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Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£87,354 to £113,408 gross per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jul 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry, Forensic psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

There has never been a better time to join our growing team within our Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Division.

With a new leadership team in place we're investing in our services to transform the way they are delivered. We are continuously developing and expanding the range of support, care and treatment we offer to people across North Wales. This includes establishing new exciting roles in our community and inpatient teams and a clear pathway for staff to continue to learn and progress throughout their career.

As part of our growth strategy, Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board are currently looking to appoint a Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry based in Ty Llewelyn Mental Health Unit, Bangor.

You are required to be on the Specialist Register, have CCT or recognised equivalent, or be within 6 months of obtaining it at the time of interview.
Main duties of the job

This is a replacement post and is part of the continuing development of forensic services, allowing us to offer sustainable specialist forensic services for the population of North Wales.

The post holder will be responsible for the overall psychiatric care of an inpatient population within the medium secure services.

Together with colleagues in the multidisciplinary team, you will offer medical leadership, & assessment & management both for inpatients and for the wider responsibilities of the forensic service locally which includes prisons and community forensic mental health team.
About us

North Wales is the perfect place to train, work and live. With stunning surroundings, affordable housing, great schools and a true sense of community wherever you go, North Wales is the perfect place to settle down on your own or with a family.

BCULHB is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. This post is subject to a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau check being made.

As part of the Health Board's strategic collaboration with Bangor University, individuals with an interest in teaching and research who can demonstrate and agree a possible contribution to the School can be considered and nominated for recognition through the University's process for granting honorary titlesand help to deliver our shared vision for the North Wales School of Medicine and Health.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the detailed Job Description and Person Specification which can be found in the Supporting Documents section.

Person Specification
  • 12/2 Approval
  • AC Approval (or eligible for approval)
  • MRCPsych or equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • Forensic CCT
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of completing CCT.
  • Approved Clinician status or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment.
  • Approved under S12 or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment.
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice.
  • Welsh AC Approval
Clinical Skills
  • Evidence of training in the core and specialist competencies for community psychiatry.
  • Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team.
Teaching and Training
  • Evidence of having delivered postgraduate teaching.
  • Evidence of having delivered multidisciplinary teaching.
  • Experience of teaching medical students.
Research and Audit
  • Proven capability to initiate and undertake original work.
  • Evidence of having undertaken a relevant audit project.
  • Evidence of research in evidence of research in forensic psychiatry.
  • Evidence of commitment and enthusiasm to develop provide forensic psychiatry
  • Evidence of commitment to working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
Personal Qualities
  • Demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work under pressure.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills, written, oral and interpersonal.
  • Evidence of ability to develop and utilise links with service users.
  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence or provides evidence of proposed alternative.

Employer details
Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Ty Llewelyn, Bryn y Neuadd, Llanfairfechan.


LL30 1LA

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We provide a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services across 3 district hospitals, 22 community hospitals and a network of over 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units. BCUHB also coordinate the work of 113 GP practices and the NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists across the region.

Our aim is to enable everyone who uses our services to do so through the medium of Welsh or English, according to personal choice and to encourage other users and providers to use and promote the Welsh language in the health sector.

Our vision

  • We will improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society
  • We will do this by developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations
  • We will develop our workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture

Our values

  • Put Patients first
  • Work together
  • Value and respect each other
  • Learn and innovate
  • Communicate openly and honestly

Our purpose

  • To improve health and deliver excellent care
  • Our strategic goals
  • Improve health and wellbeing for all and reduce health inequalities
  • Work in partnership to design and deliver more care closer to home
  •  Improve the safety and outcomes of care to match the NHS's best
  • Respect individuals and maintain dignity and care
  • Listen to and learn from the experiences of individuals
  • Support, train and develop our staff to excel
  • Use resources wisely, transforming services through innovation and research

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  • Locations:
    Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2PW
    Telephone enquiries: 01248 384 384

    Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 5UJ
    Telephone enquiries: 01745 583 910

    Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham, LL13 7TD
    Telephone enquiries: 01978 291 100
  • 01248 384 384
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