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Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Colwyn Bay
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
The post holder will be responsible for providing consultant input into the care of people open to Conwy CMHT.

All referrals to thecommunity Team are managed by a single point of access. There is a meeting on a daily basis. The meeting decides who the most appropriate person in the service is, to see the referred patient. Those taking part in the meeting include senior representatives of the primary and secondary care team. A consultant attends on a daily basis.

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

Post holder will provide specialist psychiatric assessment, treatment and management for adults aged 18 upwards with serious and enduring mental illness in Conwy. The post holder will provide medical input to patients under secondary care CMHT when required by the care coordinator as well as provide consultation and supervision for Primary Mental Health Services in their catchment area.

The service will deliver a needs led service and therefore the post holder will be expected to manage those above 65 until such time as their needs are more appropriately met by the Older Persons Mental Health Services. (Transition arrangements are under review).

The post holder will be based with the CMHT and work with the county manager to ensure clinical leadership of the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will assist with clinical supervision of the team. It is anticipated that the post holder will assist in training of team members in clinical matters.

The service operates an Acute Care Model with two dedicated inpatient consultant managing the new to service admitted patients. The inpatient consultants also have responsibility for the Home treatment team patients. The post holder will work collaboratively with the Acute Care Services. There is a dedicated session within the job plan for consultation with the Acute Care Service. In the event of one of the acute care consultants being on leave overall responsibility for the inpatients is held by the other acute consultant.

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


Nant y Glyn, Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay

LL29 7RB

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