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Specialty Doctor in Adult Inpatient Mental Health

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£51,765 to £81,200 per annum
Closing date
7 Oct 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Bridgend Mental Health Services are looking for an Speciality Doctor to join the General Adult Psychiatry team.

This specialty doctor post is part of the established Unscheduled Care team providing psychiatric care to hospital inpatients.

The postholder responsibilities includes provision of clinical input into mental health services for working age adults in inpatient and settings in the Bridgend County Borough area, under the direction of Consultant, Dr Paul Emmerson. The post works across adult inpatient wards including adult acute and psychiatric intensive care. It will include the responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and management of illness.

There will be the opportunity to work alongside a range of local mental health services across Bridgend, including our Community Mental Health Team, which provides services to patients under with Primary and Secondary mental health needs under the Mental Health Act Measure, CDAT and unscheduled care. In addition, patients in Bridgend benefit from accessing health board wide specialist services such as Perinatal Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Early Intervention for Psychosis and Rehabilitation Services.

The post holder will work closely Home Treatment team who can help facilitate appropriate earlier discharge form the inpatient setting, to continue recovery and care at home.

Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

Day-to-day assessment, diagnosis, formulation of management plans, and review of patients

Management of patients with mental health needs in inpatient settings in the Bridgend Locality, under direction of the inpatient Consultant.

Support the Consultant and assume responsibility for the medical management of the ward in his/her absence, with support from an established community and inpatient Consultants.

Liaise and communicate effectively with members of the team, other teams and services within the Directorate, other Hospital departments and with external agencies (including but not restricted to, General Practitioners, Social Services, Police and probation service) by whatever means possible.

Subject to S12(2) approval, Implementation of the Mental Health Act and associated duties.

Prepare psychiatric reports, including Tribunal reports, Manager's hearing reports, Capacity reports, Coroner reports, and attend Hearings when requested to do so.

Participate and contribute to ward rounds and team meetings including MDT meeting.

Liaising and collaboration with colleagues from other specialties and organisations, when dealing with a wide range of needs -e.g. palliative care team, medical and surgical specialties, Liaison psychiatric team, Local Authority partners and the third sector.

Support the team with routine administrative duties.

Provide appropriate day to day supervision of Junior medical staff with Consultant support.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:

  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of the job description and main duties.

Person Specification

  • M.B.B.S. or equivalent.
  • Full G.M.C registration.


  • Relevant clinical qualification.
  • S.12(2) approval.
  • Welsh Approved Clinician approval.


  • Three years experience at CT level psychiatry.


  • Experience of acting as s12(2) doctor or Responsible Clinician.






Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB) provides primary, community, hospital and mental health services to the 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf. Providing great health care to our community is our number one priority.

CTMUHB is one of the largest Health Boards in Wales, with three district general hospital sites, and was formed in 2019. We are ideally situated between Wales’ capital city Cardiff to the south, the coastal town of Porthcawl to the west, and the stunning scenery in the Brecon Beacons National Park to the north where you can explore the breath-taking beauty of the mountains, waterfalls and woodlands. We operate within a vibrant community, rich with history and heritage. You can also explore other parts of Wales. Our central location makes us the perfect starting point and we’re within easy reach of vibrant cities including Swansea and Bristol, as well as Cardiff.

If you come to work in Cwm Taf Morgannwg you will be guaranteed a warm Welsh welcome, opportunities for professional development and a clinical environment that innovates to improve. With almost 12,000 staff our workforce is the lifeblood not only of the University Health Board, but also many of the communities that we serve. We take our staff wellbeing seriously and have dedicated wellbeing rooms and mindfulness sessions. Our Health Board is committed to building a culture it feels proud of, with recognisable values at its core that can be felt and understood by every person who comes into contact with them.

You don’t have to speak Welsh to work in our organisation but we will give you the opportunity to learn. We take staff development seriously and encourage everyone to flourish and progress during their time with us.

For those of you with a young family childcare is available on all three acute hospital sites. There are excellent schools and affordable housing both within and just outside the Health Board.

Whether its paddle boarding, caving, outdoor swimming or singing in a male voice choir- Cwm Taf Morgannwg will provide a fantastic work-life balance for everyone.

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