Specialty Doctor in Young Onset Dementia MHSOP

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£50,620 to £79,144 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Old Age
Specialty doctor
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialty Doctor to join our Young Onset Dementia (YOD) service within Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) . The post is an 8 session post, initially for 1 year.

Main duties of the job

The Cardiff & Vale Young Onset Dementia Service is a post Primary Progressive Dementia diagnosis Service, who work primarily with patients & the families of patients aged under 65 diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease & variants, Frontal temporal dementia, Vascular dementia, Mixed dementia & Lewy Body dementia/Parkinson's dementia.

The post-holder will be based in the Young Onset Dementia Cariad Centre in Barry Hospital & will work in the community & inpatient settings. The work will consist of assessments of emergency & routine psychiatric patients, together with ongoing care under the supervision of the Consultant. Duties will involve a spectrum of activities including history taking, assessment of mental states, electronic record keeping, preparation of discharge summaries & written communication with GPs following outpatient clinics & domiciliary visits.

About us

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

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's 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.

Job description Job responsibilities


The post-holder will provide support to the inpatient YOD unit based in Barry Hospital. There are 14 beds and one respite bed on the ward. A significant amount of work is likely to be involved with patients who are or need to be detained under the Mental Health Act.

The post holder will exercise an intermediate level of clinical responsibility as delegated by the Consultant to whom he/she is responsible.

The post-holder will work closely with a number of professionals in the team including CPNs, Dementia Care Advisor, Dietician, SLT, OT, Physiotherapist, Psychologist and Family Support Workers. The post-holder will regularly participate and contribute to weekly multi-disciplinary team meetings.

This is a part time 8 session appointment on a fixed term basis for one year initially.

Please refer to attached Job description and Person Specificationwithin the supporting documents.

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • MB BS or recognised equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice
  • Academic excellence (prizes, merits, distinctions etc.)
  • Section 12 (2) recognition under MHA 1983 or qualification to become Section 12 approved
  • Experience in working in mental health services in UK.
  • Four years full-time postgraduate training (or part-time equivalent), at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as fixed-term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty, OR equivalent experience / competencies*
  • MRCPsych
  • Experience of working in mental health services in UK.
  • Commitment to team approach and multi-disciplinary working
  • Effective communication skills
  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance
  • Ability to take independent clinical decisions when necessary and to seek advice from senior doctors as appropriate
  • Research interests relevant to specialty
  • Audit
  • Teaching
  • Computing skills
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Ability to work both in a team and alone
  • Motivated and efficient
  • Satisfactory Immigration Status

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