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Consultant in S-CAMHS

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£86,063 to £111,732 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Contract Type
Full Time
This substantive post is a replacement post and you will join colleagues in a very dynamic and forward looking Multi Disciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. The post will be a 10 session post with the possibility of developing special interest sessions. There are range of opportunities on offer including early intervention psychosis, CAMHS learning disability team, ASD/neurodevelopmental team, perinatal psychiatry / infant mental health, specialist eating disorder service and crisis/liaison.

This post comes during a period of Health Board-wide service reviews, including a comprehensive reconfiguration of Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and S-CAMHS services within the Health Board. The aim is to provide a spectrum of flexible and responsive services for the population across the Health Board.

Main duties of the job

As a senior employee of the Health Board the post holder will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Health Board's patients.

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements:-
  • To provide effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty
  • To sustain and develop teaching and research wherever appropriate
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Health Board's service plans
  • To maintain the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty or the Health Board
  • Core clinical expertise in S-CAMHS
  • Experience and knowledge of running a sub specialty service
  • Leadership and team building skills as well as working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Delivering care in the community alongside primary health care and social care teams
  • Providing persuasive strategic advice to LHB's and Social Services Departments within the Strategic framework of the S-CAMHS Service
  • Addressing the Intermediate Care Agenda
  • You are expected to maintain your professional development for Revalidation
  • A Teaching and Training Role for medical undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Educational Supervisor role to Junior and Middle Grade Medical Staff
  • To undertake regular multidisciplinary clinical audit and provide evidence based medicine

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 Practise
  • On Specialist Register/SpR due to obtain relevant CCT/CESR(CP) within 6 months of interview
  • AC Approved
  • Section 12 Approved
  • Appropriate Higher Degree e.g. MD, PhD or MSc or equivalent
Clinical Experience Essential
  • Broad based experience in Acute & Community S-CAMHS experience
  • Knowledge of UK hospital systems (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge and participation in CPD
  • Competence in S-CAMHS, General Psychiatry and Medicine
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Evidence of management training

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