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Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry - Blaenau Gwent

Employer
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Location
Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent
Salary
£86,063 to £111,732 a year per annum/pro rata
Closing date
25 Oct 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Psychiatry, Old-age psychiatry
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

We are recruiting for a full-time Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist position to replace the previous substantive post-holder. This is a well-established Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist post with both community and inpatient responsibilities. The catchment area of Blaenau Gwent is the smallest and most compact local authority borough in Gwent with a population of 13,385 over 65-year-olds representing approximately 12% of the overall older adult population served by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

The post will be based at Ysbyty'r Tri Chwm (YTC), Ebbw Vale and is easily accessible from either Abergavenny or Newport areas. YTC is a purpose-built older adult mental health unit which houses a 15 bedded ward (Cedar Parc) for the specialist assessment and treatment of dementia inpatients. The ward is co-located with the Blaenau Gwent OA CMHT and Memory Assessment Service where the Consultant, Senior Nurse and team and outpatient offices are also situated.

Local general hospital facilities are provided, one mile away, at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan, Ebbw Vale. Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny is the nearest enhanced-local general hospital supporting our patients if they become severely physically unwell and critical care hospital facilities are provided at Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran.

Main duties of the job

The Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist will provide clinical leadership to:

  • The multi-disciplinary inpatient team on Cedar Parc ward (specialist dementia assessment) and will have RC responsibility for any patients admitted under the MHA.
  • The Blaenau Gwent OA CMHT and Memory Assessment Service. These are close working multidisciplinary teams that together provided community and outpatient care for older people living in the Blaenau Gwent catchment area suffering with dementia and complex functional mental illness.


The Consultant will be supported by full multidisciplinary teams, a full-time GPVTS trainee doctor and a shared Specialty Doctor in Old Age Psychiatry.

The Consultant will act as clinical supervisor to any attached rotational junior medical staff and will be expected to participate in the health board psychiatric medical undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes. There are also opportunities to participate in local multidisciplinary older adult mental health training initiatives and other training/teaching opportunities (eg care of the elderly and general medicine).

The Consultant will be expected to fully engage with relevant local and health board clinical governance activities and will be encouraged to be involved in service development and patient quality & safety improvement initiatives.

The Consultant will be expected and supported to undertake relevant CPD activities, identified through appraisal and job-planning.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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Job responsibilities

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This position involves Regulated Activity with 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 barred list check


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

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.

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Research
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Clinical Governance
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Clinical experience
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Company

EMPOWERED TO INNOVATE

With a passion for improvement, we encourage our staff to share new ideas and innovative thinking. Together we inspire progression and are proud of the care we provide. We invest more than just trust in our teams. We develop individual skillsets and support development through training and mentorship, encouraging you to thrive in your own way. We provide an extensive range and quantity of academic activities, including teaching and research, and therefore have been awarded the prestigious University status.

TEAMWORKING CULTURE.

With a range of working environments, from large district hospitals, to our network of community and mental health hospitals and day care premises, our focus is on ensuring that all of our staff are supported and that each location works together, to provide the best environment for both our staff and patients. We are also opening The Grange University Hospital in 2021, which will have 450 beds and provide critical care to patients.

REAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

There are around 300 different careers in the NHS, from Doctors and Nurses to Porters, Scientists and Catering staff. Take a closer look at what’s happening in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and view all our vacancies for something that will suit you.

TRULY INSPIRED TO CARE.

The Health Board employs over 13,000 staff, two thirds of whom are involved in direct patient care. There are more than 250 consultants in a total, over 1,000 hospital and general practice doctors, 6,000 Nurses, Midwives, Allied Professionals and Community Workers.

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