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LAS ST4+ in Acute Psychiatry

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Depending on experience £1,578.00 per week, paid monthly
Closing date
3 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry
Career Level
Specialty training (ST4)
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

Do you share our health board values; Caring for each other; working together; always improving? If so we would love for you to come and work for Swansea Bay UHB.

We are looking to recruit a LAS ST4+ in the department of Acute Psychiatry Doctor based at Cefn Coed Hospital, Swansea. This is a fixed term post from 1st February 2023 to 1st August 2023. The successful candidates will participate on the 2nd on non resident on call rota.

Swansea Bay University Health Board provides a broad range of community and inpatient services. The Health Board is one of the largest in Wales and the UK. The Mental Health Directorate is responsible for providing Adult Mental Health Services, Older People Mental Health Services, Substance Misuse Services, Forensic Psychiatry and Rehabilitation & Recovery Services.

Main duties of the job

Based in the Acute Psychiatry wards in Cefn Coed, the successful candidate will be working together with the wider clinical team of Consultants, SAS & Junior Doctors and other Allied Health Professionals to provide high quality, safe and effective clinical care. Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team, undertaking physical assessment and history taking of patients and provide immediate care and initiate treatment as per clinical pathways/protocols and Patient Group Directions.

Although this postis not recognised for training, participation in educational programmes, audit and research will be encouraged and supported. There is an active Multi Professional Education Centre and Medical Staff are encouraged to use its facilities. There are also comprehensive Medical Libraries at all sites managed by Chartered Librarians.

Our Medical and Dental Education Centres provide postgraduate, undergraduate, general entry medicine and physician associate teaching for medical staff and students, as well as providing facilities for all areas of multi-disciplinary education including Nursing & Corporate training. Each Centre is managed by a dedicated team. Working collaboratively, the Medical & Dental Education Teams ensure a high standard of Medical & Dental Education is provided across Swansea Bay University Health Board.

About us

Swansea Bay University Health Board has responsibility for the health of around 390,000 people in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas, with a budget of around 1 billion and employing 12,500 people. We are a University Health Board working in partnership with Swansea University, Swansea School of Medicine, the School of Health Science and the Institute of Life Science. The HB has three major hospitals providing a range of services: Morriston and Singleton hospitals in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot hospital in Baglan, Port Talbot.

Mental Health and learning Disabilities services are provided both in hospital settings (Cefn Coed Hospital, SwanseaCaswell clinic and Taith Newydd at Glanrhyd Bridgend) and other community settings.

We also have community hospital and primary care resource centres providing clinical services outside the main hospitals.

Swansea is Wales' second-largest city, and sits on the five-mile sweep of Swansea Bay. An ideal base for exploring South-West Wales, there is also much on offer for visitors in Swansea itself. Swansea has a range of shops, cozy cafes, great restaurants, art galleries as well as being able to offer good outdoor lifestyle with its beautiful coastline and beaches on the Gower Peninsula. Swansea also has excellent sporting facilities including the Wales National pool and liberty stadium home to the Ospreys and Swansea City football club.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Applicants must: Be eligible for full registration with, and hold a current licence to practise from, the GMC at intended start date

For more details in relation to this post, please click on the supporting documents section to find the full person specification.

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCPsych examination;


  • Be eligible for full registration with, and hold a current licence to practiseii from, the GMC at intended start dateiii
  • Have evidence of achievement of foundation competences from a UKFPO-affiliated foundation programme or equivalent, in line with GMC standards / Good Medical Practice
  • Evidence of achievement of CT/ST1 and CT/ST2 competences in psychiatry at time of application
  • Evidence of achievement of CT/ST3 competences in psychiatry by time of application or confirmation that these will be achieved by time of appointment
  • Acceptable evidence includes ARCP or equivalent certificates 

BMJ Ref: BMJ-108700/130-21496008-0123



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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