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Locum Consultant in Psychiatry

Job Reference: 100-MED-MHLD-018-L3

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Bryngofal, Llanelli
£89,378 per annum

Our Hywel Dda values reflect who we are and how we behave. We continuously work together to be the best we can be as we strive to develop and deliver excellent services, putting people at the heart of everything we do. Throughout our recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you would demonstrate these values in the way that you work with us.

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Hywel Dda University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post.

We are looking for Locum Consultants for all Psychiatry within our Health Board on one of our four sites, across the counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. All areas of psychiatry are welcomed including, General Adult, both community and in-patient, CAMHS and site location to be discussed with the successful candidates.

This will be subject to change as the Health Board’s clinical requirements are amended to meet the needs of the service/patients.

Our Mental Health Service has an excellent track record, and has won national prizes from the Royal College of Psychiatry (RCPsych) award for its dedication to improve adult mental health services in mid and west Wales, with two of our high-flying consultant psychiatrists winning prestigious awards from the British Medical Association (BMA) for Learning Innovation and Outstanding Achievement.

We are working hard Transforming Mental Health Services within the Health Board and our core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life; through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care.

If you are a senior doctor wishing to gain experience in the UK, and persue CESR, we are the only Health Board in Wales offering a structured CESR pathway. This scheme is recognised by the Wales Deanery and Royal College of psychiatrists. The posts offer excellent opportunities to gain valuable experience in busy and supportive departments within the Mental Health Service. We have a strong Psychotherapy unit and would offer acting up to Locum Consultant during this programme as well as dedicated support and Section 12 approval to become an Approved Clinician.

You will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic service that will offer an excellent opportunity to further enhance your knowledge and experience in the assessment and treatment in acute mental health care, for example emergency treatment for patients with severe and enduring mental illness. We are able to provide you with excellent teaching and training, with a robust induction into the NHS processes and procedures. You will enjoy excellent conditions of employment, whilst building your future in one of the best locations in the UK. All our sites offer a relaxed lifestyle and picturesque countryside. We can offer you experience in modern General Hospitals in a rural setting.

Overseas applicants should demonstrate a breadth and depth of experience comparable to that obtainable in the UK. Previous NHS Experience is desirable, but not essential. The Postgraduate Department has a fully developed programme of guest lectures, lunchtime and afternoon meetings, including special interest groups and co-ordinated intra-practice activities and career counselling. The library offers a wide ranging book collection, with interlibrary lending network, excellent IT facilities audio-visual and conferencing equipment.

Hywel Dda University Health Board provides healthcare services to a total population of around 389,686 throughout Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. It provides Acute, Primary, Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities services via General and Community Hospitals, Health Centres, GP's, Dentists, Pharmacists and Optometrists and other sites. It also provides a range of services for people living in south Gwynedd and Powys. Integrated health boards are a key first step in creating a world class NHS in Wales.

We also run a highly successful peer mentoring programme, in which you are encouraged to take an active part.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Warren Lloyd -

Tel: 01267 674130

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy / Mae Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yn gweithredu polisi dwyieithog.

‘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’.

‘Gwahoddir ymgeiswyr i wneud cais yn Gymraeg, ni fydd unrhyw gais a gyflwynir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na cheisiadau a wneir yn y Saesneg’.

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These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing in line with current Data Protection Legislation especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). As an organisation, we ensure that the legislation defining confidentiality is observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII).

If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the UHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

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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