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Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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The Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Service Group are seeking to appoint a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist who will work within the multidisciplinary community Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

The Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Service Group provides a broad range of community and inpatient services to a wide population, and is responsible for providing Perinatal, Child & Adolescent, Adult, Older People, Rehabilitation , Substance Misuse, Forensic and Learning Disabilities Services.

The successful candidate will join a clinical team including consultant psychiatry colleagues, nurses, psychologists, therapists and a wider medical workforce to deliver SBU Community CAMHS as part of the CAMHS Directorate. The service provides CAMH services across Part 1 and Part 2 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure (2010), including Local Primary Mental Health Support Services, liaison services with schools and local authority services and a Crisis Team. The CAMH service in Swansea Bay works closely with Community Paediatrics and Adult Mental Health Services and with its Local Authority partners Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. CAMHS also link closely with the Early Intervention Psychosis team hosted by the Adult Mental Health Directorate (for ages 14 - 25) and the Neurodevelopmental Service hosted by Children's Services Directorate. Inpatient services are provided regionally at Ty Llidiard Adolescent Inpatient Unit in Bridgend.

Main duties of the job

Please see attached job description and personal specification for additional details in relation to the main duties of the job.

About us

Swansea Bay University Health Board has responsibility for the health of around 390,000 people in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas, with a budget of around �1 billion and employing 12,500 people. We are a University Health Board working in partnership with Swansea University, Swansea School of Medicine, the School of Health Science and the Institute of Life Science. The HB has three major hospitals providing a range of services: Morriston and Singleton hospitals in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot hospital in Baglan, Port Talbot.

The Health Board is part of A Regional Collaboration for Health (ARCH), which is a partnership with Hywel Dda UHB and Swansea University. Aimed at improving the wellbeing and wealth of South West Wales.

Swansea is Wales' second-largest city, and sits on the five-mile sweep of Swansea Bay. An ideal base for exploring South-West Wales, there is also much on offer for visitors in Swansea itself. Swansea has a range of shops, cosy cafes, great restaurants, art galleries as well as being able to offer good outdoor lifestyle with its beautiful coastline and beaches on the Gower Peninsula. Swansea also has excellent sporting facilities including the Wales National pool and liberty stadium home to the Ospreys and Swansea City football club.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and personal specification for additional details regarding main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Registered with the GMC
  • Licensed to practice
  • On Specialist Register with GMC as a specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or eligible for CCT within 6 months of date of interview and have passed exit exam or a statement of eligibility for registration issued by PMETB or a primary medical qualification and recognized specialist qualification from a European Member State which will allow direct entry to the GMC Specialist Register


  • Further relevant degree/diploma
  • Teaching qualification/Higher qualification in medical education



  • Evidence of an ability to develop effective working relationships, on an individual and multi-disciplinary basis with all levels of staff (Working Together)
  • Evidence of working with management and clinical colleagues to improve a service (Always Improving)
  • Values partnership with other agencies (Working Together)
  • Evidence of teaching and training of post/undergraduate clinical staff
  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and completing audit
  • Experience of research in areas specific to CAMHS
  • Specific Interests/ Experience within Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


  • Development and commissioning of CAMH Services

Skills & Abilities


  • Effective leadership ability to take responsibility and demonstrate leadership when appropriate
  • Understands the importance of effective Team Working with all levels of staff, take time to listen, understand and involve people receptive to appropriate change (Working Together )
  • Understands and can apply the principles of Prudent Healthcare (Caring for each other)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with patients, colleagues, relatives and staff communicate openly and honestly and explain things clearly (Caring for each other)
  • Understands information systems and technology


  • Demonstrates learning in Improvement science and methodology, ability and drive to use information and experience to improve the service (Always Improving)

Personal Attributes


  • Flexible and adaptable to competing demands with the ability to work effectively under pressure and cope with setbacks
  • Ability to undertake on-call
  • A commitment to continuous improvement, with a positive attitude, seeks out learning, and continually develops skills and the service (Always Improving)
  • Enthusiasm to take a lead role in clinical development
  • Empathy and sensitivity: ability to listen, understand and involve people see people as individuals

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Baglan Way

Port Talbot

SA12 7BX

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