Specialty Doctor in Older Adult Psychiatry

Pontypool, Torfaen (Tor-faen)
£40,232 - £75,023 per annum /pro rata
15 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time


Aneurin Bevan Health Board 

Medical & Dental Recruitment

Full Time (10 Sessions)

Specialty Doctor in Older Adult Psychiatry

Start date: as soon as practicable 

Based: Ty Siriol Unit, County Hospital, Pontypool NP4 5YA 

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight On 28th October 2019

An enthusiastic Specialty Doctor is required to join the Torfaen Borough Older Adult Mental Health team, with a catchment area of approximately 18000 Older Adults. The current post holder is leaving to join higher training having acquired MRCPsych qualification. The post holder will work alongside a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist and a GP vocational trainee.

The post holder will be based at the purpose built Ty Siriol Unit where the CMHT, Memory Assessment service, inpatient functional illness unit, in-reach nurses, occupational therapy, outpatient and Clinical Psychology departments are co-located. The post holder will have comprehensive responsibilities along with the Consultant Psychiatrist. The adult psychiatric unit, Talygarn, is located adjacent with which we maintain a close working relationship. County hospital has general outpatient facilities for various medical specialties, inpatient medical rehab wards with some frailty assessment beds, physiotherapy department and some investigation facilities.

Torfaen borough has a very well developed community older adult mental health team, a well modelled & novel inpatient functional illness ward responsible for all the 5 boroughs and a forward thinking and innovative Memory assessment service. There is psychology and OT support embedded across the service. There is a separate dedicated Older Adult Psychiatric Liaison (OAPL) team to deal with patients admitted to general hospital. There will be opportunities for teaching, clinical research and quality improvements initiatives. The current post holder has successfully completed an MSc in Psychiatry and MRCPsych qualifications and has been a lecturer for undergraduates. The job planning would give ample opportunities to have further training in Psychiatry and to develop a special interest.

The postholder will be required to work closely with the Frailty (care of the elderly) team based at County Hospital to help manage comorbidities.

Applicants must be able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post.

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.

This position involves Regulated Activity with adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

• Enhanced check with barred list information, including

- an adults barred list check

Applicants must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a License to Practice.

Experience in older adult medicine would be beneficial. Practical knowledge of Mental Health Act & Mental Capacity Act are essential.

Vacancy Ref: 040-SD172-R-A
Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 28th October 2019
Published on NHS Jobs and Trac: 1st October 2019