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LAS ST4+ in Forensic Psychiatry

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Depending on experience £1495.20 per week, paid monthly Band LL/1B
Closing date
7 Oct 2023

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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 University HB.

The forensic department are looking to recruit a LAS ST4 + in Forensic Psychiatry for a period of 6 months. Post is to commence no later than 2nd August 2023 until 6th February 2024. The successful candidates will participate fully on a non resident Rota. The post is based in the Forensic Unit at Glanrhyd Hospital and the candidate may be expected to travel between sites as and when required.

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.

Main duties of the job

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.

You will be based at the Caswell Clinic, which is a 61 bedded Medium Secure Unit based on the Glanrhyd Hospital site. You will work closely with service stakeholders and partnership organisations, within the judicial, local authority and healthcare sector, to effectively co-ordinate patient care.

Accepting this role would see you join an experienced forensic inpatient service, which is committed to the delivery of compassionate multi-disciplinary inpatient care. You will be joining an experienced team of nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers and medical staff. The Caswell Clinic provides Tier 4 specialist forensic inpatient assessment and treatment of complex mentally disordered offenders and works collaboratively with other agencies to reduce clinical risk and support patients in their journey of recovery and rehabilitation.

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, cosy 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 stadium home to the Ospreys and Swansea City Football Club.

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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


  • Additional related qualifications, e.g. BSc, BA, BMedSci or equivalent


  • 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 appointmen
  • Acceptable evidence includes ARCP or equivalent certificates

Clinical Skills

  • Ability to apply sound clinical knowledge and judgement to problems
  • Ability to prioritise clinical need
  • Ability to maximise safety and minimise risk
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge base and sound clinical judgement
  • Demonstrates ability in basic skills of history taking examination (mental and physical) and synthesis of findings
  • Demonstrates basic psychotherapeutic skills

Academic Skills

  • Demonstrates understanding of research, including awareness of ethical issues
  • Demonstrates understanding of the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and clinical quality improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrates knowledge of evidence-informed practice
  • Capacity to critically appraise research in psychiatry


  • Research, Audit and Quality Improvement - Evidence of relevant academic and research achievements, e.g. degrees, prizes, awards, distinctions, publications, presentations, other achievements
  • Research, Audit and Quality Improvement - Evidence of involvement in an audit project, a quality improvement project, formal research project
  • Research, Audit and Quality Improvement - Understanding of service-user contribution to and perspective of, audit and research
  • Teaching - Evidence of interest in, and experience of, teaching

Personal Skills

  • Communication written
  • Leadership skills
  • Team working
  • Orgnaisation and planning

Commitment to Specialty

  • Demonstrates interest and realistic insight into psychiatry and mental health
  • Commitment to personal development


  • Extracurricular activities / achievements/ interest and realistic insight relevant to psychiatry





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