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Consultant Psychiatrist - Rehab & Recovery

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Sep 2024

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time
The Team in Swansea is looking for an enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist to fill this permanent post based at Cefn Coed Hospital working in male high dependency rehabilitation/recovery inpatient units for treatment of patients with serious mental illnesses.

This post will cover Gwelfor an eighteen bed male high dependency rehabilitation/recovery unit for treatment of patients with serious mental illnesses and the Step-Down Houses a community rehabilitation unit which is comprised of two houses (Ty Gwanwyn and Carreg Sarn) a variation of staffed and floating support.

This is a replacement post joining a Speciality Doctor with the support of a Multidisciplinary Team inclusive of Occupational Therapy and Psychology. There are also opportunities for a CT3 psychiatry trainee to work alongside the clinical team. There is a General Practitioner who covers Gwelfor and Stepdown for one day week to see to the patients medical care.

The medical team working on Gwelfor/step down work in partnership with a wider rehabilitation team including low secure services based at Taith Newydd (Glanrhyd Hospital, Bridgend) and a community Adult Forensic Community Team.

Accepting this role will see you joining a very experienced Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) working at the heart of practice within the unit working to enable the provision of effective, comprehensive care. The MDT work with the patients to ensure that individuals experience a seamless and co-ordinated approach to their care.

Main duties of the job

You will provide a clinical service, with colleagues, which will include the responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness.

Working with consultant colleagues and the multi-professional team you will have continuing responsibility for the well-being of all patients under your care allowing for proper delegation to, and training of staff. In partnership with clinical and managerial colleagues you will also have responsibility for the safe, efficient and effective functioning of the services in which you work.

You may be named in the contracts of junior staff as the person expected to act as Educational Supervisor for core and higher psychiatric trainees assigned to you over seeing their training and being the initial source of advice for doctors regarding their careers, within the guidelines of the specialist bodies and Royal Colleges.

You will be expected to make a significant contribution to the service and directorate planning process through active participation in the clinical directorate structure.

You will participate in the 1 in 20 on call consultant rota across the Swansea Bay UHB area, with prospective cover. In exceptional circumstances it may also be necessary to undertake duties at other locations with the Health Board. Travelling as necessary between sites.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details in relation to this post, please click on the supporting documents section to find the full Job Description and Personal Specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered with the GMC
  • Licensed to practice
  • On Specialist Register with GMC as a specialist in 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


  • Primary CCT or an endorsement, in CAMHS or General Adult Psychiatry
  • 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


  • Development and commissioning of Liaison services
  • Experience of research in psychiatry
  • Experience of psychological therapy

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 (IT)
  • Clinical Skills Section 12 approval


  • 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


  • Welsh Language skills

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Cefn Coed Hospital

Waunarlydd Road, Cockett



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