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Locum Consultant Psychiatrist Adult (South Gwynedd - Meirionnydd)


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Adult Psychiatry
10 Sessions
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Ysbyty Alltwen, Tremadog, Porthmadog
05/06/2019 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.


Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board is the largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for a population of around 676,000 people across the six counties of North Wales (Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham). The aim of BCUHB is to provide the highest quality care for the population of North Wales. We aim to achieve this through three key values: Dignity, placing a high value on respecting the patient as an individual; Valuing Staff, as individuals and developing their skills appropriately; Efficiency, pursuing efficiency and effectiveness in delivering services.


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, BCUHB are currently looking to appoint a Consultant Adult Psychiatrist based in the South Gwynedd (Meirionnydd) area.

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day management of patients from the South Gwynedd (Meirionnydd) area, ensuring that patients are seen in a timely manner, appropriate to their needs. The post holders will be expected to deliver a service to patients under both secondary care CMHT and primary care services where appropriate.

The service will deliver a needs led service and therefore the post holders will be expected to manage those above 65 until such time as their needs are more appropriately met by the Older Persons Mental Health Services (transition arrangements are under review).


The CMHT for South Gwynedd has an overall caseload of 350. It is expected that the post holder will see patients when required by the care coordinator and act as care coordinator for a small case load.

The post holder will be based with the CMHT and work with the integrated/single line team manager to ensure clinical leadership of the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will assist with clinical supervision of the team ensuring that robust management plans are in place for those in whom it is warranted. This will be done as part of a meeting structure where the most clinically complex patients are discussed and reviewed with the whole team.


It is anticipated that the post holder will assist in training of team members in clinical matters.

For a full list of duties, please see job description.

South Gwynedd is 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.

BCHUB is committed to improving the working lives of our employees. We actively promote equal opportunities, flexible working and staff support. Applications from those wishing to work less than full time will be encouraged.

This post is subject to a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau check being made.

Please Note: BCUHB uses the Trac Recuitment 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 Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director for West Area:, 01248 384145.

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