Locum Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£94,638 a year per annum
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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Prison and Forensic
Full Time
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Applications are invited for the post of Locum Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist to work in the Low Secure In-patient & Community Forensic Team, available for an initial period of six months pending recruitment to a substantive position in the near future.

Main duties of the job

The post is full-time and works in partnership with another Consultant colleague and the Integrated Manager within the Low Secure Service within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

The Adult Mental Health Directorate is responsible for providing a comprehensive range of mental health services to Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan (population of 417,000 served). The Directorate focuses its services on individuals aged between 18 and 65 years of age with severe and/or enduring mental health problems. Services are organised within the context of eight discrete neighbourhoods within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Each neighbourhood is served by its own CMHT. In-patient facilities are located at University Hospital Llandough.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services.

Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

Applicants should preferably either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within three months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales. The basic salary for this post is £94,638 per annum.

About us

Applicants must ensure they provide the names and contact details of referees covering at least the last three years of their employment/training history in full. In addition, applicants who are currently or have most recently been employed as a substantive Consultant or as a Locum Consultant in post for more than 12 months must also provide the name of their Medical Director as an additional referee.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well and ourvision is that every persons chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our populations health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practise
  • Eligible for Approved Clinician (Wales) status
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working and gate-keeping in high, medium and low secure psychiatric settings
  • Experience of working closely with MAPPA and criminal justice system in providing support to manage risk for individuals with mental disorders
  • Experience of developing care pathway for very complex forensic cases
  • Experience of conducting prison clinics
Skills Essential
  • Experience in providing written reports for legal purposes
Knowledge Essential
  • Expert knowledge of forensic psychiatry
  • Knowledge of HCR-20, PCL-R and other risk assessment tools
  • Risk management linked to provisions of mental health care including secure care and protection of public
Personal qualities Essential
  • Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone

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