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.
As well as reaching the top of the Consultant pay scale within 6 years, you will also be entitled to a commitment award every 3 years, after reaching the top of the pay scale, up to a maximum of 26,672 per annum.
Currently, until 31st March 2025, Consultants appointed on the first three points of the Consultant pay scale also receive Wales annual recruitment incentive payments.
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)