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Specialty Doctor in MHSOP

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£45,345 to £77,897 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Psychiatry, Old-age psychiatry
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Part Time
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Specialty Doctor In Mental Health Services for Older People - 6 sessions

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 0.60wte (24hours per week) Specialty Doctor to join our Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) Care Home Liaison team, covering over 70 care homes (residential and nursing) across the whole of Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan.

Main duties of the job

This a six session post working in the Care Home Liaison Team. The role includes assessment and treatment of people over 65 years old with both functional (affective and psychotic disorders) and organic (neurodegenerative) illness, with frequent co-morbidity across both physical and mental health needs, in care homes. Assessments occur in the care homes and the Specialty Doctor, along with the team members will be responsible for running Inreach clinics in Care homes as well as Section 117 reviews with the social workers.

The appointee will be expected to work closely with other MHSOP services including Community REACT ('crisis') team, Locality Community Mental Health teams, Younger Onset Dementia Service, Inpatient units (facilitating smooth transition from inpatient to care homes), Assessment and Recovery Unit and General Hospital Liaison Service as well the GPs, CRT, Palliative Care team, Parkinson's team and the Cardiff and Vale Memory Team. The post-holder will regularly participate and contribute to three weekly multi-disciplinary team meetings.

References will be required to cover a minimum of three years of previous employment and/or training.

A satisfactory disclosure check will be required of the successful applicant.

In view of Border Immigration Agency regulations, all applicants must state their current immigration status including expiry dates.

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 is Caring for People, Keeping People Well and our vision 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, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description
Job responsibilities

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

Cewch hyd i Ddisgrifiad Swydd llawn a Manyleb y Person wediu hatodi o fewn y dogfennau ategol

Person Specification

  • MB BS or recognised equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice


  • Experience in working in mental health services in UK
  • Section 12 (2) recognition under MHA 1983 or qualification to become Section 12 approved


  • Four years full-time postgraduate training or equivalent at least two of which will be in Psychiatry


  • MRCPsych


  • 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
  • Computing skills

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Commitment to working as part of a multidisciplinary team

BMJRef: BMJ-77230/001-MP084.22


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