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Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity for a Full time Substantive Consultant post based in Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. You will be joining Colleagues in a well-established and innovative Directorate, with supportive colleagues and a culture where development and progression is embedded. The Postholder will be managerially responsible to Dr Antonio Munoz-Solomando, Clinical Lead. The Postholder will be required to liaise with Clinicians and partner agencies including Paediatrics, Education and Children Services as and when necessary. Further the Postholder will be expected work at other UHB Sites if required.

English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply

Interview date: 2nd July 2024

Main duties of the job

  • Management of Merthyr patients in the Community as part of the Multidisciplinary Team and occasionally if admitted to the Paediatric Wards within the Directorate.
  • Implementation of the Mental Health Act and associated duties.
  • Liaison and collaboration with colleagues within the team, the Directorate and beyond - including other organisations, Local Authorities and the third sector.
  • Supervision of team members as appropriate, especially the Band 7 team lead and contributing to team meetings.
  • Taking leadership areas of development within the team and the service in coordination with senior professionals and locality managers.
  • The management of complex cases, providing leadership and specialist advice to colleagues across the team.
  • Providing guidance and advise on new referrals and sign posting to most appropriate person to undertake initial assessment.
  • Becoming a Care Coordinator for Part 2 cases when appropriate.
  • Assessment, diagnosis and formulation of management plans for patients

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.

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

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

Person Specification

Qualifications and Eligibility


  • GMC registration
  • On specialist register for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry or equivalent relevant experience in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or eligible within 6 months of CCT-E
  • Clinical experience in Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry and Eating Disorders

Knowledge and Experience


  • Commitment to team approach and multidisciplinary working
  • Interest in clinical audit/research
  • Experience of teaching undergraduates/post graduates


  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit

Skills and abilities


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to understanding of the management process
  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance






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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