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Specialty Doctor in Old Age Psychiatry

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£56,346 to £90,000 gross per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a new post for South Gwynedd for the Older Persons catchment.

Ysbyty Gwynedd is a 580 bed District General Hospital serving the population of Gwynedd, Ynys Mn as well as border areas of Gwynedd. The hospital provides a comprehensive range of medical and surgical specialties, as well as paediatrics, maternity and critical care services. The site also includes a mental health inpatient unit (Hergest).

The post holder will be responsible for Older Persons Services, covering GP surgeries in Dwyfor, South Gwynedd.

The post will provide CPA reviews and ward round for inpatients for the catchment area, outpatient clinics and medical input to the memory service. Dealing with organic referrals for the catchment area.

The post holder will provide specialist psychiatric assessment, treatment and management for people with cognitive impairment (including Young Onset Dementias) and those over 70 with functional illnesses - transition arrangements are in place for developing an age equal or needs based specialist Older Persons Mental Health Service from the catchment area) both functional and organic.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide specialist psychiatric assessment, treatment and management for older adults based in Dwyfor, South Gwynedd.

The post holder will be based with the Old Age Community Mental Health Team 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 with both inpatient and community management of 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. The post holder is expected to support acute care with their acute care session.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

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



  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council.
  • Minimum of four years (full time or equivalent) in postgraduate training in the UK or equivalent EEA training. At least two years training must be in the relevant specialty or recognised equivalent training (this is defined as the successful completion of the Foundation programme, followed by either successful completion of ST1 and ST2 or CT1 and CT2 or as a FTSTA or its recognised equivalent).


  • Postgraduate Qualifications
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Section 12(2) Approved



  • General medical skills


  • 2 years' experience in Old Age psychiatry.
  • Experience in older adult psychiatry for a minimum of 1 year.

Personal Skills


  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Good team working skills


  • Ability to communicate in the medium of Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Hafod Hedd


LL53 6TT

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