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General Adult Psychiatry - Community (Specialty Doctor Psychiatrist)

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Job Description

An opportunity for a General Adult Psychiatrist to work for an established Health Board that continuously work together to be the best they can be as they strive to develop and deliver excellent services and in everything they do. They offer a modern General Hospital in a rural setting and has a fully developed programme for their Postgraduate Department and CESR programme. 

This is a great opportunity for overseas Psychiatrists who want to establish themselves in the NHS, and grow their consultant career. The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.

The Health Board provides healthcare services to a total population of around 372,320 throughout several areas. 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 nearby areas. Integrated health boards are a key first step in creating a world class NHS in Wales.

The Health Board have always aimed to provide safe and timely care for their patients. The Health Board continuously make improvements in order to be better. The Health Board partners with the local government and the third sector to improve local care services and ensure that the right care is provided in the right place, at the right time.

The Health Board shape the identity of their organisation and act as a guiding light for their employees. They aim to be an enjoyable and fulfilling place to work at.

The Psychotherapy Department has been successful in rolling out the IAPT programme and providing brief interventions to the GP practices. This has made a significant reduction in the number of GP referrals to secondary care and has facilitated progress in the New Ways of working. The outpatient clinics are increasingly CTP reviews/ consultation. It Is anticipated that the further introduction of IAPT services will potentially reduce the total number of GP referrals coming to the team as this component of a 'stepped care' approach is implemented.

The introduction of the Mental Health Measure has provided for a Primary Care Mental Health service to be established. In Carmarthenshire there is a system of Link working with GP Surgeries. The link workers are all CMHT members and provide weekly sessions in GP surgeries. The Speciality doctors from the community teams may have sessional time to support the Acute care service during working hours and to broaden their experience of liaison and acute care.

The post holder will not hold an outpatient caseload however outpatient clinics are held In the 4 CMHT's. The post holder will be responsible for the assessment and management of adult community patients or inpatients and is expected to remain closely involved with the care of those admitted to the associated wards.  All these clinical activities will be supervised by the Consultant. 

The Health Board is in an area wherein there are excellent choice of schools and very reasonable property prices while having a picturesque countryside view. The area is home to the Brecon Beacons, National Botanic Gardens of Wales and some of the longest and most beautiful beaches. West Wales provides wonderful lifestyle opportunities.

There are other activities such as climbing and mountain biking, as well as walking, surfing, fishing, sailing and hiking. There are also excellent road and rail connections to London and the larger cities. Wales has a low crime rate and is a safe and friendly place to live and work.

The Health Board has University status with strong links to other Universities to develop and strengthen multi-profession teaching. This initiative programme aims to engage and capture the enthusiasm and commitment of their up and coming clinicians in Wales in addressing Prudent Health Cares. 

They have an 8-room Clinical Research Facility in PPH, with state of the art facilities that opened in 2012 and new initiatives involve BioBanking, EU Lead for telemonitoring at scale and new Clinical Research Fellowships.

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry 
  • Board Certified Specialist in Psychiatry 

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCPsych
  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT / CESR
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