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Specialty Doctor in Acute Care Psychiatry

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£51,765 to £81,200 gross per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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The post holder will be responsible for providing psychiatric input into the care of people admitted to both the male and female inpatient wards in the Hergest Psychiatric Unit. They will work closely with both consultant psychiatrists on the ward and ensure continuity of care between the acute wards and the home treatment team/community.

The post holder will provide specialist psychiatric assessment, treatment and management for adults aged 18 upwards with serious and enduring mental illness in the acute care setting.

The post holder will be expected to comply with the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

The post may at times attract a junior doctor, depending on availability in the training rota.

Undertake responsibilities if approved under the Mental Health Act (1983) as a section 12/2 approved doctor. Routine 136 assessments do not fall into the post holder's responsibilities.

Undertake responsibilities under the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

Main duties of the job

Clinical management of female inpatients on Aneurin Ward at Hergest Unit and male inpatients on Cynan Ward at Hergest Unit including supporting the Mental Health Act related roles such as preparing MHRT reports/section 12 work.

Attend the daily Acute Care Meeting to discuss matters of patient flow, delayed discharges and potential discharges. The meeting is held every morning and tends to last 15-30 minutes.

Management of complex cases in collaboration with HTT and the community CMHTs.

Clinical leadership within Acute Care setting.

Develop care plan and treatment formulation, guidance on evidence based treatment and effectiveness.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

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Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job Description and Personal Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply Now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council.
  • Minimum of four years (full time or equivalent) in postgraduate training in the UK or equivalent EEA training. At least two years training must be in the relevant specialty or recognised equivalent training (this is defined as the successful completion of the Foundation programme, followed by either successful completion of ST1 and ST2 or CT1 and CT2 or as a FTSTA or its recognised equivalent).


  • Postgraduate Qualifications
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Section 12(2) Approved


  • General medical skills


  • 2 years' experience in Adult psychiatry.
  • Experience in older adult psychiatry for a minimum of 1 year.

Management & Audit

  • Experience of Clinical Audit


  • Evidence of ability to contribute to service management

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