Specialty Doctor Older Adult Psychiatry

Ystradgynlais, Swansea
£39,251 - £73,195 pa pro rata
20 Mar 2019
07 Apr 2019
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Part Time

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work. It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centered. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Post will cover Ystradgynlais In-Patient unit and community services.

Are you?

• Passionate about putting the patient at the heart of all you do?
• Able to inspire and motivate people?
• Energetic and driven, resilient and credible?
• In agreement with the Health Boards’ Values and Behaviours Framework?
• Would you like to work where housing is affordable and education is excellent?
• Do you dream of working amongst some of the UK’s most magnificent mountains, rivers and lakes? Whether you’re a hill walker, mountaineer, paddler or climber, Powys’ natural environment has it all. (Our hundreds of miles of cycle routes and mountain bike trails aren’t bad either). 

If you can answer yes to all the above we want to hear from you.

Powys is the largest county of Wales with Snowdonia to the North and Brecon Beacons in the south. As the largest county geographically, Powys has the lowest population density in Wales covering only 4.5% of the population of Wales. It is reported as one of the happiest place to live as the outstanding natural beauty makes it a wonderfully unique place to work where there are ample opportunities to pursue outdoor activities. 

We are a forward thinking and innovative Health Board and as a result we have won awards for innovation. We are already in the process of piloting the use of technology and developing unique and modern ways of delivering a high quality care to our residents. The use of telemedicine, on line therapies, virtual wards, dementia friendly communities and various other unique ways of working are now being developed. 

The highest priority for our health board is to continue to improve the quality of care we provide for our patients. There are opportunities and active encouragement to seek special interests and an excellent study leave budget and library resources. For those doctors who may wish to pursue specialist training via Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR), the Clinical Director would be very supportive. There are academic links with Cardiff and Wrexham and a good CPD programme in place which will be further enhanced when the services are fully under the direct management of Powys. 

Joining our Older Adult Mental Health Service team covering Ystradgynlais, you’ll help people live life to the full. You’ll find Powys offers everything you need for true fulfilment, both professionally and personally.

In return for your enthusiasm and expertise, you’ll enjoy support to develop special interests under the supervision of the consultants of Powys.

The post holder will be invited to join the Psychiatry on call rota, for which an additional payment will be made. 

You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a Licence to Practice.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Ben Shooter, Clinical Director on 01874 712470 / ben.shooter@wales.nhs.uk

Ruth Derrick, Head of Mental Health Operational Services on 01874 712765 / ruth.derrick@wales.nhs.uk

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