Consultant in Psychiatry of Learning Disability

Location
Blaenau Gwent
Salary
£100,977 pro rata
Posted
28 Jul 2020
Closes
27 Aug 2020
Ref
040-CON358-N-C
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Consultant in the Pyschiatry of Learning Disability

Anticipated Start Date: Immediate 

Based at Blaenau Gwent Community Learning Disability Team

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 27th August 2020

This is a new post developed to provide further Clinical Leadership to the LD Directorate and to consolidate our Consultant numbers. 

Facilities: Office accommodation is provided within Blaenau Gwent Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) with access to office space in Caerphilly CLDT and Llanfrechfa Grange (as needed). Secretarial support is based at Blaenau Gwent CLDT for Blaenau Gwent patients (2days) and in Caerphilly CLDT for Caerphilly patients (4 days). Full IT facilities will be provided. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing outpatient services to Blaenau Gwent, which has a total population of approximately 69,600 (currently 65 patients on medical caseload) and for providing care for approximately half the patients in Caerphilly (total population 180,000, currently 177 patients on medical caseload) the other patients remaining under the care of the current consultant covering Caerphilly. The successful applicant would also provide clinical leadership and care for 5 patients accommodated in the Caerphilly residential facility Twyn Glas. 

We are currently reviewing our provision of community services and the successful candidate will be expected to provide clinical leadership with the other Consultants for the implementation of this review. The intention of the community service review is to strengthen the multidisciplinary community teams (including enlarging the medical workforce) and to broaden the work of the CLDTs. 

The LD Directorate is committed to developing a modern, evidence based, needs led service for people with a Learning Disability. This post provides an exciting opportunity to join an established and innovative directorate which is striving to provide excellent care for the population of Gwent who have a Learning Disability. The LD directorate is working on a number of initiatives to improve patient experience and provide a modern LD service for the future while continuing to deliver high quality care. 

The Health Board actively supports consultant doctors to undertake funded 3 month formal sabbaticals through an annual application process.

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites. 

This position involves Regulated Activity with children and/or adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including 
    - an adults and children’s barred list check 

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR (CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Applicants must hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC.

Vacancy Ref: 040-CON358-N-C                                    

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 27th August 2020

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac: 28th July 2020          

Published in BMJ:  8th August 2020

Interview Date: 25th September 2020

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board 

Medical & Dental Recruitment 

Full Time (10 sessions)

Consultant in the Pyschiatry of Learning Disability

Anticipated Start Date: Immediate 

Based at Blaenau Gwent Community Learning Disability Team

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 27th August 2020

This is a new post developed to provide further Clinical Leadership to the LD Directorate and to consolidate our Consultant numbers. 

Facilities: Office accommodation is provided within Blaenau Gwent Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) with access to office space in Caerphilly CLDT and Llanfrechfa Grange (as needed). Secretarial support is based at Blaenau Gwent CLDT for Blaenau Gwent patients (2days) and in Caerphilly CLDT for Caerphilly patients (4 days). Full IT facilities will be provided. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing outpatient services to Blaenau Gwent, which has a total population of approximately 69,600 (currently 65 patients on medical caseload) and for providing care for approximately half the patients in Caerphilly (total population 180,000, currently 177 patients on medical caseload) the other patients remaining under the care of the current consultant covering Caerphilly. The successful applicant would also provide clinical leadership and care for 5 patients accommodated in the Caerphilly residential facility Twyn Glas. 

We are currently reviewing our provision of community services and the successful candidate will be expected to provide clinical leadership with the other Consultants for the implementation of this review. The intention of the community service review is to strengthen the multidisciplinary community teams (including enlarging the medical workforce) and to broaden the work of the CLDTs. 

The LD Directorate is committed to developing a modern, evidence based, needs led service for people with a Learning Disability. This post provides an exciting opportunity to join an established and innovative directorate which is striving to provide excellent care for the population of Gwent who have a Learning Disability. The LD directorate is working on a number of initiatives to improve patient experience and provide a modern LD service for the future while continuing to deliver high quality care. 

The Health Board actively supports consultant doctors to undertake funded 3 month formal sabbaticals through an annual application process.

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites. 

This position involves Regulated Activity with children and/or adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

nhanced check with barred list information, including 
- an adults and children’s barred list check 

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR (CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Applicants must hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC.

Vacancy Ref: 040-CON358-N-C                                    

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 27th August 2020

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac: 28th July 2020          

Published in BMJ:  8th August 2020

Interview Date: 25th September 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact Professor Catherine Bright, Clinical Director, Learning Disability Directorate, ABUHB. 01633-623625/01495-235539 or email Catherine.bright@wales.nhs.uk