to Dinas Male and female wards and those accepted for Home Treatment Team. The adult inpatient wards admit patients from Denbighshire and Conwy and occasionally from the East and West areas.

The Division has an active bed management process, which allows flexibility in managing the available beds. On occasion patients are admitted to the corresponding units in the east and west localities.

Admissions to the wards typically come from the community via CMHT or the general hospitals via Psychiatric Liaison Service. Medical oversight of admissions occurs with a handover of consultant responsibility at the time of admission and discharge. The post holder and colleagues in the community work closely to facilitate continuity of care and discharge planning. The CMHT remain involved in patient care when admitted.

The post holder will be the responsible clinician for patients admitted under the Mental Health Act. They will provide medical leadership to the multidisciplinary team. The post holder will work closely with the sector consultant, CMHT and local authorities to provide continuity of care and robust discharge planning. The post holder will work using the Mental Health Measure and local policies. The post holder will be the supervising doctor for junior doctors attached to the post.

About us

We are delighted that you are interested in joining the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Division. When you join the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities division, you can balance work and life - with flexible working opportunities, hybrid and agile vacancies and an abundance of training and career development opportunities.

Some of the many benefits of joining the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Division include
  • Wellness, Work and Us -a human service providing support and intervention to staff at times of need.The quality of our interactions is grounded in our own sense of wellbeing -when we are well, we can better support each other and the people who use our services.
  • Offering services ranging from drop-in sessions, counselling, coaching & an onsite gym.
  • Managerial and Clinical supervisions - regular opportunities for staff to gain feedback from managers, discuss development opportunities and focus on overall wellbeing.
  • Flexible working to suit you and your family, such as full time, annualised hours, part time, term time, remote and hybrid working, to enable you to achieve a great work-life balance. Let us discuss!
  • Support to progress your career in a place that allows you to reach your goals inside work and out.
  • A chance to be recognised for great work through our staff achievement awards.
  • Continued professional development opportunities through our in house training and external academic courses within local colleges and universities

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.
  • Experience of community psychiatric practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Ablett Unit, Glan Clwyd Hospital


LL18 5UJ

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