Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Bridgend, Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
06 Mar 2018
03 Apr 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Cwm Taf Cares

Our philosophy Cwm Taf Cares is at the heart of everything we do as we are committed to the health, wellbeing and development of our staff.

We provide hospital and community based services to people living in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

The CAMHS Inpatient Unit is located half an hour’s drive outside the Capital City of Cardiff, a cosmopolitan and vibrant city, host to sporting, recreational and cultural events. There are excellent transport links and within easy access to the M4 motorway. There are many areas of outstanding beauty nearby, for example the Gower and to the north the Brecon Beacons National Park. There is an excellent choice of housing and schools within easy travelling times to all relevant sites.

An opportunity has arisen for a whole time equivalent CAMHS Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the CAMHS Inpatient Unit serving the population of South, Mid and West Wales.

This is a Consultant post sharing the clinical management of the inpatient adolescents with mental health concerns. The Unit is primarily an Assessment Unit with strong liaison with community in terms of treatment teams in different parts of South Mid and West Wales. Much of the work is with direct management of cases as inpatients but as much emphasis is on assessment in the community and liaising with other community teams and agencies.

The main clinical duties include:

  • Clinical assessment of referrals made by Community Specialist CAMHS;
  • Being a Responsible Clinician for patients who are admitted;
  • Clinical assessment of admitted patients;
  • Lead review meetings with a view to discharging patients with a plan after each review;
  • Liaise with colleagues in different geographical areas that are served by the Unit;
  • Undertake audits.There is an On Call commitment to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Rota across the Cwm Taf CAMHS Provider Network of 1:16.

This is a 10 session post – 7 of these are clinical and 3 are to support professional activities (SPA)

For further details / informal visits contact:

Tracy Gardiner, Clinical Director - 01656 674951

Ahmed Darwish, Clinical Lead - 01656 674951

Alternatively, please click the apply button to apply.

Cwm Taf University Health Board (UHB) reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

With effect from 1st April 2017 points 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on AfC Pay Band 1 and Pay Band 2 will be adjusted to £16,523 to reflect the incorporation of the living wage £8.45 per hour.

All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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