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Specialty Doctor in Older Persons Mental Health

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£52,542 to £82,418 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has risen for a Specialty Doctor to join the fantastic Older Persons Mental Health Team for the Rhondda Locality of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. This would involve working with the team base at Ysbyty George Thomas, Treorchy and Dewi Sant Health Park.

The post holder will be operationally based in the CMHT.

The post holder will be expected to work at other CTMUHB sites and elsewhere in the community, including patients' homes from time to time.

English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Health Board's procedures and operating policies.
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Health Board's service plans.
  • To lead and use team building skills as well as working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • The delivery of care in the community alongside primary health care and social care teams.
  • To engage in annual Appraisal and Job Planning feeding into Revalidation.
  • To undertake regular multidisciplinary clinical audit.

Full Details in attached Job description

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

  • To undertake a Teaching and Training Role for Medical undergraduates and postgraduates.
  • To provide a supervisory role to Junior Medical Staff where appropriate.
  • To undertake regular multidisciplinary clinical audit and provide evidence based medicine.
  • To provide effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty.
  • To participate, sustain and develop teaching and research wherever appropriate.
  • To develop experience and knowledge, so contributing to the service.
  • To support and train multidisciplinary teams

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration
  • M.B.B.S. or equivalent


  • Additional relevant postgraduate qualification.
  • S.12(2) approval
  • Welsh Approved Clinician approval


  • Comprehensive training and experience in psychiatry.
  • Three years experience at CT level in adult psychiatry.
  • Familiarity with UK hospital systems and practice.


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


  • Able to undertake duties to Specialty Doctor level
  • Competence in current assessment and treatment.
  • Competence in risk assessment and management.


  • Computing skills.
  • Understanding of relevant clinical, legal and policy issues.

Audit and Research

  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance.


  • Evidence of audit with significant impact on practice.
  • Evidence of original and relevant research in speciality.


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






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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