Consultant Learning Disability Psychiatrist
- Swansea Bay University Health Board
- £93,388 to £111,732 a year Per annum
- Closing date
- 10 Feb 2023
- Hospital, Psychiatry, Psychiatry of learning disability
- Career Level
- Contract Type
- Full Time
We are looking to recruit a Learning Disability Consultant Psychiatrist to join Swansea Bay UHB. The successful candidate will join a team of ten Consultant Learning Disability Psychiatrists who cover the other geographical areas within the Health Board.
The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of care to patients in the geographical region of Swansea (SA4-SA7) and will be based in Llwyneryr AAU, Swansea but will travel to various locations within their geographical area of Swansea. They will join a multi-professional team, whose responsibilities will include the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness. The post-holder will be expected to work closely with Consultant colleagues providing unscheduled care in order to ensure continuity of the care pathways.
The Learning Disability services in SBUHB are currently undergoing significant modernisation with the aim of becoming leaders in the field. The post holder will have the opportunity to be involved with this exciting programme.
Applicants should have full registration with the GMC, possess MRCPsych UK or have an equivalent post graduate qualification. The should be on the specialist register for Learning Disability Psychiatry, or be within 6 months of achieving their CCT in Learning Disability Psychiatry. The ability to commute within the Health Board's geographical area, with access to an appropriate means of transport is essential.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of care to patients in the geographical region of Swansea (SA4-SA7) and will be based in Llwyneryr AAU, Swansea but will travel to various locations within their geographical area of Swansea. They will join a multi-professional team which includes Medical staff, Nurses, Social Workers, Support Workers, Psychologists and Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists whose responsibilities will include the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness.
Our values encourage continuous improvement and as such you will have the opportunity for regular career development to ensure you're on the cutting edge and at the top of your game. Additionally, the service is supportive of staff developing portfolio careers and have excellent opportunities for the successful candidate to explore opportunities in medical management, quality improvement, quality and safety, research and teaching. The Health Board has strong academic links with Swansea University and Medical School and honorary appointments exist should you wish to explore this as part of your career development.
You will be able to find the job description and person specification documents attached within this advert.
- Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
- Broad based experience in psychiatry across the range of sub-specialities. Knowledge of UK hospital systems (or equivalent)
Swansea Bay UHB covers a population of approximately 390,000 in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas, with an annual budget of around £1bn. The health board employs approximately 12,500 staff.
It has three major hospitals providing a range of services: Morriston and Singleton in Swansea, and Neath Port Talbot Hospital in Port Talbot. We also have a community hospital and primary care resource centres providing clinical services outside the main hospitals.
Primary care independent contractors play an essential role in the care of our population and the health board commissions services from GPs, opticians, pharmacists and dentists across the area.
We have 49 GP practices in our health board area, 72 dental practices including orthodontists, 31 optometry practices and 92 community pharmacies. Mental health and learning disabilities services are provided both in hospital and community settings.
The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery at Morriston Hospital forms part of the UK network of burns and plastic surgery units, covering Wales, and the south west of England. Morriston is one of two specialist cardiac surgery services in Wales.
Other specialist services provided by the health board included cleft lip and palate, renal, fertility and bariatric surgery. Forensic mental health services are provided to a wider community which extends across the whole of South Wales.
The health board has an excellent reputation for research and innovation, with excellent links with Swansea University.
Swansea Bay University Health Board
- Morriston Hospital - our largest site, hosting our Emergency Department and tertiary services. One of the largest in Wales
- Singleton Hospital hosts a range of acute services and maternity unit
- Neath Port Talbot Hospital provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and day case services
- We also provide a comprehensive Mental Health Service at Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend sites, along with Gorseinon Hospital for Assessment and Rehabilitation of Older People
- Learning Disabilities - Celebrating 100 years of Learning Disability Nursing
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