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Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

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

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Job Details

This job is a unique opportunity to work as Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist/ Prison Inreach team within the Community Forensic psychiatry team, who are responsible for the management of those diagnosed with mental disorder in the criminal justice system, including those conditionally discharged from 37/41 restrictions, the bulk of whom live in supported placements. The role of the Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist would be to provide psychiatric expertise, advice and leadership into the Community Forensic team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to liaise with other senior clinicians as and when necessary.

The post holder will be expected to -

  • Provide clinical expertise and leadership to a defined multidisciplinary community forensic mental health team.
  • Provide specialist assessment and clinical management of mentally ill offenders aged 18 and over referred from within the locality.
  • Provide input into HMP Parc prison for adults of working age via the prison inreach team.
  • Provide medical liaison and advice to the Forensic nurse practitioners and Criminal Justice liaison workers.
  • Provide advice on step-down to the High dependency rehabilitation unit from Low and Medium secure units

See attached JD and supporting information

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

Interview date: 13th June 2024

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

  • Contribute to the management of the service by attendance at appropriate committees and meetings, by involvement in audit and by taking on specific management roles which may, from time to time, be agreed.
  • Play an active role in the education and training of medical, nursing and other staff.
  • Maintain their professional knowledge base and competency by involvement in continuing professional development (CPD) and to take part in the Wales Revalidation Process which includes annual appraisals for the purposes of revalidation.
  • Take part in the consultant on-call rota within the Mental Health Directorate.
  • Undertake responsibilities under the Mental Health Act as a s.12 approved doctor and as an Approved Clinician.
  • Undertake responsibilities under the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

see attached Full Detailed Job Description and supporting Documents

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration
  • S.12(2) approval.
  • Approved Clinician approval
  • On Specialist Register for Psychiatry or be within six months of the anticipated CCT/CESR if progress has been satisfactory and it is anticipated that the outcome of the final ARCP will recommend that training will be completed by the time the recommended CCT /CESR date is reached.


  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Additional relevant postgraduate qualification
  • Relevant Clinical Qualification
  • Welsh Approved Clinician approval


  • Comprehensive training and experience in psychiatry.
  • Higher training experience in psychiatry
  • Endorsement in Rehabilitation Psychiatry


  • Experience of acting as Responsible Clinician


  • Management and administrative experience
  • Ability to supervise staff effectively


  • Experience of appraising staff
  • Evidence of service development
  • Evidence of formal management Training

Audit and Research

  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance.
  • Evidence of having undertaken audit relevant to speciality.


  • Evidence of original and relevant research in Speciality


  • Evidence of having delivered postgraduate teaching
  • Evidence of having delivered multi-disciplinary teaching.


  • Experience of teaching medical students






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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