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Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry - West Cardiff

Employer
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Location
Cardiff
Salary
£86,063 to £111,732 a year per annum
Closing date
13 Dec 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Other
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry to work across the West Cardiff area.

The post holder will act as Responsible Clinician to clients cared for by the neighbourhood services who are in-patients or in the community. There is support from a Consultant colleague in the Crisis Service who manages the early part of acute admissions (up to 14 days). West Cardiff (Pendine) CMHT covers a diverse city area of Cardiff with some areas of deprivation and serves a population of approximately 65,000.

Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales. The basic salary range for this post is 86,063 per annum to 111,732 per annum plus a further 26,672 per annum available in Commitment Awards. Consultants in Wales paid on one of the first three points of the substantive Consultant pay scale also receive a Wales recruitment incentive payment.

Main duties of the job

A weekly multidisciplinary referral meeting is held in which referrals are discussed and individual care pathways are agreed. A weekly MDT is held at which assessments are presented, complex cases are discussed and in-patients are reviewed. There are an average of 100 new referrals a month which are screened and allocated, with the majority being seen by non-medical members of the team or signposted to appropriate agencies.

The number of in-patients varies and are accommodated in the new purpose-built Acute Adult Inpatient Unit - Hafan Y Coed - at University Hospital Llandough, which also has a high care ward where patients may be accommodated if needed.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services.

Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

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
Qualifications
Essential
  • On GMC Specialist Register for specialty / Specialist Registrar with CCT/CESR(CP) due within 6 months of interview date
  • Eligible for Approved Clinician (Wales) status
Experience
Essential
  • Comprehensive training and experience in Psychiatry including in-patient and community work
Ability
Essential
  • Counselling / Communication skills
Audit
Essential
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice
Research
Essential
  • Active research interests
Teaching
Essential
  • Evidence of teaching medical students and junior doctors
Personal qualities
Essential
  • Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone


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Company

About:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest NHS organisations in Europe. We employ approximately 14,500 staff, and spend around £1.4 billion every year on providing health and wellbeing services to a population of around 472,400 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. We also serve a wider population across South and Mid Wales for a range of specialties. 

Our vision is to create a community where healthy life choice does not depend on who you are or where you live.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, and together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will hopefully unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

Our Services

The only tertiary centre for Wales offering a range of services for the whole nation including the only Children’s Hospital in Wales, Organ Donation and Transplant, Neuroscience, Genomics, Precision Medicine and Advanced Therapies, and more.

Public Health

Improving the health of our population and reducing inequalities. Providing preventative health care information and advice including access to health and well-being services.

Primary, Community and Intermediate Care

Offering first line health services at GP surgeries, dentists, optomtetrist and a range of therapy and community based services accessible as close to home as possible.

Acute and Tertiary Care

Providing unscheduled or emergency care. Elective care and specialist services to a wider population across Wales, including dignostics and theraputic services.

Corporate Services

Providing the support services required to run an integrated health system across Cardiff and Wales ensuring patient safety, governance, quality assurance, performance and excellent delivery of all services.

Our Structure

  • Our organisation is structured and designed into seven Clinical Boards which cover our four main service areas and much more. They are:
  • Children and Women’s Clinical Board
  • Clinical Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Medicine Clinical Board
  • Mental Health Clinical Board
  • Specialist Services Clinical Board
  • Surgery Clinical Board
  • Primary, Community and Intermediate Care Clinical Board

The Clinical Boards were created in June 2013 and have been successful in providing strong leadership in clinical areas and have resulted in the acceleration of operational decision making, greatly enhancing the outcomes for patients in their care. The Boards are held to account via the Executive Directors and a process of scrutiny is ensured through monthly performance boards and a robust authorisation process.  

A Great Place to Live and Work

Cardiff really is a city of contrasts. A castle with 1900 years of history stands alongside a modern shopping centre and a spectacular Civic Centre surrounded by acres of parkland.

The Cardiff Bay development has created eight miles of waterfront with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

For those seeking more culture there is easy access to the National Museum and Gallery Cardiff, the Museum of Welsh Life and the Wales Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a mixture of gentle rolling hills, charming towns and villages, and a dramatic natural coastline which includes part of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.

Surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, with the Brecon Beacons National Park, Swansea Gower Peninsula and the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan all nearby, Cardiff really does have it all.

Housing is reasonably priced, and our schools offer a high standard of education and facilities.

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