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Consultant Psychiatrist in CDAT

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£93,388 to £111,732 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
11 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you looking for a role within a well-established and well-respected Community Drug and Alcohol Team? The Community Drug and Alcohol Team in Swansea is looking for an enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist to join our service, develop close links with Tier 2 agencies and provide expertise to the substance use liaison service in the general hospital.

Accepting this role will see you joining a very experienced team of nurses and medical staff to ensure that individuals experience a seamless and co-ordinated approach to their care.

Interested individuals will need to be enthusiastic, motivated and committed to driving forwards the continued development of the Drug and Alcohol Service. We welcome experienced applicants in addictions/substance use and final year CCT trainees within 6 months of completion.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be medically qualified, MRC Psych or equivalent
  • Be innovative and imaginative with the ability to initiate service improvement
  • Have an excellent understanding of current developments in substance use and mental health

What you will get:

  • Competitive annual salary
  • The equivalent of 34 days annual leave (pro-rata)
  • Career development and training
  • Opportunities to develop your special interests
  • Relocation support

There are also a range of other benefits including access to NHS retail discounts and special offers, NHS car leasing without a credit check and much more

Main duties of the job

  • Provide clinical expertise and leadership to a defined MDT team and the clinical management of patients with substance use problems.
  • Provide supervision for the speciality doctor and trainees and to a Specialist Registrar if the post holder is approved as trainer and a SPR is allocated to the team.
  • Provide supervision for the Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Non Medical Prescriber.
  • Provide cross cover duty for Consultant in Neath and Port Talbot for annual leave/study leave.
  • Liaise effectively with members of the team and other services
  • Contribute to the management of the service by attendance at appropriate committees and meetings, by involvement in audit and by taking on specific management roles which may, from time to time, be negotiated.
  • Play an active role in the education and training of junior medical, nursing and other staff.
  • Maintain your own professional knowledge base and competency by involvement in CPD and to take part in the Wales Revalidation Process which includes annual appraisals for the purposes of revalidation.
  • Support General Practitioners who have a special interest in substance misuse.
  • Take part in the consultant on-call rota which is 1 in 14 across Swansea and Neath, Port Talbot.
  • Undertake responsibilities under the mental Health Act as a s.12 approved doctor and as an Approved Clinician.
  • Undertake responsibilities under the Mental Health (Wales) Measure.
  • Support the Liaison Nurse based in Morriston District General Hospital

About us

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. The service strongly supports clinicians developing skills in other subspecialties and undertaking special interest sessions. There are a range of areas you can get involved in as we host a number of regional services including perinatal mental health services and regional medium secure services.

You'll have access to excellent CPD with our own medical education centre based on the Cefn Coed Hospital site in Swansea as well as an education centre in Neath Port Talbot Hospital. There is also a vibrant academic programme, plus access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-calibre consultants.

You will be working for an established, forward thinking service. There is an opportunity for you to grow and move within Swansea Bay University Health Board.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For full details and further contacts for discussions on the role please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

  • registered with GMC
  • licensed to practice
  • specialist registrar with GMC as psychiatrist/eligible for CCT within 6 months of date of interview


  • further relevant degree/diploma
  • teaching qualification/higher qualification in medical education


  • Broad based experience in addiction psychiatry including prescribing for patients with complex health needs
  • Twelve months training / experience in addiction psychiatry
  • Competence in management of patients with co-occurring addictions plus physical and/or mental health difficulties
  • evidence of research
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice


  • Wider experience, research and training in the management of patients with comorbid addiction and complex health needs
  • evidence of teaching and training
  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and concluding research projects with publication


  • Effective leadership
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • excellent interpersonal and team working skills
  • section 12 approved
  • Evidence of organising programmes and teaching medical students and junior doctors

BMJRef: BMJ-108357/130-MHSG9832S



About us:

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

Our Sites:

  • 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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