Consultant CAMHS

Newtown, Powys
08 May 2018
28 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type

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.

Applications are invited for a full or part time Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to join a well established expanding Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). The CAMHS teams are based with other children's services in Ynys Y Plant, Newtown and Brecon War Memorial Hospital. This post will be based at Ynys Y Plant, Newtown and is one of two posts currently available with a total of 1.7 WTE.

Powys CAMHS is committed to providing high quality, accessible services and has recently attracted investment to strengthen therapeutic services, improve crisis response and provide the intensive treatment in the community that would reduce the hospitalisation of young people. Over the last year, the service has met all waiting list targets.

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic individuals to support a well established multi-disciplinary team committed to improving services for Children and Adolescents. There is no on-call commitment in these posts.

The Health Board places great emphasis on continuous professional development and will actively support you in the development of special interests and the achievement of your personal development plan. We are also keen to further teaching opportunities in conjunction with the University of Wales School of Medicine.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an exceptionally beautiful rural county, which covers a large geographical area of mid Wales. It has a significant number of small market towns, villages and scattered rural communities. The county was recently reported as the happiest place to live. It has good schools, active communities and opportunities for a wide range of outdoor pursuits.

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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.

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