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Consultant in Low-Secure Unit and Forensic Mental Health Team

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Carmarthen
Salary
£86,063 to £111,732 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Profession
Psychiatrist
Service
Adult
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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100-MED-MHLD-165

Consultant in Low-Secure Unit and Forensic Mental Heath Team

Base: Cwn Seren Low Secure Unit, Carmarthen

Salary: £86,063 - £111,732 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join the team at Cwm Seren Low Secure Unit and Forensic Mental Health Team. Hywel Dda University Health Board is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Consultant to join colleagues in a very dynamic and forward looking low-secure unit and forensic mental health team.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will provide clinical expertise and strategic leadership as we look to develop our integrated Low Secure Unit and community forensic services to meet the population needs of Hywel Dda UHB.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:
  • Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest
  • Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire
  • 48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres
  • Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful candidate for this Consultant post will be eligible to hold an Honorary Academic title at a partner university on the understanding that they will participate in undergraduate teaching, including acting as an examiner, and support and facilitate research activities in an appropriate university faculty and school. They will take direction in these activities via the appropriate academic lead. The agreement to define the Honorary Academic responsibilities and associated programmed activities in relation to teaching time and research will be negotiated jointly between the post holder, the university and the Health Board. It will form part of the successful candidates job plan. The award of the Honorary Academic contract will be dependent upon a formal application being submitted to the university in accordance with the Honorary Appointments procedures and will be available on a fixed term basis subject to satisfactory performance in the academic activity undertaken.

For full details of the role requirements, please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for this vacancy.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • On specialist register or SpR due to obtain relevant CCT within 6 months of interview
  • AC Approved
  • Section 12 Approved
Desirable
  • Appropriate higher degree, MD, PhD or MSc or equivalent
Clinical Experience Essential
  • Broad based experience in forensic psychiatry
  • Knowledge of UK hospital systems (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge and participation in CPD
  • Competence in general adult psychiatry
  • Expertise in writing reports for and providing oral evidence at Mental Health Review Tribunals and Hospital Managers hearing
  • Able to apply knowledge
  • Safe and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience of communicating bad news
  • Meet the requirement of the GMC's Good Medical Practice
Desirable
  • Experience of NHS
  • Wider experience, research and training in providing sub specialty service
  • Evidence of above average performance
  • Additional clinical qualification(s)
Clinical Governance Essential
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice
  • Comprehension of core philosophy and building blocks of Clinical Governance
Desirable
  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Knowledge of annual job planning/appraisal review process
Research Essential
  • Experience and knowledge of critical appraisal of evidence so as to improve clinical outcomes
Desirable
  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and concluding research projects with publication
  • Research degree
Teaching Essential
  • Evidence of organising programmes and teaching medical students and junior doctors
  • Willingness to teach all grades of professional multidisciplinary staff
Desirable
  • Organisation of further teaching programmes in medical education
  • Training the Trainers experience
Management Essential
  • Knowledge of the management and structure of the NHS
  • Willingness to participate in clinical management
Desirable
  • Evidence of management training


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