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Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry (Links Centre)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£50,620 to £79,144 a year per annum
Closing date
13 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Other
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry (Links Centre)

This is a full-time appointment 10 basic sessions, each session comprising of 4 hours of duty. The post holder will exercise an intermediate level of clinical responsibility as delegated by the Consultant to whom he/she is responsible.

The appointee will initially be required to work 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

However innovative ways of working will be encouraged, such as developing better liaison with local General Practitioners, establishing links with local voluntary organisations and trying to improve out of hour's services. Any changes in duties would only take place following appropriate discussion and negotiation with all parties involved.

There will be no contractual requirement to participate in out of hours on-call duties.

Main duties of the job

Direct clinical care covers:-
  • Emergency duties (including emergency work carried out during or arising from on-call)
  • Operating sessions including pre and post-operative care
  • Ward rounds
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Clinical diagnostic work
  • Other patient treatment
  • Public health duties
  • Multi-disciplinary meetings about direct patient care
  • Administration directly related to patient care e.g. referrals, notes etc.

Supporting professional activities covers:-
  • Training
  • Continuing professional development
  • Teaching
  • Audit
  • Job planning
  • Appraisal
  • Research
  • Clinical management
  • Local clinical governance activities

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

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

Person Specification
  • Full GMC registration
  • MB BS or recognised equivalent
  • academic excellence
  • Four years full-time postgraduate training (or part-time equivalent), at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in Psychiatry or as fixed-term specialty trainee in Psychiatry, OR equivalent experience / competencies*
  • Assessment of emergencies
Skills Knowledge
  • Counselling and communication skills
  • Up to date with current practices in Psychiatry
  • Eligibility for Section 12 MHA approval
  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance
  • Audit
  • Research interests relevant to specialty

BMJRef: BMJ-81488/001-MP116.22
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