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Consultant in Substance Misuse Psychiatry

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Substance Misuse Psychiatry
10 Sessions
Job ref
£74,393 to £96,583 pa
06/06/2019 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 Consultant in Substance Misuse Psychiatry, based in Flintshire.


Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board currently operates an integrated model of Substance Misuse Services (SMS) joining Primary and Secondary care across six counties.

An opportunity for a third consultant to complement this service has arisen.

BCUHB currently delivers services described as Tier 2, 3 and 4, within the Welsh Assembly Substance Misuse Treatment Frameworks. The post will provide specific treatment, governance and mentorship to community drug and alcohol teams and specific teams of GPs with a special interest in substance misuse. The post will have admission rights to Hafan Wen Inpatient Detoxification Unit currently provided by CAIS.

The post will cover the county of Flintshire, with a total population of 153,000, as well as providing SMS input to the Berwyn Prison and clinical input to the SMS liaison team in the local district general hospital. There will also be cross cover arrangements in place for annual leave.

Flintshire is a maritime Shire which lies along the estuary of the river Dee and the coast of the Irish Sea. Flintshire is a heavily developed area for both industry and tourism. Wrexham is a major centre of the region’s commercial, retail and educational infrastructure with the town at the heart of several urban villages.

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 transfered 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 Faye Graver, Clinical Director for Substance Misuse Services, on 03000 856828 or email

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