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Consultant in Adult Psychiatry (PICU / HTT)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£86,063 to £111,732 a year gross per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Oct 2022

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Hospital, Psychiatry
Contract Type
Full Time
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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board are recruiting for a Consultant in Adult Psychiatry based at the Hergest Unit, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.

The post holder will be responsible for clinical management of the 6 bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and the Home Treatment Team (HTT), based at the psychiatric inpatient unit.

The post is full time comprising of 10 x sessions, 7 of which are DCC and 3 are SPA.

You are required to be on the Specialist Register, have CCT or recognised equivalent, or be within 6 months of obtaining it at the time of interview.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work part time or to job share.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will take clinical responsibility, including acting as Responsible Clinician for the patients admitted to the PICU in Bangor. This is a regional service and may accept admissions from all over North Wales.

The post holder will be a reference point for the multi-disciplinary teams taking an active part in ensuring that assessment, treatment and review procedures are consistent and of high quality.

Clinical duties include assessment of newly admitted patients including risk assessment and drawing up of management plans. The post holder will hold regular psychiatric reviews, attend team meetings, provide clinical supervision of junior doctors, clinical staff and medical students and engage in clinical audit.

The post holder will work collaboratively with the other Acute Care Services (open wards) to facilitate rapid transfer in accordance to the established care model. There is time within the weekly timetable for such liaison work to occur. Responsible clinician's role will remain with the post holder during a patient's stay at PICU.

About us

North Wales is the perfect place to train, work and live. With stunning surroundings, affordable housing, great schools and a true sense of community wherever you go, North Wales is the perfect place to settle down on your own or with a family.

BCULHB is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check being made.

As part of the Health Board's strategic collaboration with Bangor University, individuals with an interest in teaching and research who can demonstrate and agree a possible contribution to the School can be considered and nominated for recognition through the University's process for granting honorary titles and help to deliver our shared vision for the North Wales School of Medicine and Health.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification which can be found in the Supporting Documents section for further information about the post.

Person Specification
  • 12/2 Approval AC Approval (or eligible for approval)
  • MRCPsych or equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • Post graduate Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of completing CCT.
  • Approved under S12 or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment.
  • Approved Clinician status or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment.
Clinical Skills
  • Evidence of training in the core and specialist competencies relevant for community psychiatry
  • General medical skills
  • Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team.
Teaching and Training
  • Evidence of having delivered postgraduate teaching.

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We provide a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services across 3 district hospitals, 22 community hospitals and a network of over 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units. BCUHB also coordinate the work of 113 GP practices and the NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists across the region.

Our aim is to enable everyone who uses our services to do so through the medium of Welsh or English, according to personal choice and to encourage other users and providers to use and promote the Welsh language in the health sector.

Our vision

  • We will improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society
  • We will do this by developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations
  • We will develop our workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture

Our values

  • Put Patients first
  • Work together
  • Value and respect each other
  • Learn and innovate
  • Communicate openly and honestly

Our purpose

  • To improve health and deliver excellent care
  • Our strategic goals
  • Improve health and wellbeing for all and reduce health inequalities
  • Work in partnership to design and deliver more care closer to home
  •  Improve the safety and outcomes of care to match the NHS's best
  • Respect individuals and maintain dignity and care
  • Listen to and learn from the experiences of individuals
  • Support, train and develop our staff to excel
  • Use resources wisely, transforming services through innovation and research

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  • Locations:
    Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2PW
    Telephone enquiries: 01248 384 384

    Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 5UJ
    Telephone enquiries: 01745 583 910

    Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham, LL13 7TD
    Telephone enquiries: 01978 291 100
  • 01248 384 384
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