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Locum Consultant in Psychiatry

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Locum Consultant
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Fixed Term 12 months
10 Session
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Bryn Hesketh, Colwyn Bay, East Conwy.
Colwyn Bay
10/06/2019 23:59

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB)  North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site today:

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There has never been a better time to join our growing team within our Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Division.


With a new leadership team in place we’re investing in our services to transform the way they are delivered. We are continuously developing and expanding the range of support, care and treatment we offer to people across North Wales. This includes establishing new exciting roles in our community and inpatient teams and a clear pathway for staff to continue to learn and progress throughout their career.


As part of our growth strategy, Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board are currently looking to appoint a full-time (10 sessions) Consultant Psychiatrist of Older Persons Mental Health (OPMH), Acute Care, based at Bryn Hesketh, Colwyn Bay.


The older person community mental health provides a county wide service to people over the age of 65 living in Conwy. Medical input is provided by two consultants supported by an associate specialist doctor. The County of Conwy has an over 65 population of approximately 29,000.


The current post provides medical input for people open to the team living in East Conwy. The main centers of population are the towns of Colwyn Bay, Old Colwyn and Abergele. There are also more rural areas.


The catchment area of the current post is an over 65 population of approximately 13,500. Older people’s mental health services are going through a process of review as part of adopting a new mental health strategy.


For full description of duties please see Job Description.


North Wales is the perfect place to Train, work and live. With stunning surroundings, affordable housing, great schools and a true sense of community wherever you go, North Wales is the perfect place to settle down on your own or with a family.


Conwy is also superbly located in North Wales, an area of outstanding natural beauty, within easy reach of Chester, Liverpool & Manchester. You are required to be on the Specialist Register, have CCT or recognised equivalent, or be within 6 months of obtaining it at the time of interview. The successful candidates will be appointed to the amended Welsh Consultant Contract. In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.



BCULHB is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. This post is subject to a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau check being made.


Please note: BCUHB uses the Trac Recruitment System to manage its recruitment process. All applications will be transferred to this system therefore please expect to receive emails from this site.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For information regarding the post please contact:

Dr Anita Pierce, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director for Central Area:, 01745 813138.

If you have problems applying, contact

Betsi Cadwaladwr University Health Board
Workforce andd OD Department
Heddfan Mental Health Unit
Croesnewydd Road
LL13 7TD
01978 725214