Specialty Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry

Ystradgynlais, Swansea
08 May 2018
28 May 2018
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full 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.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference. If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!

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.

Post will cover Ystradgynlais community mental health 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, 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. In light of this, we have a number of opportunities for Specialty Grade doctors to join our teams and support our consultant colleagues. 

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 Community 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.

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or visit the department should contact Dr Ben Shooter, Clinical Director on 01874 712470 and/or Ruth Derrick, Head of Mental Health Operational Services on 01874 712765.

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 Practise.

For further details / informal visits contact:

  • Dr Ben Shooter, Clinical Director on 01874 712470
  • Ruth Derrick, Head of Mental Health Operational Services on 01874 712765

Alternatively to apply for this post, please click the apply button.

To find out more about working for Powys Teaching Health Board please visit our Web site 'working for us' page, where you will find staff testimonials, benefits, information about the health board and our values framework.

Where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. You are therefore advised to submit your completed application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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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.

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

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